Clinical Affiliates

 

Karen Baker, PhD C. PsychKaren Baker, PhD C. Psych

Psychologist

Email: karenbaker.psychologist@gmail.com
Phone: (519) 889-3445
Office Location: 
Grey Bruce Region
New Clients:
Dr. Baker is currently accepting new clients
Referrals:
Self-referral or by a mental health professional

Dr. Karen Baker is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Walkerton, Ontario. For the past 12 years she worked with Regional Support Associates, where her work involved the assessment and diagnosis of cognitive ability and mental health, as well as consultation to families, schools and support organizations. In addition, she supervised Psychometrists and individuals working towards registration with the Ontario College of Psychologists. She has held a busy private practice since 2004. Dr. Baker served on an expert panel for the Developmental Disabilities division of the Ministry of Community and Social Services. She is consulting psychologist for the Enhanced Care Program of Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, and for Nawash Board of Education at Cape Croker. Her areas of specialty include the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). She is currently part of a multidisciplinary project which intends to pilot a neurobehavioural diagnostic clinic in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Services offered: Assessment services for children over the age of six, adolescents, and adults. Services include assessments for developmental delays/ disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior, giftedness, mental health issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Workshops on topics such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorder, Down Syndrome, Behavioural Implications of Genetic Syndromes, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Biopsychosocial Assessment.


Marnee Buckles, B.Ed, B.PEMarnee Buckles, BEd, BPE

Behaviour Consultant

Email: behaviour.strats@gmail.com
Phone: 905-503-2327
Website: www.behaviourstrats.ca
New Clients: Marnee is currently accepting new clients.
Referrals: Self-referral or referral from a professional.
Fees: $100.00 per hour (negotiable additional cost for mileage if applicable), sliding scale available, funding options may be available depending on identification/diagnosis.
Cancellations: Marnee would prefer 24 hours’ notice for cancellations.

Marnee Buckles has been an educator and behaviour specialist for over 20 years. She is the founder of Behaviour Strats, which offers consultations for parents, caregivers and educators seeking assistance with children demonstrating difficult behaviours. These behaviours include children with diagnoses such as ADHD or ASD, social-emotional concerns, or those with no current identifications. Marnee’s expertise includes behaviour management consultations, workshops and training in behaviour de-escalation strategies. Marnee takes pride in promoting advocacy for children as well as their families. Her extensive career experience with the York Region District School Board, Thames Valley District School Board, and the Ministry of Education, has provided Marnee with a wealth of knowledge and developed skill set. Her professional work includes Behaviour Interventionist, Crisis Prevention Intervention Instructor, Head of Special Education Department, and Administrative Lead. Marnee has provided professional development presentations to administrators, educators, support staff and teacher candidates.

Services Offered: Consultations are offered in office, within the school setting, and through Skype services. Current areas of service include York Region, Durham Region and the greater Toronto area, as well as northern Ontario in First Nations Schools. Professional Development Presentations for Administrators, Educators, Teacher’s College Candidates and Educational Assistants.


Heather Fawcett, MSW, RSW

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist                                    heather-fawcett-website-pic-2016

Email: heather@asdwellness.ca
Phone: (613) 454-8081
New Clients: Heather is accepting new clients in the Ottawa area.
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $135 per hour, covered by most private insurance plans
Cancellations: Heather requires 24 hours’ notice for appointment cancellations.

Heather Fawcett is a Social Worker with Emerging Minds, a private ASD clinic in Ottawa, and a Clinical Affiliate with the Redpath Centre.  Heather has worked within the ASD community for over twenty years, counselling families, connecting families and professionals with ASD-related resources, developing ASD-related programming and advocating for better supports and services. In 2006, she co-authored “More Than a Mom: Living a Full and Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs”.

The focus of her private practice is counselling older teens and adults with ASD and their families. She provides support to individuals and families in understanding ASD, managing anxiety and depression, handling life transitions, navigating relationships and coordinating supports and services.  She works in partnership with each client to determine the best therapeutic approach. Heather incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, mindfulness and solution-focused therapies. Her approach is systems-based and collaborative, including families, schools, employers, and other practitioners when appropriate.

Specialization: Heather works with older youth and adults with ASD and their families: helping connect them with resources and providing counselling on wellness and everyday issues.

Services offered: Individual psychotherapy and counselling for older youth and adults with ASD, couple and family therapy, transitions support (e.g., post-secondary, independent living, employment, and retirement), stress management, organizational and social skills development, service navigation.


