Jodi Rouah, BA, PGCert, MSW

Registered Social Worker
Founder & Clinical Director
647-951-5816

info@jodirouah.com

Lindsay Hummelink, BaSc, BSW, MSW, MHM

Registered Social Worker
Individual

Ready to book with Lindsay

Sarah Wood, BA, BSW, MSW

Registered Social Worker
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Sarah

Linh Pham, BSc (Hons), MA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Linh

Jessica Sandhu, MSc., Bsc. (Hons), RP

Registered Psychotherapist
Individual, Couple & Family

Ready to book with Jessica

Shannon Day-Cheung, BA, BEd, MA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Shannon

Louise Gleeson, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Louise

Courtney Bradley, MA (In Progress)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Courtney

Jaclyn Spinelli, MBA, MA (In progress)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Jaclyn

Denise Costa, MD, MA (In progress)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Denise

Stephanie Chimienti, BA (Hons), MA (In progress)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Stephanie

Anastasia Vuckovic, BA (Hons) MA (In progress)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Individual & Couple

Ready to book with Anastasia

Christine Heinola, BA, MHA

Client Care Coordinator &
Administrative Assistant

christine@jodirouah.com

Jodi Rouah, BA, PGCert, MSW (she·her)

Registered Social Worker

Founder & Clinical Director

Practice currently full – Past clients welcomed 

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual, Couple & Family Therapy, Brainspotting

Populations Served: Adults

Services Offered: Individual, couple, family and group therapy

Treatment Specialties/Areas of Interest: Substance use & addiction, maternal mental health including struggles with fertility, pregnancy, loss, & traumatic birth, new parenthood, marriage preparation, relational concerns, life transitions, gender and sexuality, domestic violence, grief & loss, anger, self-esteem

Languages Spoken: English

Insurance Information: Please check with your insurance provider to see if your benefit plan covers a Registered Social Worker

Session Fee: $180 – $240

I am a Registered Social Worker and the Clinical Director here, among this group of incredible therapists. Our mission is to provide you the utmost therapeutic care without having to wait weeks or months to connect. We know how much courage it can take to reach out for mental health support and it is our top priority to ensure you feel tended to and cared for, every step of the way.

We have built a team that we are proud of. Each of our therapists and interns comes with their own lens, experience’s and clinical interest’s but what makes us stand out, is that we offer counselling through a team of really well trained therapists, primarily within the model of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, individuals & families and Brainspotting.

Please have a look through our therapists and if you feel called to connect with any one of them, reach out either through email or by clicking through to our “Book an Appointment” page, where each therapist has their schedule available to you. Myself and Christine, our Client Care Coordinator, are also here to support you every step of the way in any way we can, ensuring that you get connected with a therapist on our team who feels like the right fit for you.

Email: info@jodirouah.com

Sarah Wood, BA, BSW, MSW (she·her)

Registered Social Worker

Accepting New Clients – Only Daytime Availability

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual & Couples Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapy (CBT)

Populations Served: Youth (12 & up) & Adults

Services Offered: Individual & Couples Therapy 

Areas of Interest: LGBTQ+ Relationships, Gender and sexuality, substance use & addiction, separation/divorce/co-parenting, chronic illness & caregiver support, relational concerns, life transitions, grief & loss, emotional regulation, anxiety, stress

Languages Spoken: English 

Insurance Information: Please check with your individual insurance provider to find out if you have coverage for a Registered Social Worker 

Session Fee: $160.00 

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute video or phone consultation 

Hello, my name is Sarah Wood, and I am a Registered Social Worker with 14 years of social work experience at the community level. I understand how vulnerable and challenging it can be to reach out for help.  It requires strength and sacrifice to commit to giving time to work on yourself and your relationship.  I have engaged in both individual and couples therapy myself and know first-hand how daunting it can be to show the best and worst parts of ourselves to a stranger.  Because of this personal experience, I prioritize making my clients feel welcome and comfortable to truly be themselves in our sessions.  You can rest assured that you will not experience criticism or be shamed throughout our time together, as I believe we all have good reasons for the ways we feel, think and behave.  My approach isn’t about determining right or wrong, it is about finding new ways of interacting with self and other, to deepen connection and create more fulfilling relationships.

