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Sara Mackie, MSW, RSW

Clinical Founder and Director/Social Worker and Therapist/Certified Clinical Trauma Professional/Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga

Sara is a clinically trained, Master's level Social Worker and Therapist with a special interest in helping highly sensitive people and people with complex trauma discover their inherent worth and ability to heal through a strengths-based lens. 

Sara is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who operates from a therapeutic orientation that prioritizes utilizing the mind-body connection as a resource through evidence-based therapies such as polyvagal and somatic approaches.

Sara uses a blend of mind-based therapies such as narrative therapy, psychodynamic approaches, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help clients heal their minds along with their bodies, and find integration among the two.

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Anna Larmer, BSW, RSW

Clinical/Holistic Social Worker and Therapist

Anna is a clinically and holistic trained Social Worker/Counsellor. Anna has a strong background in working with children and youth at risk, young mothers, Indigenous communities, newcomers and refugees, crisis management, trauma-informed care and various therapeutic schools of thought from her experience working with victims of intimate partner violence,  those experiencing grief, survivors of intergenerational trauma,survivors of mental health challenges, eating disorders, and individuals navigating social welfare systems. 

 Anna is passionate about a balance of clinical and  holistic healing mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Anna specializes in cognitive behavioural therapy, outdoor adventure therapy, energy healing and healing through movement. 

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Ashley Ho, MA Counselling Psychology, RP

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying


Ashley is our wonderful Registered Psychotherapist - Qualifying.

Ashley's educational background consists of a Masters’ degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University with a background in Psychology from STU.

Ashley helps clients work on concerns related to body image, perinatal and postnatal emotions, self-esteem, trauma, attachment, relationship issues, anxiety, emotional regulation, human rights, trans-generational trauma, holistic, family relationships and impact on one’s sense of self and social identity.

Ashley believes that mental health issues and mental wellness are both natural human experiences. Ashley believes the tools for building mental wellness are accessible to anyone through learning, time and consistency.​

“I look forward to meeting you!” - Ashley

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Laura Gallivan, MA Counselling Psychology, LCT-C

Laura is passionate about helping her clients work through their difficult emotions and become more self-accepting, develop a deeper capacity for intimacy, and form more satisfying relationships. Her work is grounded in a belief in the power of compassion and self-awareness to transform lives and facilitate healing.

 As a psychodynamically-oriented practitioner, she helps her clients build this awareness through exploration of their inner life, with particular focus on understanding how past experiences shape thoughts, feelings, and relationships in the present.

Laura values a therapeutic process that considers the whole person. She works collaboratively to ensure her clients feel heard and respected. 

Laura is a graduate of McGill University’s Master’s in Counselling Psychology program. She did her clinical training at both the McGill Psychoeducational & Counselling Clinic and the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. In these settings, she worked with adults of various ages who struggled with trauma, anxiety, depression, and OCD. 

“I look forward to meeting you and collaborating with you on your journey!”

 - Laura

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Jocelyn Anderson, MSW, RSW


Hi, I’m Jocelyn Anderson (she/they). I am a Registered Social Worker who provides individual counselling to adults and adolescents. My work is guided by an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach. I come from a place of non-judgement, curiosity, and warmth when building therapeutic relationships with my clients. 

I am experienced in supporting folks experiencing issues related to grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, and 2SLGBTQ+ identities. In my work, I support clients to strengthen their mind-body connection. To do so, I draw on a blend of narrative and cognitive-behavioural therapies alongside polyvagal, somatic, and mindfulness approaches. 

I strongly believe that everyone is the expert of their own experience. My goal as a therapist is to guide clients towards their own inner strength and to provide them the opportunity to move through their life with a greater sense of self-compassion, ease, and joy.

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Maria DiCarlo, Occupational Therapist

Hello! I’m so excited to offer occupational therapy (OT) through CCW, in an empowering and creative style!

OT is an art and a science that focuses on function from a holistic perspective. Working with me is like a choose-your-own adventure, alongside a creative, fun, and insightful guide with a backpack full of tricks and tools!

My practice includes, and certainly isn’t limited to, neurodivergence, big feelings, exploring/expressing identity, and life transitions. I work with people of all ages.

Guided by curiosity and collaboration, my approach centres healing and (re)connecting with your purpose. I love to draw upon sensory, arts, nature, and play-based strategies and activities. You will have a place to land, be seen and heard, and offered radical permission to find belonging and embrace your magic in this world.

Schedule a free 15 minute call with me if these words speak to you, and you’re curious how we can use the magic of OT to feel better, brighter, and lighter .

To book a FREE 15 minute consultation or session with Maria, contact our administrator at 

OT services are covered by many mental health plans on programs such as Bluecross! Check with your provider today. 

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Amanda Daley

Clinical Therapist, LCT-C

Amanda completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University. She is currently working as an elementary guidance teacher and is completing the final practical portion of a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Amanda has a background working with at-risk children and youth and crisis management. This includes experience working with children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorders, and conduct disorder, among others, both in and out of the education system.

As a guidance teacher and former classroom teacher, Amanda is comfortable working with all age groups and is available to work with individuals ages 10 and up. Her special areas of interest include self-harm, abuse, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation and coping skills, stress management, family and relationships issues, and many more!

Amanda is passionate about helping clients re-establish safety and connection in their lives and become more self-accepting, self-aware, and self-compassionate, helping to facilitate healing and growth. Amanda values the importance of the therapeutic relationship by creating a space that feels safe, non-judgmental, and warm for you to be able to come as you are. She hopes to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves, reclaim self-agency, and make meaning of their journey!

“As your therapist, I am here to help empower you to live a more present life, less burdened by the past. I hope to help you reach your goals and remind you to be kind to yourself throughout the process. I look forward to getting to know you and collaborating with you on your healing journey!”


Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy

In-Progress Certifications:

Cognitive processing therapy

Gottman method couples therapy (Level 1 and 2)

Enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy

Disclaimer: While Amanda is a student she is unable to see the following populations until post-graduation: 

- children aged twelve and under

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