Angini is a compassionate social worker with 10+ years experience as a counsellor, manager, trainer and facilitator. Angini has been providing strengths based, client centered, trauma informed counselling to clients and groups in a variety of settings. Angini also works with issues of masculinity, anger management, alcohol and substance use. Angini, as a person of colour originally from the Caribbean, is mindful of issues within the context of multiculturalism and diversity as well as stigmatization often faced by persons who identities are affected by race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, income level, religion and age.
Carol is running the Sex session, Sundays at 6:30pm ET. Carol is a Holistic Life Coach with a particular focus on financial literacy and a passion for sexuality and the human condition.
Dedric runs the OCD session Fridays at 6pm ET. Dedric is a Clinician at The OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and does CBT, among much else with those suffering from OCD.
Jonah runs his Men's Group session Sundays at 10am ET. Jonah is an educator, registered and licensed social worker and freelance author. He has done a lot of work empowering youth and adolescents.
Eating Disorders & Peer Support for Military
Karen is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Virginia and has 22+ years of experience. Her expertise includes working with patients post suicide attempts, trauma survivors (combat and/or interpersonal trauma), and in cognitive behavioral as well as solution focused therapy. Karen loves reading, personal development, spending time with her spouse Tony, and her three precious children (Lena, Grace, & Gideon). She runs an Eating Disorder Group Saturdays at 3pm ET.
Latisha is a graduate from the Social Service Worker program at George Brown College and has her diploma in Early Childhood Education through Georgian College. She'll be running two groups, our second group on Relationships Mondays at 10am & our third group on Healing and Recovery from Trauma Sundays at 4pm ET. Latisha has an extensive background working with children, youth and adults that have experienced various levels of abuse, anger, and trauma. She has experience in counselling and crisis support within a trauma-informed, anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework.
Maria is Holistic Health Coach graduated from the Institute For Integrative Nutrition IIN, NY. She specializes in eating disorders globally. Her mission is to make women stop suffering from anxiety, depression, frustration and anger for not meeting the beauty standards imposed by our society and culture, helping them to find their own light and unique identity. Being a firm believer that eating disorders is a growing social and cultural epidemic. This phenomenon is what prevents women of all ages from living from a place of happiness, power, acceptance and strength. This seriously affects our society, family and relationships.
Nadene Joy will be doing a weekly session Tuesdays at 3pm ET. She's a Global Mindset Strategist, Author and Chair/Founder of The Global Lead 2 Impact Summit.
Anxiety & Stress, Grief
Suramya runs an Anxiety session Mondays at 2pm ET and a Grief session 4pm Mondays ET. She has 5 years of experience working as a Psychologist. She's worked as an intern in institutes like Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi and Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi.
Support for First-Responders
Anne-Marie is an Advanced Practice Nurse specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health for over 15 years. As an experienced helping professional, she has a particular interest in providing support and care for first-responders and front-line health care workers.
Colleen is a Credentialed Master Coach CMP. She has 30 years' experience of working in and with organizations and focusing on growing people and in turn organizations. She creates a space for people to be vulnerable and and to feel non-judged as they come to terms with change, connection, managing their stress, achieving BIG goals and finding the meaning in their lives.
Hailey is a Registered Social Worker who is passionate about mental health and working with others to help achieve wellness. She completed her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Windsor and holds an Honours BA in Psychology from York University.
Finding Your Fit- Surviving Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World
Julie has worked in the field of mental health for 25 years and is registered with the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists. She runs the session: Finding Your Fit - Surviving Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World (for introverts, highly sensitive persons, and those late to a diagnosis of autism or adhd).Tuesdays 6:45PM ET, 5:45pm CT.
Kiyana (MAFP) is a mental health practitioner in the mental health field who divides her time between clinicalpractice (internationally),Teaching Psychology, and Writing. She authors books, works as a therapist/coach within her prophetic gifting and is a strong believer in God, Love, Health & Healing.