I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is a leading evidence-based approach for relational and couple work. I help individuals and couples become aware of their emotional and behavioural patterns so that we may understand their origins and if these patterns are continuing to serve you. In our work together, we will privilege emotion. I will help you to slow down, get clearer with your emotional signals, so you can respond and be responded to in the ways you or your loved one need.  Together, we will identify your triggers, bring emotion to life in the “room” and make meaning of these experiences in the present moment, so that you will feel better equipped to try these new ways of being and relating out in your day-today life.

As a queer identified therapist, I call on my own lived experience and training when working through an attachment framework with LGBTQ+ clients. I understanding that there are many different intersecting identities and possible attachment injuries when exploring clients attachment histories and relational distress. I respect and value that you are the expert in your own life and through our work together, will honour you strengths & resilience. My personal strengths include building genuine connection, fostering emotional safety and providing a space where you can feel at ease so that we may explore challenging experiences and emotions.

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Sarah, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Linh Pham, BSc (Hons), MA (she·her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Accepting New Clients  

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual & Couple Therapy

Populations Served: Teens, Adults

Services Offered: Individual & Couple Therapy

Areas of Interest: Life Transitions, Relational Concerns, Anxiety, Depression, School Stress, Immigration and Settlement, Newcomers to Canada, Asian-Canadian (special interest in East Asian-Canadian) Culture

Languages Spoken: English, Vietnamese, Mandarin

Insurance Information: Please check with your insurance provider to see if your benefit plan covers a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Sessions Offered: Virtually

Session Fee: $160

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation.

Linh is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who completed her Master of Arts Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Linh is honoured to have the opportunity to support both individuals and couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy. Clients know her best for her calming and compassionate presence, which is vital to cultivating a safe and inviting therapeutic environment. Her commitment to being emotionally present and attuned, allows for there to be space for whatever lived experiences you bring forth to explore in therapy. Linh’s approach is relational and client-centered, which means she is always thinking about you in relationship, even if you are working with her individually. In part, what informs Linh’s therapeutic practice, is the understanding that as human beings, we rarely thrive in isolation and often learn about the world and ourselves through relationship. It is when these relationships are struggling or we are feeling alone, anxious or experiencing symptoms of depression, that we struggle. Which is why Linh is excited to work with you to strengthen the relationship you have with yourself and with other, in the hopes of finding more joy and fulfilment in your day-to-day life.

As an immigrant herself, Linh has developed a deep understanding of the kinds of challenges that arise from such transitions as relocating to a new home and community. She brings about the unique lived experience of understanding individuals and couples with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, who may also be experiencing marginalization as they settle in their new community. This is why it is so important to Linh to work with a focus on being culturally sensitive and responsive to your unique needs. She feels passionately about exploring life transitions and cultural influence on people’s perception of themselves, their environment, and how these influence the way you show up in the world. She will work collaboratively alongside you, as you explore your strengths and release what no longer serves your mental, emotional and physical self. She will make space for you to grow and heal, both individually and within relationships.

Outside of professional life, Linh has been volunteering with Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Referral Directory as an assistant clinical supervisor. She enjoys reading, hiking and learning new languages in her spare time. She also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. Linh’s family background is deeply rooted in the importance of family connection.

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Linh, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Jessica Sandhu, BSc (Hons), MSc (she·her)

Registered Psychotherapist

Accepting New Clients 

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual & Couple Therapy, Narrative, Solution – Focused, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Gottman

Populations Served: Children (6 and up), Teens, Adults

Services Offered: Individual, Couple & Family Therapy

Areas of Interest: Couple & family conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting/co-parenting support, emotion regulation 

Languages Spoken: English, Punjabi, Hindi

Insurance Information: Please check with your insurance provider to see if your benefit plan covers a Registered Psychotherapist 

Sessions Offered: Virtually & In-person (Oakville, ON)

Session Fee: $180 – $200

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation.

Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO and has her Masters of Science degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph. 

Jessica has extensive experience working with children, teens and families through her past work in Children’s Mental Health agencies in Toronto and Milton. She believes that it is through family therapy we can begin to understand and work through past inter-generational trauma, issues in communication, how culture and society influence our family structure and teaching our kids the skills they need to succeed in the future. She has been doing some of this work herself as she navigates her own growing family and what she hopes to take forward from her family of origin and what she hopes to leave behind.   

