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At LSCTS we have the top professionals in the field working with your child and your family. LSCTS staff are professional, engaging, caring and exceptional in their chosen fields.

BARRIE CLINIC

BARRIE CLINIC

You can find the following professionals treating at our Barrie clinic.

 

Lyndsey Stevenato

Lyndsey Stevenato

Owner / Occupational Therapist, OT Reg. (ON)

Lyndsey Stevenato is the owner and operator of our clinic. She is an Occupational Therapist with certification in Sensory Integration and certified in the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) approach to feeding.

Past Experiences

Lyndsey has had a heart for children with challenges since becoming an Occupational Therapist.   She has a passion to see children be the best they can be with whatever skills they have.

She began her career in 1986 at Laurentian Hospital in Sudbury.  After one year in adult rehabilitation, she moved right into paediatrics at their Children’s Treatment Centre.

Within this position, she would fly into remote areas of Northern Ontario under the government initiative “Integrated Services for Northern Children”.

After seeing many children struggling with sensory processing disorders, she became certified in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) in the United States in 1990.

Lyndsey then became a qualified observer through Sensory Integration International, for therapists wishing to become certified in the administration of the SIPT.  She is one of two observers in Canada.

Lyndsey has also worked in London, Ont. at CPRI as a Sr. Therapist for School Health Services and then moved to Barrie, Ont. in 1991 as a manager for School Health Services through Home Care.  Home Care then became CCAC where Lyndsey became an independent contractor and worked at RVH as the first Occupational Therapist in the Neonatal Care Unit and assisted the development of the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic.

Finally in 2001, Lyndsey saw the growing trend with publicly funded agencies moving to a consultation model.  She believed that a hands on approach was most effective to bring changes in a child’s function. Thus, LSCTS was formed.

Lyndsey has a keen interest and a strong skill set in sensory integration and feeding ability.

Joanne van Rennes

Joanne van Rennes

Clinic Director - BScN, RN

Joanne is the Clinic Director for LSCTS. She is a Registered Nurse.

Joanne has over 25 years experience as a manager in a variety of Community Health settings, with a focus on family centered care and engagement.

Joanne has an interest in building strong teams and loves working in the richness of a multi-disciplinary environment. Outside of work Joanne loves hanging out with her family and her dogs.

Becky Robinson

Becky Robinson

Client Care Lead

Becky is the Client Care Lead at LSCTS. She has been working with the clinic since July 2006, being the first point of contact for the families of LSCTS.

Becky has a genuine interest in all the children and families that walk through the doors of LSCTS, and has had the great pleasure of watching children grow up as they have visited the clinic throughout the years.

Becky is always quick to greet families with a warm and caring smile, and always ready to lend a listening ear. Outside of work, Becky enjoys spending time with her family and going for walks with them.

Mallory Donaldson

Mallory Donaldson

Culture Lead/Human Resources

Mallory is the Culture Lead and Human Resources Assistant at LSCTS.

Mallory has over 10 years of experience working in a variety of Office Administrative roles and loves to engage within a fun and collaborative work environment.

Mallory has an interest in engaging with people and enjoys being a part of the marketing and social media team of LSCTS. Mallory is a self-proclaimed nerd, and has been known to cosplay from time to time.

Jennifer Atkinson

Jennifer Atkinson

Occupational Therapist - OT Reg. (Ont.)

Jenn is an Occupational Therapist at LSCTS. She currently works in private school services to support kids in being the best students they can be.

Jenn has worked with a variety of aged kids in many different settings – including child care, overnight camps, and day camps and in pediatric private practice.

Jenn enjoys getting to know each child’s interests and strengths so she can use those in therapy to progress towards their goals. She particularly likes working on fine motor and self-regulation skills.

Jessica Cronk

Jessica Cronk

Occupational Therapist - OT Reg. (Ont.)

Jessica Cronk is an Occupational Therapist at LSCTS. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.

Jessica is passionate about using play to help children use their strengths to develop skills in a fun and engaging way. She has experience with children with many different skill sets and abilities.

Jessica is interested in all areas of therapy, and in particular enjoys working on fine motor, gross motor, visual perceptual, and feeding skills.

Sally Jishi

Sally Jishi

Occupational Therapist - M. Sc (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.)

Sally is an Occupational Therapist at LSCTS. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.

Sally has over 5 years of experience working with children of different ages, skills and abilities in many different areas of occupational therapy practice including fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, play skills and school readiness.

Sally is passionate about working with children and their support systems to help them reach their potential and meet their goals.

Pooja Patel

Pooja Patel

Occupational Therapist - OT Reg. (Ont.)

Pooja Patel is an Occupational Therapist at LSCTS. She has over 9 years of experience working within the pediatric population, namely child and adolescent mental health.

Pooja’s training includes Handwriting Without Tears, Astronaut Training (sound activated vestibular-visual sensory protocol), Interoception-Based supports, trauma-informed practice, mindfulness, meditation and more.

Pooja prioritizes healthy lifestyle balance strategies as a key approach to support clients in building skills and resiliency. She is passionate about parent wellness and utilizes a strength-based perspective to facilitate change and add more joy in life!

Samanta Rivas Argueta

Samanta Rivas Argueta

Occupational Therapist - OT Reg. (Ont.)

Samanta Rivas Argueta is an Occupational Therapist at LSCTS. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology & Nutritional Sciences.

Samanta strives to provide client-centered therapy for children of all ages in fun and engaging ways.

