Caroline A. Pagé, Ph.D., Ps.Ed., C. Psych

Dr. Caroline A. Pagé holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and has 24 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders. She works primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective, drawing on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness to assist her clients to achieve their full potential. Dr. Pagé is trained in Prolonged Exposure and offers evidence-based, bilingual (French/English) services to adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder related to operational stress injuries and motor vehicle collisions, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, interpersonal difficulties and adjustment to significant life changes.

As part of her clinical internship, she provided psychotherapy at the Cyberpsychology Laboratory located at the University of Québec in Outaouais. Her experience working with people facing difficulty with anxiety inspired her to use virtual reality as a tool to perform exposure treatment in a controlled environment. Since then, she has integrated this evidence-based tool to her clients’ needs and is proud to be the first Psychologist in Ottawa to use virtual reality treatment.

Dr. Pagé has experience working in various clinical and hospital settings including private practice, the Brockville Mental Health Centre, the Ottawa Hospital Mobile Crisis Team, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and the Royal Ottawa Hospital (Forensic Program).

Patricia Parmashwar, MA, C. Psych

Patricia Parmashwar is a Registered Psychologist licensed to practice in the Provinces of Saskatchewan (license #701 with an APE designation) and Ontario (#5027) with authorized areas of practice in Forensic/Correctional Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology for adult and couples.

She graduated with a Masters Degree, in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario (Behavioural Neuroscience program, joint between the University of Ottawa and Carleton University). She has undergraduate degrees in Biology, Psychology and Psychology (hons) from the University of Ottawa. She has also completed courses in Cognitive Psychology and Cultural diversity at Mc Gill University.

She has worked in the Forensic field for over 20 years and in the practice of Clinical Psychology in the field of Mental Health for over 10 years in both Forensic and Clinical settings. She provides psychological assessments and counselling for issues related to Depression, Anxiety, Acute stress disorder, PTSD, Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and Personality Disorders using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, Solution Focused therapy, Mindfulness, Stress Management and Psycho-education.

She maintains her current knowledge base by attending relevant workshops, conferences, seminars and reviewing current research articles in psychological journals. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), College of psychologist of Ontario and Saskatchewan college of Psychologist.

She is currently employed with the Ministry of Public Safety in Community Mental Health and also provide psychological services to Revival Rehabilitation Centre.

Jessie Bossé, D.Ps, C. Psych

Dr. Jessie holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. They have received extensive training in delivering cognitive-behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. They work with an adult clientele (bilingual) suffering from a wide range of psychological difficulties: trauma and stessor-related disorders (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Adjustment Disorder), Anxiety Disorders, stress management, depression, burnout, difficulties in regulating emotions, body image dissatisfaction and building resilience. Dr. Bosse strives to create an inclusive space in their practice for everyone to feel safe and welcome. Having studied as an undergrad at the Canada Research Chair intergroup relations in New Brunswick, they incorporate their knowledge about power dynamics, social exclusion, stereotypes and minority groups to better understand and not pathologize the realities of clients who are victims of systemic oppression.

Outside of their clinical work, Jessie has been teaching as a sessional lecturer at the Université du Québec en Outaouais since 2012. They are also a member of two research teams: the Laboratoire des troubles d’anxiété where they study the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and the Pleine Conscience Outaouais research team where they explore the impact of training mindfulness skills in helping profession trainees in order to promote well-being and therapeutic presence and prevent burnout. Their knowledge about Mindfulness-Based Interventions and Generalized Anxiety Disorder leads them to offer talks, conferences and workshops. Inquire for more details.

Outside of the office, Dr. Bosse is an adamant social justice militant who advocates for human rights, animal rights and positive social changes. They also enjoy spending time outdoor reconnecting with nature, friends and family.

Lana Michaels Ph.D., RP

Lana Michaels holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has 40 years of clinical experience in psychotherapy and clinical psychology. Lana Michaels is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She was originally trained in Russia and her education was evaluated by the World Education Services (WES) and by The College of Psychologists of Ontario, and it is an equivalent to Canadian standards of MA and PhD degrees.

Currently, she is employed with Correctional Services Canada in the Departments of Psychology and Mental Health Services. In addition, she enjoys working for Revival Rehabilitation Center, various Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Blue Cross, and her private practice.

Most of her practice is related to psychotherapy and counseling services for the general community of Ottawa and Kingston. The main issues she deals with in her practice are depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, psychological injuries related to MVA, stress management, traumas, personal growth, life changes, and cultural adjustment difficulties in teenagers, adults and couples.

Interventions that she uses in her practice are based on a cognitive behavioural theoretical framework, utilizing a variety of techniques, including CBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, EFT, Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapy, Positive Psychology, Stress and Anger Management Techniques, and Couples Therapy.

Sofian Ayyad, MA, RP

In his work, Sofian Ayyad supports his clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, issues with relationships, grief and trauma/PTSD. As someone with a mixed racial and cultural background, he brings a depth of multi-cultural experience and understanding to his work and your therapeutic relationship. He considers it a great privilege to work with people from diverse backgrounds including gender, age, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender expression. He strives to be inclusive, welcoming, and accepting of everyone he meets and has the pleasure of working with.

During the initial sessions, he will explore your current difficulties and gather information on your personal history and life experiences. He will also talk about what is important to you and collaboratively set goals for your therapy. He will provide a warm, respectful, and compassionate space for you, free of judgment. Sofian will work with you to to help you identify and understand your thoughts and emotions, gain new insight into your behaviours, consider new perspectives, and develop the skills and resilience you need to make positive changes.

