Dr. Gabriela Ionita, Registered Psychologist
Gabriela holds a PhD from McGill University and has over 10 years of experience providing counselling to children, youth, young adults, and their families. Although she is effective at helping clients manage a number of issues, her main areas of practice are in Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tics, Depression, Self-Harm, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
She is also a mother of two amazing and spirited children. Being a mother has provided her with an additional layer of understanding of the challenges faced by families and the incredible strengths that can be discovered within each family. Read more.
Kara Mulligan, M.Ed, Registered Clinical Counsellor
Kara Mulligan holds a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia and has also completed numerous post graduate courses specializing in attachment, parent, teen, and child relationships, anxiety, OCD, and trauma. She is continuously engaged in professional development.
Kara has been working as a Child and Family Therapist for the past 15 years at Child and Youth Mental Health, where she specialized in working with children and teens struggling with Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Trauma Related Symptoms, and OCD. Kara has also gained extensive experience working with adults. Her approach is grounded in research and customized to each person she works with. She draws from several approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy, narrative therapy, parent, child and teen attachment, family of origin work, and expressive tools. Kara creates a warm, collaborative environment in which children, youth, and adults can easily engage and feel supported. Read More.