Meet Our Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals who work diligently on getting you the help that you need and deserve.

DR. JULIA DI NARDO (she/her)
Psychologist and Co-Director

I am a psychologist specializing in helping adults struggling with trauma, narcissistic abuse, body image issues and emotional eating, chronic illness and the challenges associated with neurodiversity. My skills and experience allow me to get to the root of the problem quickly, and show you what’s been holding you back from being your happiest and healthiest.

Specialities:

Depression. AnxietyFood and Body Image Issues.  Relationships. Trauma. Victims of Abuse. Highly Sensitive People. Narcissistic Abuse. Neurodiversity. Chronic Illness.

ELENA GRINEVITCH (she/her)
Psychologist and Co-Director

I am a psychologist specializing in helping individuals who are caught in a pattern of unhealthy and frustrating relationships, and long for authentic and meaningful connections. My skills and experience allow me to get to the bottom of the issue quickly and effectively, so that you can overcome them and learn better ways of relating to others and ultimately, yourself.

Specialities:

Depression. AnxietyFood and Body Image Issues.  Relationships. Trauma. Victims of Abuse. Highly Sensitive People. Narcissistic Abuse. Borderline Personality Disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder. Substance Use.

EMMA COHEN (she/her)
Psychotherapist

I have experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, eating disorders and body image, and relational trauma among adolescents and adults. My focus is on creating a warm and empathetic space where you may feel understood, respected and supported unconditionally.

Specialities:
Depression. AnxietyFood and Body Image Issues. Relationships. Trauma. Highly Sensitive People.

SARA HASSAN (she/her)
Counselling Intern

I have experience working with anxiety, depression, substance use, and life transitions, with children, adolescents and adults. I believe in respecting each person’s unique motivations in seeking therapy, and aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental space in which we can work at each client’s pace.

Specialities:
Depression. AnxietyFood and Body Image Issues. Relationships. Trauma. Highly Sensitive People. Substance Abuse. Life Transitions.

CORY DANKNER (he/him)
Counselling Intern

I help individuals identify and overcome obstacles en route to developing a more meaningful and fulfilled life. More than ever, we are constantly exposed to opinions and information through both virtual and physical social networks that transform our self-perception. I am passionate about working with individuals to increase self-discovery and self-awareness around their authentic needs, desires, and sense of self.

Specialities:
Depression. AnxietyFood and Body Image Issues.  Relationships. Trauma. Highly Sensitive People. Life Transitions.

ALYSSA JAMES (she/her)
Social Worker

I have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, burnout, and relationships. I work collaboratively with individuals to help increase self-awareness and self-compassion which I view as key tools for learning, and unlearning, about aspects that are currently taking away from one's ability to live wholeheartedly.

Specialities:
Depression. AnxietyFood and Body Image Issues. Relationships. Trauma. Highly Sensitive People. Substance Abuse. 

SOPHIA KNOCHE (she/her)
Intern Psychologist

*On maternity leave.

I am genuinely interested in who you are, your journey and what brought you here. It is my goal to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to share, express and discover. Together we will explore your struggles, help you find meaning as well as strategies to cope and grow on this journey called life. I use an eclectic approach tailored to your needs. I specialize in relationships, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, phobias, food and body image, anger, self-esteem, emotional regulation, sexuality, communication/assertiveness, boundary setting and trauma.

Specialities:
Depression. AnxietyFood and Body Image Issues. Relationships. Trauma. Highly Sensitive People.

PAYTON BERNETT (they/them)
Intern Psychologist

I am an intern psychologist in my last year of my PhD. I specialize in working with clients with needs related to complex trauma, dissociation and dissociative disorders, borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety, as well as other needs. I also specialize in working with 2SLGBTQIA+ clients from a social justice and anti-oppressive lens. I strive to be actively anti-racist and -neurodiversity-affirming in my practice.

Specialities:
Depression. AnxietyFood and Body Image Issues. Relationships. Trauma. Highly Sensitive People. Neurodiversity. LGBTQ+. Gender Identity. Dissociation. Substance Use. Polyamory/Alternative Lifestyles/Sex Positive.

 

VERONICA KLEMM (she/her)
Client Care Coordinator

I’m Veronica, the Client Care Coordinator at the Healing Tree Psychology and Wellness Centre. My role is to ensure that you receive the best care from our center by pairing you with the appropriate practitioner for your needs. I am here to answer any questions you have about the clinic and our approach.

CAITLIN MILLER (she/her)
Social Media Manager

Hi, I’m Caitlin Miller, the social media manager for the Healing Tree Psychology and Wellness Centre. I'm in charge of the management of our social media accounts and content creation.

 

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