Meet Your Therapist

Alison Maslin-Maratos, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW (she/her)

Clinical Director

*Alison is not accepting new clients at this time. If you would like to be added to the Waitlist or if you are a current client looking to book an appointment please contact us*

I am probably not your typical therapist. I have seen a lot of things during my many years in social work, so nothing you say will surprise me. You are looking for counselling or therapy because you are stuck. I am attentive and supportive as we work through things, but it is not uncommon for me to inject some humour or a bit of swearing into our sessions. I will challenge you to lean into the pain, to see your issues in a new light, and I will be your biggest cheerleader as we work together to help you achieve your goals. I accept you for who you are, but I can see who you want to become.

This approach also applies to my work with my colleagues. I am trained in Clinical Supervision and I am passionate about helping good therapists become great therapists through honest reflection and hard work.

I am coming up on my 25th anniversary with my husband and I am a busy mother of three young men with whom I share my love of our pets, music, sports and the outdoors.

Life is never perfect. Together, we can learn to accept the imperfections, come out the other side of the pain, and learn where your values lie as you move forward. I never want you to feel like you are going it alone.

Rebekah Laferriere MSW, RSW (she/her)

Senior Practice Associate

*Rebekah is not accepting new clients at this time. If you would like to be added to the Waitlist or if you are a current client looking to book an appointment please contact us*

I work hard to help you feel secure in our therapeutic relationship, encouraging you to explore and do some hard work to empower you to feel better. In my sessions, you can expect discussion, moments of laughter, tears, quiet reflection, and growth. I will challenge you, support you, and help provide different perspectives.

My hope is that our one-on-one work resonates beyond our time together and you see your strength, resilience, and skills throughout your daily life. It’s my job to help you discover and utilize what you already have inside of you.

I am a Registered Social Worker with over ten years of experience working with trauma, concurrent disorders, and perinatal mental health. I enjoy working with people who are seeking support to manage everyday stressors, anxiety and depression. I am also a part-time Professor and Program Coordinator for Mohawk College and I have been a Clinical Supervisor to those beginning their careers in psychotherapy.

I live with my partner and my two busy kids in Paris, Ontario. We love hiking, gardening, and finding parks to explore.

When you are struggling, I will provide a soft place to land for you so you can pause, reflect, and grow into your next step. Therapy isn’t comfortable, yet comfort comes from the work we do together.

Tony DiGiacomo, MA, PhD, RP (he/him)

With more than 20 years’ experience, I strive for patience and kindness, helping my clients feel cared for. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I specialize in working with clients experiencing various mental health and addiction concerns and the families and loved ones who support them. I also have an interest in mental health concerns specifically related to men, and how they present themselves in actions and behaviours.

I’ve worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment settings. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counselling and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science, within the Faculty of Health Sciences from McMaster University. I also hold a diploma in Addictions Studies from McMaster University and a Certificate in Clinical Supervision from McGill University. In addition to psychotherapy, I have also lectured at various universities and to private sector agencies and businesses about mental health and addiction and I am a published author.

I love playing and listening to music, sports (mostly baseball, basketball, and soccer), eating foods of all kinds, and spending time with my three incredible kids.

I will provide you a safe place to open up and express your feelings. I believe you are the expert on yourself and will listen, working to help you through your challenges.

Tammy Dunn, BA, M.Sc. (Ed), RP (she/her)

When we work together, I like to search for those pieces of you that got lost under the weight of the problem—your skills, your hopes, and the dreams of the life you wish to live. Instead of focusing on problems, I work hard with clients to find the solutions. I am constantly listening and looking for those strengths that are often buried when we’re faced with adversity. I love those “a-ha moments” when we suddenly see something different, a new way of looking at something… when we find hope.

I enjoy working with parents of children 6 years and up as well as adolescents and young adults. My areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, self esteem, building attachment between parent, and child and grief work.

Outside of work, my husband and I love to be spend time outdoors (particularly hiking) or relaxing with our 3 rescue dogs and 1 rescue cat. I also love photography and have bravely started experimenting with Hungarian baking.

I am always amazed by what lies underneath problems; together we will dig down and remind you of who you are and what you are truly capable of. I will listen to your story, walk with you, and help you uncover those beautiful pieces of you as you move forward on your journey.

Heidi Argyle, RCAT, MA, RP (she/her)

I am a white-cis-queer-creative-woman, my pronouns are she/her and I go by Heidi. I enjoy working with those who may be unsure about where to begin in therapy, or those who feel they have seen or done it all. I strive to provide a unique and varied experience of what is possible in therapy. I provide counselling and Art Therapy, working in the ways my clients are the most comfortable.

Art Therapy is a unique and well-studied style of Psychotherapy that allows people to work through challenges without having to find the words to express themselves. We use art as a different experience or another way of expressing ourselves. You don’t have to be “good” at art. The purpose is to find another way for our brains and bodies to externalize emotions and feelings. The creative expression of our thoughts and feelings gives us the opportunity to really see our experiences while strengthening our growth and resilience. 

Some of my areas of special interest include working with youth, young adults, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), trauma and loss, low self-esteem, and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), gender, sexuality, and identity.

