About Our Practice
We provide psychological assessments and psychotherapeutic treatments to individual adults. Our practice is centered on a multitude of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions in combination with Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and other therapeutic orientations such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Humanistic approaches, Mindfulness-based interventions, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). All the services that we offer (assessment and treatment) use techniques and instruments that are evidence-based. We take any opportunity available to expand our skills in these types of treatments, in addition to emerging treatments. One of the defining characteristics of our practice is that we constantly seek to understand how new technologies can effectively and efficiently support the implementation of assessments and psychotherapy (e.g., precise assessment of sleep quality, ongoing monitoring of psychological symptoms, personalized workbooks, virtual reality, and more). We believe that you will feel welcomed walking into our office, and together we can work on the challenges or issues that are affecting you at this time.
Carlo Alberto Grandi
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An extensive part of Carlo’s training as a Clinical Psychologist was in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is a form of treatment that essentially encourages changes in the thoughts and behavioral domains of a particular issue while also using relaxation techniques to help to deescalate elevated distress. Carlo completed a 4 year “Diploma di Specializzazione” in CBT at the School of Cognitive Therapy of Verona, and, previously, a Laurea (Master Degree in Psychology equivalent title) at the University of Bologna. Carlo is currently licensed as a Clinical Psychologist with The College of Psychologists of Ontario, and as a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Carlo was licensed as a Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Italy for several years before moving to Canada. Carlo is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association, and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.
Carlo works with Individual Adults providing psychological assessments and treatments for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar and mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment, trauma, PTSD, sleep disorders, personality disorders, chronic pain, and grief.
Carlo’s primary goal is to create a comfortable, safe environment where you’ll work together in moving toward your goals.
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I am a graduate of Yorkville University’s Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program. Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, I also have membership in the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I serve as Coordinator of the Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education, which focuses on this sub-specialty of domestic abuse and trauma therapy. I am trained in Brainspotting and EMDR, and employ CBT and DBT in my eclectic, person-centred approach toward treating an individual, adult clientele.
I believe that the pain that often precipitates therapy can be an invitation to develop self-awareness, self-compassion and skills to grow past our struggles, to become stronger and happier. As both a psychotherapist and facilitator of therapeutic art workshops, I share my passion for connecting people with meaningful engagement and rich learning opportunities, to enable their personal growth.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and graduate of Yorkville University’s Masters in Counselling Psychology program. Prior to this, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Windsor and later completed an advanced diploma program in Behavioural Science Technology at George Brown College in Toronto. While completing the latter program, I worked closely with individuals living with traumatic and acquired brain injuries, as well as with individuals facing charges under the criminal code and residing in a psychiatric hospital setting. Following completion of this program, I spent time working with teenagers and young adults with autism in a learning to live program that focused on teaching essential life skills and fostering community engagement. After moving back home to Windsor, I began volunteering with Victim Services of Windsor and Essex County, whose primary focus is on the provision of emotional and practical support to victims of crime and tragedy.
I primarily use a therapeutic approach grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which helps you to develop increased self-awareness, manage the problems that are impacting your life, and cultivate the skills and motivation to make positive and lasting changes. Additionally, I utilize a trauma-focused therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, OCD, grief, anxiety and depression. I will focus on creating a safe environment for you that is characterized by a strong working alliance and a collaborative stance for creating unique treatment plans tailored to your individual needs. I firmly believe that every person has the inherent ability to bring about positive changes in their lives and that it is my duty to help you to unlock this potential. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that is aligned with your goals and works best for you.
Registered Social Worker
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Chris Gevaert is a Registered Social Worker located in Windsor Ontario. A Master in Social Work, He is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. He has over 18 years of working with families, couples and individuals with various needs in a number of settings.
He has worked as a chaplain with Windsor Fire and Rescue and Tecumseh Fire and Rescue. He is currently working with Tecumseh Fire and Rescue as the lead for their Peer Support Team. He is currently part of the Windsor/Essex County Ministry of Labour Coalition and the WE Help First initiative. He uses therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Grief Meaning Reprocessing Therapy (GMRT) and Narrative Therapy in his approaches to assisting people.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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I am in the process of completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, after having obtained a BSc Honours in Kinesiology & Health Science and a minor in Psychology from York University, Toronto. While earning my undergraduate degree, I worked with mentally challenged adolescents, supporting them with daily activities and to face small challenges, one step at a time. I also dealt a lot with inpatients in the Psychiatric ward of a hospital in Toronto, catering to their daily needs and helping them make small changes to their routine, which would be beneficial to them in the long run.
Seeking more knowledge in the field of mental health has been a passion of mine since high school and during the past years, while acquiring the necessary qualifications to earn my Masters, I have also served in the Canadian Armed Forces, as a Medic (reservist). The experience has certainly allowed me to understand veterans and their family issues in more depth and thus, I can say that I now have knowledge of a broad and varied population of our society.
