Our Team

Meet Our Team

We are dedicated to supporting your growth and healing as an individual, family or couple. Ranging from RCCs with specific expertise to Master's-level intern/student counsellors, we're able to provide services and rates to meet a variety of needs and budgets.

Find the Right Therapist for You

Life & Career Transitions
Low-Self Esteem
Trauma
Neurodiversity
Mental Health
Intimacy
Expressive Arts Therapy
Clinical Supervision
2SLGBTQIA+
Grief/Loss
Mindfulness
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Intergenerational Trauma
Addiction
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Panic Disorders
Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Depression
Anxiety
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Olivia Ng, MEd, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Olivia (she/her) is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and respectful space. ​She has the aspiration of working with a diverse clientele presenting a broad range of counselling concerns. With creativity, flexibility and intention she creates an approach that works best for you.

Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
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Daria Szwedowicz, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Daria (she/her) uses a warm, collaborative approach using modalities like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to support her clients in feeling safe and supported as they address challenges in their life. She has experience serving adults with intergenerational trauma, marginalization and addiction.

Couples Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Individual Therapy
Addiction
Intergenerational Trauma
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Michael Gelmon, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Michael (he/him) believes our connection to nature and to each other is foundational in our well-being. He supports clients with life transitions, identity development, grief/loss and more.

Individual Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Grief/Loss
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Ash dela Cruz Yip, MCP-SY, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Ash (they/them) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) who believes that the client knows themselves best and gives them the space to explore their experiences, and the context surrounding them, with empathy and care.

Anxiety
Depression
Grief/Loss
2SLGBTQIA+
Neurodiversity
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Essay Sun, RCC MCP MBA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Essay (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) who uses a warm, empathetic, and client-centered approach to invite clients into a collaborative exploration of their unique challenges.

Anxiety
Depression
Grief/Loss
Neurodiversity
Life & Career Transitions
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Samuel Romero, ExAT

Expressive Arts Therapist

Samuel (he/him) is an Expressive Arts Therapist (ExAT), Artist, and Musician. His work engages the imagination through movement, painting, writing, sculpture, play, sound and music to facilitate healing and growth.

Expressive Arts Therapy
Grief/Loss
Depression
Intimacy
Individual Therapy
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Kushal Gill

Practicum Student Counsellor

Kushal (she/her) is currently completing her practicum for her Master of Counselling degree. Kushal is committed to supporting clients' unique life journeys, through empathy and compassion.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Family Therapy
Couples Therapy
Neurodiversity
Anxiety
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Denada Mehmeti

Practicum Student Counsellor

Dea (she/her) is a practicum student counsellor completing her Master’s of Counselling Psychology. Dea has many years of professional experience supporting families and working with neurodiverse children facing social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. Her educational background in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, Sociology, and Mental Health allows her to approach clients’ concerns from an interdisciplinary, broadly informed perspective.

Family Therapy
Individual Therapy
Neurodiversity
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
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Anam Gill

Practicum Student Counsellor

Anam (she/her) is currently completing the clinical practicum for her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University under the clinical supervision of Amandeep Jassal, MSW, RSW.

Anxiety
Depression
Low-Self Esteem
Trauma
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Marlae Vermeer

Practicum Student Counsellor

Marlae (she/her) is currently completing the clinical practicum for her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with the goal of becoming a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Marlae is passionate about supporting families, couples, and individuals through a person-centered and strengths-based lens so they may work through various complexities and challenges.

Family Therapy
Mental Health
Neurodiversity
Trauma
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Amandeep Jassal, MSW, RSW

Clinical Supervisor

Amandeep (he/him) is only accepting students for clinical supervision at this time. He specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioural therapy and dialectical-behavioural therapy to help clients target recurring negative thoughts and to help improve their mood and behaviour.

Clinical Supervision
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
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Shalene Takara, MA, RCC-ACS

Owner/Founder & Registered Clinical Counsellor - Approved Clinical Supervisor

Shalene (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor - Approved Clinical Supervisor (RCC-ACS) and owner/founder of Safe Space Counselling Services. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and has been working in the field of mental health since 2009. Since 2012, she has been working for non-profit and community agencies providing counselling to individuals, couples and families and in private practice since 2016. In addition to being a therapist, she provides clinical supervision/consultation to Master's-level psychology students and professionals.

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Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
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FAQ

Have questions? Here we have listed some of our most common inquiries. If you can't find your answer here, check our full FAQ page. Still have something you'd like cleared up? Get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help.

What types of issues does your group practice specialize in?
What therapeutic approaches does your group practice use?
How long are the counselling sessions, and what is the cost at your group practice?
How can I book a free consultation or counselling with one of your therapists?