Living with Chronic Pain, Illness & Disability
Laura created this session which is close to heart, as she has personal experience with it, “Living with Chronic Illness and Disability”. Laura is a Certified Social Worker and Grief Therapist with extensive knowledge and experience in research and counselling in the fields of aging, disability and rehabilitation. Laura is experienced in psychosocial/psychoeducational assessment, counselling, practicing as a group facilitator and experienced lecturer.
Peer Support for Immigrants & Refugees
Martin graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Psychology and he has a specialty in suicide prevention, crisis intervention and refugee mental health (with a focus on Mental health in male refugees).
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Sarah Bryans will be doing a session on Addictions and Substance Abuse Fridays at 7:30pm ET. Sarah has an extensive background in addictions and trauma counselling with a varied and rich professional background. She is a registered addictions counsellor and owned a yoga studio for several years specializing in somatic therapy for addictions and trauma recovery.
Anxiety & Stress and The Men's Group
Willie gained a Law Degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, before having a career as a Police Officer for thirty one years, followed by nearly seven years in corporate security management. Drawing on that experience and the skills he had acquired, three years ago he set up his own business as a personal development and change coach. He is a certificated Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
He will be running Anxiety & Stress groups every other Tuesday Noon ET, 5pm UK Time. Willie's Men’s Group will meet every Thursday at 4:30pm ET and His Anxiety group will meet every Tuesday at Noon ET.
The Youth Stress & Anxiety Group
Brianne runs the Stress and Anxiety Groups for Youth (aged 12 to 19). Brianne has worked in various roles within Mental Health and Addictions services, primarily working with youth. Brianne utilizes a client-centered and strengths-based approach, as well as her positive and outgoing personality to best engage with youth.
Daphne is, first and foremost, a peer with lived experience in mental health and substance use. Daphne supports others as they implement a wellness-oriented life-style because she believes that everyone can achieve wellness. Daphne is currently an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS), and an Intentional Peer Support Organization (IPS) trainer. She is co-author of the nation’s first Integrated Forensic Peer Support Curriculum as well as the author of 365 Days of Peer Support: Sharing Hope Through Experience.
Physical & Verbal Abuse
Jaleesa will be doing the Physical and Verbal Abuse session Sundays at 2pm. She is a Social Worker and works at a Correctional Facility in Hamilton, Ontario and performs a range of professional therapeutic services to assist in the rehabilitation of offenders at the institution.
Family Members of Addiction and Postpartum Anxiety & Depression
Kalee is a mental health enthusiast that has worked in the addiction and mental health field for over 6 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is currently working as a Counselor Supervisor for a Medication Assisted Therapy treatment center. She has struggled with trauma, depression, post-partum depression (mom of a 6-month little girl), and there is a history of addiction in her family. Mental health holds a dear place in her heart, and if she can help one person embrace and improve their mental health, that will be enough. She will be running Postpartum Depression groups Saturdays at 8pm ET every other week and Family Members of Addiction Saturdays at 8pm ET every other week.
Kofi is a social worker with a diverse range of experience in this field. For 15 years he's worked with individuals, caregivers, children, extended family members and collaborated with various agencies and service providers. Kofi will be running our second group on Anger Management Saturdays at 1pm ET.
Addictions & Substance Abuse
Mansa works at St. Michael’s Homes as a Case Coordinator where she works with people who are either about to, ready to, or have gone through the St. Michael's Residential program.
Matthew is a mental health peer-support specialist, nonprofit learning manager, educator, and author living in the suburbs of Washington, DC. As a person with lived experience, Matthew uses his own story as a channel for others to heal through. Professionally, Matthew is the knowledge and learning manager with a Mental Health nonprofit organization in the DC Metro area. He’ll be running "Managing Bipolar to Live your Best Life" group on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM EST
Stefanie has been a peer support worker with the Schizophrenia Society for the past two years. She has spent more than twenty years in mental health environments including Canadian Mental Health Association and Potential Place in a variety of roles helping people cope with various issues such as depression, loneliness, relationships etc. She is dedicated to helping people get back on their feet and moving forward on their path to mental and emotional wellness. She presents as gentle and nonjudgmental and always brings a warm welcome.