All of our therapists are licensed, verified and background-checked. Working with a Core Centre therapist will give you an unbiased, trained perspective and provide you with the guidance and tools to help you feel better. When it comes to your mental health, the right therapist makes all the difference.
Meet Our Counsellors
Registered Psychotherapist (Q).
Areas of Expertise: Meaninglessness, Couples Therapy,Trauma and PTSD, Life Transitions (grief over retirement, separation, loss of movement, etc.), Codependency, Anger Management, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Spiritual Care.
Age groups: Mature Adults 30+
Modalities: Individuals, Couples.
David is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and is a member of the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC). David has been working at the Community Counselling Centre of London and has worked with clients of various ages and life situations. David believes in taking a collaborative approach to help clients reach their goals. He has been working at the Community Counselling Centre of London with clients of various ages and life situations, including grief over retiring, the loss of autonomy and independence due to age or accident, and the perceived loss of importance to society in general. His process involves creating a non-judgmental space where mutual exploration of past experiences and present situations can blossom into discoveries of meaning and purpose. David uses an existential, solution focused, and narrative therapeutic approach which is informed by his own life experience. He has experience working with individuals in the corporate world, helping them learn to find and maintain work-life balance, and over ten years experience in communication.
Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist. Credentials: M.Psy., C.Psych.
Languages: English, Farsi, and Dari.
Areas of expertise: Mood disorder, Anxiety disorder, Trauma and PTSD, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Somatic-related issues, and Chronic Pain.
Modalities: Individuals, Adults.
Types of Therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Fariba has been registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and maintains membership with the Canadian Psychological Association. She is authorized to provide psychological services to adults in the areas of Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology. Her treatment methods are grounded in evidence-based practice to address various presentations, including depression, anxiety, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, somatic-related issues, insomnia, and chronic pain. Fariba recognizes and respects differences in opinions, values, and attitudes of various cultures and other types of people. With a client-oriented approach, she provides a non-judgmental setting to help individuals explore their authentic selves, navigate their personal goals and embrace their unique strengths. Fariba has had the opportunity to establish her multicultural competency by working with a significant number of clients from different cultural backgrounds.
Counsellor. Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic & Psychotherapeutic Services.
Credentials: CICAPP (candidate), CAPCT (student member), BA Honors Psychology Degree
Languages: English & Spanish
Areas of Expertise: Parent Attachment, Family Conflicts, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Stress, Mental Health, Parenting, Life Transitions, Divorce, Coping Skills, Relationship Issues, Grief, Thinking Disorders
Age groups: Children, Adolescents. (Ages 4-21). Will also work with parents
Modalities: Individuals, Parents, Family
Types of Therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Humanistic, Positive Psychology
A Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CICAPP) candidate, Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists (CAPCT Student Member) member and York University alumni with a strong foundation in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychology, and child studies. Gabriel has been an advocate of children and families the moment he began training to assist them in the field of psychology. Years of work with children has equipped him with the knowledge and comfortability to aid children and adolescents from families of diverse backgrounds. Gabriel used his learning to create a curriculum for Big Brother Big Sister of Toronto that promotes positive mental health, healthy nutritional living, and future planning for middle school children. This curriculum is being used and taught throughout numerous schools in the GTA by trained facilitators. He further enhances his psychoanalytic technique with his CICAPP candidacy which equips him with profound knowledge in numerous capacities of psychotherapeutic child work and family work approach. Gabriel’s positive humanistic approach, analytical technique, and genuine belief in people are the cornerstones of his practice and philosophy.