Stephanie Moeser, MSW, RSWStephanie Moeser, MSW, RSW

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist

Email: stephanie@rediscovery.ca
Phone: (705) 927-1318
New Clients: Stephanie is currently accepting new clients in Peterborough and Oshawa
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $100 per hour, covered by some private insurance plans
Cancellations: Stephanie requires 24 hours’ notice for appointment cancellations. Appointments that are missed or cancelled late will be billed at the usual rate.

Stephanie Moeser is an Individual, Couple and Family Therapist at Rediscovery Counselling in Peterborough Ontario, and a Clinical Affiliate of The Redpath Centre. She has been working with individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their families for over 15 years in both clinical and supervisory capacities. Stephanie has supported parents of children with new diagnoses and has developed groups and programs to address their needs. She was a graduate student of Dr. Stoddart and trained at The Redpath Centre, and has collaborated on research projects about adults with Asperger Syndrome. She coordinated adult programs, and managed dual diagnosis case management services in Toronto. She has worked on numerous community-based committees to advance the needs of adults with ASDs. She utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including solution-focused, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and narrative.

Specialization: Adolescents (13+ years) and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), adults and couples affected by Asperger Syndrome, ASDs in girls and women, individual counselling, couple relationships and family therapy

Services Offered: Individual, couple and family counselling. Support to students in post-secondary education. Stephanie is available to offer her services by Skype or telephone if appropriate.


Rae Morris, MSW, RSWRae Morris, MSW, RSW

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist

Email: rae.morris@redpathcentre.ca
Phone: (604) 729-1684
New Clients: Rae is currently accepting new clients in the Vancouver, BC area
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $120 per hour, covered by some private insurance plans
Cancellations: Rae requires 24 hours notice for appointment cancellations. Appointments that are missed or cancelled late will be billed at the usual rate.

Rae is an Individual, Couple and Family Therapist at private practice in Vancouver BC. She specializes in crisis intervention, anxiety, dual diagnoses, behaviour support, family therapy, and individual practice with children, adolescents, and adults with ASD and their families. Her approach incorporates structural, solution-focused, narrative and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Rae worked as an inpatient social worker in the Complex Mental Illness Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She has several years of experience in mental health and behaviour support with individuals and families living with ASD and mental health concerns. She has worked in hospitals, school settings, community organizations, and child welfare settings. Ms. Morris has also been involved in research related to social work practice and ASD.

Specialization: Dual diagnosis, mental health, crisis intervention, behaviour support, family therapy, individual practice with children, adolescents, and young adults with ASD as well as parents and siblings of individuals with ASD, and qualitative research

Services Offered: Individual, couple, and family therapy in the Vancouver, BC area; community outreach; Counselling for parents and siblings of individuals diagnosed with ASD; community education and workshop facilitation


J. Dale Munro, MSW, RSW, FAAIDDJ. Dale Munro, MSW, RSW, FAAIDD

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist

Email: dalemunro@rogers.com
Phone: (519) 614-4490
Address: 341 Talbot Street, Suite 212, London, Ontario. N6A 2R5
New Clients: Mr. Munro is currently accepting new clients
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $130 per hour, covered by some private insurance plans

Mr. Dale Munro is an Individual, Couple and Family Therapist in full-time private practice with The Redpath Centre in London, Ontario. Prior to this, he was a Clinical Supervisor with Regional Support Associates. He has worked in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disabilities for over 30 years. He is a fellow of the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The focus of his practice is providing clinical services to children, teens and adults with Asperger Syndrome and autism. He is a well-known speaker on ASDs and developmental disabilities, and has presented across North America. He has won awards for his work and has published numerous articles in international books and journals.

Specialization: Individual, couple and family therapy for those affected by autism and Asperger Syndrome

Services Offered: Individual, couple and family treatment using a cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment approach; preparing students with Asperger Syndrome for the transition into high school, or university and college; treating anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder; stress management and strengthening family relationships; effective family advocacy; giving presentations.


Sheryl Prowse, M.D., M.Sc.sheryl-prouse-pictrure-for-website

Family Physician and Psychotherapist

Email: sheryl.prowse@rogers.com
Phone: (519) 756-4241
New Clients: Sheryl is accepting new clients in the Brantford/Brant County area.
Referral: Referral by a physician (usually your family physician) is required.
Fees: Psychotherapy and counselling appointments are covered by OHIP with a valid Ontario Health Card. However, missed or late cancelled appointments are billed to the patient at $140.00 per hour, as they cannot be billed to OHIP.
Cancellation: 24 hours notice is required for appointment cancellations.

