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The Founders

Dr. Danuta (Dee) Rajska 

C. Psych.

Dr. Jason T. Ramsay

C. Psych.

Dr. Dee got her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from Queen's University in 2009, and has been a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist licensed for autonomous practice since 2011. She is also licensed in 

Newfoundland and Labrador. 

 

Dr. Dee assesses, diagnoses, and treats primarily complex trauma. Her ongoing therapy patients include military veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, well as law enforcement professionals and first responders. She also works with survivors of childhood abuse, physical and sexual assaults, and workplace injuries and assaults.

You can find Dr. Dee's Blog at http://drdee.ca/

Dr. Ramsay provides psychological treatment for survivors of trauma

including work-related psychological injuries, motor vehicle accidents, abuse, bullying and life transitions.  

 

He is an adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University Health Sciences as well as an Executive member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Psychological Association.

He an enthusiastic sharer of information about psychology and offers

in-service consultations, workshops, seminars and lectures. 

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 Our Clinicians

Mr. I. Daniele Vassallo

Psychotherapist

Daniele Vassallo was born and raised in Italy where he earned his Masters degree in Psychology at the University of Palermo and became a Licensed Psychologist. He practiced in Italy for 15 years before moving to Canada in 2013. He now resides in the Niagara Region of Ontario

where he works as a reregistered Psychotherapist.

 

Daniele is an expert in addiction and trauma (both in Italy and Canada). He has extended his skills to include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety. Daniele offers interventions including EMDR, IFS, Polyvagal Theory, and

Psychoanalysis.

 

His main work right now is with First Responders and their families providing them with psychological tools to better deal with work-related psychological distress. 

 Polly Chawla
PhD

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Dr. Chawla completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2011. As a clinician with diverse experience that spans nearly twenty years, she began her career working internationally in Africa, Asia and finally settling in North America. Dr. Chawla has been with NPW since 2014 providing therapy to veterans, first responders, and members of the LGBTIQA+ community with a broad range of mental health issues 

specializing (but not limited to) PTSD/complex trauma, 

survivors of abuse, psychiatric conditions, motor vehicle and workplace accidents. She is a certified EMDR therapist and uses therapeutic modalities including but not limited to Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Internal Family System.

  April McCreary

 M.S.W. , R.S.W.

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April is a Registered Social

Worker (RSW) and obtained

both her Bachelor and Master

of Social Work degrees from

Wilfrid Laurier University

before joining the NPW team

in 2019.

 

In the therapeutic relationship, April thinks of herself as an

'agent of change' - someone

who can help others to gain insight into their lives and problems and come up with their own solutions.

 

She believes that many of the difficulties experienced in their present lives can be traced to

their past, and she enjoys seeing individuals change their

present and build a new future through healing their

emotional wounds from

long ago.

 Nicole Kenny

MACP, RP

Nicole is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. 

She completed her Masters of Arts in Counselling

Psychology from Yorkville University and Bachelors of Arts in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University.

 

She specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. Nicole works predominately with veterans, first responders, survivors of abuse, and those who have experienced workplace and motor vehicle accidents.

 

She has devoted her training and practice to provide a wide array of evidence-based therapeutic approaches tailored to her client’s specific needs. 

 Nicole Sinclair
 MACP, RP (Qualifying)

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Nicole is a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Brock University. Nicole offers integrative, evidenced-based interventions including CBT, DBT, IFS, and CPT for the treatment of a variety of mental health challenges, complex trauma, and PTSD. Nicole works predominantly with veterans, their family members, and first responders. Nicole takes a client-centered approach that views the therapeutic process as an interactive and collaborative process tailored to the individual needs of the person. Nicole prioritizes developing a warm, authentic, and genuine relationship, where one feels safe to share their thoughts and feelings. Nicole enjoys being a part of people’s healing journey and witnessing their progress as they work towards optimizing their well-being. 

 Alexi Voelk
 MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Alexi is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
She works predominantly with those experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Her experience also includes working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, adults who have endured childhood abuse or relational trauma, along with first responders, veterans, and their families.  
Alexi believes in providing you with a caring space, free of criticism and judgement, where you can uncover patterns, safely bring awareness to unacknowledged parts of yourself and develop new understandings that bring meaning and authenticity to your life. Alexi practices from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed approach using holistic and integrative evidence-based techniques to create the right fit for you.

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

 Lindsy Lee

Office Administrator

 Patty Hicks
Billing and Reconciliation

Brandy Hord

Office Manager

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 Natasha Sos

Billing Manager