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Counselling & Psychotherapy for Veterans and Their Families

Support & Advocacy

If you are a Canadian armed forces Veteran, Veteran Affairs Canada may cover the cost of psychology services. We offer a wide range of mental health services, support and information for Veterans and their families.

Our psychologists treat a range of issues, such as anger difficulties, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorderrelationship difficulties, substance abuse, and problems re-integrating into civilian life.

The most important thing to realize is that you are not alone – help is often just a phone call away.

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Support for Spouses and Families of Veterans

Caring for yourself and your family

Our psychologists provide support to spouses and families of Veterans presenting with a range of psychological and mental health issues. For example, we can help a Veteran parent struggling with marital difficulties or supporting a child with learning disabilities. For families living in remote areas, telepsychology or video counselling is available.

Assessment & Advocacy

Removing barriers and providing support

Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the mental health system in Ontario, especially when we need help right away.

Our administrative staff can help you navigate and find the supports you need. We work closely with Veterans Affairs Canada, providing VAC-funded assessments and psychotherapy.

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Meet Our Psychologists and Therapists

Dr. Christina Gojmerac

Neuropsychologist (Adults, Seniors) - All locations

Primary Areas: Stroke; Memory & aging; Dementia; Brain injury; & Schizophrenia. Populations: Adults Seniors [...]

Mr. Jordan Van Hoffen, M.Ed.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) (Adults) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Depression; Anxiety; Stress; Pain; Trauma. Populations: Adults Licensing Body: College of Registered P [...]

Ms. Whitney Ringstead, B.A.(Hon.)

Registered Psychotherapist (Kids, Teens) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Depression Anxiety Self-harm ADHD Behavioural issues Autism Parenting strategies/support  Separation/divorce [...]

Mr. Santiago Hoyos, M.A.

Supervised Therapist (Kids, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Relationship difficulties; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Chronic pain; & Trauma. Languages: Spanish / [...]

Dr. Narmeen Ammari

Psychologist & Neuropsychologist (Adults, Seniors) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Brain injury; Stroke; Dementia/Alzheimers; Depression; & Chronic pain. Populations: Adults Seniors [...]

Dr. Cheval Chez-Roy Birchwood

Psychologist (Adults) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Anger management; Behavioural disorders; Anxiety; Depression; & Addictions. Locations: St. Catharines [...]

Mr. Jeffrey Sica, M.Sc.

Registered Psychotherapist (Teens, Adults) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Complex mental health; Addictions; Gender identity; Depression; Anxiety. Populations: Teens Adults Licen [...]

Dr. Lana Rappaport

Psychologist (Supervised Practice) (Adults) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Borderline personality disorder; Depression; Anxiety; OCD; Trauma Populations: Adults Licensing Body: [...]

Dr. Samantha Longman-Mills

Psychologist (Adults) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Self -Esteem; Depression; Bipolar Disorders; Chronic Pain; Trauma; Personality Disorders; & Retu [...]

Mr. Adam Ghemraoui, M.A.

Psychologist (Kids, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Areas: Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Behavioural difficulties; & ADHD; Learning disabilities; Autism. Populations: C [...]

Dr. Lorah Pilchak Harley

Psychologist (Children, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Primary Areas: Learning disabilities; Giftedness; Anxiety in children; Autism; & Developmental delay. Populations: Childr [...]

Ms. Sheryl Johns, M.Ed.

Registered Psychotherapist (Teens, Adults, Seniors) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Life transitions; Depression; Grief; Anxiety & Stress Management; Trauma; Relationship issues. Populations: [...]

Dr. Areeba Adnan

Psychologist & Neuropsychologist - Burlington (Adults, Seniors)

Areas: Brain injury; Stroke; Dementia; Depression; Anxiety; ADHD. Populations: Adults Seniors Location: Bur [...]

Dr. Elmar Gardizi

Psychologist & Neuropsychologist (Adults, Seniors) - All Locations

Primary Areas: Brain injury; Dementia; & Stroke. Schizophrenia & psychosis; Depression. Populations: Adults Senior [...]

Ms. Natalie Phelan, B.A., B.H.Sc.(O.T.)

Registered Occupational Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Adults, Seniors) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Adjustment to life changes/challenges; Anxiety; Depression; Trauma; Pain; Brain injury; Relationship issues. [...]

Dr. Lily Repa

Psychologist, Supervised Practice (Adults) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Anxiety; OCD; Depression; Relationship difficulties; Insomnia. Populations: Adults Location: St. [...]

Ms. Sarah Husain, M.Ed.

Psychologist (Kids, Teens) - Burlington

Primary Areas: ADHD Learning disabilities Intellectual disabilities Behavioural issues Social skills deficits Populations: Ki [...]

Dr. Lesley Miller

Practice Director, Neuropsychologist & Clinical Psychologist

Primary Areas: Traumatic brain injury; Anxiety disorders; Chronic pain; Depression; & Gender identity. Locations: [...]

Ms. Cara Morison, M.A.

Psychological Associate (Adults, Couples) - Burlington

Areas: Couples & Relationships; Depression; Anxiety; Pain; Trauma. Licensing Body: College of Psychologists of Ontario  [...]

Ms. Rosina Mete, M.Sc.

Registered Psychotherapist (Teens, Adults, Seniors) St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Anxiety; Pain; Depression; Eating disorders; Relationship issues; Self-Esteem; Trauma. Location: St. Cat [...]

Dr. Carol-Anne Hendry

Psychologist (Children, Teens, Adults) - Burlington

Primary Practice Areas: Trauma; Eating disorders; Relationship difficulties; Self-esteem; & Anxiety. Populations: Chi [...]

Dr. Jean Dennis

Psychologist (Children, Teens, Adults) - St. Catharines

Primary Areas: Brain injury & concussion; Gender identity; Autism; Learning disabilities; & Depression. Populations: [...]