Deborah Meehan, M.Ed., RP
Deborah holds a Masters in Education, focused in Counselling Psychology, from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, at the University of Toronto, as well as an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western University. Also, she is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Deborah has over five years of experience specializing in clinical and psychometric assessments and treatment of children and adolescents. This includes specialization with adolescents who have sexually harmed; children who have engaged in concerning sexualized behaviour; children and adolescents who have experienced all forms of child maltreatment; intrafamilial sexual abuse; and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. Deborah has training in a number of modalities and may use therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy. Deborah also consults to Thrive, Child & Youth Trauma Services and works as a Clinical Therapist/Psychometrist at Radius Child & Youth Services..
Peter Hoag, B.A., Dip C.S., CYC-P
Peter Hoag’s clinical practice has been heavily informed by his roots in residential practice, developmental theory, and trauma informed care. Peter considers himself privileged and fortunate to have been mentored and supervised by a variety of clinical experts with a wide variety of approaches and skills. Peter received a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Manitoba, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Child Study (Assessment & Counselling) from the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto. Peter has clinically practiced for more than 30-years with children, adolescents, and adults/families, and he has presented workshops across Canada and in the United States within his area of clinical interest. Peter has a particular clinical interest in working in the area of men’s emotional health (through the lifespan), family violence and trauma, relationship dynamics, couples and marriage counselling, and fathering. Currently, Peter is a full Professor in the Child and Youth Care (CYC) Program at Sheridan College where he has developed and currently teaches courses on group work, working with trauma, and other courses with Child and Youth Care practice and theory.
Michael Davis, MSW, RSW
Michael Davis, MSW, RSW, is a Clinical Therapist at Radius Child and Youth Services and currently works as a consulting clinician at BOOST, Child and Youth Advocacy Centre where he provides consultation and clinical intervention services to children, youth and families who have experienced abuse. Michael has over 25 years experience working with adolescents who have sexually offended, children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and children under the age of 12 with sexual behaviour problems and their families in both assessment and treatment capacities.
Further, he teaches part-time in the Social Service Worker program at George Brown College. He has also worked extensively with at-risk youth in community, residential, and day treatment programs including working as a Probation Officer with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. In addition to his clinical work, Michael has experience providing training to Youth Justice and various community agencies throughout Southern Ontario. In his current private practice, Michael works with men and women regarding emotional health, relational issues and parenting. Further he has an interest in working with parents, children, siblings and partners of those with Borderline Personality Disorder or other emotional dysregulation issues.
Thea Dorsey, MSW, RSW
Thea Dorsey is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She also holds a Master’s of Social Work Degree from Wilfred Laurier University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University. Thea has extensive experience specializing in working with complex at-risk children/youth and their families in a variety of settings such as youth justice, residential, in home, day treatment, and in the community. Thea’s clinical practice has been deeply rooted in Trauma Informed Care, Family Systems Theory and a Strengths-Based Relational-Based Philosophy of Care, all with the belief that the client is the expert in their life. Thea has worked with individuals who have experienced complex trauma and a variety of mental health concerns. She utilizes multiple approaches such as Trauma Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy and Play/Art based techniques. Thea has a particular interest in advocating the impacts of trauma among youth in the Juvenile Justice System. In addition, Thea currently works as a Child and Family Clinician at Peel Children’s Center.
Aarti Dhanda, MSW, RSW
Over the last 10+ years, Aarti has excelled at working with adolescents/young adults and their families with complex mental health issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, emotion dysregulation and parent-teen conflict. She has a Masters in Social Work, is a registered social worker, and has extensive training in dialectical behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma/attachment informed therapy. She also holds additional certificates in addiction studies, cognitive behaviour therapy and emotion focused therapy. Her approach to therapy is holistic, evidence based and non-judgemental. She meets her clients where they are at and works at helping them heal and experience sustainable change. Aarti has consistently received positive feedback from clients and supervisors about the success of their treatment.
Additionally, Aarti has held positions including clinical lead for a residential care facility, clinical therapist for homeless youth with co-occuring mental health and substance misuse/abuse, trauma therapist for complex PTSD, and anger management counsellor. She has also been a faculty member at Humber College and currently works at George Brown College as a counsellor.
Kate Terry, MSW, RSW
Kate Terry holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology from York University. She is a Registered Social Worker through the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Kate has 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families within youth justice, children’s mental health settings, courts, and schools. She has specialized experience in assessment and treatment of adolescents who have sexually harmed, child/youth who have experienced abuse and children with concerning sexual behaviour. Kate currently works as a Clinical Investigator for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer providing court ordered custody/access reports, voice of the child reports and clinical assistance to legal counsel for children. In private practice, Kate has an interest in working with children, youth and their families regarding interpersonal trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, separation and divorce, social skills, self-esteem/self-worth, PTSD, anger, and coping skills.
Amanda Neves, Bsc. MSW, RSW
Amanda Neves is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), as well as the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto.
Specializing in children’s mental health, Amanda has worked individuals and families facing many challenges including depression and anxiety, substance use, family struggles, identity issues, suicidal thoughts, grief, and those in crisis. Amanda’s professional framework is deeply rooted in trauma-informed, attachment-focused practice, while considering the client’s individual needs. She utilizes multiple approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, and Mindfulness. Currently, Amanda holds a practice servicing adults in the Vaughan area, and is a faculty member at the University of Guelph-Humber, teaching in areas of mental health, addictions, and crisis intervention in the Family and Community Social Services program.
Clinical professionals, those with a Master’s degree in social work, counselling psychology, or related fields interested in associate opportunities at Schuler Counselling & Consultation should contact Dr. Siegi Schuler directly.