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.

Dr. Scott Salomone

Dr. Scott Salomone, MD (he/him) completed his Psychiatric Residency training with distinction in Spanish Language and Healthcare Disparities at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona where he was additionally the Chief Resident of outpatient psychiatry. He achieved his medical degree with distinction in Medical Education at Saint Louis University in Missouri where he also completed his undergraduate training in neuroscience and international studies. During his training, he gained experience treating a broad variety of mental health conditions in multiple care settings including outpatient medication management and therapy, inpatient hospitalization, consult and liaison for the hospital and emergency department, acute stabilization units, detox and rehabilitation services, and specialized treatment centers.

Dr. Salomone has found joy in the meaningful connections built in outpatient practice whether providing medication management, therapeutic services, or both with his patients. With a foundation of medical training, he strives to understand the complex physiology underlying mental health disorders and the medications, therapies, and other modalities used to treat them. He has an appreciation for ways that the mind and the body work in unison in both positive and sometimes self-defeating ways. He has had supervised training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT for Insomnia, dialectical behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, and mentalization based therapy.

Additionally, he has completed Level 1 and Level 2 training of the Gottman Method for couple’s therapy. Dr. Salomone is passionate about care for the underserved and reducing stigma around mental health. He provides psychiatric services in both English and Spanish. He understands there are many factors that influence one’s ability and willingness to seek help and hopes to create a welcoming space for all to come and explore their mental wellness. As an advocate for the LGBTQ community, he is dedicated to providing evidence-based, individualized, and compassionate care to patients of all identities. He is excited to take part in researching the potential benefits of psychedelic medicines for mental health and utilizing treatments already available such as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and esketamine.

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.

Lindsey Gavin

Lindsey Gavin (she/her) earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Psychiatric-Mental Health from the University of Utah in May 2022. For the past 9 years, she has worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health, emergency medicine, substance use treatment, and veteran research.
Since the start of her nursing career, Lindsey has always been drawn to helping patients with mental health needs. She recognizes her patients’ strength in adversity and is committed to helping them build resilience.
Lindsey is passionate about providing evidence-based care for those with psychiatric and behavioral health needs. Lindsey believes in the importance of a therapeutic lifestyle; including helping her patients build positive relationships, quality sleep, wholesome diet, exercise, and mindful living. Lindsey feels a special connection to those experiencing spiritual concerns and faith transitions. She is also excited about providing cutting-edge treatment options to clients, including ketamine and TMS.
When she is not working, Lindsey loves to ski, mountain bike, snorkel, and play soccer. She is always looking for an adventure and loves to camp and travel to new places with her family and friends.

Carly Noodleman

Carly obtained her Masters of Social Work from McGill University, and is a member of the Professional Order of Social Workers, Family, and Marriage Therapists of Quebec. She has extensive experience in the Health and Social Service network, including an expertise in Youth Protection, behaviour modification, crisis intervention and risk assessment. Carly works with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families, to navigate issues such as anxiety, self-esteem, couple difficulties, parenting, and work-life balance.
Carly thrives on creating a positive rapport in order to provide you with a safe space to talk about personal struggles, without feeling judged. Her approach is based on compassion and empowerment, while cultivating insight and self-awareness. Her interventions are strength based, while taking into account prior lived experiences or traumas. Her focus is to provide you with an outlet and the tools to help you achieve your personal goals in a healthy way.

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 Olsen

I am a therapist who empowers you through meaningful care. I have been there - the struggle, the trauma, the trouble navigating difficult and overwhelming feelings, and the pain of not feeling like yourself or having much hope. I know that seeking therapy isn’t an easy step and I commend you for starting your journey by looking to therapy. I am here to support you in finding what is best for you to reach your goals. If you work with me I promise you a safe space where you can process difficult feelings, and work through triggers that are no longer serving you. I help you re-establish your connection to self and gain an intimate understanding of all that is going on physically, spiritually and emotionally. I am here to journey with you into the depths of you true being. You are worthy of care.

Most of my clients are surprised by the humour and play I bring into our sessions together. Therapy with me is about experiencing all emotions- the fun, the free, the hopeful, as well as processing and giving space for the difficult emotions; the fears, the hurt, the grief, the anger and the sadness.

I use a gentle multi-modal approach rooted in the principles of neuroscience, pulling from therapeutic models such as gestalt therapy, somatic therapy, EMDR, person-centred therapy, existential therapy, feminist therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and emotionally focused therapy.

What does all of that really mean?

It means that you are unique and I will use different modalities to curate the best approach for you and help you meet your therapeutic goals.

I hold a Masters degree in Counselling. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with BCACC, a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) and psychotherapist with the CCPA. I am a white, cisgender female. I deeply value allyship with BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and understand privilege and oppression and the roles these play in mental health. I work and live on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

With curiosity, compassion, kindness and some humour, I would be honoured to support you as your therapist.

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.