Erica Djossa is a registered psychotherapist specializing in maternal mental health with over a decade of experience, and the founder of Momwell. As a mother of three rambunctious young boys, Erica understands first-hand the challenges of motherhood. After her own battle with postpartum depression, Erica realized how difficult it is to seek support, care, and mental health services. She founded Happy as a Mother, which has now evolved into Momwell, to provide mom-centered virtual therapy services and mental health literacy for moms at every stage of their motherhood journey.
Erica is also a regular media contributor. Her work has been featured in the Toronto Star, Breakfast Television, Scary Mommy, Medium, Pop Sugar, and Romper. Her graphics have been shared by celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Ashley Graham, Nia Long, Hilaria Baldwin, Christy Turlington and Adrienne Bosh.
Erica is passionate about maternal mental healthcare and putting moms back on the priority list.
Johanna is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology. She has been working in the field of mental health and trauma for the past 13 years, and after the birth of her two children, Johanna has developed a passion for working with families through their pregnancy and postpartum journey.
Johanna’s approach to therapy is very client-centered, and she will work along side you to ensure the right approach to fit your needs. She is experienced with different challenges relating to birth trauma, sexual wellness and trauma, body image and self confidence, postpartum depression and anxiety, loss of identity, and other unique challenges that arise as you transition into motherhood.
Johanna uses techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, as well as being able to offer EMDR therapy online.
Nevilla Stapleton-Street is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience working with individuals, children, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. She has extensive clinical knowledge and experience working in labor and delivery, postpartum/maternity, pediatric unit and NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) supporting moms through trauma, loss, postpartum depression and anxiety. Over her career, Nevilla has worked within various therapeutic settings including healthcare, child welfare, educational settings and maternity/mother and baby agencies.
She utilizes a multifaceted approach in dealing with issues and recognizes that no single approach can fit each individual needs. Nevilla is trained in an array of modalities, including a holistic approach incorporating CBT, solution-focused therapy, and crisis intervention. She has strong anti-oppressive values that are rooted in principles of honesty and integrity. She is committed to creating a collaborative, solution focused environment of transparency and compassion to aid individuals and families in overcoming obstacles to move forward and thrive.
Outside of work, Nevilla is a wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loves to laugh and make others laugh (but she claims her jokes are not the best). Nevilla tries not to take life so seriously by seeking ways to find a positive outlook to the daily challenges of life. Nevilla’s friends, colleagues and family would describe her as loyal, easy going, and a great listener.
Jodie is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree with a clinical specialization. She is also a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Therapist.
Jodie has 10 years of experience working with adults, children, youth, and families in various social work settings and has experience in both frontline and supervisory roles.
Jodie has two young children and developed a passion for working with families in the pregnancy and postpartum periods after the birth of her first child. She has advanced training from Postpartum Support International (PSI) and combines this knowledge with her own experiences as a mom. Jodie has experience supporting individuals with perinatal mental health concerns, birth trauma, family and relationship challenges, pregnancy loss, postpartum self-esteem, identity challenges, and parenting support.
Jodie draws from different evidence-based approaches, such as EMDR therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy. She ensures the therapeutic process is collaborative and tailored to each person's specific needs.
Stacey holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). Stacey predominantly worked with individuals who have experienced trauma, but experiencing pregnancy and parenting during the pandemic highlighted the intense needs of mothers during this time. She completed the Perinatal Mental Health Certification training in order to combine her experience as a mom of 2 with clinical knowledge to best support mothers.
With each client, she creates a specialized case plan based on your goals using evidence-based models of treatment in order to have the most effective therapy that helps you feel relief faster. She believes that therapy should be a collaborative, nonjudgmental, and empowering process to enhance your skill set to cope with the challenges of motherhood. Stacey practices from several evidenced based approaches such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She is also trained in Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Kamy Bhatti is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario and British Columbia with over 16 years of clinical experience working within the healthcare and community setting. Her experience includes working at the Women’s Mental Health Clinic alongside psychiatrists with a focus in perinatal and postpartum depression providing one-on-one therapy. Additionally, she has facilitated group-based therapy, working with individuals that have various mental health diagnoses such as, personality disorders, bipolar, anxiety and depression, etc. Over the years, Kamy has worked within diverse demographic therapeutic settings such as elementary schools, post-secondary settings, and hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.
