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Kim Abramowitz

Kim Abramowitz completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Psychology and a Minor in Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario. Kim went on to complete the Graduate Diploma program at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is currently working as a professionally trained Art Therapist with children, as well as working and volunteering with older adults.

Her previous experience includes providing art therapy services at an elementary school, as well as for children with special needs in the community, and older adults living in a senior’s residence. In addition, Kim has taught art to children in various facilities across Toronto, as well as at a non-profit overnight summer camp.

Kim is also an artist and has extensive experience working with a wide range of mediums, but focuses on creating large-scale acrylic paintings inspired by her rich cultural upbringing.

Contact Kim at : 905-882-7690 ext. 2, or abramowitzkim@gmail.com.


Sara Dimerman

Sara Dimerman, C.Psych.Assoc, is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  Sara is best known as a parenting expert, but she has also helped thousands of  individuals, couples and families for over twenty years.

When Sara is not in her office, she is writing articles and books, producing podcasts, being interviewed by the media or presenting on various parenting and relationship topics at schools, corporations and special events.

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Mayson Edell

Mayson Edell is a professional Art Therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (with honours) in Psychology from Ryerson University, and an Art Therapy graduate diploma from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is also a Professional Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.

Mayson is passionate about using art and dialogue to help people gain understanding, realize their strengths, find ways to address their dilemmas, and thrive.

Mayson’s approach is person-centred and flexible, because she wants to address your needs, values, and goals. To do this, she draws upon many techniques, including Cognitive-Behavioural, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Psychoeducational, and Solution-Focused approaches.

To learn more about Art Therapy or contact Mayson, please email mayson_rae@hotmail.com or phone 416-797-4245.


Lauren Goldhamer

Lauren holds an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), and a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Dellcrest-Hincks, Toronto). She has been working in the field of counselling and therapy, primarily with eating disorders, since 1995. Since obtaining her Masters degree, Lauren has worked at Sheena’s Place, Eating Disorders of York Region, and since 2001, in the eating disorders program at Bellwood Health Services in Toronto. She currently devotes one and a half days per week to her private practice in Thornhill, Ontario.

Lauren can be contacted at 905-889-9940 and lauren.goldhamer@sympatico.ca.


Sharon Prasow

Sharon’s professional background includes counselling adults and adolescents in private practice, agency and school settings.

She obtained a B.A. from the University of Toronto, B.Ed from York University and an M.A. from Rider University(New Jersey).

During her years of counselling, Sharon has worked with women and men struggling with a wide variety of issues.

Of special interest for Sharon have been in the following areas:

  • Women’s Health and Well-Being
  • Pregnancy and Post Birth Adjustment
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Menopause

Sharon can be contacted by phone at 905-882-9150 or by email at sharon@thornhillcounselling.ca.


Dr. David Schwartzbein

Dr. David Schwartzbein is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He is Chief Psychologist, Area D, with the Toronto District School Board. He has over 20 years of experience in psychological assessment and as a therapist working with adults, teenagers, couples, and families. Prior to that, he was a trainee and then a Consultant with Dr. Harvey Mandel at the Institute for Achievement and Motivation at York University.

Dr. Schwartzbein can be contacted at www.thornhilltherapy.com, 905-889-9940, and davidsch@sympatico.ca.


Meagan Solomon

Meagan Solomon is a graduate of McGill University and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Having earned her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, she is currently working as a psychotherapist with teens and families. Meagan’s work is integrative and client centered, utilizing cognitive behavioural, solution focused, narrative, play and art therapy techniques.

Meagan’s other experiences have included working with children and teens with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioural and developmental challenges. She has also been a big sister with Jewish Family and Child services since 2006. Most recently, Meagan has worked at Family Services York Region and JACS (Jewish Addiction Community Services).

Meagan’s experiences have led to a particular interest in working with teenagers who have issues relating to self esteem, self harm, addictions, anxiety and depression. She also specializes in work with families with addictions, and those who have children with special needs.

Meagan can be contacted via email at meagan@therapywithmeagan.com, her website therapywithmeagan.com, or by phone: 905-882-7690 ext 1, then press #.

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