Dr. Shireen Abuhatoum, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Dr. Shireen Abuhatoum is the founder of Town Psychological Services. She is a registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, practicing in the area of Clinical Psychology. She completed her Ph.D. and M.A. degree at Concordia University in Montreal and obtained her Honour’s B.Sc. from the University of Toronto. Dr. Abuhatoum completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic, where she received rigorous training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments. Her predoctoral residency was also completed at CAMH in the rotations of the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and the Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Service.
Over the course of Dr. Abuhatoum’s career and training, she has provided assessment and treatment services across a variety of settings including CAMH, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (inpatient and outpatient units), Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, and private practices. Dr. Abuhatoum’s work in these settings has provided her with a wealth of experience in assessing and treating individuals with a wide range of mental health concerns. She has specialized knowledge and expertise in areas of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma.
Angela D’Unian, B.A., M.Psy.
Angela is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She holds a Master of Psychology degree in Clinical & Counselling Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School. She also has a Master’s degree in Immigration & Settlement Studies and holds a college diploma in Child and Youth Work. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Guelph.
Angela has ten years of experience working in the mental health field across a variety of settings, including school boards, inpatient hospital settings, community outreach programs, multidisciplinary health teams, and private practice. Throughout Angela’s career, she has acquired experience working with different evidence-based treatment modalities, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, short- and long-term psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness practices. She offers individual therapy to adults with a broad range of concerns such as, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and personality disorders. Angela approaches treatment with the aim to help individuals learn effective coping strategies, so that they may learn how to manage their symptoms, triggers, and stressors, while also engage in goal setting, activity planning, and self-care practices.
Angela is committed to her continual growth and professional development as a clinician. She receives regular supervision from registered psychologists and participates in post-graduate training programs.
Todd Hartley B.Sc., M.A., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Todd is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. He completed a Master of Social Work at Wayne State University specializing in interpersonal practice. Todd also holds a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. Todd completed his training at an outpatient community mental health clinic where he received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and trauma informed psychotherapy. He also completed training at Ascension Providence Hospital in Michigan where he was an intern in the behavioural health unit providing brief, solution-focused therapy. Todd also has training in various psychotherapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and DBT-informed treatment.
Todd has been involved in community development work at the local and international level for over ten years, has worked as a lecturer, and has published and presented his research at numerous academic conferences. He has provided therapy for adolescent and adult populations and has worked with a range of clients. Todd is experienced in different therapeutic modalities and seeks to align his approach with the needs and goals of each client.
Bruce Hebda, RN, Psychotherapist
Bruce Hebda is a Psychotherapist and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse regulated by the College of Nurses of Ontario. He finished his nursing at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in 2000 and pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies at York University in 2001. He also holds certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which he obtained at Adler Graduate Professional School.
Bruce has over 20 years experience working in the mental health field. He has extensive experience working with the adult population at various mental health inpatient units, intensive care units, and outpatient settings across the GTA, including Trillium Health Partners, North York General Hospital, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Bruce has expertise providing evidence-based treatment in cognitive behavioural therapy. He has vast experience working with individuals presenting with a variety of conditions such as psychosis, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. He also has provided several psycho-educational groups and cognitive behavioural group therapies for adults struggling with depression and psychosis.
His approach to treatment is client-centered, collaborative, empathic, and non-judgmental. He uses observation, psychosocial assessment skills, psychoeducation, and psychotherapy to fit the unique needs of the individual. He has a strong desire to understand each and every person’s individual needs and is committed to helping people learn essential coping strategies that will build resiliency, improve wellbeing, and achieve a more satisfying life.
Alexandra Perry, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Alexandra is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. She completed her Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Windsor. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, completed at the University of Toronto.
Alexandra is trained in the best practices for clinical social work and has experience providing trauma-informed counseling, bereavement counseling, addictions counseling, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Alexandra’s social work career has included work in mental health and addictions treatment, traumatic grief and loss counseling, harm reduction, grassroots community organizing, and program development. Prior to entering social work, Alexandra worked as an arts educator, working with agencies and schools to provide opportunities for creative expression for children, youth, and adults in a variety of settings.
As a therapist, Alexandra works in collaboration with clients to create a safe space for healing and personal growth. Her work is driven by the values of non-judgement, anti-oppression, and client empowerment.