Furthermore, her experience in EFT, Gottman, and sex therapy has been useful in helping couples work on strengthening their relationship and moving closer to the kind of relationship they want. Jessica equates a couple’s relationship being like that of a foundation of a house. If the foundation is rocky and has gaps in it, it will collapse and fall. In this way, we want to help couples work on filling in those gaps in their relationship through communication, connection, and vulnerability.  

Jessica is also very passionate around inviting in conversations around how privilege, marginalization, oppression and power dynamics influence our lives and our relationships. We are not vacuums and so it would be naïve to assume that these factors don’t influence our day to day lives. It is her hope to work from a systemic and non-judgmental approach to be able to examine these delicate parts of our lives more closely.  

 

In her free time, Jessica loves to travel, explore new restaurants or recipes, go hiking, or spend quality time with her family and friends. She loves learning new things and will often pick up a new hobby to learn; recently it’s sewing! 

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Jessica, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Shannon Day-Cheung, BA, BEd, MA (she·her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Accepting New Clients 

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual and Couples Therapy, Brainspotting

Populations Served: Adults

Services Offered: Individual & Couple Therapy

Areas of Interest: Grief and loss, relationship challenges, stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, divorce, separation, transitional stages, and working through creative blocks

Languages Spoken: English

Insurance Information: Please check with your insurance provider to see if your benefit plan covers a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 

Sessions Offered: Virtually

Session Fee: $160

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation.

Hey there, I’m Shannon (she/her) a married mom of three teens and one fur-son (a Goldendoodle named Jonah). As a relational therapist, with a special interest in grief, loss, and transitional stages, I work alongside individuals as they navigate a variety of emotional roadblocks and personal challenges.

Perhaps you are facing an unexpected change— a relationship has ended, or you’ve lost someone close to you and it’s been a struggle. Maybe you’re navigating a new phase in your life, like parenthood, separation, or midlife. Perhaps you are a creative person, currently struggling with mental blocks or low motivation, I can help. Together we can process and consolidate your emotions and your experiences in a safe, non-judgmental space. If you are looking to gain deeper clarity, and reconnect with or redefine yourself, I can support you. Using a client-centered approach, I’ll honour your needs and help you to achieve your goals.

If you are looking for some relationship support, I also offer Emotionally Focused Couple therapy. Do you struggle to understand or feel empathy for your partner?  Have you started to lose hope that you two will ever reconnect? If you’re looking to heal and rebuild your relationship, I offer personalized therapy. Our sessions will include experiential opportunities to help you build communication and connection within your relationship. If you are ready and willing to try for some honest exploration of yourself and your partner, I would be honoured to facilitate your therapy journey together.

Choosing to connect with a therapist is a brave step and I’m glad you’re exploring some therapy options. Remember, it’s important to find someone that feels like a good fit for you, so take your time during this search. If you feel like reaching out, I would be happy to meet with you. Let’s chat.

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Shannon, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Louise Gleeson, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A. (she·her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Accepting New Clients 

Therapies Practiced: Person-Centred Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Culturally Responsive and Trauma Informed 

Populations Served: Adults

Services Offered: Individual

Areas of Interest: Family planning, pregnancy, postpartum anxiety & depression, stress & overwhelm, transitions to parenthood, attachment parenting, mom guilt, parental burnout, self-care, sociocultural identity, neurordiversity

Languages Spoken: English 

Insurance Information: Please check with your individual insurance provider to find out if you have coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Session Fee: $160.00 

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute video or phone consultation 

Through my own life experiences, I’ve come to understand that psychological pain and distress impact every aspect of our daily lives, relationships, and self-concept. While the effects of this distress often hold us back in our lives and keep us from connecting to our most authentic selves, they can also give us the courage to pursue the counselling process. By bringing yourself here, you have already taken the hardest step. 

Together, we will explore your sociocultural identities and lived experiences through a culturally-respectful, non-judgmental lens, as I strive to guide you on a collaborative journey of self-compassion and finding meaning in your unique story. Empathy will set the tone as we reflect and work together. 

My sociocultural identity is formed from my Chinese ethnic identity, and I have lived experience as a biracial, bicultural parent that has shaped my worldview and understanding of how our identities influence our understanding of who we are in the world. Additionally, I have lived experience supporting neurordiversity and seek to continually grow in my understanding of the mental health impact of ableism on neurodiverse folks through collaboration and continuing education within this community.

The modalities I use in practice include but are not limited to: Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Person-Centred, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and aspects of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). 

