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Shawna Akerman

registered psychotherapist

ECE, B.Ed., M.Ed.,RP, FIS, OCT
Mindful SMART Certified | Specialist, Brain in Hand

not your average


In addition to being a Registered Psychotherapist, I'm also a Certified Life Coach, Early Childhood Educator & Certified Teacher, a Fitness Instructor, and mother of two exceptional humans.
But if you really want to get to know me, I'm actually just a typical person with an abstract mind. I self-identify as neurodiverse, and am an extremely out-of-the-box, forward thinker. This has allowed me to better understand all of my clients, especially those who are also neurodiverse or have special needs.
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Vivian Nho


Qualifying Psychotherapist

Neurodivergent nurturer, creator, comedian and philosopher. Making therapy radder since 2023.

Alesia Termini


Qualifying Psychotherapist

Alesia's approach is rooted in empathy, creating a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Specializes in anxiety, psychosis, and relationship issues.

Jessica Patton


Qualifying Psychotherapist

Jessica is completing a Masters in Counselling from Yorkville University, and currently offers an empirically-based psychological approach to therapy using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. She offers tailored treatment plans to each individual client.

Amanda Rogers


Counselor in Training

Possessing an advanced degree in Sexual Health and Rehabilitative Medicine, Amanda specializes lies in Sex & Intimacy Coaching. Her approach addresses the interplay of trauma and ADHD and is focused on building self-confidence and cultivating healthier interpersonal relationships.

Sabrina Baldini


Sex Coach & Educator

With an advanced degree in Sexual Health & Rehabilitative Medicine from the University of Alberta, Sabrina has an extensive and eclectic background in sex education, speaking across the world and teaching about menstruation with local organizations as a Period Advocate. She utilizes concepts from Sex Education, Human Sexuality and Sex Positivity to help individuals improve their relationships and lives.

Steven De Souza


Counsellor & Coach

Steven is a neurodiverse counsellor and coach that aims to "power up" the people around him. Pairing his education in addictions and counselling psychology with his knowledge of Gaming, Anime, and Nerd culture, Steven helps people connect the dots in their lives and take the steps to make them better.

Abbie Klerer


Autism Behaviour Coach

With a Behavioural Science & Postgraduate Diploma in Autism, Abbie helps navigate the intricacies of accessibility and neurodiversity. Specializes in developing social connections among youth/teenagers.

Stacie Ikka


Organization Specialist

Stacie is a Strategic Consultant, Relationship Coach, Professional Organizer, Epic Connector, and Efficiency Mentor. Her services include mentoring and empowering individuals to put action to their ideas.

Jessie Levitt


Youth Coach & Mentor

Specializing in youth and first responder mental health. Helping young individuals navigate and cope with their daily lives while advocating for their needs.

Paulette Cormier


Development Therapist

Paulette advocates for the strong connection between the challenges that autism presents and what is happening in the body. She works with early reflexes and those early developmental movements that are critical to brain and body development, and creates customized programs to facilitate true developmental progress and specific remedial training for individuals with sound sensitivities.

Jill Naftalin


Behaviour & Regulation Coach; Executive Functioning Specialist

Jill is a Behaviour Specialist, focusing on creating individualized therapeutic intervention programs for children, teens and young adults with executive functioning challenges. Using a holistic approach to both assessment and intervention, she assists individuals to grow in their behaviour awareness and control, emotional reasoning and other executive functioning skills needed to feel regulated and productive.

Melanie Goldman


Qualifying Psychotherapist

Melanie draws from a wide range of therapeutic approaches in her practice, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and more. She is committed to personalized care and customized treatment plans for each client, and her aspiration is to alter the prevailing perception of BPD in Canada.