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OUR THERAPISTS

Our therapists are trained and experienced in many areas including PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms, depression and anxiety-related symptoms,  adjustment disorders, substance use, chronic pain, concussions, and more.

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Dr. Matthew Pickard

Founder &

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Pickard is a licensed Clinical, Rehabilitation and Health  Psychologist that is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He is also the Ontario representative for the Canadian Psychological Association, Rural & Northern section.

After completing his master's degree in community counseling, he worked in the intellectual disability field completing assessments. Three years later, he attended the University of Central Arkansas and graduated with his Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. 

Some of the more common diagnoses Dr. Pickard is familiar with include depression, anxiety including healthy anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, phobias, and trauma including PTSD, Adjustment Disorders, and substance use. He has experience working with student-athletes and individuals who have chronic pain and concussions from injuries, including workplace injuries, and working with individuals with an intellectual disability, including assessments. 

 

He is trained in evidence-based practices and believes strongly in the common factors in therapy. He also believes that valuable information can be attained through assessments, and enjoys completing therapeutic assessments.

Dr. Pickard enjoys participating in and running research studies, particularly applied research. 

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Allison Balkaran

Registered Psychotherapist, 

BSc., MS., CH., RP

Allison is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

 

She is a Rogerian therapist with an eclectic approach to treatment and tends to marry holistic and evidence based approaches in therapy. She intentionally creates a safe and non-judgmental space where her clients can explore intimate challenges and concerns. 

 

She works with both individuals and couples in the areas of grief, transition, existential challenges, symptoms of borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, and more. 

Allison also has experience with Christian counselling, and hypnotherapy. You can learn more about her practice here

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