If you are struggling to feel connected to your authentic self and long for permission to explore your own wants and needs, therapy can provide a safe space to seek meaning and begin to plant seeds of hope for yourself. It is a great privilege to watch my clients begin to bloom in these ways, and I look forward to each journey that I am invited on.

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Louise, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Courtney Bradley, MA (In progress) (she·her)

Intern Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 

Accepting New Clients – Daytime Availability Only

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual & Couples Therapy

Populations Served: Youth (12 and up), Teens, Adults

Services Offered: Individual & Couples Therapy 

Areas of Interest: Perinatal mental health, life transitions, step-parenting & blended families, substance use and addiction

Languages Spoken: English 

Insurance Information: Please check with your individual insurance provider to find out if you have coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) or Registered Social Worker 

Session Fee: $125.00 

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute video or phone consultation 

Hello and welcome, my name is Courtney. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), in the final stages of completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University. My work is rooted in an Emotionally Focused Therapeutic approach, as well as some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. I work with both individuals, as well as couples. While I welcome all clients, my special clinical interests focus on women’s mental health, including perinatal mental health.

I know firsthand what brings us to the world of counselling. Five years ago I found myself feeling alone, scared, and what felt like out of control of my own emotional world, after the birth of my daughter. I didn’t know where to turn in my community to connect with others who would be able to understand me and my postpartum experience, but I knew I had to find them and that I couldn’t be alone. It turns out I wasn’t. After my search didn’t render me the kind of results I was looking for, I took matters into my own hands and formed a walking group in my community for those experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. The group was powerful and comforting, it became such an important part of my healing journey. I found a sense of community and formed deeply meaningful connections, reinforcing what I already knew; how important it is to reach out for help in our time of need. I am glad you are here and reaching out because I would like to extend my hand to you during this difficult time. I will provide you with a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space to explore and engage in tough emotions, as well as explore your unique and sometimes complicated life situations.

I am also a step-mama and am very grounded in the unique challenges of being part of a blended family. While there is so much love, our unique blended family structures can also be complex. I know how important it can be to find support and understanding while you foster a new family identity. I offer support in helping to clarifying boundaries, process grief and loss, as well as navigating the differing developmental needs of your family members as you find your family’s new middle ground.

In my spare time you can find me hosting podcasts, most recently for the Women Empowerment Awards and hosting a show on Rogers TV called Mental Health Matters. Through these experiences, I have seen how the human spirit is strong, but at times it can lose it’s way, however what often comes next is a story of strength and resilience, which has been truly inspiring to me and what I hope to accomplish in our work together.

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Courtney, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Jaclyn Spinelli, MBA, MA (In progress) (she·her)

Intern Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

 Accepting New Clients 

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual & Couple Therapy 

Populations Served: Youth (12 and up), Teens, Adults 

Services Offered: Individual & Couples Therapy 

Areas of Interest:  Highly sensitive empaths experiencing anxiety, depression, people-pleasing, self-sabotage, romantic, family, and platonic relationships, dating, and self-confidence.   

Languages Spoken: English  

Insurance Information: Please check with your individual insurance provider to find out if you have coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) or Registered Social Worker  

Session Fee:  $125.00 

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute video or phone consultation

Jaclyn is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.  She also holds an MBA from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, and is a Certified Professional Coach.  She has also completed post-graduate training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and is a Certified Functional Nutrition Counsellor.

Jaclyn’s journey to become a psychotherapist comes after a decade of working in the corporate world, where she encountered many challenging (and rewarding) life transitions and became well acquainted with the socially acceptable coping mechanisms of overachievement, people-pleasing, anxiety, and the sense urgency that is inherent in the “hustle” culture, predominant in today’s society.

Being a highly sensitive person (HSP), Jaclyn is well acquainted with the emotional challenges that come from simply existing in the modern world. Through learning to navigate her own physical, emotional, and spiritual landscape in personal psychotherapy, she decided to become a therapist herself to give back to the community a safe space to navigate similar challenges.

Jaclyn is skilled in helping others to accept and process their big feelings like anxiety, restlessness, self-worth, self-confidence, people-pleasing, depression, anger, and existential angst as they show up individually and within relationships.  Jaclyn uses a non-pathologizing, person-centered, holistic approach to therapy, using a unique blend of knowledge from her professional degrees and her personal experience of studying Emotionally Focused Therapy, Yoga, Buddhism, the law of attraction, and universal nonduality to truly meet you exactly where you are.  It is her mission to hold space to rediscover and redefine the relationship you have with yourself and to help you understand the way your emotions work, so that you can take back control – instead of them controlling you.  In doing this, you can become the fullest expression of who you truly are, mind, body and soul.

