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Milaina Manganaro MSW, RSW - NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME
Chasse Gibeault MA Counselling Psychology RP(Qualifying) NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
Chasse is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Master’s level practitioner with a degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. As an autistic person who was diagnosed later in life, Chasse has developed an interest in working with fellow neurodivergent people. Before his master’s, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Algoma University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health from Humber College. As a trans masculine, asexual person, Chasse is passionate about offering inclusive services and integrating a harm reduction approach into his work by fostering client autonomy and meeting people where they’re at.
He has spent the last four years offering harm reduction and sexual health services to people who use drugs, as well as 2S-LGBTQIA+ communities, including supporting people around gender identity. Chasse is very passionate about sex-positivity and intersectional anti-oppression work within the community. He also has experience working with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities with an understanding of the historical impacts of colonization.
When he is not engaged in a special interest, Chasse enjoys spending time in nature with his partner and puppy (Daisy). He also enjoys playing video games and stimming along to his favorite songs. Chasse is currently spending time reliving his childhood memories by playing the Sims 4, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon trilogies
Chasse is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Master’s level practitioner with a degr... Read More
Eleanor Crook M.Ed RP(Qualifying)
Kate Burgess BA, AACC
Kate Burgess is a coach specializing in ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome/ASD. Kate was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and also shares traits of Asperger’s Syndrome. She continues to learn how to embrace her neurodiverse brain through empathy and creativity and is lit up by helping others with neurodviversities learn to harness their superpowers. As well as working with youth with ADHD & Asperger’s/ASD, she has a background and training in video game addictions, grief and bereavement, and LGBTQ issues. Clients describe Kate as approachable, informed, silly, and empathetic.
On top of Kate’s thorough training in neurodiversity from her certification (ADHD & Asperger’s/ASD Coaching Certification) at The ADHD & Asperger’s/ASD Centre, Kate has a BA in Theatre Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Book Publishing. Her extensive background in the arts has led to a keen interest in supporting artists and creative types embrace the power of their neurodiversity and thrive within their chosen medium. Kate enjoys coaching people of all ages and has a special place for supporting children and their parents as they learn how to understand and embrace neurodiveristy in themselves and their kids. Kate spent many years avoiding therapy, coaching, and personal development after some negative experiences in high school. In adulthood, she has committed herself to personal growth and has learned the amazing benefits of letting positive therapeutic practices into her life. She has a deep understanding and empathy for those who dislike and are averse to counseling, and is honoured to hold space for those feelings. She offers a safe and non-judgemental space for her clients to seek support around any issue.
In her spare time, Kate is passionate about reading, cooking, spending time in nature and gathering the people she loves together in celebration.
Kate is available for in person, phone and text messaging support.
Kate Burgess is a coach specializing in ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome/ASD. Kate was diagnosed with... Read More
Rachel Gascho MSW, RSW
Rachel is a registered social worker with a great enthusiasm for the neurodivergent mind. She was diagnosed with ADHD at age 9 and it was eye opening! Rachel also has a parent and sibling with ADHD, and is very familiar with the effects it can have on the whole family. As well as supporting others with ADHD, she has experienced many of the challenges associated with ADHD personally, including areas like school, social life, chores, and relationship maintenance. She wants to be the person who helps others harness their neurodivergent minds so they can avoid (or at least be prepared for) the problems that come with living as a neurodivergent person in a neurotypical world. Rachel earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work degrees at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where she developed a passion for a person-centered approach to therapy (all about what the person needs, not limited by one rigid method), believing that each client has unique challenges, strengths, and needs. She believes that mental health is a key component of overall wellbeing and is often overshadowed by physical health when it is at least equally important. Rachel has experience working with adults with severe intellectual disabilities in a group home setting as well as providing therapy to patients at a primary care office in a community struggling deeply from the results of poverty. Rachel works with clients to develop individualized and manageable goals and coping strategies that consider the whole system the person lives in, as well as to help process the trauma so common in fellow ADHDers & Autistics. Rachel enjoys reading, cooking, baking (and eating!), spending time with family and friends, music, and being outdoors. She loves learning and takes every opportunity she can to expand her knowledge and understanding of the changing world.
Rachel is a registered social worker with a great enthusiasm for the neurodivergent mind. She was... Read More
Andrew Tuan Vu RP (Qualifying), MA (Cand.)
RP (Qualifying), MA (Cand.)
Andrew (he/him) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is currently doing his Master’s in Counselling Psychology. Andrew was diagnosed with ADHD at 27 years old, after years of struggling with workplaces, schools, doctors, and therapists that “just didn’t get me”. Clients describe Andrew as funny, honest, and open-minded. He is passionate about reducing stigma towards the ADHD, ASD, nerd, and gamer communities.
Andrew is passionate about helping clients with tech addictions such as Internet, smartphone, pornography, gaming, social media, and online dating. He enjoys working on issues gifted kids face and 2nd-gen Asian problems. Andrew primarily uses Person-Centered Therapy. He focuses on helping clients feel safer, more rested, and more self-loving. He has completed courses in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and has facilitated various meditation groups. Andrew’s hobbies include Super Smash Bros., HealthyGamerGG, the Enneagram, Nardwuar, improv comedy, songwriting, and martial arts. Andrew is fluent in English, is partially fluent in French, and is an enthusiastic beginner in Vietnamese.
“You deserve understanding. You deserve good things.”
Andrew (he/him) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is currently doing his Master’s ... Read More
Nat Sanderson, AACC - NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
Diagnosed with ADHD in his 20s, Nat has spent his life driven by community and fascinated by the small things that help people thrive and feel like they belong. Nat’s most powerful experiences were working as a youth group leader for the last decade, where he was able to help his clients untangle their lives and find their inner leader in the midst of much humour and mutual weirdness.
Some of Nat’s areas of specialization include:
- Working with Tradespeople
- Working with children, youth, and families
- Working with LGBTQ populations
- Video Game/Screen Addiction
- Spiritual Counselling
- Counselling for those who self-identify as nerds: Those into D&D, board games, Magic The Gathering, etc.
- Counselling for Athletes and Runners
When Nat discovered his own ADHD, he was able to take the eight years of specialized leadership training he had and better apply it to all aspects of his life. As a result of this training and his extremely thorough certification as an ADHD & Asperger’s/ASD Certified Coach (AACC), he has been better able to understand and harness his own restlessness (he’s now a dedicated runner) and special interests. He now feels so much more fulfilled as he has unlocked the many special abilities that come with his own Neurodivergence (instead of seeing them as burdens) and loves nothing more than helping others do the same for themselves.On the topic of interests, Nat identifies as a huge nerd. Right now, he’s devouring several sci fi novels, and writing his own (he can’t get enough). He’s also been known to dabble in Minecraft, all types of video games, board games (he even created one once professionally), volunteering, and poetry (and a newfound interest in acrylic painting). Also anyone who knows Nat knows that he’s an avid Magic The Gathering player and a dedicated Dungeons and Dragons DM and he is always happy to incorporate any elements of his interests, or the interests of his clients, into his therapy and coaching sessions.
Nat deeply believes that counselling can often be fun and connective, even amidst the extremely hard psychological work that happens in session.
Diagnosed with ADHD in his 20s, Nat has spent his life driven by community and fascinated by the ... Read More
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