​​Shannon Mossip Psychology​ & Associates

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.

Danielle Cowley

B.A. Psychology


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 .

Nikki Mulvihill


​​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!

Alison Benson 

M.A. Counselling Psychology

Clinical Counsellor

Allison completed her Masters in Counselling and Spirituality at Saint Paul University, in Ottawa.  She has worked with men and women and children dealing with trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD and grief. 

Allison seeks to offer a safe and supportive space for all clients.  Her therapeutic approach is grounded in a humanistic and person-centred approach.  Her practice is integrative, incorporating Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behavioural, Narrative and Existential approaches, to best meet the needs of the individual.
Allison has a background in education and has worked as both a teacher and a guidance counsellor in elementary, middle and high schools in diverse communities around the world.

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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.

Myles Chisholm

M.A. Counselling Psychology

Clinical Counsellor

Tracy Bertrim

M.A. Counselling Psychology

Clinical Counsellor

Coming soon.


Alena Tiberia 


Individual & Family Counsellor

Shannon Mossip

M.A., C.Psych.


Nicole Levy


Art Therapist

​​New Beginnings Ontario
Serving Durham, Kawartha, and Northumberland
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Alena received her Bachelor of Art’s Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a focus on Human Geography. She then graduated, with honours, from Seneca College with a diploma in Social Service Work and is registered with the Ontario of Collage of Social Worker and Social Service Workers.

Alena has pursued a career in working with at-risk youth and adolescents, by developing a variety of educational and motivational programs designed to instill confidence, esteem and support to individuals struggling with family concerns, anxiety, bullying and anger management.  Working with the needs of children, adolescents, adults and families, Alena's variety of therapeutic approaches include the use of Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

It is Alena's professional goal to provide individuals with the self-determination and skills they need, to positively problem solve, successfully manage positive change and increase awareness on coping techniques, dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management and different learning disabilities.

​​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.

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Myles holds a Master of Arts degree from Saint Paul University in Counselling and Spirituality with a Specialization in Couples and Family Counselling. His experience includes working with adults struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, gender issues, as well as couple conflict. 

Myles’ therapeutic approach is largely based on Emotion Focused Therapy, helping clients to better understand primary emotions associated with emotional distress. 

In addition, Myles incorporates Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, tailoring an approach that best meets the needs of the individual or couple.

Myles also works as an addictions counsellor at a private rehabilitation centre in Peterborough.

Ayla Visser


Clinical Counsellor