Chantel Coward & Associates

Chantel Coward
(BSc., MSc., PsyD) (RP)

Chantel Coward graduated with her doctorate degree in clinical psychology in 2006. Over the course of her career, she has had the invaluable opportunity of working for and providing various services to numerous reputable organizations including the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA), Lakehead University (Orillia Campus), University Partnership Centre (Georgian College), Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (formerly MHCP), Queen’s University, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health.

Chantel began as a sole practitioner in 2008, providing therapy to children, adults, couples, and families. However quite quickly it became evident that there was great need in the community so in 2010 Chantel brought her first associate on board.

Today, Chantel Coward & Associates is a skilled multidisciplinary team providing skills, therapy, treatment for both mental and physical health to children, adults, couples, and families.

Chantel is proud of her extremely intelligent and dedicated Team.

 

Amanda Tessier
Administrative Assistant

Amanda is the one who keeps the office running efficiently. She is here to book your appointments and answer your questions. Amanda greets all of our clients as they arrive to the office with a warm smile. She is instrumental in our success. Amanda is a loyal and hard working assistant and she is an integral part of the team.

​The Team wants to Welcome Back Amanda from her maternity leave. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl.

 

Dr. Jamie Karagianis

MD, FRCPC

 

Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Dr Karagianis earned his MD (1985) at Memorial University of Newfoundland and his fellowship in Psychiatry in 1990. He worked for 14 years as Staff Psychiatrist for the Health Care Corporation of St. John’s, held various academic positions at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and managed a large practice of community based and hospital based patients with severe mental illnesses.  He was awarded the Schizophrenia Society of Canada Outstanding Achievement Award for 2004.  He

Worked with Eli Lilly from 2004 to 2012, in Canada, US and had global responsibilities for olanzapine, while maintaining a part-time practice at the Toronto Center for Cognitive Therapy. He returned to Ontario and resumed private practice in January 2012, and also worked as Psychiatrist in Chief at Waypoint from 2012-2016.

 

Dr. Karagianis has served on many professional committees and boards including the Professional Advisory Board of the Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is on the Board of Directors for WENDAT in Midland. He is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Clinical Practice, the Open Journal of Psychiatry, ISRN Psychiatry and is a peer reviewer for several other journals.

 

Dr. Karagianis has designed and participated as a clinical investigator in a number of pharmacological studies of schizophrenia, depression, acute agitation and metabolic and functional outcomes of patients taking antipsychotics. He is an advocate for the use of principle of evidence-based medicine in psychiatry. He has 46 papers published in peer reviewed journals including Schizophrenia Research, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Neuroendocrinology Letters, Current Medical Research and Opinion, Human Psychopharmacology, the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, International Journal of Clinical Practice and Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses.

 

Dr. Karagianis has given medical education talks in 36 countries and 10 provinces of Canada.  Since 2004 he has given nearly 400 lectures and scientific presentations to more than 13000 people.

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Robin Hein

Administrative Assistant

Ashley Statham

(MSW, RSW)

Ashley holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and has had the opportunity of working for and providing services to organizations including Canadian Mental Health Association, Kinark Child and Family Services as well as Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Through these opportunities she has become skillful in working with mental health and behaviour with children, adolescents, adults and their families. Her areas of focus include: individual, family, and couple counseling.

Ashley values the importance of developing therapeutic relationships as well as one's dignity and self-worth. She believes in empowering clients through their journey to wellness. Ashley often works from a strength based, systems perspective as a means to develop a greater understanding of the person and their environment.

 

Katie Dupuis

(MSW, RSW)

Social Workers help turn issues into answers. Katie Dupuis is a Registered Social Worker and is passionate about supporting people on their journey to finding their answers.

Using an evidence-based approach, Katie is happy to assist her clients in improving and discovering helpful ways of coping with such issues as depression, anxiety, stress in the home or work, caregiver burnout and more. Having worked with the elderly, adults, youth and children, she welcomes clients of any age and at any life stage.

She brings to the team an understanding and experience in working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and adult mental health. Katie is committed to working collaboratively with her clients, and to providing a warm, therapeutic and non-judgemental environment. Together you will set goals, and work toward achieving them.


Katie obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto in 2015, where she specialized in health and mental health. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Lakehead University in 2011, and in 2008 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Windsor.

 

Patricia Bonduro

B.A./B.S.W., M.S.W, R.S.W

When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Trish has a great passion in bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. She helps her clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.

Trish has twenty plus years experience working in the field of Social Work. She had her own private practice for many years in Toronto. Trish’s educational background includes a Masters in Social Work from Carlton University, as well as, a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University. Trish’s post graduate studies included three years training in Family Assessment and Therapy.

There are so many changes that happen as families grow and develop with the passing years, and Trish is here to help with these transitions.Trish believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives.

Trish provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.

 

Suzanne Carlaw

TIR / LSR Facilitator

Suzanne Carlaw is a Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Facilitator and a Life Stress Reduction (LSR) Facilitator.

TIR/LSR is a client-centred, non-judgmental therapeutic approach with structured techniques to guide a client in safely addressing:
• persistent emotional or behavioural after-effects of any shocking or traumatic event such as grief and loss, accidents, injuries, illness
• life stress issues such as challenging relationships, struggle with self-esteem, or negative emotions.