Besides making art (of course!), I love to read, knit and in the warmer months, you might find me kayaking lazily down the local rivers. My favourite companion is my 9 year-old bulldog, Loki. 

Come as you are, where you are and however you want to be known. Whether you are looking for counselling or are interested in exploring Art Therapy, I am ready to meet you wherever you are and will help you find your truth.

Paige Sparrow, MSW, RSW (she/her)

I’m passionate about helping people overcome challenges, develop skills and strengthen their relationship with themselves and those around them.  My role as a therapist is to support you in telling your story in an environment that feels safe and comfortable. I use an eclectic approach drawing on various skills, training and experiences, to tailor a treatment plan specific to your goals and needs.  My hope is that you leave our sessions feeling lighter, heard, and empowered. 

I am a Registered Social Worker with over 10 years clinical experience working in acute mental health in both hospital and community-based settings.  I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with regulating emotions, anxiety, and low mood.  I have experience working with concurrent disorders and trauma.  I am an ally to 2SLGBTQ+ folks and happy to support your needs.

I’m an old soul who loves wearing bright colours, hunting for antiques, hearing live music, and cuddling giant dogs.  I can usually be found chasing my toddler around outside or curled up in the sun with a good book.

We all need support in life sometimes, and I am prepared to walk alongside you wherever you are today.

Sofia Bronze, MSW, RSW (she/her)

Change is tough, but not impossible.  I believe humans are survivors, pushing through difficult times, healing wounds and ultimately thriving.  Therapy support is a key component to moving beyond surviving to thriving. When you work with me, you can expect patience, empathy and a willingness to travel through the therapy process at your pace.  I will be a guide and a partner as you share your pain and your successes. I encourage reflection and I support you to stay in the moment through my use of mindfulness techniques that we can use in the therapy room and that you can take with you.

I am a Registered Social Worker with experience in both community-based agencies and the private/corporate sector. I enjoy working with adults who are feeling unbalanced and stressed, perhaps due to a lack of coping skills, anxiety/panic attacks, low self-esteem or are facing a difficult life transition. I offer a client-centred approach, drawing from principles of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Strengths-Based and Mindfulness.

Outside of work, I love yoga, meditation and being in nature, particularly by the water. I enjoy trying new foods and exploring local spots in the summer months. My favourite pastimes are gardening and relaxing with my Maine Coon rescue cat.

I understand how difficult it is to seek out support. It takes courage and vulnerability to explore parts of yourself you have not before. Ironically, it is the most difficult moments in life that can lead us to therapy.  Working with me will help you use these difficulties to have a positive impact as you move forward, stronger, more capable and empowered. I will meet you with patience, curiosity, compassion and walk alongside you.

Narda Razack, MSW, PhD, RSW (she/her)

You are struggling and are feeling like something isn’t quite right.  You feel anxious, overwhelmed and hopeless at times.  You have tried working on your mindset, but the responsibilities you have in your day-to-day life keep piling on.  You seem to be constantly giving to others, and before you know it, you have no time to care for yourself.  Whether it is family dynamics and responsibilities, racial trauma, workplace harassment, grief or gender-based violence, you constantly struggle with these big issues that never seem to feel resolved.  Maybe you have lost your partner, a child, or a friend.  Your source of support is gone and that loss feels so heavy.

I am a mature therapist with years of experience.  I have learned many lessons myself that have helped me navigate trauma, loss and the overwhelm that comes with them.  First and foremost, I can empathize with you. I can help you feel heard and supported as we walk through the challenges and dive deeper in a safe, supportive environment. There is no judgement here.  Just compassion and life experience to help you feel understood.

Professionally, I gained valuable diverse clinical skills while working at a counselling agency and left to become a professor of Social Work at a large university.  I taught and supervised social work students, their practicum in the field and also held leadership positions within the social work department and the larger academy.

As a racialized immigrant woman, my circles reflect our rich diversity. I cherish and nurture my relationships with my family and friends. I enjoy cardio and Zumba workouts and Covid has intensified the joy of walking especially on the many beautiful trails that surround us. I also love to read, play music, dance, entertain and enjoy different cuisines.

Working with me will provide you with a place to talk about the emotions, the trauma and the injustices you have experienced.  I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can unload the fears, the anger and the sorrow, and actually give a voice to these issues that have relentlessly worn you down.

Christin Speiran, BA, MA (In Progress), Registered Psychotherapist - Qualifying (she/her)

Therapy with me offers a place where you will feel heard and understood. I have completed training in approaches that focus on you, working on the issues you want to focus on, using tools that are useful outside of the therapy room. Reaching out for support takes courage and you need to feel supported and met with compassion. I work to empower you through genuine understanding and impactful connection.

Outside of work, I spend my time chasing around my busy young daughters with my husband in our home full of pets and plants. We spend as much time as we can outdoors and enjoy the beauty of every season.

I recognize individuals as their own experts. Most often, a person needs someone to guide them in combatting the overwhelm and untangling the knots during challenging times in their lives. Ultimately, growth requires patience, and change requires courage and vulnerability. I will be your support during vulnerable times and help you find the courage you already have.

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