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Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres is CARF accredited. CARF is the international mark of quality in the field of mental health and addiction treatment.
A treatment provider is only as good as its clinical team. Our clinical team is highly experienced. Our members are regarded as experts and leaders in the field of addiction treatment and mental health. Know that our team will treat you or a loved one as our “most important client”. Expect the most comprehensive treatment & best possible care, attention, and support.

Our Clinical Team Are Registered With The Following Colleges & Associations

  • College of Psychologists Ontario
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists
  • The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
  • The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
  • Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • College on Nurses of Ontario
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Dr. Christine Courbasson

Clinical Psychologist & Senior Clinical Advisor

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Nathaniel Israel MA, RP

Clinical Manager, Trafalgar Intensive Outpatient Program

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Bryan Grant, CCAC, CCSW, CBI

Client Care Coordinator

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Tim Deloughery, CCAC, CCCS

Program Manager at Trafalgar East

Timothy is a certified clinical supervisor and certified addiction counsellor with The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, certified non-violent crisis prevention instructor with the Crisis, Prevention Institute and certified workplace joint health and safety member with the Ministry of Labour.

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Timothy provides a holistic approach that engages the emotional, mental, relational, spiritual and physical aspects of his clients, with a deep respect for their belief systems and cultures. His therapeutic orientations include: Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) Person Centred Therapy (PCT)therapy and Motivational Interviewing. He has almost 20 years experience working in the Health Care Field and has served as President of The Pembroke, Ontario Chamber of Commerce in addition to several years on the Board of Directors. Timothy believes that counselling should provide a healing space for his clients to explore the feelings, thoughts, behaviours and relationships that cause difficulties in their lives.Close –

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Kinga Burjan, BSc (Hons), MA, RP

Clinical Therapist & Manager, Residential Program

Kinga’s approach to therapy is mindfulness-based and client-centred. She believes that part of recovery means rediscovering oneself and finding new meaning and purpose in life.

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She has completed a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy with extra training in addictions, couple & family therapy, and trauma-informed therapy. The psychotherapeutic techniques she uses in therapy are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Object Relations Therapy, Family Systems, The Satir Model, Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. Kinga also has extra training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma. Prior to joining Trafalgar Residence, Kinga was part of a family health team addressing simple to concurrent mental health disorders. Before studying psychotherapy, Kinga completed a four-year yoga therapy training program, and has taught yoga for over 8 years. This has trained her to be calm, non-judgmental and present during her therapy sessions.Close –

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Ruth Reich, BA, MSW, RSW

Assistant Clinical Manager and Clinical Therapist

Ruth Reich, BA, MSW, RSW, is a clinical therapist who comes to us with clinical experience from the United States with specific trauma training in New York City’s foster care system and at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centre.

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Ruth’s specialization in addiction counselling and post traumatic stress disorder informs her approach with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychoanalysis, and S.M.A.R.T Recovery. Ruth’s work with Active Duty and Retired military personnel brings a specialization to clinical work with our individuals from the Armed Forces.Close –

Jody Vandooren, BA/BSW, MSW, RSW

Clinical Therapist, Residential Program

Jody is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and families in a variety of settings including private practice, hospital, residential and community agencies.

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As a second-generation social worker, she developed an early respect and passion for the profession and the values it adhered to – including a commitment to social justice, the inherent worth of all individuals and a desire to walk alongside people as they overcome significant challenges in their lives.  Jody has particular skill in working with mental health, addiction and trauma using CBT. Solution Focussed, Family Systems, Narrative and Mindfulness based therapies.  The privilege of witnessing the strength and resilience of individuals and families in her work has continued to fuel Jody’s belief that change is possible and achievable.Close –

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Adam Kostiw, Hons. BA Psych., MDiv., RP (Qualifying)

Clinical Therapist, Residential Program

Adam is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is both compassionate and caring with a heart for assisting others make positive changes in their lives. He spent much of his early career working with non-profits before returning to York University where he received his undergraduate honours degree in psychology.

