INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING TEAM

At i&i, our team of highly skilled and experienced care providers have our clients best interests and wellbeing at heart.

Meet the talented professionals on our team and schedule an appointment today.

CLINICAL COUNSELLING TEAM

ZAHRA AHMED

As a Black, Muslim Woman, I have a broad view of the world consisting of who I am as a person, and how my different identities interact with diverse populations and systems. My history is in providing clinical counselling services to youth and their families experiencing struggles with emotion regulation, self-control, parenting difficulties, racial discrimination, and overall mental health struggles.  My passion lies amid working with diverse populations providing client-centered, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive care by assisting clients navigate through difficult life changes and circumstances

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KRISTEN BEATTIE

Kristen Beattie holds a Master of Social Work Degree and Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Behavioural Science Technology. Kristen has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and community mental health settings. Kristen is highly skilled in the provision of psychosocial assessments, individual, group, and family counselling, psychoeducation, case management, and service coordination.

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SHARLENE GUMBS
MSW RSW

Sharlene Gumbs holds a Master of Social Work Degree from York University, is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and has extensive experience working with vulnerable, at-risk communities in the GTA. Sharlene has worked across homelessness, mental illness, and the women’s prison system. She is an expert in
intergenerational trauma working within black-racialized communities, including black youth. 

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JEEVITHA PUVIRAJASINGHAM

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LESLIE JONES

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KARLIE KLINCK

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KENISHA MORALES

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SARA PARWIZ

Sara Parwiz holds a Master of Social Work Degree and Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology Degree. Sara has worked with a diverse range of clients with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. She is trained in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and is a skilled facilitator of social and psychoeducational groups. Sara is fluent in English, Farsi, and Intermediate in Hindi 

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JENNIFER SOARES

Jennifer Soares holds a Master of Social Work Degree, a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree, a Bachelor of Arts, Education Degree, as well as a Social Service Worker Diploma. Jennifer has extensive social sector experience developing and implementing programs for people in vulnerable communities. Jennifer works with community partners while maintaining open communication with multiple stakeholders and supporting volunteers.

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THANH TIEU
PhD

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TERESA SANTACROCE

Teresa Santacroce holds a Master of Social Work Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, as well as a Social Service Worker Diploma. Teresa has extensive social sector experience including case management and peer support program design and development. Teresa has collaboratively worked to support people living with diverse social issues including poverty, unemployment, mental health and cognitive health issues, abuse, addictions and racism. 

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SHAHRZAD SHAHRIARI
MSW

Shahrzad Shahriari holds a Master of Social Work Degree and Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology Degree. Shahrad has extensive post-graduate training including a Certificates in Pharmacology of Mental Health & Substance Use, Settlement Counselling, Applied Suicide Intervention, Pride (Parent Resource for Information Development & Education), and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. Shahrad is fluent in English and Farsi. 

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GROUP COUNSELLING TEAM

At i&i, our team of highly skilled and experienced care providers have our clients best interests and wellbeing at heart.

Meet the talented professionals on our team and schedule an appointment today.

ANYA GROSS

Anya Gross hold a Master of Social Work Degree, a Bachelor of Science, Psychology Degree and an Addiction Careworker Diploma. Anya has completed post-graduate training as an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor and Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor. Anya specializes in the deisgn and development of group programming and services. 

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MELISSA ERB

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NIGEL GAYLE

Nigel Gayle holds a Master of Social Work Degree, a Bachelor of Science, Sociology Degree, and a Diploma in Practical Nursing. Nigel has extensive experience working directly with adults, families, and vulnerable youth on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with other mental health challenges. Nigel received the high honour of being recognized on the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. This prestigious award is granted to15 individuals across the United States each year. 

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STEFHY LINCOLN

Stefhy Lincoln holds a Master of Social Work Degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree.Stefy has extensive experience in the mental health sector, working as a Child Protection Worker, a Residential Counsellor, and Community Support Worker. Stefhy is a long-time community volunteer and advocate supporting victims of abuse as well as providing meal delivering services for Meals on Wheels. Her committment to her community earned Stefhy the D.W. Hamilton Award for Citizenship in 2009.  

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LAWRENCE MEDAS
BSW, RSW, CRSP,
CHSC, Cert. OHS

Lawrence Medas holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree, a Bachelor of Arts, Human Resources & Labour Relations, and a Community Worker Diploma. Lawrence has post-graduate certification in Occupational Health & Safety, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution. He was also foster parent and sat on the Foster Parent Board of Directors at the Toronto Catholic Children’s Aid Society. 

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