Meet the Team

At KMA, our team members are bright, kind, and experts at the art of living one's best life. We love to support you throughout your mental health journey and are here to assist with any need - big or small.

Alyssa Haim, MA, RP

Alyssa is a Clinical Counsellor licensed with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, as well as a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed her Masters in Clinical Counselling Psychology at Adler University in Vancouver, BC. Prior to pursuing her degree in Counselling Psychology, Alyssa attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario earning her undergraduate degree in Sociology, with a minor in both Psychology and Religious Studies.

Her main issues of focus include both acute and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, work and relationship stressors, or issues in communication and boundaries.

Hidden Talent: Loves to paint

Fascinating Life Experience: Volunteered with children doing equestrian therapy!

Passionate About: Animals

Ari Choudhury, MA, RP(Q)

Arshiya is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and psychology from University of Toronto.

Arshiya started her career in behavioral therapy, fostering the development of functional skills and emotional development in children, youth and adults with developmental disorders. Since then, she has found a passion working with youth and young adults with a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders and cultural challenges.

Hidden Talent: Indian classical dancer

Fascinating Life Experience: Lived in Mombasa where Elephants would drink from her pool!

Passionate About: Interior design

Cecile Barington, M.Ed, CCPA

Cecile is a therapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Organizational Psychology and is a member with the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Cecile has over 20 years experience as a therapist working with individuals and couples.

As an individual who practices mindfulness to better herself, Cecile enjoys sharing her mindfulness techniques with clients to create daily self-care strategies. Cecile’s also passionate in helping clients overcome issues relating to fertility, stress management, self esteem, work and life stressors, life transitions, relationship issues and communication skills.

Fascinating Life Experience: Owned and operated 3 bakeries.

Elizabeth Beiderman, M.Ed, RP

Elizabeth is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She holds an M.Ed. in counselling from Acadia University and a BA in Psychology from Concordia University.

Currently, some of her specialties include issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, challenging life transitions, grief and loss, low self-esteem, trauma, and chronic pain and injury. 

Hidden Talent: Can recite the English AND Greek alphabet backwards!

Fascinating Life Experience: Worked an a chocolate factory in Australia

Passionate About: Travelling the world

Faith Sundaralingam, MSW, RSW

Faith is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and a graduate of Ryerson University. Currently she holds both a Masters of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Faith has over 6 years of experience in working with a diverse population of people from different backgrounds, ages, and life experience. She is understanding, empathetic, non-judgmental and fosters a positive environment for clients to feel reassured in their healing process. 

Hidden Talent: Can play 5 different instruments!

Fascinating Life Experience: Did the CN tower edge walk

Passionate About: Helping people heal

Gowry Ratnam, BA

Gowry is our Quality Assurance Supervisor and has been a part of our KMA team for the last 10 years.  Gowry is one of the first people you will meet at KMA. She’s extremely friendly and enjoys interacting with clients to help facilitate a splendid experience.

Gowry holds a Bachelor's degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.  Her interest in Psychology and her dedication to Client Care are key reasons why she enjoys her role as KMA. 

Talent: Growing exotic fruits and vegetable 

Fascinating Life Experience: Hiked the Sri Pada Mountain in 2019 

Passionate About: Cooking

Julieta Melano Zittermann, BA

Julieta is our friendly client coordinator and intake specialist.

With over 10 years of customer services experience, Julieta is understanding, upbeat and always strives to help out clients in whatever ways she can. She is one of the first points of contact you'll encounter at KMA! Julieta completed her undergrad in Gender and Women Studies, and brings a cultural, intersectional understanding of the world into everything she does. She is currently completing a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, and hopes to become a practicing psychotherapist soon!

Hidden talent: Can play the saxophone

Fascinating life experience: Was featured in British Vogue

Passionate about: Good music and better food

Kathy Avayianos Adetuyi, MA, BSW, RSW

Kathy is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers. She currently holds a Bachelor of Social Work from York University and an Honours, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

With over 20 years of experience, Kathy’s services are informed by the modalities of Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and delivered through a strengths-based lens. As a woman of colour and multi-ethnic background, Kathy also brings with her a culturally sensitive approach and a passion for anti-oppressive work.

