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Welcome to Northern Elm
Northern Elm Assessment and Treatment offers assessments and individual, couples, and family therapy to folks residing anywhere in Ontario.
Northern Elm Assessment & Treatment
What Do We Do?
We specialize in neurodivergent learning styles, such as ADHD, ASD, Learning Disabilities, and Intellectual Disabilities, as well as identity exploration, anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders.
We Are Ready to Help
Our aim is to provide you with the space to feel accepted and understood in order to lead a life where you can live as your authentic self. During your time with us, you can expect to work with a team who operates from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens. You are welcome and valued at Northern Elm Assessment and Treatment.
Consultation & Supervision
Meet The Team
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Lynn is a clinical and counselling psychological associate who specializes in providing therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults. She is a registered member with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) and the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA).
Authorized for Supervised Practice
Jordan is a school psychological associate authorized for supervised practice who specializes in providing assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults. He is a registered member with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) and the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA).
Atifa utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to care and believes in incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion as driving factors in supporting her clients. Her services are further rooted in a trauma-informed and strength-based framework. Atifa hopes that her professional and lived experience can assist others in their journey to holistic self-care and authenticity. She has experience in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing neurodivergent learning styles, behavioural differences, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
M.Sc., C.Psych.Assoc. (Supervised Practice)
Naomi completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts (B.A., Hons.) degree in Psychology at Western University prior to completing her Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria in 2011. She then pursued an assessment-based role in a collaborative environment, primarily working with individuals with Autism and associated neurodevelopmental disorders. Her training further led her to conduct mental-health and psychoeducational assessments to support individuals of all ages with attentional, learning, behavioural, and social-emotional differences.
Cassandra attended Guelph-Humber University and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, before going on to complete her Masters degree in Counselling at Yorkville University. She has numerous years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults, experiencing behavioural, emotional, and learning differences, with a primary focus on working with neurodivergent individuals. Cassandra uses an integrative approach to care, which utilizes foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) integrated with other modalities.
Caroline is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor, and an Honors Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Childhood Studies from Western University. She also completed a post-graduate program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Mental Health. Her prior work experiences have allowed her to work in both hospital and school settings.
Daniella completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts (B.A., Hons.) degree majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology at Brock University. She then completed her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University. Currently, she is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) and works in both therapeutic and assessment capacities at Northern Elm. Daniella has worked in both research and clinical settings administering, scoring, and interpreting assessment measures, as well as providing therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing neurodivergent learning styles, anxiety, depression, and grief.
Jessie is a registered social worker. She completed her Master of Arts in English Literature, and later, her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Jessie has specialized training in several therapeutic interventions, including emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches. She works with youth, adults, couples, parents, and families experiencing a range of behavioural, emotional, and relational challenges.
Craig completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts (B.A., Hons.) degree in Psychology at Brock University prior to completing his Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor in 1997. Craig has extensive experience in an assessment role, working for many years in a multi-disciplinary Hospital setting with individuals experiencing a wide range of medical conditions as well as psychological and neuropsychological differences.
Desiree is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University, and a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Psychology from Laurentian University. Additionally, Desiree completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Infant and Young Child Mental Health from Seneca College.
Josette is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. Josette brings her experience with caregiver support, workplace injuries and vocational rehabilitation, autism and behavioural studies, older adults, frail elderly and dementia, and the effects of family violence. Josette strives to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment and places emphasis on the client-therapist relationship utilizing her empathy and compassion.
Ana is a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW and a Professional Art Therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA). She aims to meet individuals in the moment by providing a gentle, collaborative, non-judgmental, identity-affirming space to process and land. Ana specializes in using the creative process as a vehicle for exploring one’s thoughts, feelings, strengths, identities, and values, along with understanding the interplay of one's environment. She appreciates the many strengths and resources we carry with us through life and will draw upon these to help meet individuals in the moment and support them on their healing and wellness journeys.
Brianne is the Office and Treatment Coordinator at Northern Elm. Within her role at the clinic, she oversees the office operations, manages clinical calendars, coordinates all aspects of therapy and coaching services, and supports clients throughout their mental health journey by being one of the first points of contact, as well as assisting clients in connecting with our clinical team.
Samantha comes to Northern Elm with over 10 years of administration experience as well as a strong interest in social work. She will assist the office administration team with greeting clients, managing clinical calendars and general administrative duties.