Michael Garfinkel

Michael is a psychotherapist who supports people with anxiety, OCD, and relationship challenges in finding relief. He has a Masters in Social Work from New York University, specialising in adult psychotherapy.

Growing up in Vancouver, Michael struggled with anxiety and depression in his early twenties. Driven to seek solutions, he spent years studying plant medicine and meditation abroad. Through those experiences, he learned that there is not one miracle cure, but rather an array of skills and practices we can harness to cultivate our wellbeing.

In his clinical work, he draws from a range of modalities, integrating CBT with mindfulness. He has specialized training in EMDR for trauma and ERP for OCD. His approach is warm, relational, and relaxed. He’ll support you in growing beyond your old limiting patterns into a more fulfilling experience of life.

Kamryn Dean

Kamryn is a board-certified and licensed physician assistant with experience in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, and eating disorders. She considers it a privilege to act as a trusted confidant and medical advisor in a setting where patients are their most vulnerable. She embraces a holistic approach in her practice, emphasizing proper nutrition, regular physical exercise, counseling, and meaningful connections in conjunction with medication where appropriate/desired. She also supports the many options for treatment-resistant conditions offered at Numinus, including psychedelic-assisted therapies, TMS, and other treatments. Kamryn believes strongly in empowering her patients to be active participants in their treatment plans and makes it a point to provide comprehensive and understandable education during her visits.

Kamryn earned her Bachelor of Family Science degree from Utah Valley University with high honors. She later graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Outside of work, Kamryn enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, playing board games, watching movies, and trying new recipes (especially baked goods) with her husband and two children.

Shelagh Robinson

Dr. Shelagh Robinson is a Senior Psychologist at Numinus Montreal, and licensed by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. She graduated from McGill University in 2001, and joined Mindspace in 2022.

Across her educational and professional training in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, Shelagh has developed an approach that makes use of an array of therapeutic tools.

Her practice may be described as Integrative – a custom frame structured by the specific needs of the client, melding concepts and techniques to promote positive change. In particular, Shelagh incorporates Mindfulness and Process-centered attention in her sessions, focusing on breath, language and eyes. She emphasizes building on existing strengths and aptitudes, and scaffolding the inner healer.

Shelagh has long been drawn to entheogenic studies to promote healing, and in the recent years has pursued training in psychedelic-assisted therapy. Her education focuses on molecular foundations, harm reduction, trauma-informed care, and the clinical use of these therapies to enhance client well-being. Shelagh offers specialized appointments to individuals choosing these methods, including Education, Preparation and Integration sessions.

Dr. Hyehyun Paek

Dr. Hyehyun Paek is a psychiatrist at Numinus Montreal. She obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her psychiatry residency at McGill University in 2020. After graduating, she received her certificate in Integrative Psychiatry from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute based out of University of Colorado. She also completed a one-year professional training in Compassionate Inquiry, a trauma-focused psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté and Sat Dharam.
Hyehyun's approach to mental health focuses on the whole person rather than just on the symptoms. She believes in empowering patients to take charge of their own wellbeing and facilitates this through supportive listening and unconditional positive regard. Hyehyun has a special interest in spirituality and its connection to mental health. She brings enthusiasm, passion and curiosity to her role at Numinus. She is very grateful to be part of the psychedelics team during this exciting time of growth in mental healthcare.

Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a registered psychologist with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. She holds a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology and a Master’s degree in Psychiatry from McGill University. She has trained and worked in different settings including hospital outpatient clinics, E.R. Psychiatry, university counselling centers and private practice. She offers individual therapy as well as couple therapy and provides services in English, French and Spanish. She has also been trained in providing Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and is currently offering Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for clients presenting with treatment-resistant depression and trauma symptoms. Andrea completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service and in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Unit of the MUHC. At these services, she received specialized training in couple therapy, in treating sexual dysfunction, anxiety disorders and trauma. She has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and presenting with a wide range of difficulties but specializes in anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, couple difficulties and issues surrounding female sexuality.