Hidden Talent: Exceptional at gardening.

Fascinating Life Experience: Various travels to the Caribbean

Passionate About: Parenting her two boys!

Kimberly Moffit, DCPsych

Kimberly is the founder of KMA Therapy, a spokesperson, an author, and one of Canada's most experienced media relationship experts.

Her doctoral research studied the emotional psychology of entrepreneurs.

Favourite snack: Miss Vickie's Chips

Favourite place in the world: London’s Southbank

Leoni Boodram, MSW, RSW

Leoni is a Registered Social Worker with a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Leoni’s a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

She works with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced an array of mental health and life challenges. Leoni takes a therapeutic approach of blending modalities such a client-centered, CBT, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and strength-based while encompassing a biopsychosocial lens to help clients achieve goals, explore challenges and identify strengths.

Talent: Was a competitive swimmer

Fascinating Life Experience: Volunteered at an elephant shelter in Thailand

Passionate About: Travelling

Myra Batalvi, MA, M.Ed, RP

Myra is a psychotherapist with a double Masters in Counselling Psychology from Columbia.

She has an open-hearted, goal-oriented approach to therapy and has experience working with life transitions, identity and career issues.

Naived Thaker, MA, RP(Q)

Naived is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

Naived practices individual therapy and strongly believes that trust is a key factor in building productive relationships with his clients. Naived's therapeutic style is integrative and uses methods from humanistic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy to provide clients with the optimal support.

Talent: can play the tabla at a professional level

Fascinating life experience: drove on the autobahn once at 300 km/h

Passionate about: music and mental health

Nalin Bisnath, MA, RP(Q)

Nalin is a Registered Psychotherapist, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and is currently working toward her PhD in Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Nalin focuses on empowering her clients to take charge of their therapy journey while providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment in order to explore issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-esteem, relationships and life transitions. 

Hidden Talent: Professional dancer

Fascinating Life Experience: Visited the Sistine Chapel

Passionate About: The arts and good perfume!

Romana Hrivnakova, MA, RP(Q)

Romana is a therapist currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Peter Symonds College in the United Kingdom. Romana’s also completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Bournemouth and Poole College in the United Kingdom. Romana has over 12 years of experience working as a mental health professional.

Romana’s also keen on helping clients overcome problems relating to addiction, depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, trauma, identity issues, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.

Tre Reid, BA

Tre is a currently our rockstar recruiter for the KMA Team! With over 10 years of experience in team management, recruiting, and client service, Tre brings some really unique experience to the team.

As a podcast host and entrepreneur, he’s learned to utilize both creativity and charisma to help remove walls between employer and employee, while creating a space for transparency and authenticity.

Hidden Talent: Writes poetry

Fascinating Life Experience: Becoming an uncle!

Passionate About: Different types of music

Vish Kularatnam, MSW, RSW

Vish is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Vish holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto.

Vish is a passionate advocate for client-centered care and recognizes that individuals are navigating their identity, experiences, relationships, mental health, and the systems they live in. She has worked extensively with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship/ family issues, health issues, grief and loss, body image issues and work or school/life balance.

Zainab Adil Gandhi, MA, CCPA

Zainab is a Counsellor at KMA Therapy with a Masters degree in Psychological Counselling, specializing in Marriage and Family therapies. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Zainab has had 10 years of experience in counselling with Adults, Couples, Parents & Children.

She strongly believes every client should be treated with empathy to establish a good rapport to bring about healthy changes. Zainab has a broad range of experiences working with issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, bullying, parenting challenges, marital concerns, divorce, building healthy communication, relationships, grief and loss, and balancing work and life.

