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.

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.

Dominique Cloutier

Dr. Dominique Cloutier holds a doctorate in psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a clinical psychologist licensed by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.
Dominique has clinical experience in a wide range of issues, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and attachment disorders. For many years, she has worked with individuals suffering from emotional, interpersonal and/or family difficulties due to a variety of situations: bereavement, separation, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma linked to psychological, physical and sexual abuse, and life transitions. Dominique also has experience with the difficulties and issues associated with the perinatal period, and she accompanies (future) parents through their experience.
In her clinical practice, she works with a highly varied clientele from a variety of cultures and communities. Her clinical work is therefore integrative, drawing on different orientations and currents of thought according to the needs of each individual and building on the unique qualities and strengths of each person.
Dominique sees therapy first and foremost as an intimate space in which to feel supported and understood in the face of painful situations. This space allows us to connect with our human emotional experiences and thus improve our ability to recognise our emotions, by naming and experiencing them in order to regulate them better. Therapy also enables us to become aware of our ways of thinking and the behavioural choices/patterns that contribute to our current problems. Finally, Dominique attaches great importance to the therapeutic alliance and has created a warm atmosphere based on compassion, trust and humour, because therapy is also a place where we can share and celebrate our successes, our moments of pride and joy.
She offers her services in French and English to teenagers and adults.
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Dr. Dominique Cloutier détient un doctorat en psychologie de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle est psychologue clinicienne agréée par l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.
Dominique détient une expérience clinique concernant une diversité de problématiques telles que les troubles anxieux, les troubles de l’humeur, les troubles de personnalité, les troubles alimentaires et les troubles d’attachement. Depuis plusieurs années, elle accompagne des individus souffrant de difficultés sur le plan émotionnel, interpersonnel et/ou familial dû à diverses situations : deuil, séparation, dépression, anxiété, traumatismes de l’enfance liés à des abus psychologiques, physiques et sexuels, transition de vie. Dominique possède de plus une expérience en ce qui a trait aux difficultés et aux enjeux liés à la période périnatale et elle accompagne les (futurs) parents dans leur expérience.
Dans sa pratique clinique, elle exerce au sein d’une clientèle très variée et issue de diverses cultures et communautés. Elle privilégie donc un travail clinique dit intégratif et alimenté par différentes orientations et courants de pensée selon les besoins de chacun et en s’appuyant sur les qualités et les forces uniques à chacun.
Dominique considère la thérapie comme avant tout un espace intime qui permet de se sentir soutenu et compris face aux situations douloureuses que l’on traverse. Cette espace permet de connecter avec nos expériences émotionnelles humaines et ainsi d’améliorer nos capacités à reconnaitre nos émotions, en les nommant et les expérimentant afin de mieux les réguler. La thérapie nous permet par ailleurs de prendre conscience de nos façons de penser et de nos choix/patrons comportementaux participants à nos problèmes actuels. Enfin, Dominique accorde une grande importance à l’alliance thérapeutique et a créé un climat chaleureux fondé sur la compassion, la confiance et l’humour, car la thérapie est aussi un endroit où l’on doit pouvoir partager et célébrer nos réussites, nos moments de fierté et de joie.
Elle offre ses services en français et en anglais à une clientèle adolescente et adulte.

Guillaume Rajotte

Areej Siddiqui

I have worked for eight years in generalist practice, and for three years each pursuing specialization in trauma therapy and sex therapy. My approach is grounded in curiosity, discovery, and collaboration. I hold faith in clients’ capacities to direct their own lives, and I enter into the therapeutic process as a reverent and humble companion. Together we might invite the unexpressed, listen for possibility, play with new and different self-narratives, and arrive at ways of moving onward that align with who you would like to be in the world. The ideas I introduce and directions I might pursue with clients are informed by feminist and queer theory, developmental psychology, perspectives on attachment and differentiation, and contemporary nervous system theory. Clients often leave with new understandings of themselves and their difficulties, enabling new and different actions in their lives.

In addition to a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, I have pursued additional training in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and couples therapy to address sexual issues. I enjoy working with a wide variety of folks—including the consensually non-monogamous, those among the lgbtq2s+, those in multi-cultural families or partnerships, and with experiences of immigration in their family history.

Sarah Cimesa

Therapy is an opportunity to bridge personal struggles with new insights of healing and change, and I am here to support you through that process.

In my practice, I have had the pleasure of working with diverse populations with a range of challenges and strengths. I am proud to be a part of the LGBT-Queer community and am passionate about supporting individuals from all walks of life to share their story. My work is trauma-informed and strengths-based, with experience in supporting clients seeking to gain emotional balance, motivation, empowerment, coping strategies, and self-knowledge.

I completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University, and hold an Honours BA in Psychology with certificate in Communication from the University of Guelph. My clinical focus incorporates elements of:

* Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
* Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)
* Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
* Narrative Therapy
* Mindfulness Techniques

My therapeutic approach is collaborative, engaging, and committed to holding space for what matters most to you. I am committed to the therapeutic process and working together with you to integrate healthier ways of navigating life.

Therapy is tailored to your specific goals, need, and values in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

Sessions are available to residents of Ontario, Canada.

Niyati Gandhi

Niyati Gandhi is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) who has been helping ethnically diverse adults, couples, and families across Canada, the United States, and India for over a decade. She firmly believes that every individual possesses untapped self-knowledge that can be unlocked and developed through therapy. As a therapist, Niyati approaches each session with compassion, empathy, and warmth, creating a confidential space where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions safely.

Niyati's therapeutic style is grounded in her training in clinical psychology and her South Asian roots, which enables her to offer a holistic approach to therapy. She blends Western psychology with Eastern philosophy, integrating some of the most effective therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral (CBT), emotion-focused, attachment-focused, and mindfulness-based therapies. Additionally, she is trained in EMDR and Internal family systems (IFS), which enables her to help individuals process and integrate parts of self and their traumatic memories, reducing their distress.

Apart from her training in traditional psychotherapy, Niyati has a keen interest in the therapeutic application of psychedelics. She has completed her training in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD (MAPS USA) and from Integrative Psychiatric Institute (IPI), USA to become a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider. Niyati believes that her clients truly are the experts on themselves, and her role as a therapist is to facilitate their journey of self-discovery and healing. She is committed to building a therapeutic relationship with each of her clients, which requires a sense of safety, respect, and trust.

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.