Julie Goldenson, Ph.D, C. Psych (She/Her)
Founder and Clinical Director
I am registered in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) to practise in clinical and forensic psychology, working with adult and adolescent populations. I am also on the CPO's Fitness to Practice Committee. Coming from a scientist-practitioner model, I have been practising psychotherapy, doing related research, and teaching for over 15 years. Each of these activities has reciprocally influenced and fueled my passion for the others. I hold a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto (OISE) in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Behaviour. I have also taught at several other universities and was the Assistant Program Head at the University of Guelph-Humber.
My clinical skills have been honed through a number of settings; e.g., University of Toronto, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Toronto District School Board, San Diego State University, outpatient clinics, inpatient hospital work and years in private practice. My approach to therapy is informed by training in psychodynamic, process-based/relational approaches and training in internal family systems.
Collaboration and giving back to the field of psychology are important to me, and I am the President-Elect of the Ontario Psychological Association. I am a member of a number of organizations including the Program in Psychiatry and the Law in association with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Mental Health Center, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Academy of Disability Assessment, and the Society for Personality Assessment. For the time being, I am not taking on new clients; however, I oversee referrals, supervise, and have a vested interest in the therapeutic work and development of the practitioners at The Psychology Collaborative. I can be reached directly at email@example.com
Alice Salamon, M.Ed (She/Her)
Registered Psychotherapist, and Clinical Consultant
I am in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto, OISE and also hold a Masters of Arts in Higher Education from Central Michigan University. I train and consult with other practitioners at The Psychology Collaborative and I also provide psychotherapy. My approach to therapy is integrative, goal-driven and rooted in efforts to cultivate a warm, collaborative and non-judgmental space to allow for open discussion and emotional processing. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is central to the healing process. It is my goal to have my clients feel met, deeply seen and understood and my hope is that our work together facilitates insight, enhanced coping and improved functioning.
Although I use multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFT) and Mindfulness, my work is highly informed by my training in Internal Family Systems (IFS). I am happy to explain my approach further should you wish to connect.
Both through my therapy work and over the course of over a decade supporting students in higher education, I have had the pleasure to work with people who have come from diverse backgrounds and struggled with a number of issues including anxiety, depression, interpersonal and relationship conflict, loneliness, parenting challenges, emotional difficulties and trauma. I have a deep commitment to the field and tailor treatment based on the needs of each individual. If my approach feels in line with your interests and you are ready to take the next step, feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a complimentary phone consultation.
Dina Buttu, Ph.D, C. Psych (She/Her)
I am a licensed clinical and counselling psychologist. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of trauma, with a specific focus on honour-based violence and experiences of marginalization. I further specialize in supporting second generation children of immigrants navigate conflict related to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, and cultural value conflicts. I completed my doctoral training at the University of Toronto, where my research focused on examining the impact of bicultural stress, cultural value conflicts, ethnic identity, and acculturative stress on disordered eating in Arab-Canadian women. I have previously acted as a consultant and advisory board member to organizations that serve marginalized communities. As a consulting psychologist with The Psychology Collaborative, I provide input and training on trauma, bicultural stress, and the provision of culturally-sensitive psychotherapy services. I work at my own private practice, Dr. Dina Buttu & Associates, located in Toronto and the Durham Region.
Elise Wouterloot, M.A. (She/Her)
Registered Psychotherapist, and Clinical Consultant
I am a registered psychotherapist and a PhD candidate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at University of Toronto (OISE). I will be doing my pre-doctoral internship at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), assessing and treating psychosis, concurrent disorders, and workplace psychological trauma. Prior to my PhD studies, I worked as a therapist, psychometrist and researcher in a variety of community, education, private practice, and health care settings. I also lived and worked in the Middle East for nearly a decade before returning to work in the GTA.
I am particularly interested in working with clients to foster resilience after distressing experiences, including traumatic events or critical illnesses. I work from an experiential, trauma-informed framework and incorporate therapeutic techniques and tools that will best match my clients’ needs and goals. I have training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I typically work with individual clients who are seeking support to navigate their anxiety, depression, transition, identity, grief, or cope with a traumatic experience. I am delighted to join The Psychology Collaborative and provide training and consultation to other associates. I work from a developmental model to collaboratively cultivate and support trainees’ areas of strength and interest.
Jessica Bryson, M.Ed (She/Her)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, in good standing with the CRPO. I have completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto, OISE, as well as a certification in Traumatic Stress Studies from the Trauma Research Foundation. I have enjoyed a lifelong involvement in performing arts, specifically in improvisation, which leads me to bring creativity into my therapy practice.
I come to my work in private practice with a diverse range of related experiences, the most recent of which include working at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to running therapy groups for people suffering from social anxiety. My practice flexibly incorporates a variety of modalities including, but not limited to: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy.
I work within group and individual contexts with people who are of diverse backgrounds, with various presenting concerns, including issues with: anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, interpersonal dynamics, loneliness, self-esteem, processing break-ups, stress, burn-out, chronic pain and trauma. I hold my relationships with clients to be central, and my approach is relaxed, warm, and flexible. I work with the client to find the right path and style of therapy to meet each person’s individual goals. I strive to create a safe, anti-racist, anti-oppressive environment, that is BIPOC, queer, trans and sex positive.
Please feel free to reach out directly at email@example.com to schedule a phone consultation.
Court Campbell, M.Ed (He/Him)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology from York University and a Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto (OISE). I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and am a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as well as the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).
Prior to working with The Psychology Collaborative, I spent time providing frontline counselling to individuals who were battling addictions, experiencing homelessness, and overcoming the effects of trauma. My breadth of clinical training has allowed me to assist clients from diverse backgrounds who present with unique challenges. Given the differences between clients in terms of culture, context, wants and needs, I am committed to remaining flexible and collaboratively customizing the therapeutic process to suit clients' individual goals.
I operate from a strengths-based lens to psychotherapy that is growth-oriented and non-pathologizing. Grounded in Psychodynamic theory and drawing from such therapeutic modalities as Internal Family Systems and Emotion-Focused Therapy, my clinical approach holds the therapeutic relationship as the core ingredient in the change process. With this in mind, I offer a safe therapeutic environment that is founded on empathy, transparency, and genuine compassion while I accompany you on your journey toward self-discovery and personal betterment.
Lauren McCallum, M.Ed (She/Her)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
I received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
My clinical training focused on adults from diverse backgrounds experiencing a variety of challenges including, but not limited to, stress, mental illness, interpersonal difficulties, inner criticism, and trauma. I have been involved in research centering on the connection between physical health and mental wellbeing, including the impact of cancer and chronic pain on emotional health.
I work from a person-centered perspective, collaborating with you to plan and focus on what would best suit your particular needs. With the therapeutic relationship as a foundation, I draw from a multitude of different clinical orientations, including emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, mindfulness-informed, and internal family systems therapy to facilitate enhancing your own personal resources and skills. My training as a certified yoga instructor specializing in guided meditation allows me to help integrate body-based interventions that can assist in the treatment of stress and anxiety.
I look forward to helping you shift in your relationship with yourself or your challenge, and helping you cultivate a grounded sense of well-being. I strive to create a safe place for all people, and base my work in empathy, compassion, and respect.