Ari Choudhury, MA, RP(Q)

Arshiya is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and psychology from University of Toronto. Arshiya started her career in behavioral therapy, fostering the development of functional skills and emotional development in children, youth and adults with developmental disorders. Since then, she has found a passion working with youth and young adults with a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders and cultural challenges. Hidden Talent: Indian classical dancer Fascinating Life Experience: Lived in Mombasa where Elephants would drink from her pool! Passionate About: Interior design

Cecile Barington, M.Ed, CCPA

Cecile is a therapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Organizational Psychology and is a member with the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Cecile has over 20 years experience as a therapist working with individuals and couples. As an individual who practises mindfulness to better herself, Cecile enjoys sharing her mindfulness techniques with clients to create daily self-care strategies. Cecile’s also passionate in helping clients overcome issues relating to fertility, stress management, self esteem, work and life stressors, life transitions, relationship issues and communication skills. Fascinating Life Experience: Owned and Operated 3 bakeries. Favourite City: Sidney, Australia

Elizabeth Beiderman, M.Ed, RP

Elizabeth is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She holds an M.Ed. in counselling from Acadia University and a BA in Psychology from Concordia University. Currently, some of her specialities include issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, challenging life transitions, grief and loss, low self-esteem, trauma, and chronic pain and injury. Hidden Talent: Can recite the English AND Greek alphabet backwards!Fascinating Life Experience: Worked an a chocolate factory in AustraliaPassionate About: Travelling the world

Kimberly Moffit, DCPsych

Kimberly is the founder of KMA Therapy, a spokesperson, an author, and one of Canada's most experienced media relationship experts. Her doctoral research studied the emotional psychology of entrepreneurs.

Naived Thaker, MA, RP(Q)

Naived is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Naived practises individual therapy and strongly believes that trust is a key factor in building productive relationships with his clients. Naived therapeutic style is integrative and uses methods from humanistic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy to provide clients with the optimal support. Talent: can play the tabla at a professional level Fascinating life experience: drove on the autobahn once at 300 km/h Passionate about: music and mental health

Nalin Bisnath, MA, RP(Q)

Nalin is a Registered Psychotherapist, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and is currently working toward her PhD in Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Nalin focuses on empowering her clients to take charge of their therapy journey while providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment in order to explore issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-esteem, relationships and life transitions. Hidden Talent: Professional dancerFascinating Life Experience: Visited the Sistine ChapelPassionate About: The arts and good perfume!

Vish Kularatnam, MSW, RSW

Vish Vish is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Vish holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. Vish is a passionate advocate for client-centered care and recognizes that individuals are navigating their identity, experiences, relationships, mental health, and the systems they live in. She has worked extensively with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship/ family issues, health issues, grief and loss, body image issues and work or school/life balance. Talent: Secret dog whisperer Fascinating Life Experience: Overcame my fear of public speaking by working as a keynote speaker for a non-profit. Passionate About: exploring new coffee shops

Alyssa Haim, MA, RP

Alyssa is a Clinical Counsellor licensed with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, as well as a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed her Masters in Clinical Counselling Psychology at Adler University in Vancouver, BC. Prior to pursuing her degree in Counselling Psychology, Alyssa attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario earning her undergraduate degree in Sociology, with a minor in both Psychology and Religious Studies. Her main issues of focus include both acute and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, work and relationship stressors, or issues in communication and boundaries. Hidden Talent: Loves to paint Fascinating Life Experience: Volunteered with children doing equestrian therapy!Passionate About: Animals

Ari Choudhury, MA, RP(Q)

Arshiya is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and psychology from University of Toronto. Arshiya started her career in behavioral therapy, fostering the development of functional skills and emotional development in children, youth and adults with developmental disorders. Since then, she has found a passion working with youth and young adults with a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders and cultural challenges. Hidden Talent: Indian classical dancer Fascinating Life Experience: Lived in Mombasa where Elephants would drink from her pool! Passionate About: Interior design

Cecile Barington, M.Ed, CCPA

Cecile is a therapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Organizational Psychology and is a member with the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Cecile has over 20 years experience as a therapist working with individuals and couples. As an individual who practises mindfulness to better herself, Cecile enjoys sharing her mindfulness techniques with clients to create daily self-care strategies. Cecile’s also passionate in helping clients overcome issues relating to fertility, stress management, self esteem, work and life stressors, life transitions, relationship issues and communication skills. Fascinating Life Experience: Owned and Operated 3 bakeries. Favourite City: Sidney, Australia

Faith Sundaralingam, MSW, RSW

Faith is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and a graduate of Ryerson University. Currently she holds both a Masters of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work degree. Faith has over 6 years of experience in working with a diverse population of people from different backgrounds, ages, and life experience. She is understanding, empathetic, non-judgmental and fosters a positive environment for clients to feel reassured in their healing process. Hidden Talent: Can play 5 different instruments! Fascinating Life Experience: Did the CN tower edge walk Passionate About: Helping people heal

Kimberly Moffit, DCPsych

Kimberly is the founder of KMA Therapy, a spokesperson, an author, and one of Canada's most experienced media relationship experts. Her doctoral research studied the emotional psychology of entrepreneurs.

