Chris is a seasoned professional mental health practitioner, with over 15 years experience working with Individuals, Couples and Families across diverse demographic and industrial population. His work life experience spans the financial services industry, co-founding a non-profit organization that helped young people develop the right paradigm early in life, and also serving as a church pastor.
Chris co-founded and serves as a partner in, Chapters Counselling Services, a firm that provides clinical counselling services to Individuals, Couples and Families dealing with a variety of life issues. He provides therapeutic intervention and support for Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Marital Conflicts, Life transitions, Trauma and Substance Addiction/Abuse issues.
Ingrid is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and holds an MDiv degree specializing in Clinical Counselling. She is a registered Facilitator with Enrich Canada, allowing for premarital and post-marital couples’ assessments. She has client experience in building rapport, performing consults, intake and therapy sessions, assessing concerns, and formulating treatment plans. Ingrid practices an integrative style of counselling; drawing on family systems, cognitive and behavioural, psychodynamic, and solution-focused techniques. She utilizes a strength-based, person-centered approach to counselling. She provides counselling support to families, individuals, and couples from diverse backgrounds with empathy and compassion.
Michelle was born and raised in Toronto. Her cultural roots are from the Philippines and Spain. She has the gift of listening and maintains a supportive, non-judgmental stance, fostering connection and open communication. As an integral part of her character Michelle is compassionate, insightful and kind.
She has extensive experience working with adolescents, children and families in Toronto, the GTA, and Internationally. Her professional background for more than 25 years combined, spans from being a teacher; a director and facilitator of programs; a family minister and professional counsellor and psychotherapist for couples, families, and individuals from pre-teens to seniors; a lastly a clinical supervisor and a clinical manager.
Genevieve is passionate about journeying with those going through challenging life circumstances. She is committed to the change process…because real life change takes time and attention. Genevieve founded Corner Counsellor to provide affordable, accessible and appropriate one-on-one sessions, community courses and group workshops in under-served neighborhoods. Corner Counsellor is also a mentoring and launching platform for newly registered therapists. When Genevieve is not speaking at a seminar, running a workshop or working directly with clients, she is teaching students at Tyndale University & Humber College in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Faculty of Social and Community Services respectively.
Jelani is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and Certified Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist. Jelani has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and is committed to helping people create positive change in their lives. Jelani’s primary approach to treatment is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is an effective evidenced-based treatment, which means that the positive benefits of the treatment have been studied extensively. Jelani is certified as a CBT Therapist by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT) and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CA-CBT).
Christie has committed years of her life building and promoting initiatives aimed at strengthening young black youths through developing anti oppressive frameworks, advocacy, capacity building, community leadership and mentorship.
Christie’s passion and commitment towards uplifting and strengthening under-served communities led to her co-founding several initiatives with focus on getting at-risk teens off the street and back into the classrooms. Christie also coordinated support and empowerment of teens struggling with early pregnancy, people living with HIV and Aids, and to people facing abuse.
Jamie Sutherland’s ethnicity consist of being born in Canada with West-Indian roots from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Born and raised in the community of Jane & Finch, he developed his sense of identity and values. Over the past 20 plus years, Jamie has journeyed alongside many families, children/youth, individuals and couples from various walks of life. These include diverse cultures; socio-economic backgrounds; faiths; Mental Health concerns and learning challenges throughout Toronto, the GTA and Internationally.
Leo is a therapist and healing educator in private practice providing psychotherapy and counselling (strong emphasis on decolonizing therapy) with BIPOC adults living with mental health and other life challenges. He is also employed in a Health Equity portfolio at one of Canada's largest mental health teaching hospitals and one of the world's leading research centers. When Leo is not doing his therapy and healing work, he can be found lecturing at a community college in Toronto.
Jessica Robinson is a Registered Social Worker Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario College of social workers, (OCSW). She is deeply committed to serving marginalized and racialized populations through community organizing, capacity building, and as a therapist. As a therapist, she is on a radical journey to decolonize spaces of healing for Black bodies; and as a Black woman with lived experiences of trauma, creating holistic and safe spaces of healing and intentionally holding space her community is at the forefront of her work as a therapist.
Jerome has a strong belief that all members of the community should be able to obtain the support that they need. His commitment to serving the community has seen him in volunteer roles such as supporting and assisting the African Canadian Christian Network. Here, he helped with the selection process for the Independent Schooling Program; a program facilitating the attendance of high achieving community youth at the top ranked independent schools in the GTA.