Prior to joining Shalem, Natasha worked as a clinical research coordinator for the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. Natasha is passionate about seeing people flourish in their lives. Natasha believes that relationship is at the heart of good therapy, and seeks to provide a safe space for clients to process life challenges. Natasha has experience supporting individuals with a variety of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, marriage and relational difficulties, trauma, addiction disorders, and grief.
Natasha earned her MSc in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics, and her MEd in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto OISE. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Beyond the office, Natasha enjoys time spent with family, walks along the lake, and cuddling with her animals.
David has an eclectic mix of life experience that informs his professional counselling practice at Shalem. David is a graduate of St. Stephen’s University in New Brunswick where he studied art history and literature and had the opportunity to visit Europe and Asia on study-travel terms. David’s passion for creativity and social justice led him to complete social work degrees at McMaster University and University of Windsor.
David has a calm, welcoming and empathetic nature. He intently calls out the values and strengths in the lives of those he serves. David has professional experience both on the front lines of mental health in the Hamilton community, and within clinical social work settings. David has training in CBT and DBT therapies, and his areas of counselling interest include: depression, anxiety, relationships, addictions (internet and pornography), and trauma.
Outside of the office David pursues interests including traveling, visiting art galleries, attending Toronto Raptors games, running, biking, and reading and writing in the many coffee shops around Hamilton.