Naived Thaker, MA, RP(Q)

Naived is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Naived practises individual therapy and strongly believes that trust is a key factor in building productive relationships with his clients. Naived therapeutic style is integrative and uses methods from humanistic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy to provide clients with the optimal support. Talent: can play the tabla at a professional level Fascinating life experience: drove on the autobahn once at 300 km/h Passionate about: music and mental health

Nalin Bisnath, MA, RP(Q)

Nalin is a Registered Psychotherapist, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and is currently working toward her PhD in Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Nalin focuses on empowering her clients to take charge of their therapy journey while providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment in order to explore issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-esteem, relationships and life transitions. Hidden Talent: Professional dancerFascinating Life Experience: Visited the Sistine ChapelPassionate About: The arts and good perfume!

Romana Hrivnakova, MA, RP(Q)

Romana is a therapist currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Peter Symonds College in the United Kingdom. Romana’s also completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Bournemouth and Poole College in the United Kingdom. Romana has over 12 years of experience working as a mental health professional. Romana’s also keen on helping clients overcome problems relating to addiction, depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, trauma, identity issues, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.

Vish Kularatnam, MSW, RSW

Vish Vish is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Vish holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. Vish is a passionate advocate for client-centered care and recognizes that individuals are navigating their identity, experiences, relationships, mental health, and the systems they live in. She has worked extensively with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship/ family issues, health issues, grief and loss, body image issues and work or school/life balance. Talent: Secret dog whisperer Fascinating Life Experience: Overcame my fear of public speaking by working as a keynote speaker for a non-profit. Passionate About: exploring new coffee shops

Alyssa Haim, MA, RP

Alyssa is a Clinical Counsellor licensed with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, as well as a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed her Masters in Clinical Counselling Psychology at Adler University in Vancouver, BC. Prior to pursuing her degree in Counselling Psychology, Alyssa attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario earning her undergraduate degree in Sociology, with a minor in both Psychology and Religious Studies. Her main issues of focus include both acute and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, work and relationship stressors, or issues in communication and boundaries. Hidden Talent: Loves to paint Fascinating Life Experience: Volunteered with children doing equestrian therapy!Passionate About: Animals

Ari Choudhury, MA, RP(Q)

Arshiya is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and psychology from University of Toronto. Arshiya started her career in behavioral therapy, fostering the development of functional skills and emotional development in children, youth and adults with developmental disorders. Since then, she has found a passion working with youth and young adults with a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders and cultural challenges. Hidden Talent: Indian classical dancer Fascinating Life Experience: Lived in Mombasa where Elephants would drink from her pool! Passionate About: Interior design

Leoni Boodram, MSW, RSW

Leoni is a Registered Social Worker with a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Leoni’s a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She works with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced an array of mental health and life challenges. Leoni takes a therapeutic approach of blending modalities such a client-centered, CBT, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and strength-based while encompassing a biopsychosocial lens to help clients achieve goals, explore challenges and identify strengths. Talent- Was a competitive swimming Fascinating Life Experience- Volunteered at an elephant shelter in Thailand Passionate About: Travelling

Nalin Bisnath, MA, RP(Q)

Nalin is a Registered Psychotherapist, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and is currently working toward her PhD in Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Nalin focuses on empowering her clients to take charge of their therapy journey while providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment in order to explore issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-esteem, relationships and life transitions. Hidden Talent: Professional dancerFascinating Life Experience: Visited the Sistine ChapelPassionate About: The arts and good perfume!

