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Our Team

Julia Sivarajah, M.A., R.P. 

Julia is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has over twelve years of experience in providing mental health counselling care including in community, hospital, residential, school, private, and virtual treatment settings. Julia is focused on assisting individuals with their mental health goals and providing them with the tools to cope with life challenges they may face. 

Julia's approaches to counselling are client centered and strengths-based. She uses various therapeutic models depending on best fit and the client's preference. These include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), informed Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP) methods, trauma informed counselling, psychoeducational and solution focused approaches. 

Julia has a strong passion in helping others and holds values such as compassion, kindness and empathy very strongly. She is the founder of Take Care Psychotherapy and author of two children mental health storybooks: "When I Feel My Tough Feelings" and "I Don't Like It, But Maybe".

Miriam Blond, MSW, RSW 

Meet Miriam, a compassionate social worker with over two decades of experience in assisting youth, adults, and parents. Her specialization lies in relationships, mood disorders, addiction, and life transitions,  with a strong focus on providing unwavering support and empowerment.

Miriam excels in guiding adolescents and young adults towards resilience, coping mechanisms, and emotional understanding. She is skilled in addressing matters like self-esteem, peer dynamics, mental health, and family challenges.

In her work with parents Miriam fosters collaborative and supportive partnerships providing practical guidance based on youth mental health and addiction expertise. Miriam's approach embraces the diverse perspectives of parents, empowering them with knowledge and tools to create nurturing environments that promote their children's well-being and foster strong family connections.

Miriam employs evidence-based methods from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and her client-centered approach includes catering therapy to individual needs, fostering coping skills and resilience. Miriam is also engaged in supervised practice to enhance her therapeutic work

Committed to professional growth, cultural sensitivity, and inclusivity, Miriam warmly welcomes clients to embark on a healing and growth journey with her. Miriam is currently offering virtual based therapy on Saturdays