Meet Your Therapist

Alison Maslin-Maratos, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Clinical Therapist, Registered Social Worker

Alison Maslin-Maratos, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW is a clinical therapist who provides psychotherapy and therapeutic coaching.  She specializes in working with individuals who are seeking clarity and guidance in mastering issues concerning relationships, living with meaning and achieving success in all areas of life.  She provides support both in-person in her private office, or over the phone or via her secure, online video counselling platform.

Throughout her years as a clinician, Alison has developed specialized assessment and treatment skills.  She is passionate about providing therapeutic support that meets the needs of each individual she works with, using skills and techniques that fit individual learning and communication styles.

In addition to her clinical work, Alison has been a professor and guest lecturer for post-secondary students in the fields of social work and psychology.   She provides corporate training and facilitates workshops, encompassing various topics such as self-care, managing life changes, mental health, relationships, parenting, communication skills and compassion fatigue.   Alison has been a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers since 1995.  In addition, she is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Alison has been married to her husband Fred for over 20 years, and is the mother of three boys.  She readily embraces her role as a busy mother who enjoys spending time at her son’s various activities, pursuing her own personal fitness and her love of music.

Rebekah Laferriere MSW, RSW

Rebekah Laferriere MSW, RSW is a clinical social worker who provides counselling and psychotherapy.  She enjoys working with individuals seeking support for concerns including everyday stressors, difficult life events, trauma, general mental health and wellness. More recently, Rebekah has found a passion in supporting mothers and parents as they work through different challenges including postpartum mental health, infertility, caring for multiple generations, and parenting struggles.

For nearly a decade, Rebekah has been working in the helping field with several agencies, supporting hundreds of clients in individual and group therapy. Rebekah works with her clients to develop an individual treatment plan that is best suited for their needs, utilizing her skills and expertise from various modalities.

Rebekah has been a professor at Mohawk College since 2017.  This position encourages her to stay up to date on the latest treatment research through developing curriculum and teaching in the Concurrent Disorders and Social Service Worker Programs.  She has also developed modules and presentations for the College and other organizations on topics such as maternal mental health, trauma, and borderline personality disorder.

A member in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers, Rebekah is committed to professionalism.  She has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Windsor, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Guelph, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate from Mohawk College in Concurrent Disorders.

Rebekah and her partner live in nearby Paris, Ontario with their 2 beautiful kids. With a passion for nature, Rebekah loves gardening, hiking and being outdoors.

Support Staff

Christin Speiran, BA, SSW

Christin Speiran has been with the practice for two years and manages the practice.  She is passionate about learning and is completing her final year in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University, with the goal of becoming a psychotherapist. She comes to us with an educational background in psychology and social service work and has experience working with children and families in previous roles.

Tara Ulmer

Tara Ulmer is our Practice Assistant.  Tara comes to us with over 20 years of administrative experience.  Tara is aware that it can be difficult to make that first contact with a therapy practice, so she makes it a priority to respond to the needs of each client with kindness and empathy.  She is passionate about assisting you with your therapeutic goals by helping you with scheduling your appointments and assisting you with any of your billing and administrative needs.

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