Our Team - Counsellors and Therapists

Meet our team! Click on any individual's name to learn more.  All of our counsellors and therapists have specific training and experience in children's mental health and are a member of a professional college or association.

Samantha Senyshyn (she/her), MACP, RP MACP, R.P.

Samantha is a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in the assessment and treatment of child and youth mental health as well as parent coaching and support. Samantha has worked extensively in youth and adolescent mental health addressing serious mental health concerns such as trauma, personality disorders, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, self-harm and other high risk behaviour. Samantha…
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Jason Dennison, CYC Student 2nd Year

Jason is a supervised Child and Youth Care intern. He is currently in his second year attending Sheridan College for his three year Child and Youth Care program. He then hopes to do his Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care and his Masters of Arts in Psychotherapy. Jason has previous experience working with…
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Carley Ross Registered Nurse and a Psychotherapist (Q)

Carley is a Registered Nurse and a Psychotherapist (Q). She is passionate about mental health and wants to be a part of the societal shift of normalizing seeking therapy for all. Carley understands that we all face struggles. Life can bring us pain, loss and suffering or many other experiences, they do not need to…
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Nisha Mehta, M.Ed., C.Psych

Nisha is a humanitarian at heart and comes to Family Kinnections with over a decade of training in multicultural human services. She is registered as a Masters prepared Psychologist in Ontario and draws on several therapeutic modalities including but not limited to EMDR, Narrative, Guided mindfulness practice, Gestalt, Art, Somatic, and Emotion Focused Therapy. She…
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Bridget Veltri, CCLS, MSc, BA Certified Child Life Specialist B.A., MSc

Bridget is passionate about working with children and families through a strengths-based, play-based approach. She prioritizes the individual needs of each child and family to provide a dynamic and supportive environment for individuals facing challenges in their lives. Bridget operates through a lens of family-centred care, and prioritizes the importance of building strong therapeutic relationships…
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Sheena Erhardt, Therapist MSW, RSW

Sheena believes in a family centered, holistic approach to family counselling. She provides a positive, supportive, and respectful environment when working with children and families. Sheena values family dynamics and therapeutic relationships with her clients.    Sheena has extensive experience working with children and youth who are in crisis, have various mental health issues, developmental…
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Whitney Ringstead, RP, MACP B.A., R.P.

Whitney is a graduate of Brock University in the Honours Bachelor Child and Youth Studies program and is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University. Most of her professional work experience has been in social services such as being a children’s mental health clinician, a school mental health consultant, a…
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Justine Nowosiadly, Registered Psychotherapist B.A., M.A., R.P. (Q)

Justine is mindful, empathetic and supportive of her clients’ needs. She recognizes that change can be initially frightening, but ultimately freeing in order for an individual to live one’s best life. She strongly believes in walking along side her clients through their journey while simultaneously building strong therapeutic relationships.   Justine has experience working with…
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Meghan Lederman, Registered Psychotherapist C.Y.C. (Cert.), M.A.

Meghan  Lederman is a genuine and warm-hearted counsellor.  Meghan helps families create harmony and happiness in their homes, comforts and supports sad and anxious teens, and helps parents feel capable and empowered. Meghan has over 13 years of experience in children’s mental health, and has had the opportunity to work in group homes, treatment centers,…
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