Our Team

 

Dr. Steven Jett (Guelph Office)

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I am a Registered Psychologist in Ontario. I earned my doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Indiana University. Along with 10 years of university and graduate school training in psychology, I have participated in specialized training in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acquired brain injury (ABI), anxiety, chronic pain, couples therapy, and family therapy. I have also served on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington.

My professional experience is diverse. I provide individual therapy to military veterans and survivors of trauma. I provide psychological counselling to people who have suffered acquired brain injury and are dealing with emotional and cognitive difficulties  I counsel conflicted couples and families. I assess and treat people returning to the workforce after injury or disability. I lead a psycho-educational group for caregivers of loved ones with acquired brain injuries. I offer services to athletes seeking an edge in their sport.

For leisure, I enjoy bike riding with my family, going to local parks, and visiting friends and family in the States. I also enjoy playing basketball and golf.

 

Dr. Cheryl Birch (Orangeville Office)

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Welcome to our website!  I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.   I earned my doctorate at Dalhousie University in 2008 and I have worked in various hospitals, treatment facilities, schools, prisons, and private practice settings throughout my career.  It is my view that careful assessment and treatment planning is invaluable, and I am dedicated to a scientist-practitioner approach in providing treatments that have proven effectiveness.   I am well-experienced with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT including mindfulness techniques), humanistic, and solution-focused approaches to treatment.  With a passion for respecting clients’ strengths, and diverse backgrounds, I truly count it a privilege to walk alongside others in their pursuit of improved wellness.  My approach is both caring and non-judgmental.

I have experience providing treatments for a wide variety of difficulties including the following depression, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-harm/suicidal behaviors, and anger/relationship problems.  I have several first-author, peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and academic presentations in the areas of addictions, eating disorders, and forensic psychology.

In my spare time I enjoy community volunteer work, swimming, biking, spoiling my pets, and relaxing with family and friends.

 

JoAnne Clark (Guelph, Elora, and Orangeville Offices)

rsz_p1010009[2]I am a Registered Psychologist, practicing in Clinical and Counselling Psychology.  I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

My career spans over 15 years and involves therapy with children and adolescents as well as families. In my work with children and adolescents, I also provide psycho-educational assessments (e.g., learning difficulties, giftedness, social and emotional difficulties, and childhood developmental disorders including Autism, ADHD, and attachment difficulties). I have worked as part of a multidisciplinary team at Grand River Hospital and with Family Health Teams and social services agencies in Wellington, Guelph, Kitchener Waterloo, Grey-Bruce and surrounding areas.

In addition, my scope of practice includes assessing and treating adults who are dealing with a variety of issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, suicidality, PTSD, and adjustment). My therapeutic approach integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, and family system models.

I am currently accepting new clients in Guelph, Orangeville, and Elora.  Evening appointments are available upon request.

 

Robyn Pitman (Guelph and Orangeville Offices)

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I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a pre-clinical member with the Ontario (OAMFT) and American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). The psychological services I provide with Jett Psychological Services are supervised by Dr. Steven Jett. Dr. Jett is a Registered Psychologist. I have a PhD in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph.

I provide individual, couple, and family therapy. My style is warm, caring, nonjudgmental, and eclectic. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques that are tailored to my patients and the goals they are working towards. I see therapy as a process in which individuals are no longer happy with the story of their life and therapy provides an opportunity to create a different or new story.

My approach to working with patients is collaborative and strength based. I work with patients to draw upon their own unique resources and abilities to address challenges and promote the changes they want in their life. My role is to offer a different perspective and ask thought provoking questions that support patients in creating different or new stories about their lives.

Areas that I have experience working with are depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, self-esteem and self confidence, grief and bereavement, life transitions, unexpected life changes, recovery from accident/injury, acquired brain injury, chronic pain, trauma, domestic violence, and abuse.

 

Dr. Emma Guild (Guelph Office)
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I am a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I have specialized training in determining how changes in the brain lead to changes in thinking abilities (clinical neuropsychology).

I have a great deal of experience with assessment, diagnosis and intervention techniques for a variety of neurocognitive and neurodegenerative disorders. These include epilepsy, brain tumor, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

I provide evidence-based therapy for addressing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment to an unexpected event, acquired brain injury, chronic pain and stress. I also offer a research-supported cognitive rehabilitation intervention called Goal Management Training designed to improve the organization of goals and the ability to achieve them for individuals experiencing weaknesses in executive functioning.

I earned my PhD in psychology at the University of Toronto. I have published peer-reviewed papers on memory changes with healthy aging, cognitive changes associated with mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury and mechanisms of memory and perception.

 

Gilan Abdelaal (Guelph and Orangeville Offices) 

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have my Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology.

I am committed to conducting client-centered therapy. I use the following treatment approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Narrative Exposure Therapy. The services I provide with Jett Psychological Services are supervised by Dr. Jett.

I have experience working with youth, adults, couples, and families. I also enjoy conducting group therapy. I regularly help people struggling with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, anxiety, anger, self-harm, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, and stress.

 

Tom Cebrat (Guelph Office)

Tom picI am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists in Ontario (CRPO). I am also a long standing member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) as well as a member of Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (CACBT). Over the years, I have worked extensively in a teaching hospital and private settings. I practice in psychotherapy, assessment and neurorehabilitation.

I have worked for over 25 years at Hamilton Health Sciences in the process of assessment and treatment of patients of all ages, with complex neurobehavioral, emotional, psychiatric, developmental difficulties, relating to different medical conditions, head injury, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, posttraumatic, learning and adjustment issues.

I have a formal training in delivery of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and problem focused therapy for children, adolescents and adults suffering from multiple emotional, physical and medical issues.

In the private practice setting(s), I have years of extensive experience in working with individuals who have survived a car accident or work injury. The majority of the work I do with Jett Psychological Services is assessment, which is supervised by Dr. Jett.

My experience in working with patients from many cultural backgrounds has enabled me to have good understanding of the cultural sensitivities and concerns. I am fluent in English and Polish.

 

Cathy Cameron (Guelph Office)

I am a Psychotherapist with over 30 years of extensive expertise working with children, adolescents, individuals and families. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a degree in Clinical Behavioural Sciences and a Diploma in Child and Youth Counselling. I have completed certifications in Focusing Oriented Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management, Bereavement, Loss & Trauma and Advanced Critical Internship for Sexual Abuse Survivors. The services I provide with Jett Psychological Services are supervised by Dr. Jett.

I use an eclectic therapeutic approach using a variety of treatment modalities in her practice to assist clients dealing with personal challenges.   My main focus currently includes: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism, Behavioural Difficulties, Divorce, Emotional Regulation, NVLD (Non-verbal Learning Disability), Parenting Struggles.  I am presently conducting social skills groups in Guelph for children aged 6 to 13.

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Nancy Braafladt Mesher (Guelph Office)

I am a cognitive behavioural counsellor, providing therapy for adults struggling with depression, anxiety and stress-related issues. Additionally, I provide therapeutic services for individuals with acquired brain injuries. I am nonjudgmental and compassionate in my approach. I appreciate the effort it takes to rebound from difficulties with mood, interpersonal strain and cognitive challenges. I earned my Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. I work under the supervision of Dr. Jett.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running with my dogs, and  working with dogs at the humane society.

Did you know…

One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

 

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