Candidato del Instituto Canadiense de Psicoterapia Psicoanalítica Infantil y Adolescente (CICAPP) candidato, miembro de la Asociación Canadiense de Terapeutas Psicoanalíticos Infantiles (CAPCT estudiante) y graduado de la Universidad de York con una base sólida en psicoterapia psicoanalítica, psicología y estudios infantiles. Gabriel ha sido un defensor de los niños y las familias desde el momento en que comenzó a capacitarse para ayudarlos en el campo de la psicología. Años de trabajo con niños lo han equipado con el conocimiento y la comodidad para ayudar a niños y adolescentes de familias de diversos orígenes. Gabriel usó su aprendizaje para crear un plan de estudios para Big Brother Big Sister de Toronto que promueve la salud mental positiva, una vida nutricional saludable y la planificación futura para niños de escuela intermedia. Este plan de estudios está siendo utilizado y enseñado en varias escuelas del GTA por facilitadores capacitados. Mejora aún más su técnica psicoanalítica con su candidatura al CICAPP, que le da un profundo conocimiento en numerosas capacidades del enfoque de trabajo psicoterapéutico infantil y trabajo familiar. El enfoque humanista positivo de Gabriel, la técnica analítica y la creencia genuina en las personas son los pilares de su práctica y filosofía.
Credentials: RP, M.Div.
Areas of expertise: Credentials: RP, M.Div. Languages: English. Areas of expertise: Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioural Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Women’s issues, Mental Health.
Age groups: Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+).
Modalities: Individuals, Couples, Family, Group.
Type of Therapy: Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Emotionally Focused, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT).
Meet IdealMe Coaches
Ula is a coach with over twenty years of experience in working with people who have problems with solving difficult life situations, family and marriage conflicts. She helps with addictions, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and post-traumatic trauma. She also specializes in counseling and spiritual healing therapies. Ula runs services in Polish and Ukrainian.
Ula jest coachem z ponad dwudziestoletnim letnim doświadczeniem w pracy z osobami mającymi problemy z rozwiazywaniem trudnych sytuacji życiowych, konfliktów rodzinnych i małżeńskich. Ula pomaga z uzależnieniami, stresem, stanami lękowymi, poczuciem niskiej wartości siebie oraz traumami pourazowymi. Specjalizuje się również w poradnictwie i terapii duchowego uzdrawiania. Ula prowadzi serwisy w języku Polskim i Ukraińskim.
Олександра Олійник-Домбровска (Уля). Енерго-терапевт. Працює понад 20 років в цьому фаху. Помагає людям, що мають різні проблеми,такі як: труднощі життьові, конфлікти родинні та сімейні. Уля помагає в боротьбі з узалежненнями, стресем,страхом і депресією. Помагає повернути віру в себе і свої можливості. Практикує також духове уздоровлення. Уля проводить сесії на польській і українській мові.
Mercy Phiri is a registered mental health counsellor. She is a registered nurse / counsellor by profession with a valid practitioner license.
Areas of expertise: gender based violence, HIV pre and post counselling, pain management, sexual abuse, divorce, infertility, infidelity, spirituality, family conflict, depression, anxiety, mood disorder, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, grieving process, anger management, sex therapy, sexual addiction, sexual abuse, men issues, women issues, alcohol abuse, antisocial personality, borderline personality, bipolar personality, eating disorders, obesity, medication management, parenting, postpartum, school issues, relationship issues, child abuse, domestic abuse.
Age group: adolescents / teenagers 14-19, adults, elders (50+).
Type of therapy: solution focused, person cantered, behavioural therapy, cognitive therapy, (CBT), humanistic therapy and holistically therapy.
Gabrielle Maynard is a mental health professional and advocate from Trinidad and Tobago that enjoys bringing light and hope to the lives of all children and adolescents. Gabrielle is passionate about helping them to find their inner strength and develop strategies for managing difficult life experiences. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Wales and has had training and experience working in Special Education and as an advocate for special needs children. Gabrielle provides services in counseling, mental health resource development, psycho-education, and more. She thinks one of the most powerful concepts in existence is perspective. A person’s perspective can literally be the difference between whether they do or die. Assisting clients to adjust their perspectives and giving them tools to do that on their own is essential to any professional relationship she has with any client. In 2020, she founded The Legasi Holistic Growth Institute, a non-profit organization purposed to provide educational classes and resources, mental health support, and extracurricular development opportunities for children in Trinidad and Tobago and in the Caribbean. She also volunteers with other organizations in Trinidad that support women and children in challenging domestic situations.