Peter J. Smyth - Registered Psychotherapist
PhD, MScEd, MSW, RSW, OACCPP(C)
Peter pracices relational psychotherapy and has over thirty-five years of experience in the fields of mental health, consultation and education. He provides a wide variety of counselling and treatment services. He has been in private practice since 1987 and specializes in individual and marital/couples therapy. Peter's diverse experience includes psychoeducational consultation, employee counselling/coaching, assessment and education in communication, and conflict resolution for individuals and groups. Peter is an accomplished author, has lectured at several universities, currently teaches at York University, and is a qualified practitioner of Lumina Learning (applied Jungian psychology).
Rivka Beer - Registered Psychotherapist, Child Psychotherapy
Rivka is a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist who has been assisting children and their families with her warm and engaging style for over twenty-five years. She provides treatment for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, parental separation/divorce, blended families and bereavement. Depending upon the age and personality of the child, and the nature of the presenting problems, Rivka uses various techniques such as play therapy and CBT. She is a member of the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CACPT). Rivka also sees clients in her Toronto office located at 118 Palm Drive in North York. You can reach her there at (416) 635-9574
Dr. Gerard Kimmons - Specialist in Child Psychiatry
Trained in both Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Dr. Kimmons is a Child Psychiatrist available to see patients privately or in consultation with other clinicians at The Counselling Institute. Dr. Kimmons' particular expertise and interest are the areas of misbehavior, ADHD, and marital therapy. Dr. Kimmons has been a keynote speaker at Peel District School Board mental health events. His ability to diagnose or rule out psychiatric disorders is a valuable complement to the other mental health services offered at The Counselling Institute. If an assessment from Dr. Kimmons would be beneficial, a referral from one's family doctor is required, and Dr. Kimmons' services would then be covered under OHIP.
Nancy Violo - Registered Psychotherapist
BPHE, MEd, OACCPP
Nancy has a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Reiki Master. For 25 years her holistic approach has helped clients to become aware of the barriers to their well-being and enhance their ability to make choices that support lasting change. She works with individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, self-esteem and grief. Nancy has a particular interest in working with couples, strengthening their ability to communicate and resolve conflict.