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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 Services

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.

Therapy

Therapy

Therapy is the process of working with a qualified clinician to process feelings, challenge thoughts, and support goal achievement.
Assessment

Assessment

Assessments can help identify a person's learning, psychological, or diagnostic profile. Assessments can help support treatment planning.
Consultation & Supervision

Consultation & Supervision

We offer consultation to professionals and supervision to students who are fulfilling their requirements with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Meet The Team

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Lynn Benrubi
Clinical Director, and
Psychological Associate

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).

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Jordan Benrubi
Psychological Associate
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).

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Atifa Seafi
Clinical Associate

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.

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Naomi Peleg
M.Sc., C.Psych.Assoc. (Supervised Practice)

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).

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Caroline Marson
Social Worker

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.

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Ana Kuzmić-Garant
Clinical Associate

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.

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Daniella Zambito
Clinical Associate

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.

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Jessie Herschman
Clinical Associate

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.

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Craig Healey
Clinical Associate

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.

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Desirée Crooks
Clinical Associate

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.

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Josette Williams
Clinical Associate

Josette is a Registered Psychotherapist 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.

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Brianne Singer
Office Manager

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.

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Samantha Tarzi
Office Administrator

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.

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Diane Mascherin
Office Administrator

Diane joined the Northern Elm team in February, 2024 as Administrative Assistant. She leverages over two decades of experience in an educational environment where she gained invaluable experience in administrative work.