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The Team

The CSDC is a team of social workers, psychologists, psychotherapists, and interns with specialized training in mental health.

To Our Students

We are here to support your growth and thriving in your personal life, your academic journey, and beyond. We understand that mental health and wellbeing are intricately woven in with social determinants of health, and we strive to be equitable and responsive in our care. Our approach to counselling is student-centred, collaborative and takes into account your whole self. We will work with you to co-create an empathic and respectful space that honours your lived experience, and tailor support to meet your unique needs.

To Our Community

We are committed to serving our community and do so by providing mental health outreach, education, and consultation. In addition to direct student care, we are often “on the ground” and work closely with faculty and staff to cultivate an environment that supports student wellbeing. As a centre, we value excellence in learning, teaching and clinical training through ongoing professional development of staff and a robust internship training program. We thank our campus partners for their leadership, collaboration, and enthusiastic support for student mental health and wellbeing. Supporting student growth and thriving is our collective responsibility, and we are grateful to be part of this community with you.

Dr. Laura Girz

Dr. Laura Girz (she/her), C. Psych
Co-coordinator, Systems and Operations

Jean Tsai

Jean Tsai (she/her), M.Ed, RP
Co-coordinator, Community and Outreach

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Patricia Marchitelli (she/her)
Administrative Coordinator, Student Wellbeing 

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Eden Abraham (she/her), MSW RSW

Dr. Immaculate Antony

Dr. Immaculate Antony (she/her), C. Psych

Payal Bhole

Payal Bhole (she/her), MSW, RSW

Dr. Diana Brecher

Dr. Diana Brecher (she/her), C. Psych

Dr. Maria Chaparro

Dr. Maria Chaparro (she/her)C.Psych

 Colleen Conroy Amato

Colleen Conroy Amato (she/her), MSW, RSW

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Daniela Cristini (she/her), MEd., RP

Bronwyn Dickson

Egag Egag (he/him, they/them), MSW, RSW

Bronwyn Dickson

Bronwyn Dickson (she/her), MSW, RSW

Ruth Frolic

Ruth Frolic (she/her), MEd, RP

Jas Gill

Jastej Gill (she/her) MA, RP

Dr. Laura Girz

Dr. Laura Girz (she/her), C. Psych

Lauren Goodman

Lauren Goodman (she/her), MSW, RSW

Amma Gyamfowa

Amma Gyamfowa (she/her), MSW RSW

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Lisa Lafreniere (she/her), MSW, RSW

Dr. Andrea Martin

Dr. Andrea Martin (she/her), C. Psych

David McNeill

David McNeill (he/him), MSW, RSW

Dr. Jesmen Mendoza

Dr. Jesmen Mendoza (he/him), C.Psych

Carlin Palme

Maura O'Keefe (she/her), MSW, RSW

Carlin Palme

Carlin Palme (he/him), MEd. RP

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Dr. Gauthamie Poolokasingham (she/her), C.Psych

Miriam Reese

Miriam Reese (she/her), MSW, RSW

Jean Tsai

Jean Tsai (she/her), M.Ed, RP

Krystal Warner

Krystal Warner (she/her), MSW, RSW

Jenny Yuzon

Sonny Wong (he/him), M.Ed, RP

Jenny Yuzon

Jenny Yuzon (she/her), MSW RSW

Adam Blake
M.Sc., PhD Candidate 

Nicole Dunn 
Social Work Practicum Student 

Hayley Schmaltz
Social Work Practicum Student 

Andrew Tang
Social Work Practicum Student 

Elizabeth Wong 
Social Work Practicum Student 

Sheila Wong
Counselling Centre Assistant

Geanany Rasanathan,
Front-Line Assistant/Receptionist