CBM PSYCHOLOGICAL & COUNSELLING SERVICES

MEET THE TEAM

COVID-19 Update: The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, announced a second provincial state of emergency on January 12, 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the rising numbers, and the extended lockdown, we have decided to postpone all in-person contacts until further notice.

We have provided many of our clients with services during this time via telephone or video sessions and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Please note that we do not yet have an exact date as to when in-person sessions will resume.

Cecelia Arscott


CLINICAL & COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST
Client Population:children, adolescents, adults, couples & families
Available:Tues. & Thurs. 9:30a -5p
Wed 12:30p-5:30p

Not currently accepting new therapy clients

Kathy Aitken


CLINICAL & COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST
Client Population:adults & seniors
Available:Mon. 4p - 7p Wed. 12p - 7p

Kanae Li


CLINICAL THERAPIST
Client Population:children & adolescents
Available: Tues. & Thurs. 1p - 8:30p

Trevor MacIsaac


CLINICAL & SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
Client Population:children & adolescents
Available: Sun. 5 - 7pm Thurs. 4p - 6p

Alice Tu


REGISTERED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Client Population:adolescents (16+) & adults
Available: Mon. & Wed. 12:30p - 6p
Not currently accepting new clients

Dilakshi Jeyakaran


CLINICAL THERAPIST/ PSYCHOMETRIST
Client Population:children, adolescents & adults
Currently onmaternity leave

Fiana Andrews


REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
Client Population:children, adolescents & adults
Available: Tues. & Wed. 6p - 8p

Owen Reid


REGISTERED CLINICALSOCIAL WORKER
Client Population:children, adolescents, adults, families
Available: Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 5p - 9p


Renee Raymond


REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Client Population:adults, couples & families
Available:Wed. 12p - 8pThurs. 10a - 1:30p
Not currently accepting new clients

Chanté Salicksingh


JUNIOR THERAPIST(MSW)
Client Population:(young) adults, & couples
Available:Thurs. & Fri. 10a - 4pSat. 12p - 4p

Donna Bills


REGISTERED CLINICALSOCIAL WORKER
Client Population:adults (18+), couples, families
Available:Fri. & Sat. 9a - 3p


Sarah "Elaine" Saunders


REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
Client Population: children, adolescents, adults, couples & families
Available:Tues. & Thurs. 12 - 4 p

Ashley Panza


OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Full-Time Administrator

Sheena Smith


OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Part-Time Administrator

Denica Johnson


OFFICE MANAGER
Currently on maternity leave

Cecelia Arscott, drs., C.Psych. & Clinical Director, is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has a Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Amsterdam. She has also completed postmasters training earning her additional certification as a Psychotherapist. Cecelia has extensive experience working in a variety of settings including children’s mental health agencies, hospitals, and private practice. She provides psycho-educational and psychological assessments as well as individual, couples and family therapy using a variety of therapy methods (e.g., Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy, Family/Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Cecelia is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Practitioners (OAMHP).

Kathy Aitken M.A., C. Psych is a certified member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and has more than 20 years of experience providing psychological services. She has worked in a wide variety of settings, including a general hospital/medical centre, school board, community mental health centre and private practice. Ms. Aitken has extensive experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment with adults and the elderly. She has developed and led numerous psycho-educational group programs for anxiety/panic, depression, stress, chronic pain, social anxiety, and assertiveness. Ms. Aitken specializes in individual counselling and psychotherapy for treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, stress, chronic pain and interpersonal (relationship) issues. Her approach is based on a cognitive-behavioural model of treatment. Ms. Aitken has experience working with MVA clients, providing treatment for psychological problems secondary to accident-related trauma.

Kanae Li MC:AT, DVATI (Supervised Practise). Just like a fingerprint, no two individuals are alike, therefore using a blended approach with verbal and non-verbal therapies (CBT, play and art therapy) provides the necessary flexibility to suit each client’s unique needs. Working from a strength based, person-centered perspective, Kanae has witnessed how creative expression supports client development and personal coping strategies and how to see a clients’ world in new ways. Kanae has worked extensively with children with pervasive developmental delays and consults regularly with caregivers, teachers and support staff on behavioral strategies. As a passionate advocate for vulnerable populations, she facilitates weekly art therapy groups and is an integrative service provider for autism and neurodevelopment disorders within the children’s mental health field. As an associate at CBM, Kanae provides counselling for children, youth, their families, and others experiencing a wide range of behavioural and emotional difficulties. Kanae is a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) and is working towards registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Trevor MacIsaac, M.A., C.Psych. is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He completed his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis at the University of Guelph in 2007. He subsequently completed 3 years of doctoral coursework and a year-long doctoral practicum at East Metro Youth Services in Toronto. He is currently a staff member in the psychology department at the Durham Catholic District School Board. Over his career, he has completed extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy, as well as over a decade of completing psychological, learning and developmental assessments in school boards, private clinics, and governmental agencies. As a formerly troubled child himself, Trevor has a unique perspective and passion for helping young people in difficult circumstances.