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He then received his Master of Divinity in Clinical Counselling while focussing on family systems theory and couples therapy. Adam spent numerous years working on a Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT) project as part of a research team at York University. Adam considers the therapeutic alliance (bond) between the client and therapist to be the cornerstone of the therapeutic process. Everyone needs and deserves a safe and trusting place and with this the healing process can begin. Adam strongly believes in a collaborative approach to therapy and that all clients have the strength to achieve their goals. Areas of treatment include Depression, Anxiety, Individual, Couples therapy, Family therapy, Self-harm, Trauma, Anger Management, Parenting, Child and Adolescent. Adam believes that everyone is an individual and each therapy sessions must be specifically designed for that individual. For this reason, Adam is able to utilize a variety of different therapeutic approaches which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution focused therapy, and Couples and family systems therapies. Adam believes that education and awareness involving mental health is important for each and everyone one of us and is an integral part of developing a stronger community. Adam’s goal is to collaborate with the client in achieving their goals and overall well-being.Close –

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Alyssa Mulrain, MACP, BA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Clinical Therapist, Residential Program

Alyssa is a deeply empathetic and compassionate therapist that works collaboratively with clients to aid in their empowerment, belief in the self, and ability to create positive change to enhance their quality of life and work towards personal aspirations.

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Alyssa has Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and has acquired 5 years of experience facilitating individual, couples and family therapy with adolescent and adult populations encountering a multitude of mental health disorders as well as addictions. A significant amount of clients she has worked with had experience with anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders and complex trauma. Alyssa has worked in private practice as well as with non-profit organizations. Alyssa utilizes a holistic and eclectic approach within her therapeutic work with clientele, including modalities such as:  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, Psychoanalysis, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness.Close –

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Shona Steele, CACC, ADS, CH, CA

Operations Manager at Trafalgar East

Shona utilizes 14 years of personal and professional experiences with mental health and addiction treatment within her workplace. Prior to working in the field Shona encountered many experiences which had lead her to her chosen career path of supporting individuals to gain health and stability.

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Shona received her Addiction Counselling diploma, with high honours in 2003. She comes to Rice Lake Residence with an extensive background in the field of Addictions and Mental Health, working with a variety of clients incorporating but not limited to addictions, mental health, domestic violence, behavioural issues and sexual assault.

Shona has 10 years experience working in public sector residential treatment. During that time she also held positions supporting individuals in the Methadone Maintenance program and within a Mental Health Crisis facility.

Shona left the public sector after 10 years and began working within the private sector. This was a great learning experience where she learned about transitional housing and how important it is for long term sobriety.

 

Shona has been a CACC member since 2015, is a National Detoxification Specialist, Certified Hypnotist, and most recently a Certified Aromatherapist.Close –

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Raymond Moore, ICADC

Program Manager - Trafalgar West

Jess Gionet

Addiction Counsellor, Residential Program

Carrie Lepine - addiction counsellor

Carrie Lepine

Addiction Counsellor, Residential Program

Having graduated from the Drug and alcohol  counselor program in 2012 from Fleming College Carrie was able to start working immediately in the field, she became a certified Addictions counselor with The Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation.She is also a certified member of the occupational health and safety with the ministry of labor.

Carrie began her work in the domestic violence shelter program and later moved onto the residential programs for addiction and mental health.
Carrie believes in empowering individuals to make their own choices that will evoke change and build confidence step by step. Carrie provides a compassionate, non judgmental approach to helping individuals and families in not only heal from the effects from substance use and mental health symptoms but to gain an understanding of how it impacts all that are involved.
Carrie uses motivational interviewing, Cognitive behavior therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy Family systems Relapse prevention Solution focused and mindfulness as pathways to connect with her clients and to motivate them to engage in the change process.
Carrie brings to the team a  great knowledge of woman’s issues along  with domestic violence and personal and professional experience in navigating the mental health system.
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The belief to everlasting change is to create a life that it is easier not to use and where one can live a life free of violence and with a purpose in order to maintain a life of recovery.Close –

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Troy Evans, RSSW

Addictions Counsellor, Residential Program

Troy Evans is a social service worker from Sheridan college. Prior to working at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres Troy worked in the transportation industry.

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He discovered a passion for helping others, which led him to Sheridan College where he began his education to better serve people who were struggling with Mental health and Addiction issues. Troy initially began as a volunteer at Trafalgar and very soon after he was hired. He currently is the lead evening shift counsellor at Trafalgar. Troy openly shares about his own history with addiction and inspires clients to enhance the quality of their lives, while at the same time understanding the struggle. Troy is best known for his knowledge on the 12 steps and for providing to those that may want to use the steps to enhance their recovery. Troy is currently one of our lead counsellors and is striving to grow in the field.Close –

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Frank F. Mazzawi, CCAC, CSW

Continuation of Care Program Manager & Addictions Counsellor

Frank Fadeel Mazzawi, CAAC, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counsellor in Canada. He graduated from Everest College, with a diploma in Addictions and community service worker. He graduated from Ryerson University, with a certification in psychology, with a Concentration in Addiction Studies.

