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Who is Onyx?
Onyx is a collective of experienced therapists who provide genuine, warm and empowering therapy.

Meet the Onyx Team!

 

Amanda Daniel

Amanda’s warmth and passion for connecting with others creates a safe environment where clients can feel validated, seen, and empowered to make meaningful change. Amanda takes a client-centered approach, joining with clients to work towards their vision of a successful future. She believes that therapy is a powerful tool in self-development that can be used to strengthen relationships, improve self-esteem, and contribute to an overall sense of emotional self-efficacy. She brings knowledge in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Amanda is skilled in working with clients of all ages but specializes in supporting children, adolescents, and parents. Amanda’s self-care practices include going for hikes with her dog, spending time near water, and daily journaling.

 

Lauren Voore

Lauren is a dedicated, empathetic and energetic therapist who focuses on creating a warm, and connected relationship with her clients. Her energy allows clients to feel empowered, supported, and safe to be authentic. Lauren draws from a range of modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT). She has a special interest in working with teens and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, low mood, and relationship challenges. In her free time, Lauren practices self care by walking, meditating, reading, being in nature, and spending time with her pets and loved ones.

 

Sasha Reback

Sasha’s approachable personality creates a relaxed, and trusting environment. Sasha focuses on the importance of partnership and collaboration within the therapeutic relationship to inspire conversations that are both hopeful and supportive. With a gentle and empathetic approach, Sasha focuses on resiliency; she trusts its role in growth and positive change. Her clinical work has been based in a hospital setting, with a focus on the treatment of addiction and mental health related concerns. Sasha is skilled in using strengths-based approaches to psychotherapy. Sasha makes sure to carve out time for self-care. You can often find her spending quality time with family and friends, camping, or simply enjoying the comfort of home in pyjamas.

 

Jaylyn Farrell

Jaylyn is a dedicated clinician who is deeply committed to creating a safe, comfortable and relaxing space where clients are able to feel supported and validated. With 8 years experience working with children and young adults, she brings a compassionate, relatable and warm energy to her practice. Jaylyn specializes in working with clients who are facing an array of mental health challenges, including anger management, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and family relationship concerns. She works from a collaborative, strengths-based approach and uses a variety of modalities within her practice including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy and mindfulness. Jaylyn also has a background in working with children and youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and is well equipped to empower and support each client with their unique needs. For self care, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, getting lost in a good book and cuddling up with her cat.

 

Kristen Maynard-Dingle

Kristen brings a wealth of experience into the therapy room. Her calm, welcoming demeanour helps clients feel at ease to express and share their biggest fears, hopes and dreams. Kristen has experience using a variety of modalities to treat an array of presenting concerns, including depression, low mood, anxiety and stress. She also has a special interest in working with people experiencing grief and brings a strong expertise in providing grief therapy to people of all ages including children, teens and adults. Kristen is skilled in connecting with people presenting with a range of transitional experiences; relationship changes, loss, and aging. Kristen draws on her training from a solution-focused and person-centred approach with the client as the expert in their journey. For self-care Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, trips to the library, reading books and walking her dog.

 

Elaine Morra

Elaine brings warmth and energy to her practice, as well as an incredible wealth of experience from her 30 years of working with a wide variety of people. Elaine practices primarily with individual adults, and is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. She has expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and relationship related concerns. Elaine draws from various therapeutic modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and EMDR. Elaine encourages her clients to explore ideas for personal growth, areas of change, and improved coping. In her personal time Elaine enjoys time with her family and friends, pets, and being around water activities. She loves reading, movies, photography, chocolate and thoroughly enjoys a good cup of tea.

 

Amanda Nauth

Amanda embodies warmth, empathy and a passion for understanding people. She specializes in working with adults, and teens over 16 years old. Amanda has many years of experience working with individuals in clinical mental health settings. She is passionate about working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem challenges, life transitions, family issues, and intergenerational trauma. Amanda brings a comprehensive approach, pulling from CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy), Solution Focused therapy, and EFT (emotionally focused therapy) to bring a tailored style of treatment to each of her clients. Amanda understands how important it is to work with people from an anti-oppressive lens, and is passionate about addressing gaps and barriers in mental health services to best support racialize individuals. Amanda has an adventurous side, she loves trying new foods, walks at the lake, and also enjoys down time with friends and family, and a nice cup of tea.

 

Daniela Boeri

Daniela’s approach is embedded in a respect for diversity and authenticity. Guided by compassion and openness, Daniela creates a collaborative, respectful space where clients can recognize and reconnect with their strengths and values. She emphasizes and empowers her clients voice and choice. Daniela’s empathetic curiosity allows her to develop useful and meaningful conversations with clients in a warm and non-judgmental way. She is specialized in working with people experiencing a variety of concerns including, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, parenting stress, and child/adolescent stress. Daniela has a special interest in working with parents, children/adolescents, and people from marginalized communities.  Daniela has over 10 years of experience working in community settings and in the health sector, drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches, primarily Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. For self-care, Daniela enjoys spending time with her kids, early mornings with a cup of tea, being in nature, and anything food related, like cooking and trying new foods.

 

Amanda Cappon

Amanda’s enthusiasm for growth and self-improvement encourages meaningful conversations about important life transitions. Amanda believes in the development of self compassion as a means to strengthen our relationships with others, which contributes to an overall sense of wellness and connection. Amanda has over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, practicing in educational and community settings. In her practice, Amanda draws on her training in person centered, cognitive behavioural (CBT), and emotion focused (EFT) therapies while maintaining a client centered approach. She has a special interest in working with young adults, specifically post-secondary students. For self-care, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, playing ultimate frisbee or being in nature on a back-country camping trip.