Alice Tu, MSW, RSW has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. Alice uses an integrated, client-centred approach, and takes into account the strengths and unique needs of each individual. She is trained in CBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy treatment developed in the 1980s that has been widely researched and is recognized to be an effective treatment for trauma. Alice is passionate about helping her clients to overcome challenges with EMDR, and has a special interest in performance enhancement, phobias (e.g., fear of flying, animals, going to the doctor or dentist), and pet bereavement. In addition, she has received training in Mindfulness Therapy. Alice has worked in a variety of settings including a college, rehabilitation clinics, and private practice. She has provided Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling to clients struggling with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, and trauma. Alice is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

Dilakshi Jeyakaran M. Psy., Clinical Therapist/Psychometrist, graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in psychology. She went on to complete a post-graduate certification program, specializing in mental health and addictions at Durham College. Dilakshi recently completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Adler with a focus on psychological assessments and psychotherapy. She is currently working towards registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists. Dilakshi has previously worked with adult MVA clients, conducting assessment and providing treatment, at a private clinic focusing on anxiety, depression, pain management. She has also worked for CMHA as a Case Manager at the mental health and justice prevention department. Through this position, she has gained experience working with adults who have a mental health diagnosis and are involved in the Justice system. Dilakshi uses CBT and a client-centered approach to help clients achieve their goals through therapy. Dilakshi’s work will primarily entail providing assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents and their families under supervision.

Fiana Andrews, Ed.S., C. Psych., is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologist of Ontario. Her primary area of practice is in school psychology, where she conducts psycho-educational assessments to help parents understand their child’s learning profile. In this way, their child can receive the most adequate education required. At CBM, Fiana’s role includes providing psychological assessments and CBT focused counseling services for children, adolescents and adults. Fiana graduated from Andrews University in 2009 with an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology. She has been a staff member of the psychology department at the Peel District School Board since 2008 and has additional experience working in a private practice setting. Fiana is a member in good standing with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

Owen Reid, MSW, RSW has a Masters Degree of Social Worker from York University. He has extensive experience working in a variety of settings, including children’s mental health, school board social work, court-mandated domestic violence counselling and private practice. Along with his CBT Certification, Owen has received extensive training and practice in DBT and narrative therapy. His diverse lived experiences and education has strengthened his ability to engage and support individuals with overcoming their social, emotional and behavioural challenges. Owen’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief support, anger management, family conflict and trauma. Owen is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

Renee Raymond, MSc, RP(Qualifying), R.Kin. is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. She takes a client-centered approach to therapy, and is keen on understanding how the experiences of one’s past impact their present challenge. Renee has worked with a number of clients, with a special interest in trauma, workplace stress, challenges within interpersonal relationships, and new immigrants. She has completed training in CBT, prolonged exposure therapy (PE), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Renee has additionally worked as a Return-to-Work Specialist with Intact Insurance, and the WSIB. She is currently working towards registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, as well as registration with the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Chanté Salicksingh, HBSc., MSW, has been passionate about helping individuals with matters of the heart for as long as she can remember. Alongside her diverse relationship coaching background, she is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree specializing in Mental Health. To further her understanding of how individuals and couples relate to, and experience their interpersonal relationships, she additionally undertook training in Emotion-Focused Therapy. Chanté has previously been a counselor at The Canadian Centre for Men and Families, working with adult males and couples, focusing on areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship and familial conflict. Through this experience she has gained extensive insight into men’s issues, and considers herself an advocate. Chanté uses a client-centered approach to guide individuals as they take their therapeutic journey. She recently completed her Masters of Social Work at The University of Windsor, and is now in the process of registering with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Donna Bills MSW, RSW has a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto. She has thirty years’ experience working in nonprofit community settings, mental health departments in hospitals and teaching at the college level.

Donna has provided counselling to people struggling with emotional distress caused by anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, and trauma. Through individual, couple and group therapy, Donna delivers evidence-based, client centered treatment. She has an advanced certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a Certificate in Mindfulness Meditation, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and is trained in Emotion Focused Therapy for couples. Donna is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).


Sarah "Elaine" Saunders, Registered Psychologist. Elaine has been registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 1998. She completed her studies at the University of Guelph and has been practicing in the mental health field for some 20+ years. Elaine’s areas of expertise include clinical and counselling psychology. She has extensive experience working with couples and families, with victims of domestic violence, with individuals and groups facing social and emotional difficulties, and with children, teens and adults experiencing educational challenges. Elaine primarily works from a cognitive behavioural therapy perspective. She is a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Practitioners (OAMHP).