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.

Eric Morrissette

As a non-directive practitioner, I honour your autonomy and deep inner resources for healing. I see my role as travel companion, following you into unchartered territories. I’m here to help you find your path and bring into awareness unnoticed elements in the landscape of your journey. My goal is to support you reconnecting to your own wisdom and resilience.

My specialization in psychoanalytical therapy means that I believe the Unconscious is very important and that transformation comes through awareness of how past experiences have shaped us and dictate our trajectories. For me, healing comes from striving towards wholeness, bringing into light and connecting to parts of ourselves that have been left in shadow. I am here to support you in rewriting your story from a place of deeper insight, acceptance and compassion.

I believe psychedelics have the capacity to manifest deeper layers of the Unconscious that are otherwise not readily accessible. As medicine guiding us back to our own wisdom, they can connect us to our authentic self and to the greater whole. Experiences of altered states of consciousness can be magnificent but also challenging. Whatever comes up, my calm and grounding presence will help you in your quest for healing, meaning, and creativity.

I am a registered psychologist with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec since 2010. Specializing in the psychoanalytical/psychodynamic approach, I have 15 years of experience working in a psychiatric setting, offering individual and art mediated group psychotherapy.

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En tant que praticien non directif, j'honore votre autonomie et vos ressources intérieures pour la guérison. Je vois mon rôle comme celui d'un compagnon de voyage, qui vous suit dans des territoires inexplorés. Je suis là pour vous aider à trouver votre propre chemin et à prendre conscience d'éléments inaperçus dans le paysage de votre parcours. Mon but est de vous aider à vous reconnecter à votre propre sagesse et à votre résilience.

Ma spécialisation en thérapie psychanalytique signifie que je crois que l'inconscient est très important et que la transformation passe par la prise de conscience de la façon dont nos expériences passées nous ont façonnés et dictent nos trajectoires. Pour moi, la guérison passe par la recherche de la complétude, la mise en lumière et la connexion avec des parties de nous-mêmes qui ont été laissées dans l'ombre. Je suis là pour vous aider à réécrire votre histoire dans la lucidité, l'acceptation et la compassion.

Je crois que les psychédéliques ont la capacité de révéler des couches plus profondes de l'inconscient qui ne sont pas facilement accessibles autrement. En tant que médecine nous guidant vers notre propre sagesse, ils peuvent nous mettre en contact avec notre soi authentique et avec le plus grand tout. Les expériences d'états altérés de conscience peuvent être magnifiques mais aussi éprouvantes. Peu importe ce qui émerge, ma présence calme et ancrée saura vous aider dans votre quête de guérison, de sens et de créativité.

Je suis psychologue inscrit à l'Ordre des Psychologues du Québec depuis 2010. Spécialisé dans l'approche psychanalytique/psychodynamique, j'ai 15 ans d'expérience en milieu psychiatrique, où j'offre des psychothérapies individuelles et de groupe à médiation artistique.

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.

Martha Kezemidis

Martha is a Registered Professional Counsellor and yoga teacher. She is a lead facilitator with Numinus Training, teaching a wide range of courses. As a clinician, Martha’s practice is person-centred and integrative, applying psychodynamic, transpersonal and somatic approaches to therapy. She has experience working with mood and anxiety disorders, acute and complex trauma, as well as grief, life transitions, identity issues, and stress and burnout. Her focus is on developing a strong therapeutic alliance, allowing clients to connect to their innate abilities to heal, gain resiliency and move towards living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Martha’s mission is to help shape the delivery of psychedelic medicine treatments with ethical integrity and a reverence for both the medicines and each individual’s journey and inner healing abilities.

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.

Angeleah Roberts

As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Angeleah Roberts, believes in taking a more holistic approach and incorporating the mind, body, and spirit during the healing process. Her medical background includes many years working in pain management prior to becoming a registered nurse. As a registered nurse, she spent her first few years working on the neurology and orthopedic floor at the hospital. Shortly after, she went on to work at an inpatient residential treatment center for eating disorders working with adolescents. Angeleah’s goal is to be able to help those who are struggling with mental illness to obtain relief from their suffering.

Carlos Palomo

Carlos has been working as a Clinician since 2016. He spent 7 years working in suicidality, psychosis, and Crisis Intervention. Carlos experience in working with clients in acute distress has given him the opportunity to understand how to best collaborate with clients in creating spaces externally and internally that invoke a sense of safety. This process creates room for vulnerability, awareness and courage to engage with difficult emotions and experiences. His approach is eclectic and curated to optimize facilitation for the client to experience growth and healing. His clinical style is conversational and egalitarian to ensure an open, warm and genuine therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client.

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.