Sofian uses a range of therapeutic techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Psychodynamic Therapy

He holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University and he is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Neelam Charania O.T. Reg. (Ont.) BSc., MSc. OT

Neelam Charania is a fully qualified Occupational Therapist and is licensed to practice in the Province of Ontario. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Calgary (1999), and her Master’s Degree is in Occupational Therapy from Boston University (2002). She has practiced in the area of adult physical rehabilitation for 17 years. During that time, she has worked with a variety of clients, in both the United States and Canada, in different care settings and with a multitude of diagnoses. She has also led multidisciplinary teams in home health, inpatient, outpatient, and hospice settings, as Regional Director.

Recently, she has primarily worked in the community setting with clients who have been impacted by motor vehicle accidents, worksite injuries, and general decline. This includes home safety assessments, attendant care assessments, cognitive behavioural assessments and treatment. She has also completed workplace ergonomic assessments and recommendations and coaching. She is also an authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) through the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, allowing she to assess for and assist with funding for mobility devices including walkers, wheelchairs and high technology mobility devices.

Emily Tobali OT Reg. (Ont.) MSc. OT, BHK

Emily Tobali graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She also holds an Honours Bachelor with Specialization in Human Kinetics degree from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Emily is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, as well as the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. She has practical experience working in a wide variety of clinical settings, such as acute geriatric medicine, outpatient mental health, as well as stroke, acquired brain injury, and amputee rehabilitation. Emily offers occupational therapy services to clients across the lifespan that are in need of support while striving to regain functional independence in any aspect of their daily lives. She is committed to applying a client-centred, holistic, and evidence-based approach to care in order to improve the therapeutic experience of her clients and help them reach their full potential.

Katie Khachaturova, RN, BScN

Katie is a registered nurse with College of Nurses in Ontario since her Graduation from University of Ottawa in 2009.

Katie is a Case Manager with Revival Rehabilitation, specializing in rehabilitation, chronic pain management and prevention and promotion of clients’ health and independence with direct care and case management services. Katie also has experience in cardiac rehabilitation since 2011 in Cardiac Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Katie’s strategy is to empower a person to become in charge of his/her health.

When not working, Katie loves spending time with her two young sons, enjoy outdoor activities, photography and travel.

Jaclyn Benn, MSc ENS, R.Kin

Jaclyn Benn is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences and also have a Masters degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science. She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology to register as a Psychotherapist. She began working as a Kinesiologist in 2009 in a clinical setting, working alongside other health care professionals to create and deliver exercise-based programs for patients’ acute injuries and chronic conditions. She simultaneously worked in a fitness facility, where she helped clients attain personal fitness and performance goals, including coaching the sport of triathlon.

Throughout the course of her career, she has grown a deeper understanding for the term ‘wellness’ as it pertains not only to one’s physical health but to one’s mental, emotional, social and intellectual health. The experience she has gained working as a behavioural therapist, in conjunction with her career development as a Kinesiologist, has grown and strengthened her appreciation for a holistic treatment approach.

She currently serves as a non-council member on the Registration Committee Board for the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. When she is not studying or working, she spends her time cooking, traveling and being physically active with friends.

Sarah Nichols, B. Sc.HK., R.Kin

Sarah received her Hon. BSc. in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 2016 before becoming a Registered Kinesiologist. She is currently studying at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and working towards her M.OMSc.. Sarah has obtained training in Shift Concussion Management Level 1 and Soft Tissue Release Level 1. In 2015 Sarah began working with elite level athletes and is now the Head Therapist for the Kemptville 73's Jr. A and u18 AAA hockey teams, as well as the Lead Trainer for the Central Canada Hockey League and Hockey Eastern Ontario Midget AAA leagues. She has a strong background in rehabilitation based exercise therapy from working with athletes, motor vehicle accident patients and veterans.

Heather Thompson, B. Kin, Kinesiology; R. Kin, Registered Kinesiologist

Having been an active runner and cross-country skier for many years, Heather decided to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. She earned her bachelors degree from the University of Manitoba in 2013 and is now a registered Kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association.

Heather has experience as a Kinesiologist in private rehabilitative settings, helping clients regain strength and mobility after an injury, and providing exercise prescriptions for clients to help manage chronic symptoms. She also has experience working in the public healthcare sector, helping to prevent injuries in the workplace by encouraging safe work practices and good biomechanics. Heather is bilingual in English and French, and is happy to serve you in either language.

Candace Lee, B. Sc.HK., R.Kin

Candace Lee is a Registered Kinesiologist who has been practicing in the field of kinesiology for over 14 years. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo. Over the course of her career she has had the fortune of working with a variety of clients, injuries and medical conditions, alongside a diverse collection of highly accredited health care professionals in a multi-disciplinary setting including, clinical, corporate, industrial, and fitness facility environments. Such varied experience has helped Candace to identify that her passion lies with both teaching people and working with them to understand how movement plays a key role in recovery, daily life function and lifestyle improvement. To provide the best treatment to all of her clients, Candace regularly engages in furthering her professional knowledge through courses, reading and engaging with professionals in different aspects of the health field.

Whether she is working with you in the gym or pool to help you overcome and prevent injuries, ensuring your working safely and efficiently in your work environment through an ergonomic assessment, or assessing your physical and behavioural functioning through a functional capacity evaluation she is always very compassionate and encouraging.

In her spare time, she can be found leading an active lifestyle through exercise and playing sports and enjoying time with her young family.