Along with her Masters of Social Work, Kamy is committed to ongoing training. She has completed the Perinatal Mental Health Certification and evidence-based therapeutic approaches and is passionate about working with mothers. She uses an array of therapies to best meet the individuals needs such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, mindfulness, solution focused, emotion regulation therapy, and crisis intervention.
Kamy is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and respectful space. With creativity, flexibility and intention she creates an approach that works best for her client. Kamy is also able to provide counselling services in Punjabi.
In her personal life, Kamy is a wife and a mom to a very active toddler and loves spending time with her family and friends. Kamy is an avid traveller and enjoys experiencing different cultures and foods. She enjoys going hiking, spinning, biking, and spending time with her three fur babies.
Kristin Reinhart is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Masters degree in Social Work. She is also certified in Eye Movement Integration (EMI) therapy. She has been working in the field of mental health since 2006. She developed a passion for perinatal mental health after a lived Neonatal Intensive Care experience following the birth of both of her daughters. It was through this experience she became acutely aware of the need for adequate and timely support and resources for women during the perinatal period.
She utilizes a collection of mindfulness cognitive behavioural therapy, somatic experiences and narrative approaches to cultivate a space where you safely enter your life story to explore present & past areas of pain that contribute to undesired thoughts, behaviours and relational struggles in the perinatal period.
She has advanced training through Postpartum Support International (PSI) and is committed to reducing stigma, isolation and shame around perinatal mental health. She also enjoys and takes great value in volunteering as a coordinator with PSI, where she offers peer support, information, resources, referrals & a sense of hope to families.
Kameela is a social worker and psychotherapist with over 10 years experience supporting mental, emotional, and relational wellness. She’s a mom of 2, passionate about supporting other moms and couples. Her own personal experiences in pregnancy and postpartum inspired to become Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C).
She uses an integrated modality for therapy, utilizing her accumulative training in various modalities such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Sex Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and more.
She additionally enjoys supporting couples and is trained in Level 1 and 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Farah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counselling. Farah started her career specializing in children and parenting work. It was after becoming a mother of two children that she was inspired to further train in Perinatal Mental Health to support families through their pregnancy and postpartum journey.
Farah's modality draws from training in different approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocess (EMDR) and advanced training through Postpartum Support International (PSI). She is currently training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT). Farah's approach is also informed by Trauma Focused Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, Mindfulness, Person Centered Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Farah also offers services in the Arabic language.
Farah's experience in working with parents, children, Trauma, and various mental health struggles drives her commitment to support individuals through birth trauma, perinatal struggles, and challenges of transition to parenthood.
Dr. Shallimar Jones, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Researcher, Assistant Professor and Published Author. Dr. Jones specializes in Health Psychology, Child/Adolescent Psychology and Women's Issues (e.g., pregnancy and fertility). She also created the E-IQ (TM) method to teach emotional intelligence, including developing the board game as well. She has almost 2 decades of international and domestic experience in providing evidence based treatment for a variety of issues.
Dr. Nicole Mowbray is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the mental health field for the last 10 years. She has extensive experience providing therapy and assessments to adults, children, and families with various challenges and diagnoses. Dr. Mowbray has two young children and developed a passion for working with families during their pregnancy and postpartum journey after the birth of her first child. After the transition to motherhood, she realized the need for support and resources during this critical time in one’s life. Dr. Mowbray became inspired to further train in Perinatal Mental Health and help families navigate this transition. Dr. Mowbray is passionate about helping clients achieve the life they want to live with her warm and empathic nature. Her background combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques creates a safe environment for clients to express their needs and challenges.
Dr. Lisson is a North Carolina licensed, doctoral-level clinical psychologist and has been working as a private practitioner for over 14 years. She also has certification in the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT/ E. Passport) through PsyPact, and can provide telepsychology services to clients from over 20+ states.
While she has generalized experience in mental health, she maintains a sub-specialty in health psychology, which focuses on how biological, social, & psychological factors influence health and illness. Within women's health, she has worked with clients presenting with Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, infertility, Polycytic Ovarian Syndrome, pregnancy, post-partum depression & anxiety, miscarriage & infant loss, and adjustment to parenthood.
Dr. Lisson is married and has 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. She has just retired from her role as “dance mom” from her daughter’s high school dance team & is transitioning to her new job as “soccer mom” for her son’s high school soccer team. She enjoys tennis, walking her dogs and yoga as an outlet for stress and finds the beach her sanctuary.