Mental Health Clinician
Hannah is a registered occupational therapist who received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Toronto. She is passionate about supporting patients who are experiencing mental illness helping them to achieve their goals, learn coping skills and strengthen their resilience. She is skilled in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness-based treatment interventions. Hannah provides support to patients through short term individual counseling sessions and co-facilitating psychotherapy groups run through the Poul Hansen Family Centre for Depression.
Cristina is a bilingual registered social worker (English & Spanish) who completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has experience working in mental health and addictions with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. She is passionate about providing patient-centered care and empowering patients in developing skills to cope with their mental health concerns and stressors. Cristina’s therapeutic approach draws from various therapeutic modalities that meet her patient’s unique needs: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-focused Therapy.
Mental Health Clinician
Lauren is a registered social worker who completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has experience working with various patient populations, including those living with addictions and those with complex medical needs. She holds a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as additional clinical trainings in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and other therapeutic modalities. At the Poul Hansen Centre for Depression, Lauren works with patients in both individual and group settings to provide psychotherapy and system navigation support.
Family Support Worker and Planning Assistant
Lydia Rajpat is the Family Support Worker for the Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions Clinics at Toronto Western Hospital. She has a background in clinical counselling and in engaging Toronto’s diverse communities to increase mental health awareness. Presently, she is redeveloping UHN’s Family Support Program with renewed focus on patient families and caregivers that are directly supporting a loved with a mental illness. The program provides mental health education, supportive counselling, practical tools and service navigation. Lydia is passionate about and committed to empowering family members and caregivers through education and self-care so they can effectively support others.