I utilize a range of therapeutic modalities that are tailored to the client’s unique needs. These include but are not limited to CBT, MCBT, DBT, solution-focused, and narrative therapy. As a kinesiology graduate I also utilize physical activities to assist with the treatment of chronic anxiety and stress. I believe that “mens sana in corpore sano” implies that we need to have a happy, balanced psyche to be able to achieve overall good health, and this is my goal with every single client.
I earned my Bachelors in Developmental Psychology at the University of Windsor and master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. During my bachelor’s degree I spent a lot of time working with children who have autism and have engaged in a variety of individual and urban communities within the Windsor-Essex County area through volunteering and employment with the primary focus being on individual growth and wellbeing. Since then, my time has been prioritized in conducting and administering psychometric measures to qualitatively and quantitatively understand how pathology has impacted overall functioning across adult populations.
In my current supervised practice, I carry a strong interest with helping adult clients mitigate challenges of anxiety, depression, ADHD, trust issues, meaning making, loss of purpose, stress reduction, and somatic complaints, using an eclectic approach of modalities to better suit the needs of each person. Specifically, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanistic theories. Being passionate about helping people recognize their potential, navigating their lives and thriving in their environments, I have the intention to pursue a PsyD in clinical psychology at Michigan University to further my understanding and knowledge to eventually work as a sex therapist, marriage and couple’s counsellor.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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I understand that cultural barriers and biases can affect the therapy experience and that starting therapy can be difficult and overwhelming. I strive to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where you can feel comfortable and respected, regardless of your culture and background. We all go through periods of stress, anxiety, sadness, depression, or overwhelm in our lives. Sometimes, we can manage these feelings on our own by reaching out to loved ones, practicing self-care, or learning new coping strategies. Other times, we may need extra support to work through these feelings and improve our overall well-being and break life-long unhelpful patterns.Therapy can be a valuable tool for understanding and processing your thoughts and feelings, developing healthy coping strategies, and improving your relationships.
I graduated from Yorkville University with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Psychology. I have experience working with many different individuals of all ages and backgrounds, and I am dedicated to helping you create a positive change in your life.
My approach to therapy and assessment is collaborative and considerate of the social institutions and experiences we operate within when finding the right therapeutic modalities for each person. My counselling mission is to create a warm, caring, and safe environment that assists my clients in recognizing their strengths and providing them tools to utilize and create fulfilling lives.
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Reinvention takes time, but it’s worth it. After spending almost 20 years as an art director working in the advertising world, I realized it was time to make a career change. As exciting as advertising can be, it’s known to be a high-pressure environment where individuals are prone to a disproportionate amount of burnout, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and a myriad of interpersonal struggles; all of which I had firsthand experience with. Although it was a process that took years, I intentionally slowed down, turned inwards, and reconnected with myself by helping others.
I know what it is to experience failure, transition, and loss (both death and non-death grief) and I have a special connection with those who are struggling with similar issues. I believe that anyone can have a better life when they feel safe, understood, and validated. As a curious and compassionate listener, I use an integrative approach to therapy where each person’s particular challenges inform how we will work together. I’ve found that looking at the stories we tell ourselves and finding a new narrative is vital to making real change and achieving our goals. I am confident that my life experience, education, ongoing training, humour, and ability to quickly connect with others will offer you strong support during your time of need.
Additionally, cultural competency is integral to my practice. Many of my clients identify as BIPOC and/or part of the LGBTQ2S+ communities, and I take every opportunity to learn from them about their distinct worldview, level of acculturation, and life experiences when collaborating on treatment planning.
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Here is a little bit about my educational background. I graduated from the University of Windsor in 2021 and earned an Honours degree in Clinical Psychology with Thesis. I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.
I have a large interest in trauma-informed therapy. My culturally responsive and socially just psychotherapeutic approach employs different core principles derived from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy in accordance with each client’s needs. I provide services in both English and Arabic.
I am very passionate about mental wellness. As a Syrian-Canadian I am especially passionate about psychotherapy accounting for cultural factors and how these factors may affect each client differently. I believe that therapy should provide clients with the appropriate space for self worth, awareness, and growth.
هنا القليل عن خلفيتي التعليمية. تخرجت من جامعة وندسور في عام ٢٠٢١ وحصلت على شهادة التخرج مع درجة الشرف في علم النفس. أقوم حالياً بإكمال درجة الماجستير في علوم النفس في جامعة يوركفيل. أنا شخصياً عندي اهتمام كبير بالعلاج النفسي المرّكز حسب متطلبات كل شخص. من أهم مبادئي هي مراعاة نهج الاستشارة المستجيب ثقافياً والعادل اجتماعياً. أنا أصولي عربية سوريّة ولهذا السبب أهتم بكيفية تأثير الحضارات الثقافية على الصحة العقلية والنفسية. أنا أقدم خدماتي باللغتين الإنجليزية والعربية. لطالما كنت شغوفة بالصحة العقلية وأعتقد أن العلاج يجب أن يوفر للناس المساحة المناسبة للوعي الذاتي والنمو الشخصي والقيمة النفسية
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tue, Fri: 10:00 – 4:00pm
Wed, Thurs: 10:00 – 7:00pm
Sat, Sun: Closed