Dr. Hugo Stevenson
Dr. Hugo Stevenson has been working in Mental Health for the past 15 years both as a therapist and a clinical supervisor. Dr. Stevenson is a warm and friendly psychologist who makes conversation flow in an easy manner. Given his background, Dr. Stevenson has multiple tools in his therapeutic tool-kit, and is equally confident applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles, the Solution-Focused Approach, Family Systems techniques, harm-reduction strategies, psychodynamic interventions, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness strategies, and EMDR techniques.
Ms. Alisha Jiwani
Ms. Alisha Jiwani is a Registered Psychotherapist. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour from McMaster University, and her Master of Clinical Psychology concurrently with a certificate in Psychometric Assessments from Adler Graduate School. Ms. Jiwani’s research project “Examining the Differences in Veterans and Non-Veterans at the Chronic Pain Management Unit” explored the role of combat exposure to a variety of pain-related measures. Her master’s thesis, “A Review of Mate Selection and Dynamics in Romance: Directions for Future Research”, focussed on trade-offs between couples and the resulting power differentials that arise.
Ms. Jiwani’s therapeutic approach is founded upon various modalities, such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and psychodynamic interventions. She has applied these principles with various populations in both individual and group settings. Ms. Jiwani’s client-centered approach allows her to tune into and follow the needs of her clients. She believes that therapeutic rapport and empathic understanding are essential to the therapeutic process.
Maria Mihailoska, M.A
Individual, Couple and Family Therapist, Associate
Ms. Maria Mihailoska has a Masters Degree in Counseling and Spirituality from University of Ottawa (Saint Paul University) and an Honors Bachelor Degree in Psychology. During her Masters, she successfully gained a specialization in couple and family psychotherapy. Ms. Mihailoska’s research project “The Shattered Self: Shame, Identity and Spirituality in Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse” investigated shame, attachment and spirituality as moderating factors in identity development and overall adjustment in survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Maria is pursuing registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO).
Additionally, she completed the following:
Over the last few years, she has worked with couples, families and individuals who have sought hope in times of crisis. Ms. Mihailoska’s therapeutic approach is built on the integration of various approaches such as: Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems and Attachment Theory and Mindfulness. Maria also welcomes clients seeking to explore their spiritual and religious needs in therapy. Ms. Mihailoska strongly believes that her clients hold the key to their happiness and her client-centered approach ensures that she remains attuned to her clients needs. Taking the first step can be the most courageous, yet intimidating and vulnerable experience one may ever take. Maria recognizes this and welcomes her clients into a safe space with compassion, warmth and empathy.
As an Individual therapist, Ms. Mihailoska will work with you to process emotional distress related to Stress, Anger, Anxiety, Depression and Grief, along with issues related to life transitions, attachment trauma and/or traumatic experiences. Additionally, she will work with you on issues related to the self and self-identity.
As a Couple and Family therapist, she aims to strengthen relational bonds by focusing on underlying issues triggering emotional distress. She specializes in improving communication patterns, identifying family dynamics and strengthening closeness and connection.