Our Team

Julie Christiansen, M.A., R.P.


  • Master of Arts, Yorkville University, Bachelor of Arts, University of Ottawa 
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Member in good standing, IAAP  and General Member, Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), and Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology (ONSAP)
  • Clinical services supervised by Clinical Psychologists licensed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

I have a background in mental health counselling, psychiatric rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, and employment counselling, but my areas of specialization are anger and stress solutions, bullying, and MVA recovery. If you have experienced bullying as a student or an adult worker, are struggling with "negative" emotions like anger and stress/anxiety, or are trying to come to terms with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive changes after a motor vehicle accident, our practice is here to support you through your healing process.

Norelis Alvarez, B.A., R.P.


  • Post Graduate Diploma: Group Dynamics
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Member of The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists

I am passionate about personal development and empowerment. I can help if you have a concern about: depression, anxiety disorders, stress management, grief (after divorce, death, or immigration), personal development, goals, low motivation, eating disorders, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and so forth. My knowledge combined with my personal and leadership skills, helps people challenge to reach a renewed sense of purpose and achievement. 

Kathryn Simpson, BA, INTERN


  • B.A. Psychology
  • M.A. Theology: Psychotherapy and Spirituality (Candidate)

Kathryn has experience with youth and adults and supporting those encountering anxiety, depression, personal difficulties and self-esteem issues.

Kathryn specializes in providing support to athletes. This includes athletes encountering anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, self-esteem issues, and she supports individuals who desire to improve their mental approach in their game. Kathryn supports clients to recognize their strengths, apply coping strategies, communicate a personal narrative, adapt maladaptive cognitions, and identify opportunities for growth. Kathryn believes you are your own expert, and counselling is a collaborative process. She will apply flexibility to ensure the client's needs are appropriately met. Kathryn's approach is welcoming and non-judgmental, valuing the connection with each client.

Kathryn is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday afternoons. Until May 2020, Kathryn will be providing counselling services on a reduced fee scale. Please contact us for more information.

Alex Medland, B.Sc.


Clinical Office Manager, Psychometrist

  • Bachelor of Science Honours, Neuroscience - Neuropsychology specialty
  • M.A. Counselling Psychology (Candidate)

 In addition to herding the cats at Spa for the Soul, I assist with providing pre-assessments for those who have been in motor vehicle accidents. I also perform psychometry services for our group practitioners. I am in the office every Wednesday.