Vish Kularatnam, MSW, RSW

Vish Vish is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Vish holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. Vish is a passionate advocate for client-centered care and recognizes that individuals are navigating their identity, experiences, relationships, mental health, and the systems they live in. She has worked extensively with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship/ family issues, health issues, grief and loss, body image issues and work or school/life balance. Talent: Secret dog whisperer Fascinating Life Experience: Overcame my fear of public speaking by working as a keynote speaker for a non-profit. Passionate About: exploring new coffee shops

Ari Choudhury, MA, RP(Q)

Arshiya is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and psychology from University of Toronto. Arshiya started her career in behavioral therapy, fostering the development of functional skills and emotional development in children, youth and adults with developmental disorders. Since then, she has found a passion working with youth and young adults with a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders and cultural challenges. Hidden Talent: Indian classical dancer Fascinating Life Experience: Lived in Mombasa where Elephants would drink from her pool! Passionate About: Interior design

Cecile Barington, M.Ed, CCPA

Cecile is a therapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Organizational Psychology and is a member with the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Cecile has over 20 years experience as a therapist working with individuals and couples. As an individual who practises mindfulness to better herself, Cecile enjoys sharing her mindfulness techniques with clients to create daily self-care strategies. Cecile’s also passionate in helping clients overcome issues relating to fertility, stress management, self esteem, work and life stressors, life transitions, relationship issues and communication skills. Fascinating Life Experience: Owned and Operated 3 bakeries. Favourite City: Sidney, Australia

Nalin Bisnath, MA, RP(Q)

Nalin is a Registered Psychotherapist, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and is currently working toward her PhD in Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Nalin focuses on empowering her clients to take charge of their therapy journey while providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment in order to explore issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-esteem, relationships and life transitions. Hidden Talent: Professional dancerFascinating Life Experience: Visited the Sistine ChapelPassionate About: The arts and good perfume!

Romana Hrivnakova, MA, RP(Q)

Romana is a therapist currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Peter Symonds College in the United Kingdom. Romana’s also completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Bournemouth and Poole College in the United Kingdom. Romana has over 12 years of experience working as a mental health professional. Romana’s also keen on helping clients overcome problems relating to addiction, depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, trauma, identity issues, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.

Vish Kularatnam, MSW, RSW

Vish Vish is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Vish holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. Vish is a passionate advocate for client-centered care and recognizes that individuals are navigating their identity, experiences, relationships, mental health, and the systems they live in. She has worked extensively with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship/ family issues, health issues, grief and loss, body image issues and work or school/life balance. Talent: Secret dog whisperer Fascinating Life Experience: Overcame my fear of public speaking by working as a keynote speaker for a non-profit. Passionate About: exploring new coffee shops

Romana Hrivnakova, MA, RP(Q)

Romana is a therapist currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Peter Symonds College in the United Kingdom. Romana’s also completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Bournemouth and Poole College in the United Kingdom. Romana has over 12 years of experience working as a mental health professional. Romana’s also keen on helping clients overcome problems relating to addiction, depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, trauma, identity issues, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties.

Alyssa Haim, MA, RP

Alyssa is a Clinical Counsellor licensed with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, as well as a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed her Masters in Clinical Counselling Psychology at Adler University in Vancouver, BC. Prior to pursuing her degree in Counselling Psychology, Alyssa attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario earning her undergraduate degree in Sociology, with a minor in both Psychology and Religious Studies. Her main issues of focus include both acute and complex trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, work and relationship stressors, or issues in communication and boundaries. Hidden Talent: Loves to paint Fascinating Life Experience: Volunteered with children doing equestrian therapy!Passionate About: Animals

Ari Choudhury, MA, RP(Q)

Arshiya is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and psychology from University of Toronto. Arshiya started her career in behavioral therapy, fostering the development of functional skills and emotional development in children, youth and adults with developmental disorders. Since then, she has found a passion working with youth and young adults with a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders and cultural challenges. Hidden Talent: Indian classical dancer Fascinating Life Experience: Lived in Mombasa where Elephants would drink from her pool! Passionate About: Interior design