Outside of her professional life, Jaclyn enjoys photography, yoga, dance, reading self-help books, spending time in nature, watering her 15 plants, and traveling to every crevice of the world she can physically get to.

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Jaclyn, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Denise Costa, MD, MA (In progress) (she·her)

Intern Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Accepting New Clients 

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual & Couples Therapy, Client (Person) Centered Therapy

Populations Served: Youth (12 & up) & Adults

Services Offered: Individual & Couples Therapy 

Areas of Interest: Pregnancy & infant loss, IVF & assisted reproduction, grief & loss, separation/divorce/co-parenting, relational concerns, youth & teen anxiety

Languages Spoken: English 

Insurance Information: Please check with your individual insurance provider to find out if you have coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 

Session Fee: $125.00 

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute video or phone consultation 

Hi! I’m Denise, and my approach to counselling comes from a place of compassion and life experience. I know how difficult it is to open up to others, but sometimes, we just can’t navigate the hard parts of life alone and I would be honoured to work with you through your most challenging times.  

My path toward helping others began as a physician, and my training in medicine has served to be invaluable in my therapy practice. I am now a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) on my way to completing my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. I have also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, grief and bereavement, pregnancy and infant loss & youth and teenage anxiety.  

I am a wife, a mother and a daughter, but first, I am a human. I have experienced divorce, both my parents’ (when I was a teenager) and my own, and I understand how devastating and lonely this can feel for everyone involved. Experiencing ones family system in a state of unknown or breakdown is scary and painful, sometimes we feel confused, fear abandonment and a deep sense of grief and loss. I can be here to support you process all that is happening, every step of the way, regardless of the outcome.

Women’s reproductive health and family planning is also close to my heart. I have an extensive history with IVF, cryopreservation, genetic testing, and the physical and emotional toll the process of Assisted Reproductive Technology can take on a persons sense of self and their relationships. I share this because it’s important to me that you know that I can support you not only from a place of being well trained, but also through lived experience. 

If you choose to work with me, I will ensure you are heard, understood, accepted, and free to express your deepest and darkest emotions. As an individual or couple, we will work hard together to help you regain a mentally and emotionally healthy life.  

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Denise, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Stephanie Chimienti, BA (Hons), MA (In progress) (she·her)

Intern Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Accepting New Clients

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual & Couple Therapy 

Populations Served: Teens (12 & up), Adults

Services Offered: Individual & Couple Therapy

Areas of Interest: Emotional regulation, relational concerns, breakups, challenging friendships, self-esteem, stress and burnout, family challenges, grief & loss, ADHD, maternal mental health, postpartum depression & anxiety 

Languages Spoken: English

Insurance Information: Please check with your individual insurance provider to find out if you have coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Session Fee: $125.00 

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute video or phone consultation 

I started my journey in the field of mental health by completing a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care at Humber College, prior to obtaining a Master of Arts in Counselling and Psychology from Yorkville University. I love working with people across the developmental lifespan, from teens all the way through to adulthood.  

During the years I worked with children, youth, and families, I learned an abundance from clients and the community, that I have worked hard to integrate into my therapeutic practice. While we work together, you can expect a warm and safe place to identify and explore all of your doubts, confusion, and triggers. We will create a menu of coping mechanisms and increase your abilities to approach your problems from a place of curiosity and compassion. Emotionally Focused Therapy can be such a great tool to help you learn how to handle emotions rather than feel the need to avoid them or overexpress them, which can lead to stress, anxiety, depression even loneliness.

I do come with my own experiences of burnout and trauma, which have humbled me and allow me to empathize deeply with other experiences. Relationships can be our safe haven from these traumas, but they can also sometimes be the cause of our distress. Individual and couples counselling can be a brilliant place to slow down so that we can pay close attention to our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving in the present moment. Emotionally Focused Therapy is intentional and provides individuals and couples a map to understanding their distress, while clearing the path towards a more connected and fulfilling bond with self and other.   

I do understand that there is discomfort in being vulnerable, but I have also witnessed the gifts of closeness and comfort it brings, when done in a safe therapeutic space. I hope you will feel inspired to open up, explore yourself and your relationships past and present, through our work together.  