Results for clients range from relief of burdening emotions to achievement of strengthening insights and healing outcomes.
Suzanne is also available to talk to groups about understanding the negative effects of trauma and stressful life issues, and why TIR/LSR is a safe, effective and empowering experience for clients.

 

Donna Gordon

(MSW, RSW) 

Donna is a registered social worker and graduated with her master’s degree of social work in mental health and health from the University of Toronto and has been in private practice since 2013. She enjoys working with individuals (16+) and has a special affection and rapport with the elderly. She embraces the value of the therapeutic relationship and provides a relaxed, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere in her practice.

Donna specializes in offering a holistic approach that encompasses all aspects of a client’s experience, nurturing an understanding of patterns and obstacles that can impact overall well-being. Donna believes in empowering clients to draw upon their own strengths and realize their potential by providing evidence-based interventions to help individuals overcome barriers in order to move forward and thrive.

Donna believes that it is a privilege to work alongside clients and that healing is a collaborative endeavor where she assists clients in clarifying their goals for treatment on their journey to wellness.

Donna is comfortable working with diverse populations and brings to the team understanding and experience in working with individual with mental health challenges including addiction, health challenges, grief and bereavement, and older adults in the early stage of dementia.

Donna volunteers with several organizations and has served on many professional committees. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors of Wendat Community Support Programs.

Fawn MacInnis

(MSW,BSW, RSW)

Working from an informed knowledge base utilizing evidence-based research, and also the lived experience of the individual, Fawn focuses on using a strength based therapeutic approach while using the evidenced based practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She also works to integrate various treatment modalities to ensure clients receive the most appropriate treatment to meet their needs.

Her work with clients is based on mutual respect, is non-judgmental and collaborative, and takes into account all aspects of a person’s life and well-being. Assessing a persons’ psychosocial strengths, she has the capacity to assist clients with short and long term goals utilizing a range of therapeutic modalities.

Fawn believes that her role as a therapist is to assist people to develop their fullest potential. Adopting an approach that is rooted in empathy and compassion, and which fosters strength and skills development, she guides her clients in organizing the essential tools they need to overcome the challenges they face and gain confidence. Counselling is a collaborative process and a joint commitment. Fawn is honoured and privileged to accompany people on their journey towards self-discovery and fulfilment.

Fawn is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers. She holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Laurentian University and is currently working on her graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor specializing in health and mental health.

Lynn Nixon

(MSW,RSW)

Lynn began working in the human services field in the 1980s, returning to school and completing a Human Services Counselor Diploma (mental health-addiction) at George Brown College in 2000. Later Lynn went on to further her education taking many workshops and certificates, and eventually completing a Master of Social Work degree through the University of Windsor in 2010.

Lynn’s work experience includes working for Community Living Huronia, Wendat Psychiatric Support Programs, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Lynn’s past volunteer experiences includes working at the Season’s Centre for Grieving Children and on the Grant Review Team for the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Lynn enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families using a variety of practices and approaches i.e. Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural/Emotion Focused Family Therapy and other therapeutic techniques.

Lynn follows the recovery philosophy focusing on strengths and resiliency, while promoting healthy lifestyles and improving coping skills and strategies.

C. Nicole MacLeod

B.A. B.Ed, M.A (In progress)

C. Nicole MacLeod has recently moved back to the Midland area after spending the last 3 years working in the Middle East and is thrilled to be joining such a skilled, multi-disciplinary team. Nicole completed her Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Clinical and Neuropsychology with York University, a Bachelor of Education from Trent University and Certification as a Primary/Junior Teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers and underwent extensive training in Life Coaching- specializing in both children and adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. She has spent the last 20 years working in various teaching and counseling capacities throughout Ontario, Quebec, Japan and Kuwait. She has also undergone Additional Qualification in Special Education and training in Indigenous Studies with Trent University and with the Ontario College of Teachers. She recently completed her first year of Graduate studies with Harvard University’s Extension School and will begin with the Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis this fall to further her training.

Nicole has self-published and illustrated books as facilitation tools in working with her clients on issues of bullying, self-esteem, learning difficulties, inattention, anxiety and the Fibonacci sequence. She enjoys travelling, the arts, and hopes to complete a marathon swim one day.

 

Angela Kirton

PSW

Angela is a caregiver who provides assistance with daily personal care needs. She recently graduated from Georgian College as top student and winner of The Leadership Award after many years as an entrepreneur in a high paced retail sector. Angela honours her clients with Dignity, Independence, Privacy, Preferences, and Safety while incorporating Dimensions of Health; Physical, Social, Spiritual, Emotional and Intellectual. Angela is a member of OPSWA in good standing.

 

Stephanie Hill

RD, CDE, MHM

Stephanie Hill is a Registered Dietitian providing Nutrient Services such as individual counselling, weight management, meal plans and nutrient analysis.

 

Noel Dupuis

Art/Play Therapist

Noël Dupuis is an Art Therapist and a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph and the post-graduate Art Therapy program at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute located in Nelson, British Colombia. Noël has experience working with individuals of all ages with a wide range of presenting challenges including grief, developmental disabilities, anxiety, depression and struggles related to autism spectrum disorder. Noël uses a client-centered approach to provide a safe, accepting and creative counselling sessions.

 

Please contact our office to schedule your appointment with our Team.

Cancelling or Rescheduling appointments requires 24 hours notice by phone. Thank you

 

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