About Us

About Us

Jonathan Head is a Psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Oshawa, Ontario.

With nearly 20 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Providence Seminary specializing in Marriage, Family and Adolescent Therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are couples counseling, family counseling, group counseling, eating disorders and anxiety disorders.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Jonathan has presented at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Parenting Teens and Personal Development.

Jonathan is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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Lindsay Chartier holds a Master of Arts Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University and Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies from the University of Ontario I.T. Lindsay has worked in the field of mental health and wellness for the past ten years, including working with adolescents, young adults, couples and families, as well as individuals living with HIV and LGBTQ+ community.
Her interests include interpersonal relationships, emotion regulation, anxiety, depression and healing from trauma, as well as life transitions. Lindsay’s approach to therapy is eclectic and draws from several therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioural, dialectical behavioural and narrative therapies, to name a few. Lindsay strives to provide a warm and safe environment for her clients, where they can feel heard and understood. She aims to assist her clients to gain a deeper self awareness through exploration of one’s thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences. Her practice aims to develop a collaborative, empathetic, authentic and comfortable therapeutic relationship with clients in order to foster growth and assist those in reaching their goals while living a value focused life.

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Before pursuing psychotherapy and counseling, Jared spent over ten years working with children and youth in the foster care system. There he gained experience working with individuals with complex trauma, FASD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Therapy has had a profound impact on Jared's journey towards health and he is excited to work with others on their own journeys.

As a cis gay white settler and a survivor of religious-based conversion therapy, Jared is aware of the intersecting realities of privilege and oppression. He works within an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-colonial framework and he welcomes clients of all races, faiths, gender identities and sexual orientations. Jared's areas of interest include religious trauma, navigating anxiety and depression, grief processing, identity formation, emotional regulation, and self-esteem.

Jared's therapeutic approach includes several modalities including strength based, trauma informed, Narrative, CBT, and Solution-focused Brief Therapy. His practice focuses on building a collaborative, empathetic, and authentic therapeutic relationship with clients to promote personal growth.

 

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Leslie Hein is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and has partnered with Head Family Counselling Center for her placement. Prior to this, Leslie completed the Social Service Worker program at Durham College in 2012. Since then, she has been working in the field of mental health. Her interests include helping individuals overcome addictions, depression, and anxiety as well as a variety of other topics.

From her experience working in the mental health field, she has developed meaningful relationships with clients. Leslie prides herself in creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space that clients feel comfortable with. She utilizes an individualized solution-based therapeutic approach that highlights each clients strength. By emphasizing these strengths, clients are supported in their journey to reach their goals while creating positive changes in their lives.

MCPS Candidate


Presently, Tanisha Arulseelan is in the process of completing a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She has already completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Forensic Psychology, with a minor in Criminology and Justice, from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech University).

For the past few years, Tanisha has been working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as well as volunteering her time, as a group facilitator, for Community Care Durham. She has experience supporting adults who are dealing with depression, grief, anxiety, stress, age-related issues and life transitions. She prefers an eclectic/integrative approach to therapy and draws from several modalities including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy and strengths-based approaches.

Tanisha works in the mental health field with an intention to help ameliorate the quality of life of those suffering from mental health needs by helping them to identify their problems, develop their problem-solving skills, and by collaboratively developing solutions. She is aware of the power of being supportive, empathetic, non-judgmental, and respectful in transforming lives and in helping people to achieve their dreams and goals. 

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