 

Sarah Mogg

Sarah’s natural ability to connect with people, quickly fosters a trusting therapeutic relationship and makes clients feel comfortable to open up and feel understood. Sarah has extensive experience and training using various therapeutic modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). With over 12 years in practice, Sarah has developed a special interest in working with people experiencing low mood. Sarah’s self care practices include kayaking, spending time with her pets and catching up with friends.

 

Jaime Lee

Jaime’s friendly and easy-going nature, naturally builds connection and trust in the therapy room. Her warmth creates an inviting, and collaborative space where clients feel safe and relaxed. Jaime’s strengths-based approach to therapy is centered around her belief that people have a wealth of knowledge and many skills that they can use throughout the change process. In her work, Jaime integrates strategies from different approaches such as solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, CBT, EFT and DBT, and brings 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Jaime is a highly skilled therapist and has worked in children’s mental health, addiction treatment, and community mental health settings. She has special expertise in working with young people (13-25 years) and has strong clinical expertise in working with those experiencing difficulty related to food and body (i.e, eating disorders). For self care, Jaime enjoys spending time with her kids, doing Zumba, baking/enjoying her baking, and anything that engages her creative side.

 

Kathy Avayianos Adetuyi

Kathy’s ability to honour individual uniqueness and strengths in a collaborative and respectful way, creates a safe and person-centered therapeutic relationship. She supports people in their journey of exploration, relevant learning and personal growth within a nurturing, safe and respectful space. Kathy is a thoroughly skilled clinician, who brings over 20 years of experience providing treatment to a variety of concerns; specifically, trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviours, grief and loss, and infertility. Her practice is informed by a variety of modalities including; CBT, DBT, CPT, ACT and Motivational Interviewing. As a woman of colour and multi-ethnic background, Kathy also brings with her a culturally sensitive ability to engage in anti-oppressive work that includes the exploration of gender, sexuality and racialized experiences. Kathy has a special interest and expertise in working with people who have experienced trauma. For self-care, Kathy enjoys spending time outside gardening, landscaping and enjoying nature.

 

Karen Lewis

Karen brings her innate curiosity for people and their relationships into the therapy room and aims to translate this curiosity into a safe, therapeutic space to support clients to achieve the change they desire. She has practiced as a registered social worker since 1995, and in addition to training in a number of evidence-based therapy models, she has complemented her social work background with post-graduate training in couple and family therapy, earning the designation of Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT), and is a Clinical Fellow and Certified Couple and Family Therapist (CCFT) with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).  Over her career, she has worked in a variety of hospital-based programs and community settings with individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan.  Karen describes her therapy approach as systemic-relational, and draws from the fields of neuroscience, compassion and mindfulness to inform her work.  She practices within an integrated, multi-theoretical treatment framework, to collaboratively create individualized therapy plans with clients.  Karen welcomes inquiries from adults and couples to determine goodness of fit.  To promote personal wellness and life balance, Karen enjoys meditation, walking, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Heather Boswell

Heather’s warmth invites trust, safety and ease into the therapy room. She carries an appreciation and sensitivity for life’s challenges, which allows therapy conversations to be authentic, and evolving. Her practice is influenced by strengths-based treatment models. Heather has been practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years and has a special interest in working with young people and women. She grounds herself with regular self-care practices including yoga, team sports and making sure there’s always time for a laugh.

 

Colin Dundas

Colin has always been fascinated by relationships. He is particularly interested in what brings people together, how they navigate differences and how relationships become lasting. He values staying present without judgement and brings this into his work. Colin brings 25 years of experience working in the mental health field and currently specializes in couples’ therapy and relationship issues. He grounds himself with regular self-care practices, including running the trails at Heber Down Conservation Area and is open to taking his therapeutic conversations outdoors.

 

Samantha Carter

Samantha’s warm and personable manner creates safe, trusting and meaningful therapeutic relationships where clients feel understood, supported and hopeful. These relationships have helped to promote positive growth and change for her clients, in the areas that are most important to them. Samantha brings 10 years of experience providing therapeutic supports to school-aged children, adolescents and their families. Samantha’s practice is collaborative, strengths-based and client-centered. She draws upon a number of evidenced-based treatment modalities, including solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness practices. Samantha believes that therapy can be an important part of self-care, and that therapy plays a pivotal role in overcoming challenges in areas where individuals feel stuck. Samantha values the presence of community in self-care; she is often found spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and making time to be physically active. Please Note: Samantha is unable to see clients who are affiliated with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

 

Arianna Boddy

Arianna’s kind, empathetic and optimistic outlook inspires hopefulness and change for her clients. She brings a well rounded skill set, honouring her clients and their strengths. She draws on Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy; tailoring the approach to her clients’ needs. Arianna brings a decade of experience working with youth and adults in the field of mental health and substance use. She is skilled in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship concerns. During her downtime, she loves spending time with her family, reading, cooking, working out and can often be found knitting. *Currently on leave. Arianna is not accepting new clients*

 

Jacqueline Hebert

Jacqueline’s admiration of resiliency lends itself to empowering therapy conversations which highlight the strengths, values and preferences of her clients. Through her training in Narrative Therapy, Jacqueline has developed a creative way of understanding problems and their influence. She has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years and currently has a special interest in assisting people to reduce or eliminate the problem of anxiety in their lives. Jacqueline’s self-care practices include cooking, exercising and keeping a bouquet of fresh flowers in her home. *Currently on leave. Jacqueline is not accepting new clients*

103 1/2 Mary Street West

103 1/2 Mary Street West

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Psychotherapy Services
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103 1/2 Mary Street West, Whitby, ON
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