Cecile Barington, M.Ed, CCPA

Cecile is a therapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Organizational Psychology and is a member with the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Cecile has over 20 years experience as a therapist working with individuals and couples. As an individual who practises mindfulness to better herself, Cecile enjoys sharing her mindfulness techniques with clients to create daily self-care strategies. Cecile’s also passionate in helping clients overcome issues relating to fertility, stress management, self esteem, work and life stressors, life transitions, relationship issues and communication skills. Fascinating Life Experience: Owned and Operated 3 bakeries. Favourite City: Sidney, Australia

Faith Sundaralingam, MSW, RSW

Faith is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and a graduate of Ryerson University. Currently she holds both a Masters of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work degree. Faith has over 6 years of experience in working with a diverse population of people from different backgrounds, ages, and life experience. She is understanding, empathetic, non-judgmental and fosters a positive environment for clients to feel reassured in their healing process. Hidden Talent: Can play 5 different instruments! Fascinating Life Experience: Did the CN tower edge walk Passionate About: Helping people heal

Kathy Avayianos Adetuyi, MA, BSW, RSW

Kathy is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers. She currently holds a Bachelor of Social Work from York University and an Honours, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. With over 20 years of experience, Kathy’s services are informed by the modalities of Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and delivered through a strengths-based lens. As a woman of colour and multi-ethnic background, Kathy also brings with her a culturally sensitive approach and a passion for anti-oppressive work. Hidden Talent: Exceptional at gardening. Fascinating Life Experience: Various travels to the caribbean Passionate About: Parenting her two boys!

Leoni Boodram, MSW, RSW

Leoni is a Registered Social Worker with a degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Leoni’s a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She works with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced an array of mental health and life challenges. Leoni takes a therapeutic approach of blending modalities such a client-centered, CBT, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and strength-based while encompassing a biopsychosocial lens to help clients achieve goals, explore challenges and identify strengths. Talent- Was a competitive swimming Fascinating Life Experience- Volunteered at an elephant shelter in Thailand Passionate About: Travelling

Myra Batalvi, MA, M.Ed, RP

Myra is an experienced individual and couples Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who holds a double Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Columbia University. Myra has an open-hearted and goal-oriented approach to therapy. She brings to her therapeutic container life experience with changing career paths, as well as with bi-cultural families and issues of diversity and identity. Her specialities include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, familial conflict, childhood traumas, building resilience and self-esteem, and life transitions (including career, academic and relational). Fascinating Life Experience: Former Strategy Consultant for Fortune 500 healthcare companies.

Naived Thaker, MA, RP(Q)

Naived is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Naived practises individual therapy and strongly believes that trust is a key factor in building productive relationships with his clients. Naived therapeutic style is integrative and uses methods from humanistic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy to provide clients with the optimal support. Talent: can play the tabla at a professional level Fascinating life experience: drove on the autobahn once at 300 km/h Passionate about: music and mental health

Nalin Bisnath, MA, RP(Q)

Nalin is a Registered Psychotherapist, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and is currently working toward her PhD in Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Nalin focuses on empowering her clients to take charge of their therapy journey while providing a compassionate and non-judgmental environment in order to explore issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-esteem, relationships and life transitions. Hidden Talent: Professional dancerFascinating Life Experience: Visited the Sistine ChapelPassionate About: The arts and good perfume!

Vish Kularatnam, MSW, RSW

Vish Vish is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Vish holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. Vish is a passionate advocate for client-centered care and recognizes that individuals are navigating their identity, experiences, relationships, mental health, and the systems they live in. She has worked extensively with individuals and families experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, relationship/ family issues, health issues, grief and loss, body image issues and work or school/life balance. Talent: Secret dog whisperer Fascinating Life Experience: Overcame my fear of public speaking by working as a keynote speaker for a non-profit. Passionate About: exploring new coffee shops

Zainab Adil Gandhi, MA, CCPA

Zainab is a Counsellor at KMA Therapy with a Masters degree in Psychological Counselling, specializing in Marriage and Family therapies. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Zainab has had 10 years of experience in counselling with Adults, Couples, Parents & Children. She strongly believes every client should be treated with empathy to establish a good rapport to bring about healthy changes. Zainab has a broad range of experiences working with issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, bullying, parenting challenges, marital concerns, divorce, building healthy communication, relationships, grief and loss, and balancing work and life.

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