Frances Miller MSW, RSW draws upon over 30 years of experience as a therapist in Family, Marital and Individual Counseling, with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and memberships if the OASW (Ontario Association of Social Workers), OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers), CADDRA (Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance), and the Learning Disability Association of Ontario. Frances’s integrative approach therapy is influenced by training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Insight Oriented, Systems and Attachment perspectives, with a specialty in Schema Therapy.Early in her career, Frances worked in community children’s mental health in Toronto and Scarborough, focusing on healthy parenting of teens and children, and trauma treatment. She participated in a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment with SASAT (Scarborough Agencies Sexual Abuse Team) and HSAP (Halton Sexual Abuse Program), with a particular interest in adult female survivors of childhood abuse. Through these opportunities, Frances developed strong skills in working with individuals and family systems in crisis, dealing with issues related to learning disabilities, marital and parenting concerns, and interventions with children, adults and families.Presently located in Oakville, Frances’s private practice is designed to meet client’s needs across the lifespan, with a continued focus on treatment for trauma and attachment, anxiety, and depression. She is currently the Director of the Oakville Schema Therapy Center, and is in ongoing training with Wendy Behary, offering schema therapy interventions to individuals, couples, families and groups, as well as consultation to other professionals in the community.
Chirine Dakkak is a clinical psychologist. She has been in private practice in the Montreal area since 2006 and is a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. Her doctoral work at Université de Sherbrooke is on clinicians’ attitudes toward borderline personality disorder. Chirine is known for her passion not just about psychotherapy but also about collaborating with media and informing the public, and has presented a psychology chronicle on Radio Canada International over a period of 6 years. She is specialized in Schema Therapy but combines different approaches when needed in order to help her clientele in the best way she can. Her services are offered in English, French and Arabic. Feel free to contact her or visit her website for more information.
Catherine Wood has been working with Schema Focused Therapy since 2000. Her PhD dissertation was on attachment theory and women and romantic relationships. She is passionate about her life calling as a Psychotherapist, and Life and Executive Coach. She loves to do deep psychotherapeutic work with adult women and men individually, or as couples to improve their lives, to maximize their joy and to live life fully. She is a certified Imago Couples Therapist, and has extensive training in Emotion Focused Couples therapy, and has extensive media experience typically in this area. Her undergraduate degree in business and marketing, and corporate work experience as a sales and management trainer positively impacts her understanding of clients’ work lives. Catherine works with individuals with anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction with current—or grief over past—relationships, work issues, or other issues that impact happiness.