Our Team consists of an amazing group of individuals with a variety of backgrounds. This allows us to provide services for a wide range of issues and at a variety of price points.
"Therapy should always be a lifeline, not a life sentence. The goal is to build self awareness of why we make the choices that we do, once we have that awareness, change becomes a choice."
Candice Hamilton-Miller, BA, BSc, MSc, CCC, RP.
With a Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and another from York University here in Canada; and a Master’s Degree in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph, Candice brings experience and in-depth knowledge to her treatment plans. She also has extensive specialized training.
Candice has worked internationally with children and families for over 20 years, as a non-regulated Mental Health Professional and now as a Registered Psychotherapist Through various roles in the social service and health sectors over the years, she has supported individuals of all ages, including Autism, Speech and Language problems, families new to Canada, children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with Mental Health concerns including Depression, Anxiety and ADHD and other serious Diagnoses.
Candice is a member of various self regulating associations including the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists; the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy; and the Ontario and American Associations for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Certified Cogmed Coach.
Candice is available in person in Milton and virtually
"By creating a safe, comfortable, positive environment, therapy strives to build your tools and strategies, in order to reflect and connect to your inner resources to help you quickly resume optimal life balance."
Adrienne Pringle, MMT, RP, MTA
With twenty years of experience working in health care and community settings Adrienne has a rich and diverse experience supporting individuals across the life span. Her approach towards healing and personal growth draws upon a range of traditional techniques such as CBT, narrative and solution focused therapies, and trauma work; and creative techniques including breath work, meditation, imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, singing, music therapy, to support you in exploring inner feelings and drawing upon your own creativity, inner strengths and calm center. Adrienne provides psychotherapy and/or Music Psychotherapy as best suits the needs of her clients. Adrienne has a special interest and many years of experience in supporting individuals with a new medical diagnosis, chronic or advanced illness, terminal illness and bereavement support.
Registered with the College of Psychotherapists in Ontario and certified Music Therapist by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists.
Adrienne is available in person in Milton or virtually.
"Child Life Therapy uses therapeutic play to support children in learning to feel safe and emotionally regulated within their environments, and within their own bodies."
Laura Breau, M.A., CCLS, CIMI-2, n.d.
Laura is a Certified Child Life Specialist, with a Masters degree in Critical Disability Studies, as well as certificates in trauma and children’s grief and bereavement. She is also a registered naturotherapist and certified infant massage instructor working towards becoming a Certified AutPlay Therapy provider.
Laura is very passionate about the importance of play and movement in supporting healthy coping skills, emotional regulation, attachments, and overall infant and child development. Finding ways to adapt activities, such as art and play modalities, to meet the needs of diverse learners is a particular interest of mine. Some of the populations of diverse learners that she especially appreciates working with are those living with neurodiversity, blind/low vision (including cortical visual impairment,) and prematurity.
While she loves supporting a variety of age groups from birth to young adult, she especially loves working with infants and younger children (birth-8 years of age.) Parental coaching is an important part of her work, and she enjoys supporting parents and caregivers in meeting the developmental needs of their child(ren), while also increasing their knowledge and confidence in their role as caregiver. She also loves working with young adults with developmental disabilities, to support the acquisition of life skills, peer connections, and emotional regulation..
Karen Manning Slocombe
Karen has worked with Children with Autism and Special Needs and their families for over 3o years. She has extensive experience and training in understanding the needs of both the individual and the family. Her role at CHM is to guide families through education, support, and coaching. She has a long and impressive career in providing a variety of supports to families and she is always beloved by her clients.
Karen is not covered by traditional Mental Health Benefits as she is not a registered psychotherapist. Karen's Services include parent support, coaching and assisting children with special needs to work on emotional regulation. She does not provide ABA services. Karen's services are often billed in a package format that includes a personalized blend of sessions, support sessions and on call support services. Call us today to figure out the best services to meet the needs of your Family.
"True family support helps children and their families to empower themselves to achieve their personal goals so they can be the best version of themselves."
"We are responsible for the ones we tame."
(The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Polina Fedotenko, MA, RP
Polina is Registered Psychotherapist, She has completed Bachelor of psychology at University of Waterloo and Master’s in counseling psychology at University of Yorkville. Polina is passionate to provide a supportive environment where clients can explore and determine what change they want to bring into their lives. She believes that clients are the experts in their lives and know how to resolve any of the difficulties in the lives; her role is simply to guide. In line with her values Polina uses approaches that highlight client’s agency and capability for change such as Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy. In addition, Polina is highly trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and calls for its application when necessary. She love working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and work/school related stress.Polina also provides couples Therapy.
Polina is available in person in Milton and virtually
“It’s okay if you don’t have the words.
Let me take your coat and this weight off of your shoulders.”
(Two, Sleeping at Last)
Leah Hunter, MTA, RP(Qualifying)
Leah is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), and Accredited Music Therapist. She has completed a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University as well as a Master of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Leah believes in supporting clients as they discover and connect with strategies, supports and new perspectives that can help them thrive.
She uses an eclectic approach, including aspects of Narrative Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and Music Therapy.
Leah is passionate about working with individuals with depression and anxiety, trauma, autism, behavioural challenges and grief.
Leah is available in person in Milton and virtually
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right."
Carmina recently obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson university) where she completed her Honours Thesis. She is currently a Research Assistant in the Clinical Addictions Research and Equity Lab at TMU, where she is involved in research focusing on substance use across varying communities, particularly among gender and sexual minorities. Carmina's interest in client-centered and holistic approaches to mental health drew her to CHM Therapy Services and is excited to gain first-hand experience working with the team as an Administrative Assistant. Carmina aspires to enter a Clinical Psychology graduate program.
Kelly Medeiros-Thompson, CYC, RP (Qualifying)
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but we often look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us" -Helen Keller
Kelly is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Child and Youth Care practitioner. She completed her diploma in child and youth work at George Brown College and her Bachelor’s degree in child and youth care at Toronto Metropolitan University (when it was formally known as Ryerson). Kelly recently finished her Master’s of counselling psychology with honours from Yorkville University.
Kelly believes that each client is the expert and she is dedicated to providing a space where individuals can be free of judgement and thrive. She is happy to be a part of your journey as you learn about yourself, attempt various strategies and gain supports throughout your time together. Kelly has adapted an eclectic approach which includes Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Kelly enjoys working with children, youth, and adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and various mental health diagnoses.
Kelly is currently working towards Geek therapy certification bringing her personal interests and passions to her professional world in new and innovative ways stay tuned for more info to come..
Kelly is supervised by Candice Hamilton-Miller
Kelly is available in Milton both in office and virtually, she also works with clients at Seashell medical
Sapna and Jelena are completing their placements for the Yorkville University Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology Program. They each bring a diverse background in helping professions to therapy and we are excited have them joining us for this part of their journey.
Kathleen Francis is a Registered Psychotherapist, with years of experience, who has joined us as an Intern while she completes her Masters Degree at Yorkville. We are thrilled to add Kathleen to our roster of Skilled therapists.
Yorkville MACP interns provide supervised psychotherapy services to individuals over the age of 10 and older.they may also runs groups.
MACP Interns are supervised by Candice Hamilton-Miller.