Tamara Pearl

Tamara specializes in trauma counselling and psychotherapy. Tamara helps her clients access their own body-based inner wisdom so that they can find answers that are right for them and their life. Body centered approaches are helpful because while our minds are busy trying to figure things out, our body has a sense of what resonates. Approaching difficulties with curiosity and self-compassion allows us to transform and heal, and to connect to new resources.

Tamara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has worked and taught in the field of trauma healing for over 20 years in a variety of settings, including Chopra Addiction and Wellness Centre, Roots to Thrive ketamine assisted therapy program, and teaching for 4 years in Adler University’s Masters of Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy program. She is honoured to accompany people on their healing journey.

She has received specialized training in healing intergenerational, collective and cultural trauma, in Indigenous, Focusing Oriented Therapy for Complex Trauma, and in Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy -which helps heal the nervous system.

Hunter Elyse

Through my own journey healing from C-PTSD, I learned first-hand the vital importance of working with the body. Therefore, my approach to counselling is a holistic one - integrating mind, body, and spirit. When we experience something that overwhelms our nervous system's ability to cope, a common protective response is to live in our head and become disconnected from our body and our soul. I support you in reconnecting to the parts of yourself that you may have abandoned or left behind somewhere along the way, so that you are able to experience ALL of who you are.

I can support you in increasing your awareness of your parts, patterns, and capacities so that you have a clearer understanding of your inner landscape and feel like you have more control over yourself and your life. I am a certified breathwork facilitator, and have completed up to Intermediate level III in my Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional training.

Anna MacGillivray

Anna is passionate about helping her clients pursue healing, growth, and self-understanding. Her approach to counselling is rooted in the idea that the body holds knowledge that cannot always be expressed through words. She aims to offer clients a supportive space to explore their stories: past, present, and future. Anna works with individuals experiencing discomfort in daily living, whether it be struggling with trauma/PTSD, substance use, disordered eating, religious deconstruction/reshaping, relationship struggles, and emotional discomfort. She firmly believes that change is possible through deeper knowledge of self and the integration of the body and mind. Anna is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University and with additional training in Emotion Focused Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, trauma informed practice, mindfulness, and yoga. She aims to work alongside clients to help them gain safety and comfort in their bodies, their relationships, and their lives.

Rebecca Ziemann

Rebecca is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO) and the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). She supports her client’s goals to achieve a new balance in their day-to-day life and rediscovering purpose and meaning.

Rebecca’s competencies range from your everyday improvements and insights to severe complex mental health challenges. She has extensive knowledge with Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA), Worker Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) and clients dealing with personality or mood disorders.

Approaches provided: Psychedelic-Assisted-Psychotherapy (PAT), treatment for Nonepileptic seizures (NES), short-term/brief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis (CBTp), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Jungian dream analysis, dream revision, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), meditation and mindfulness for those suffering Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), Trauma, Chronic pain, PTSD (Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder), Complex PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Adjustment challenges, Attachment, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Boundaries, Emotion Regulation and/or Relationship problems.
She has training conducting self-reporting assessments.

Meg Leitold

Meg is a Registered Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner based in Tkaronto/Toronto with a focused practice in developmental trauma. She holds an MEd in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto/OISE, and has completed additional training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems/ego state therapy, NeuroAffective Touch, and other touch-based somatic modalities for relational trauma. Meg has extensive training in supporting people with persistent dissociative processes, including dissociative identities, from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). She is trained to deliver both MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD (MAPS USA) and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy.

Meg’s approach to therapy centres experiential and somatic process. Her therapeutic lens holds the impacts of structural violence, collective trauma, and organized abandonment closely in understanding each person’s experience of themselves in the world. She brings personal and professional experience to her work with LGBTQ2S+ people, and is committed to anti-oppressive and self-reflective practice, cultural humility, and harm reduction. Meg draws from her professional training in trauma renegotiation, psychedelic research, and her own medicine and somatic work to inform her presence and values as a psychedelic therapist. Her approach emphasizes safety, dignity, self-determination, and belonging in the therapeutic space. She seeks to support each person she sits with to reconnect to their body’s wisdom, inner knowing, and inherent wholeness.