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A Rite of Passage is an event, ceremony, or experience that marks the milestones of a person's life. Often people begin therapy after something significant has happened or they are undergoing a transformation or transition period. Our hope is to assist clients while enhancing their relationships with others and themselves.

Danielle Chang Gardner
Head Therapist & Founder

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I believe relationships have an impact on every area of a person's life. The most important being the relationship with yourself. Our complex society has made navigating relationships challenging to say the least. Simply put, we could all use some help from someone we can openly talk to without fear of judgement.

Over the past 10 years in the social work field I have had the opportunity to work the front lines of the non-profit, education and government sectors. This has afforded me hands on case management, mental health, child welfare, research, counselling, mediation, and consultation experience.

I practice from an anti-oppressive framework committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. I implement a solutions focused approach (drawing from other modalities as appropriate) to enable my clients to realize their strengths, thereby empowering them to take the necessary steps towards health, happiness and successful relationships.

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Meet The Team

René Titre 
Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups, from age 10+. I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, attachment issues, and interpersonal concerns such as work, family, intimate partnerships, and friendships.

 

I support clients from a decolonized holistic approach that engages the physical, emotional, and cognitive self. I use a strength-based and creative lens that draws on existential and humanistic psychology which is grounded in Afrocentrism, mindfulness, and somatic work. As needed, I also use other modalities such as crisis intervention, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Narrative Therapy from a trauma-informed, and harm-reduction lens.

 

I will meet you where you are in your journey and use a shared understanding of being a part of the BIPOC community, coupled with the acknowledgment of the uniqueness of your story, to help foster a relationship that will provide a foundation from which you can thrive.

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Jacob Damelin
Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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I am a psychotherapist with a background in 
jazz piano. Due to the challenges I faced as a musician, I was inspired to study psychology at the University of Toronto and soon realized that I had the desire & the tools to help others with struggles similar to my own.

I offer psychotherapy to individuals 13 years & older, as well as couples. I have had training & subsequent experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, grief, and challenges in relationships.

I come from a cognitive-behavioural therapy background, meaning that I focus on how my clients’ thought patterns contribute to their emotional and behavioural struggles. Within that framework, I provide trauma-informed approaches, such as cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, and exposure and response prevention. I am also trained in the practice and pedagogy of mindfulness, which I incorporate into treatment when
appropriate. My client's personality, needs and goals are key factors in determining the approach used.

I strive to help my clients understand how they got to where they are today, and devise a path toward their desired futures. I assist them in healing from pain and discovering how to flourish in their lives. Should you feel that I am a good fit, I would be honoured to accompany you on your journey to wellness.

Sherelle Schoburgh    Registered Social Worker

I have been working in the Social Services field for over 6 years with children, youth and adults. I have worked closely with individuals in need of support with anxiety, depression, trauma and enhancing communication skills.

I utilize various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I believe that advocating for my clients and assisting them to take the necessary steps to develop behavioural, emotional and social skills is essential.

It is imperative for my clients to feel comfortable to share their experiences and feel supported. I work from an anti oppressive approach and a trauma informed lens providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for my clients to feel heard, understood and valued. 

My goal is to assist my clients to empower themselves to reach their full potential and establish healthy practices that will help them grow, learn and heal so they can live prosperous lives.

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Symone De Bellotte
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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I applaud you for embarking on the first step towards self discovery and growth! As a compassionate and dedicated provider, my passion is to assist individuals in navigating life's challenges with resilience and empowerment. Whether you're facing difficult life transitions, struggling with anxiety or depression, or simply seeking greater clarity and fulfillment, I am here to support you every step of the way.  

With a diverse background in serving clients both in private practice and community settings, I have worked in the field of Mental Health in various capacities for over a decade, cultivating a deep understanding of mental health dynamics across various demographics, including among youth, adults, and aging populations. I draw upon a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Narrative Therapy with the goal of finding the best approach that meets your specific needs and goals. I believe that therapy should not be a one size fits all approach, but instead tailored uniquely to you. 

Together, we will create a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and goals, unlocking your potential for healing and transformation. Let's embark on this transformative journey together – because you deserve to live a life that's truly fulfilling! 

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