Meet the Team

At Bear Psychology we value your experience and want to ensure we are referring you to the right person. When you call or email, we will try our best to respond quickly so we can figure out how we might be able to help.

Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky

Clinic Director

Dr. Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych. Her focus is on providing services for post trauma care, depression, healthy relationship strategies and return to work services. Full Bio

Anna Kozina

Anna Kozina, M.A., C.Psych. is a senior member of our team fully trained as a Clinical Traumatologist and Traumatology Institute trainer. Full Bio




Michael Hartmann

Michael Hartman is a Mental Health Clinician with 28 years of experience focusing on trauma, addiction, and family therapy. Full Bio









Sara Rependa

Sara Rependa, M.A., ABD, is in supervised practice with training in Trauma Practice. She reports directly to Dr. Anna Baranowsky and is a valued member of our team. Because she is a younger clinician her availability and rates are more accessible. Full Bio

"Practice is full"








Allan completed his master’s degree in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. He is registered with CRPO (#9912).  Allan is interested in the effects of trauma on interpersonal relationships, such as relationships with family members of people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Full Bio



Alex St John

Alex St John is a Registered Psychotherapist who has worked in the field of mental health and addiction for over 10 years.  Alex is trained in multiple modalities of therapy, he utilizes an integrated approach to support those he works with Full Bio



Sundus Jan

Sundus is a Registered Psychotherapist -RP with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Her approach to therapy is integrative, goal-driven, and embedded in cultivating a warm, collaborative and non-judgmental space to allow for open discussion and emotional processing.  Full Bio

Niki Norouzian

Niki Norouzian, M.A., Ph.D. Student, Clinical Psychology. Niki is training to be a clinical psychologist at York University and has training in Trauma Practice. Full Bio

"Practice is full"



Tom Walker

Tom Walker has a Masters in Social Work and is a trained Clinical Traumatologist & Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, associate trainer, board member and consultant through the Traumatology Institute. His full-time role is as the Human Factors Specialist with Orange. Tom runs the peer support program for Ornge staff across the province. The focus is to mitigate the frontline developing compassion fatigue which, makes us susceptible to developing posttraumatic stress disorder. Tom's work also includes therapeutic interventions for staff suffering from trauma, addictions, mental health/illness, family work, and conflict mediation. Full Bio

Laura Goldstein

Laura completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at York University where she is currently completing her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Robert T. Muller. Laura has pursued her clinical training at Framework Therapy and Assessment Centre, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the York University Psychology Clinic, and the Family Psychology Centre. Full Bio

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Preeti Rane

Preeti is a Registered Psychotherapist with more than 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families from diverse backgrounds. Her interest in working with children comes from the understanding that most adult mental health challenges often begin in childhood and by identifying and working on them earlier in life, one can prevent its adverse impact in adulthood. Full Bio


Rebecca Tzalazidis

Rebecca is a doctoral candidate who is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology through Lakehead University. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University in 2016. She has also received an Honours B.Sc. in Psychology (specialist) from the University of Toronto. Full Bio

Jordana (Yarden) Levy

Jordana Levy is currently training to become a clinical psychologist and neuropsychology at McMaster University under the co-supervision of Dr. Suzanna Becker and Dr. Margaret McKinnon. Jordana’s research focuses on the recovery of trauma-related disorders through focusing on everyday lifestyle factors such as aerobic exercise, neurofeedback training, and mindfulness training. Jordana has previously pursued her clinical training at the Clinical Neuropsychology Services and Mood Disorders Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Full Bio

Derek Shin

Derek is a Registered Psychotherapist with a masters degree in psychology. With over 24 years of experience in hospital and private practice he skillfully provides group and individual therapy, family counselling and psycho-ed workshops. He specializes in treatment of stress, anxiety, anger, and trauma. Full Bio

Sheila Nayak

Sheila Nayak MSW, RSW is a social worker with more than 20 years of experience. Her focus is with children, youth and adults, using a strengths-based, trauma informed approach.Full Bio









Rita Kohli

Rita is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Clinical Traumatologist. She has worked with people of different races, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age from a strength-based approach.  Full Bio








Marlee Salisbury

Marlee completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba and is currently working towards completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. Her clinical and research training focuses on trauma and attachment, particularly how trauma impacts individuals and families including the parent-child relationship. Full Bio

"Practice is full"

Meagan Black

Meagan is currently completing her master's degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler University. Previously, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph, graduating with an honours Bachelor of Arts Psychology degree in 2019. Full Bio



Takeshi Kanaya

Takeshi Kanaya (he/him) is currently completing a Masters of Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University where he specialized in neuroscience and behaviour. He was born in Yokohama, Japan and is fluent in both Japanese and English. Full Bio

Kristina Cordeiro

A Ph.D. student at York University, Kristina is dedicated to helping survivors heal after trauma. She conducts assessments and provides individual and group therapy. Full Bio

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Rossella Galati

Rossella is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. Rossella received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL. Full Bio









Kelsey Santerre

Kelsey views therapy as a collaborative alliance between two people. She aims to cultivate a safe environment to work towards sharing, processing, and integrating the emotions surrounding life's unexpected and challenging experiences. Kelsey sees the unweaving of the knots as a process that inspires control of the speed that is taken, by each person's unique flow.  Full Bio






Cassandra Wyers

Cassandra, M.A., Student in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology program at York University is currently completing her training to become a clinical psychologist. She provides clinical assessment and facilitates groups using a Trauma Practice approach. Full Bio

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Jaime Robson

Jaime believes that healing is a collaborative endeavour. She draws from various methods, including mindfulness-based CBT, to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a counsellor, she is warm, uplifting and direct. Full Bio



Matthew Fleischmann

Matthew has a deep passion for working with first responders and other trauma survivors as they work through their path towards healing, health, and recovery. Matthew has experience working with first responders, military, veterans and other trauma survivors  experiencing a range of challenges. Full Bio