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, playing soccer, baking, painting, figure skating, mindfulness, and exploring nature. I also enjoy spending quality time with family, friends, and my dog.  

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Stephanie, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Anastasia Vuckovic, BA (Hons) MA (In progress) (she·her)

Intern Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Accepting New Clients

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Individual & Couple Therapy 

Populations Served: Adults

Services Offered: Individual & Couple Therapy

Areas of Interest: Emotional regulation, self-confidence/esteem, relational concerns, dating, breakups, grief & loss, immigration and settlement, Highly Sensitive Empaths, life transitions, European-Canadian (special interest in Eastern Euro-Canadian) culture

Languages Spoken: English, Serbian

Insurance Information: Please check with your individual insurance provider to find out if you have coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Session Fee: $125.00 

Consultation Offered: Yes, I offer a free 15-minute video or phone consultation 

As an attachment based psychotherapist in training, my work is rooted in the belief that every single person deserves to be seen, heard and validated – no one gets left behind. Relationships are vital to our health and well-being, as such, a lot of my work is rooted in supporting individuals and couples cultivate deeply fulfilling relationships. In our work together we will slow down and explore patterns of disconnection and miscommunication. I understand what it feels like to be in a toxic relationship and how it feels impossible to see how it can get better. But it can. We will co-create a safe space for you to get in touch with your inner emotional world, desires for closeness and get you to a place where you are feeling more flexible and confident  in the way you respond to those you love. I want to assure you that through a collaborative approach, we will go at a pace that feels right for you and always with the utmost compassion and empathy.   

One of my passions is working with highly sensitive people (HSP). I myself identify as an HSP, which means I get how exhausting it is to over think situations and wear your heart on your sleeve. I do understand how one can be easily overwhelmed by their environment or want to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations. I have worked hard to honor my sensitivity and find ways to stay grounded (which includes lots of sleep!) and I want to support you in exploring what this might look like for you. Emotionally Focused Therapy is such a gift in that it will help you to organize and process everything you feel, providing you more control over how you experience and express your emotions, music to an HSP’s ears.   

I work with a lot of young adults struggling to transition into or out of post-secondary education, new careers and relationships. A lot of my clients identify as being a “rock” to their friends and family but struggle to feel as though they have someone to provide them with the same support. I get what it’s like to have really high expectations for yourself and feeling unsure of how to manage all of the self-doubt that exists within. Together, we will explore your familial relationships, experiences and upbringing to uncover where it is that you developed these ways of being so that we can get you feeling more comfortable and confident in how you relate to yourself and your loved ones. 

I encourage you to reach out and schedule a meet and greet, so we can get started in creating a life that has you feeling excited, joyous and proud. You don’t have to go at this alone.

To set up a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with Anastasia, please visit her schedule or email info@jodirouah.com

Christine Heinola, BA, MHA (she·her)

Client Care Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Services Offered: Client-Therapist connection, billing questions, email inquires

Areas of Interest: Patient care services, intern & independent contractor administrative support

Languages Spoken: English

Christine is our Client Care Coordinator (now say that 5 times fast). She is here to assist you with booking appointments and answering emails. Christine also helps to play client-therapist matchmaker, ensuring each new client is connected with a therapist that is a fit for the work they have come to accomplish in counselling. Chrstine has worked in Healthcare Quality & Operations Management as well, Patient Care Services for over 20 years including: Telehealth Ontario; Sunnybrook Health Science Centre; Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (UHN); and Psychotherapy Clinics. She has a passion for improving policies and standards of care, which motivates her to ensure you receive the best support possible here with us. Christine works closely with Jodi to manage the day-to-day operations of the practice. She is never too busy to communicate with clients to ensure they are connected with the right therapist to achieve their counselling goals.

Outside of Christine’s professional life she has three daughters that are heavily involved in competitive sports. If she is not running around to practices and competitions, she spends as much time as possible at her cottage with her parents and brothers. In addition to her 11-year-old “fur baby, she recently adopted two rescue puppies to join her family. Her love and compassion for people and animals is what attracted her to a role in operations and client care here with Jodi. She has a strong belief in the benefits that psychotherapy provides and firsthand experience with the changes it has made in her family. She has a passion for connecting with people and has been drawn to the idea of potentially pursuing a career as a therapist herself in the future.

To connect with Christine about any administrative or billing questions, please email her at christine@jodirouah.com