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Meet Our Counsellors
Anna has received her B.A. Specialist in Psychology from University of Toronto, her Dip. C.S., Diploma in Assessment and Counseling (Masters equivalent) specialty in children, teenagers and families at the Institute of Child Study University of Toronto and her M.A. in Special Education at the Applied Psychology Department of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education OISE. Anna is also an Internationally Certified Life Coach and has studied for two years Gestalt Therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. Anna has taken over the years many courses and workshops in a variety of therapeutic approaches such as: CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT, Narrative and Gestalt therapy. Anna is Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists CRPO and is also a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals OAMHP. Anna has many years experience working as a Psychotherapist with adults, couples, families, teenagers, children and groups in a variety of settings such as: private clinics, hospitals, schools and remotely (online).
Anna has worked with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions, phobias, mood disorders (bipolar, borderline personality), psychosis, addictions, anger, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, couple therapy, eating disorders, chronic pain, critically ill, loss/bereavement, career change, parenting issues, perinatal issues, post-birth adjustment, adoption. Anna uses an eclectic approach to therapy by incorporating a variety of treatment modalities and will also use when appropriate; art, play therapy, Gestalt therapy, and relaxation therapy. Anna aims to help the client feel comfortable and motivated in therapy to find ways to improve and find meaning and happiness in their lives.
Credentials: RP, M.Div.
Registration number: 6883
Areas of expertise: Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioural Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Men’s Issues, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, 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).
Mr. Svitashev, Ph.D. is a licensed Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in autonomous practice and a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Mr. Svitashev received his initial 5-year training in Psychology at the Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine, 1994 (evaluated by Comparative Education Service of University of Toronto, 2008 as “Bachelor Degree”) and 5-year training in Client-Centered Psychotherapy (“by Carl Rogers”) at Dnipropetrovsk School of Modern Psychotherapy, 2001 (under supervision of Ukrainian Umbrella Association of Psychotherapy – the ordinary member of European Association for Psychotherapy). Mr. Svitashev was a guest speaker at the 11 Congress of European Association for Psychotherapy (2003) and same time delivered a workshop where he presented his practical skills in the Mental Health field. Next year he published a book “Psychotherapy and Cognition” (with Preface by President-Elect of European Association for Psychotherapy Prof. Dr. Alexander Filz) and achieved the European Certificate of Psychotherapy. He established himself by this as both a theorist and practitioner in the field of psychotherapy. Mr. Svitashev since then delivered Adult Psychotherapy as well as Child Non- Directive Play Psychotherapy, published 15 articles in the field of Psychotherapy and facilitated 12 workshops and seminars in the Mental Health field. Mr. Svitashev holds his Ph.D. from Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine in the psychology-related field (Thesis “Philosophical and Methodological Basis of Carl Rogers Humanistic Psychology”), evaluated by Comparative Education Service of University of Toronto, 2008 as “Ph.D.”, since 2002.
After arriving in Canada in 2007, Mr. Svitashev started his private practice in the field of psychotherapy, became a member of Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (2008) and is an alumnus of Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Psychologists and Allied Mental Health Professionals (2014). Mr. Svitashev is a member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario since 2015. He has specialized training in a number of psychotherapeutic modalities and psychometrics: Client-centered Psychotherapy; Child psychotherapy; Music Psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Group CBT; Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT); Motivational Interviewing; Recovery Model; Addiction & pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy for non- medical practitioners; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training; Full OCAN assessment (Ontario Community Assessment of Needs); Psycho-Educational Assessment: Test Children Ages 5-16; Integrating Psychometric Testing into Clinical Practice.
Mr. Svitashev provides psychotherapy for 27 years in Canada and overseas, targeting multi- cultural and highly diverse population and establishes himself as supporter of clients’ recovery and successful integration into Canadian society. He delivers structured and evidence-based psychotherapy, crises support/planning and mental status assessment services for individuals, couples, families as well as Group Psychotherapy. His clientele includes adult individuals, youth and children. The issues he is skillful with include: PTSD; chronic pain; depression; mood disorders; severe psychosis; anxiety; grief; anger management; family relations; cultural shock; learning disabilities. By his training in the Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Psychologists and Allied Mental Health Professionals, Mr. Svitashev received an advanced knowledge in Diversity and Equity issues, was introduced into Mental Health System of Ontario, and bears skills in the Cultural-sensitivity and Dignity support especially applicable in newcomer and refugee context.
In 2019, Mr. Svitashev completed the Clinical Supervisor Course at the College of the Health Studies, which complied with all the requirements for being recognized as Clinical Supervisor of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Sol Fried, M.A., R.P., C.C.C. Sol has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from York University, in Toronto, Canada, as well as a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, in Missouri, USA. Sol has been a practicing counsellor for over ten years. He has worked in both clinical and educational settings and has experience counselling persons with various life challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship, trauma, school issues, surviving a Motor Vehicle Accident, and living with a disability. Sol provides counselling and therapy services to adolescents, adults, and seniors. As a person who has been deaf since early childhood, Sol has learned to speak and hear through the benefits of technology, including the cochlear implant. Sol is uniquely qualified to work with clients who identify as a person with a disability. As a person with a disability, Sol identifies with life challenges and role model resilience, compassion, perseverance and hope. Sol is inclusive of all cultures, faiths, gender identities and sexual orientations.
Using a variety of clinical approaches from Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, and Narrative Therapies, Sol is better able to tailor therapeutic services for individuals and couples presenting a variety of life challenges.Together we will explore your unique stories, journey through self-discovery, and find ways to grow and heal. Sol’s practice provides a therapeutic environment where you will feel heard and empowered to make positive changes in your life.