Shannon obtained her Masters of Counselling Psychology and Bachelor in Psychology from McGill University, has been practicing for over 15 years and is registered as a Psychologist with the Ontario College of Psychologists.

Shannon's experience includes assessment, intervention, and treatment services provided to children, adolescents, and adults who exhibit symptoms of inattention, concentration difficulty, memory impairment, hyperactivity, poor academic performance, and learning disabilities.

She has developed and facilitated group therapy programs for children diagnosed with Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Anxiety. In addition Shannon provides crisis counselling to those in need of immediate support and affected by domestic violence, as well as providing therapy services to survivors of physical and sexual abuse (adults, adolescents, and children).

Shannon's clinical experience has allowed her to work with a wide range of clients and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She uses a variety of therapeutic styles in her approach to treatment including client-centered therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Nikki Mulvihill


Angelique Vasilaros


Registered Social Worker

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Shannon Mossip

M.A., C.Psych.


Bailey Oake



Art Therapist

our team

Nicole obtained her Master’s Level in Art Therapy from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute and has an Honours Double Major in Psychology and Visual Arts from York University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Professional Art Therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association.

Nicole has been working in the field since 2011 with children, youth and families providing individual, family and group counselling with a particular interest in anxiety, trauma, attachment, anger management, learning disabilities, and ADHD. She has developed and facilitated numerous group programs for children and youth including mindfulness, social skills, and coping and understanding having a family member with mental illness.

Nicole's approach includes a variety of therapeutic approaches including strength-based practice, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and narrative therapy .

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Ayla Visser

M.Sc., MSW

Registered Social Worker

​​Ayla holds a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master of Science in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts

in Psychology and Socio-cultural Anthropology from Western University.

Ayla’s experience includes assessment, crisis intervention, and therapeutic counselling services provided to children, adolescents, families, couples, adults, and groups across a broad range of presenting concerns including relationship difficulties, life stress, anxiety, depression, anger management concerns, grief, and trauma. Her approach is client-centered, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities including trauma counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies. Ayla also has particular knowledge, experience, and passion in the areas of family relationships and parent-child attachment, as well as working with survivors of trauma.

In her personal life, Ayla enjoys traveling, spending time with loved ones, and hiking with her dog, Winston. She also loves to bowl!

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​​Shannon Mossip Psychology​ & Associates

Nicole Levy RP, DTATI

Registered Psychotherapist

Art Therapist

Danielle Cowley

B.A. Psychology



Tracy holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Houghton College. 

She provides individual and family counselling to adults, adolescents and children, with a particular interest in anxiety and depression symptom reduction, addressing issues of low self-esteem, difficult life transitions, emotion regulation and social skills and assertiveness training. Tracy's approach draws from various therapeutic modalities, with a primary focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  

Tracy provides a warm and safe environment for clients to openly explore their feelings, thoughts and experiences, with the intent to move toward an appropriate resolution and improve emotional and mental health.  She believes that the therapeutic process is a collaboration between the therapist and the client, with the intent to meet each individuals’ specific goals and needs. 

Tracy also provides psycho-educational and psychological assessments under the supervision of

Shannon Mossip C. Psych., to screen for learning, developmental, psychological and behavioural disorders.

Bailey is a graduate of a Masters of Counselling in Art Therapy from Athabasca University and the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. 

Before becoming an art therapist Bailey completed her degree in Fine Arts followed by a degree in Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has many years of experience teaching art programs for children, youth, adults, and seniors. As an art therapist she has worked with clients experiencing chronic pain, cancer, palliative care, dementia, trauma, grief and life transitions. Bailey has worked with clients at an addiction centre, a long-term care facility, a cancer centre and a transition house for women and children.

She works from an existential background in art-therapy, incorporating mindfulness techniques, narrative therapy and a client-centred perspective. Bailey believes that all clients have the ability to discover their own strengths through the therapeutic process. 


​​Danielle obtained her Bachelor of Arts Honors in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from Carleton University. After completing her B.A Danielle went to Fleming College where she graduated from the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Program with honors.

Danielle is a dedicated and patient focused PTA & OTA who has experience in Complex Continuing Care, Acute and Chronic Medicine, Long-term Care, Community Care, Adult Day Programs, Short-term Rehabilitation, Functional Enhancement, and Post-Operative Care. She has also developed and facilitated group therapy programs for seniors.

Seeking to make a positive difference in the lives of her clients, Danielle utilizes a client/family centred approach. Danielle is an admirable care provider and patient advocate, which correlates with her ability to build positive relationships with clients and family members. She is an enthusiastic member of our team, deeply committed to delivering quality care and achieving better client outcomes.

​​Angelique is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Angelique’s interest and experience have centred on working with adults experiencing difficulty with trauma (childhood, adolescent, adult), personality disorders, suicide/suicidal ideation, mood/anxiety disorders,

crisis-related issues, addiction, and life stress. Angelique understands that therapy is a collaborative process that is structured based on the unique needs of the individual. Her goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment in order for you to achieve your personal therapy goals.

Angelique provides a trauma and attachment informed integrated model of therapy using evidenced based interventions in the field of psychotherapy and social work including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Counselling, Solution Focused and psychodynamic approaches.

Tracy Bertrim

M.A. Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist