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. 

Elizabeth Stoakley, M.A., R.P.


  • Master of Arts, Brock University; Honours Bachelor of Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists

I believe that people can change their lives for the better, and my goal as a therapist is to help you meet your personal goals. My background includes the study of the brain and behaviour, with a focus on the effect of sleep loss on emotions. I have experience using psychotherapy and biofeedback to assist people in coping with a variety of difficulties, including recovery from accidents or injuries, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic pain, depression, and insomnia. Life presents many challenges and we are here to help you when you need support.

Amanda Riley, M.A., R.P.

  • Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counselling
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours,  Psychology and  Child and Youth Studies
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists

I am here to assist you in finding peace by helping you retrain your brain to process life as it is, rather than how you believe it should be. I actively work with my clients to cultivate trust and resilience. I value using a holistic, trauma-informed and individualized approach that employs evidence-based interventions (including CBT and DBT). My approach is honest, direct and psychoeducational in nature. I offer an unbiased perspective that is integrative and collaborative. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to work together. I have a warm, authentic disposition and genuine interest in helping others find and maintain wellness. 

Alex Medland, B.Sc.

Clinical Office Manager


  • Bachelor of Science Honours, Neuroscience - Neuropsychology specialty

I am the Clinical Office Manager for the practice, so if you ever need to make an appointment, I'll most likely be the one answering your call. In addition to herding the cats at Spa for the Soul, I perform psychometry services for our group practitioners. I am in the office every Monday and Wednesday.


Our Interns

We were so privileged to have two graduating students from the Niagara College Business Administration Program in Sales and Marketing as our interns this spring. Stevie Hilton and Yekaterina Schmidt did a wonderful job assisting us with social media marketing, developing this new website, and a host of other branding initiatives. We wish them the very best in their future endeavours.