Senior Clinicians
 Anne-Marie Clarkson

Anne-Marie Clarkson

MScN, BScN, BA psychology Registered Nurse Psychotherapist


Anne-Marie is a Psychology grad and an Advanced Practice Nurse with a Master’s of Science from the University of Ottawa who has specialized in Psychiatric Mental Health for over 20 years.

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Anne-Marie works with children and adolescents with complex mental health needs as well as adults with a variety of concerns including mood disorders, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, impulse-control disorders, and physical health issues. Her philosophy and practice centers around integrating both physiological health and psychological wellness with a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approach. 

Anne-Marie is experienced in several evidence-based treatment modalities which are applicable to most mental health concerns, including: cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive processing therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. 

Specific areas of interest are child and youth mental health, occupational and workplace trauma, and marginalized and underserved populations. 

As a medical professional who spent years working in acute care hospital services, outpatient mental health clinics, and the youth justice system, Anne-Marie has a particular interest in providing support and care for first-responders and front-line health care workers (nurses, doctors, paramedics, police, corrections officers, military, firefighters, and their families). 

As a helping professional experienced on the frontlines of health care and the justice system, Anne-Marie offers a unique perspective of support and understanding of the culture and needs of essential workers and first-responders. If this is you, please consider reaching out via

Sandra LeBlanc

Sandra LeBlanc

BSW, RSW Registered Social Worker


Sandra is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has over 25 years experience providing therapy with, children, adolescents, adults and families. Sandra is very passionate about her work and feels blessed to have walked alongside her clients over the years and share in their journey of growth and healing. Her life experiences and role as a parent have also helped her become the clinician she is today.

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Sandra has extensive training in areas such as anxiety, depression, attachment issues, foster care, adoption, trauma, including treatment of child sexual abuse, sexualized behaviours, bullying issues, grief and loss, separation, divorce issues, and LGBTQ2S+.

Sandra uses a client centred, strength-based, evidence based approach and focuses on each client’s individual strengths and resources. She works from a trauma informed, attachment perspective. She draws upon the following modalities and trainings:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and EFT Family Therapy
  • Adoption Competency Training
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy,
  • Solution Focused Therapy,
  • Brainspotting with children, adolescents and adults
  • Theraplay and Play Therapy,
  • ASSIST – Suicidal Intervention Training

Sandra works collaboratively and respectfully with clients to help them obtain their goals in therapy. Sandra believes that all behaviour is communication. Sandra’s work with clients involves helping them listen to what their behaviour is telling them in themselves and in others. Together Sandra will explore the clients experiences to help them identify what their responses and reactions tell them about their values, beliefs and preferences.

Rate: $175.00 per session

Evelyn Plettenberg-Smith

Evelyn Plettenberg-Smith



Evelyn is a Registered Social Worker who works with individual ages 18+, areas of interest include: Addiction/problematic coping, emotional regulation, trauma, intergenerational trauma, anxiety, depression, pain, self-compassion.

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“My goal is to create a space where you feel welcome, safe and comfortable enough to explore and develop a deeper understanding of self. I want to help you recognize the strengths you already have and support you in developing new skills for navigating what life throws your way.”

Working and volunteering with community organizations for the last decade has given Evelyn extensive experience supporting adults living with trauma and addiction. They draw from a multitude of body-based and talk-therapy approaches* to adapt to the needs of clients. Evelyn also values humour and play as important tools for helping explore and understand difficult concepts and emotions.

The goal for sessions is for the client to feel seen and accepted, but also welcomed for who you are. Life is messy and so is being human; we have all done things we regret and have behaviours we want to change. Evelyn is here to support you in working towards goals you set for yourself in a judgement free environment.

Counselling can feel awkward and scary; it’s hard to be vulnerable, especially with new people. Trust your instincts when it comes to choosing a therapist, the right fit is important enough to keep looking for. If you don’t feel comfortable or confident in your therapeutic relationship, you are missing out on the full benefits of counselling.

If you are thinking of working with Evelyn, you can go to this link => to book a free 30-minute initial meeting. This meeting is not a session, but an opportunity to ask questions and discuss what working together would look like. Also, please remember not to leave any sensitive information in emails, texts or voicemails.

*(Somatic Experiencing, Structural Social Work, Harm-Reduction, Psychodynamic, Narrative and Emotionally Focused Therapies, Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Evelyn is available to take new clients. Fee per session is $140.00