Dr. Sheryl Prowse has been in private practice as a family physician in Brantford, Ontario, for 25 years. She has additional training in psychotherapy and counselling, and has a Master of Science in Psychopharmacology from the University of Toronto. She has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders and other mental health issues in adults with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism. She employs cognitive behavioural therapy and strength-based solution-focused approaches and is able to prescribe medication as appropriate for mental health concerns. Dr. Prowse also has interests in life-skills coaching and in counselling parents and family members of individuals with Asperger Syndrome/ASD. She has worked with individuals with Asperger Syndrome/ASD in her own practice for 25 years, and is herself the parent of two adult children with Asperger Syndrome.

Services Offered: Individual psychotherapy and life-skills coaching for adults with Asperger Syndrome/high functioning autism, with or without associated mental health concerns. Counselling for parents and family members of youth and adults with Asperger Syndrome/high functioning autism.

 


Sylvia Sikakane, MA, MSW, RSWSylviaWebsitePhoto

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist

Email: sylvia@sylviasikakane.ca
Phone: (647) 992-3566
Office Location: Markham, in family home, Greater Toronto Area
New Clients: Sylvia is currently accepting new clients
Referrals: Self-referral or referral from a professional
Fees: $140.00 per hour. May be covered by some private insurance plans
Cancellations: Sylvia prefers 24 hours’ notice for cancellations

Sylvia Sikakane is a child, youth, and adult mental health clinician who is skilled at providing specialized counselling and parent coaching. She believes in meeting families where they are, and understands the importance of observing and working with individuals with ASD in their home environments to generate an accurate picture of each person and their needs. Whether in the privacy of your home, or in an office setting, Sylvia provides a diverse range of individual and family-focused expertise in autism-specific interventions. Through a strengths-based and client-centered approach, she views the family as a system and supports all members as they go through challenging periods of adjustment, reorganization, and problem-solving, assisting the family to thrive, and function in a healthy manner.

Ms. Sikakane is the Director of Sylvia Sikakane and Associates, a practice dedicated to evidence-based mental health supports to improve family quality of life. Previously, she was Director of Clinical Programs and Services at Geneva Centre for Autism, where her professionalism and clinical expertise earned her a reputation for clinical wisdom and empathy. She has developed expertise in couple counseling, and mental health related conditions including depression and anxiety. With over 25 years of leadership experience, Sylvia is committed to providing personalized, compassionate and family-focused treatment for those living with ASD.

Specializations: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), anxiety, depression, and marital enrichment. Individualized school-related consultation and service navigation.

Services Offered: Specializes in individual, couple and family therapy. Clinical practice incorporates therapeutic approaches such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused couple therapy, The Gottman Method of couple therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness.


Rebecca Ward, PhD, BCBA-D, C. Psych                   

Registered Psychologist

Email: drrebeccaward14@gmail.com
Phone: (905) 931-1136
Office Location: St. Catharines, Ontario
New Clients: Dr. Ward is accepting new clients
Referrals: Self-referral or by mental health professional

Dr. Rebecca Ward is a Registered Psychologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in private practice in St. Catharines, Ontario. She specializes in behavioural assessment, teaching and intervention, with 35 years’ experience serving children, youth and young adults with ASD and related challenges. For nine years, Dr. Ward was faculty in Brock University’s Centre for Applied Disability Studies, teaching applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and conducting research on transition to adulthood for youth with high functioning ASD and early detection of ASD. She helped design the Parent Observation of Early Markers Scale (POEMS) that has been shown in several peer-reviewed publications to predict ASD diagnosis in at-risk infants.

In September 2015, Dr. Ward and Flavia Orvitz, MSW. MEd, opened Phoenix Centre for Learning, an ABA intervention centre for children and youth with ASD, where Dr. Ward serves as Clinical Director. Phoenix Centre provides practicum training to college (Niagara and Mohawk) and university (Brock and Western) students in ABA, and opportunities for clinical research collaborations.

Services Offered: Behavioural assessment and intervention for children and youth with ASD and/or intellectual disability (ID) and associated conditions; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children (8 years+), youth and young adults with high functioning ASD experiencing anxiety, emotional and behavioural challenges; Facing Your Fears, an evidence-based 14-week group for children with ASD and anxiety; Individual counseling for youth and young adults; My Life as an Epic Win course, which teaches life planning and problem solving skills to transition-age youth and their parents.