Leaside Therapy Centre

For your emotional health and well-being

Need Help Choosing A Therapist?

If you have decided that you might want to speak with a therapist for help in a particular area, then the next step would be choosing the one that is right for you.

Therapists have different areas of specialty and they all have different styles. When choosing a therapist, you want to make sure that you feel comfortable, safe and secure. You also want to make sure that you have confidence in their ability to help you. That is why it is important to speak with our therapists directly once you have narrowed your choices.

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Sheri Betel Life is about finding balance and that doesn't always come easily. When you feel the scale is not tipping in your favour, it might be time to seek some help and support. You don't need to wait for the situation or your feelings to get really bad, sometimes a little prevention can go a long way. — Sheri Betel, MSW, R.S.W. Psychotherapist and Director

Meet our therapists

If you have decided that you might want to speak with a therapist for help in a particular area, then the next step would be choosing the one that is right for you. Select any of the buttons below to help you in the process of narrowing down your options. Or we would be more than happy to speak with you in person. Our director Sheri Betel would be happy to discuss what it is you are looking for and guide you in the right direction. If you prefer, you can feel free to talk to our therapists directly.

Sheri Betel
Sheri Betel, M.S.W., RSW, Director, Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapy
Specializing in couple therapy and parent counselling.

I am a strong believer that our childhood and early past are the blueprints to how our lives are structured now. While we may not be able to do much to change the past, understanding it better can help us figure out how to alter our current circumstances and even help predict our futures.

Liza Finlay
Liza Finlay, BA, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Specializing in individual, couple and family counselling.

My clients find me to be insightful and encouraging. I combine keen listening with perceptive observations that help those in need find the
courage and wisdom they need to create change.

Helen Hargreaves
Helen Hargreaves, MSW, RSW, Therapist
Specializing in family, parent and individual therapy with experience in LGBT households, gender independent children, and people on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities.

I value diverse communities, including neurodiversity, and I believe in self-determination. This means that I don’t decide what needs to change; instead I help my clients change the things they want to. With over 12 years of experience, I offer therapy for individuals aged 9 to adult, family therapy (children must be over 4 years old to attend meetings) and parent coaching.

Eva Ingber
Eva Ingber, M.S.W., Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapy
Specializing in addictions, women’s issues and support to concerned significant others.

I work in partnership with my clients, focusing on people’s individual strengths, with a goal of enhancing one’s self-care and coping strategies.  In addition, I provide counselling in the area of addictions and mental health, supporting the individual, as well as partners, and parents.

Marlene Kaiman
Marlene Kaiman, B.Psych, B.Ed, Specialist Certificate in Guidance, Advanced Certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Specializing in career and educational consulting for children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

Whether you are a young student in elementary school, a student transitioning to high school, a teen deciding on post-secondary options or a young adult seeking or changing a career, I will guide you through the decision making process.

Marguerite McCarron
Marguerite McCarron, BA, Dipl. TCPP, Registered Psychotherapist
Specializing in attachment focused therapy for foster and adoptive children, youth and families; educative/supportive groups for post-adoptive parents.

Over twenty years work in both child welfare and children’s mental health settings has provided me with extensive experience in child, adolescent and family counselling.

Kimberley McLeod
Kimberley McLeod, M.S.W., Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapy
Specializing in therapy for adolescents, young adults and families.

Together we will establish goals that support your hopes and dreams.  We will look at what is and what is not working for you and will put practical plans in place to encourage a positive future.

Bonnie Miller
Bonnie Miller, M.S.W., Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapy
Specializing in anger, family conflict, depression, anxiety and stress, for adults and children.

As a Brief Narrative therapist, I specialize in conversations that invite change within the first few meetings.

Elsa Monteiro
Elsa Monteiro, Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker – Psychotherapy
Specializing in therapy with children, adolescents and adults.

For over twenty years I have supported individuals and families in overcoming and transforming various life challenges. I value therapeutic conversations that seek to activate people’s own knowledge, skills and resources as they navigate their recovery. My work with clients gives voice to stories of resiliency and resistance.

Chris Nisan
Chris Nisan, M.A., OACCPP, NASAP, Registered Psychotherapist
Specializing in Adlerian counselling with individuals, families and grief counselling.

I am grateful to my clients over the years who have opened up their lives to me and who through their own process of recovery and growth, have taught me so much.

Alison O’Brien-Moran
Alison O’Brien-Moran, B.G.S, N.D. Naturopathic Doctor
A registered naturopathic doctor who has been providing naturopathic services to both individuals and families for over a decade in Toronto

My approach to health and wellness is a blend of being a medical practitioner, a supportive facilitator and a detective to identify what is under the surface.

Sandy Poulson
Sandy Poulson, B.A. (Hons psych) Dipl. CICAPP
Specializing in therapy for children and adolescents

Working with children and adolescents of all ages who may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, low self esteem or who may be struggling to go to school.

Ruth Reiner
Ruth Reiner, Psychologist, RMFT
Specializing in insight oriented therapy for individuals, as well as couples.

For over 30 years, Ruth has helped people find their way out of sadness, confusion, miscommunication, repetitive cycles and life challenges.

Alyson Schafer
Alyson Schafer, B.Sc., M.A. Counselling, OACCPP, AAMFT
Specializing in Adlerian therapy for parents.

This is a therapy of experiential activities, insights and growth.  It’s a gift to work with people as they come to know themselves and learn how to live life wholly and happily.

Aida Seetner
Aida Seetner, MEd, RP, RMFT, RSW
Specializing in relationship struggles including couple therapy, major life stresses, depression, anxiety and grief.

I believe that despite how vulnerable an individual may feel when entering the counselling or psychotherapy process, he or she possesses incredible strength within.

Brenda Spitzer
Brenda Spitzer, MSc, RP, RMFT
Brenda has clinical expertise in several issues with a special interest in depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, life transitions and their impacts on optimal functioning.

In a respectful, comfortable and supportive atmosphere, Brenda offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each of her clients’ individual needs to facilitate personal growth and change.

Dr. Steve Webne
Dr. Steve Webne, Ph.D., C.Psych., Registered Psychologist – Psychotherapy
Specializing in treating children, adolescents and families. Provides psychological assessments.

I offer assessment, consultation and treatment. Our goal is to enhance the lives of those with whom we work. Above all, we listen to those we serve.

Hazel Zemel
Hazel Zemel, M.S.W., Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapy
Specializing in couple and family therapy with particular focus on blended families.

I have a deep appreciation of your story and an ability to get to the ‘heart of the matter’ quickly. You will find me compassionate, thorough and engaged.