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Frank continues to Advance his education by pursuing his B.A. in Psychology. He has a passion for his profession and for recovery and has been working in the recovery field since 2011.  He has been clean and sober since 2009. Frank is a dedicated Addiction Counsellor with years of experience working for many outstanding treatment centres and considers Trafalgar Residence one of the best. His passion lies in helping people identify their self-defeating behaviours and learning to let them go. Frank gives the tools to use emotions instead of the emotions controlling you. He is a client- centred clinician, who is known for his excellent rapport building skills, his warmth and caring nature with clients, and his accurate empathy skills.  Frank has committed his life to working with and supporting those seeking recovery.

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Nassrin Wahidi, BSc Psychology

Addictions Counsellor, Residential & Recreational Therapist, Outpatient Program

Nassrin Wahidi has been in the field of mental health and addictions for 3 years. She has graduated with an Honours BSc. in Psychology from York University with a post graduate certificate program in the Addictions.

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She is assisting Dr. Christine Courbasson and Laura Demoe as a research assistant, to further enhance the success of client experience. Nassrin is also a recreational therapist for the outpatient program at TR Addiction Treatment Centre and a full time counsellor at Rice Lake Residence. Nassrin works compassionately to make a difference in the lives of others suffering from the stigma of mental health, trauma, and addiction. Her main goal is to attain practical experience before she applies for her MA/Phd program in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. Nassrin brings a strong genuine passion for client recovery and believes in a client-centred approach.Close –

Abigail Ajodha - Addictions Counsellor

Abigail Ajodha

Addictions Counsellor, Residential Program

Ramond Phipps

Addictions Counsellor, Residential Program

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Julieta Cervantes

Operations Manager, Erin

Jasmine Meza

Administrative Assistant, Residential Program

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Judite Laurenco

Head Chef, Residential Program

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Shane Saltzman, MMPA, CPA.CA

Chief Executive Officer

Shane has been part of the Trafalgar’s team since it’s inception and has developed a deep understanding of our treatment programs and the sensitivity and care those suffering from addiction require.

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Having helped friends and loved ones with their own recovery from addictions, Shane has developed a passion for ensuring the highest level of treatment and care can be provided to every single client of Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres. Shane is a Chartered Professional Accountant (2002) and a graduate of the Masters of Management & Professional Accounting Program from the Roman School of Management at the University of Toronto (2000). Shane enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids and sometimes can be spotted playing guitar and music at the residences with our clients.Close –

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Angie Beninato

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director

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Kate Emas

Vice President of Administration

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Elena Silanteva, CPA.CGA

Chief Compliance Officer

Diana Cardoni

Community Liaison

In her role as a community liaison, Diana combines her experience in social work and business development.

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She received an honours degree in social work from Laurentian University and subsequently worked as a social worker. She then worked in business development for ten years. She is a passionate professional and is deeply committed to supporting those working towards recovery.Close –

Scott Jones - Community Liaison

Scott Jones

Community Liaison

With over 25 years experience in both public and private treatment for substance abuse and concurrent disorders, Scott joins the Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres team with a unique approach to business development and client care.

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Scott’s mandate at Trafalgar is to advocate for people suffering from addictions and mental health issues and for their health care providers as they seek effective, evidence-based and internationally accredited treatment. By tapping into over two-and-a-half decades of experience, training and education in substance abuse treatment management, program development and implementation, and as a counsellor, Scott is a highly effective and efficient colleague for therapists, physicians, employers, extended health care and disability benefit providers and their clients as they navigate the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Scott believes that the transformational treatment opportunities at Trafalgar will result in increased stability, health and wellbeing for the client while offering significant decrease in negative impacts to families and employers, the public health care system and extended health care providers. As a member of the Trafalgar Community Liaison team Scott relies on his ability to create and encourage highly effective strategic partnerships for all stakeholders involved during the early stages of the recovery process. Scott can often be seen hanging out with his family, at his son’s football game, at the gym or at a golf course living up to his reputation as “3-putt-Jones”.Close –

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Jennifer Cagney

Client Services

Allyssa Mojica - administrative assistant at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres

Allyssa Mojica

Administrative Assistant

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