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.

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.

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.

Jeffrey Hoy

I am a therapist who wants to help you, in the way that works for you, and at the pace that works for you. I seek to create a safe, calm, and open place for you to explore what is really going on. I have lived a richly experienced life - and I know first hand what it's like to be in a difficult place. I believe that my broad life experience - with both positive and many negative experiences - gives me an exceptional ability to understand, empathize with, and inspire the clients I work with. My training enables me to help clients explore uncomfortable underlying emotions, thoughts, and memories that keep them from living the life they want.

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.