Samanta is passionate to work together with children and their families towards their unique goals. She uses a strength-based approach to foster a positive learning environment.

Lisa Ivany

Lisa Ivany

Physiotherapist/Professional Development Lead - BScPT, PT

Lisa is the Physiotherapist at LSCTS. She loves helping her clients and their families reach their goals.

Lisa has over 25 years working in various settings, including in a large children’s hospital, a children’s treatment centre, and within community-based programs, working with children from 4 days to 18 years old.

Lisa has a special interest in working with infants and new parents, as well as neurodivergent infants and children. She is also authorized to prescribe seating and mobility equipment through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP).

Marissa Buckland

Marissa Buckland

Therapist Assistant - BHSc., TA

Marissa is a Therapist Assistant at LSCTS with a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Science and Bioarchaeology.

Mariss’s experience includes working in psychogeriatrics, traumatic brain injuries, and supervising OT assistants in training as they begin their careers.

Marissa enjoys being the bridge between parents and their children by offering a space for the children to learn and express themselves freely and providing parents the education and tools to support their children between sessions.

Brincy Cherian

Brincy Cherian

Speech-Language Pathologist - MSc, SLP Reg. CASLPO

Brincy is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist at LSCTS. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree of Science specializing in Speech-Language Pathology.

Brincy has over 7 years of experience working with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and speech-language delays in school settings. She particularly enjoys working with pre-school and school-aged children and their families.

Brincy is passionate about bringing changes in others’ lives, whether it is trying to figure out a means of communication, addressing concerns or collaborating with other professionals for the clients’ betterment.

Ashley Harvey

Ashley Harvey

Communicative Disorders Assistant - CDA

Ashley is a Communicative Disorders Assistant at LSCTS. She brings to our team an enthusiasm and a creativity that makes treatment sessions fun and engaging for all speech and language needs.

Ashley works under the supervision of the Speech Language Pathologist to assist children to reach their speech and language goals.

Ashley has experience providing speech and language therapy to school-aged children, as well as Adults. She looks forward to creating fun and engaging sessions for children of all ages and working with neurodivergent children.

Sarah Stec

Sarah Stec

Communicative Disorders Assistant - CDA

Sarah is a Communicative Disorders Assistant at LSCTS. She will be working under the supervision of the Speech Language Pathologist to provide treatment either in 1-on-1 or group settings.

Sarah is also a certified Child and Youth Counsellor, with a background in working with deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals. She also has experience working with Mental Health concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Sarah has a special interest in motor speech disorders and is passionate about making a difference in others lives by helping them reach their goals.

Jessie Derraugh

Jessie Derraugh

Social Worker - DipSW, BSW, MSW, RSW

Jessie is a Social Worker at LSCTS. She is certified in CBT and draws from experience in Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solutions-Focused and Attachment-Based work.

Jessie has over 15 years experience in supporting children and youth in a variety of settings, including group care, as a frontline caseworker, a Manager with the Children’s Aid Society, and as a school-based Social Worker.

Jessie believes in providing a family-centered, holistic approach to therapy and ensures sessions are individualized and tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Mikylah Heathcote

Mikylah Heathcote

Social Worker - RSW, MSW, BSW

*Currently on Maternity Leave*

Mikylah is a Social Worker at LSCTS. Mikylah possesses over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families.

Mikylah is trained to take a trauma-informed, human rights approach within her practice. She employs a mix of therapeutic approaches in an effort to create individualized support. She also has experience as a school social worker with a strong knowledge base for navigating the educational system.

Mikylah takes a strength-based, inclusive, and empathetic approach to addressing challenges. She is passionate about empowering parents/guardians and children/adolescents throughout their work with her and beyond!

Brooke Matson

Brooke Matson

Social Worker - MSW, RSW

Brooke is a Social Worker at LSCTS. She believes that counseling should be a collaborative process.

Brooke has experience working with children and youth in educational settings as well as working with youth experiencing homelessness. She values learning, listening, and supporting her client’s in their journeys.

Brooke incorporates an eclectic use of modalities and uses a strengths-based approach to support the individual needs of the children, youth, and families that she works with.

Stevee Nunn

Stevee Nunn

Psychotherapist - R.E.C.E, Rec.T, B.A.Sc, M.A.C.P, RP (Qualifying)

Stevee is a Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at LSCTS, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She also completed a Bachelor’s degree in Child, Youth and Family.

Stevee has worked in a variety of settings, including as an educator. She truly believes that each client brings their own strengths, needs and skills into therapy and these need to be considered when selecting the appropriate treatment

Stevee’s area of interest lies with young children who are experiencing anxieties, self-regulation concerns and social-emotional difficulties.

Maureen Willis

Maureen Willis

Psychotherapist - BA, MA, RP (Qualifying)

Maureen is a Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at LSCTS. She has certification in the ASIST Suicide Prevention Training Program and Indigenous Cultural Competency Training.

Maureen is passionate about providing an empathetic, caring, empowering and non-judgmental space. Maureen offers a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach that is collaborative and supportive, helping clients navigate through challenges to build resiliency, change and personal growth.

Maureen uses therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems theory as well as mindfulness-based approaches.

Michelle Dermenjian

Michelle Dermenjian

Psychologist

Michelle has been providing psychological services for over 30 years.  She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical, Counselling, School and Organizational Psychology.  After graduating from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Alberta, she began work with Integrated Services for Northern Children in Kenora, travelling to rural and remote communities in northern Ontario, providing multi-disciplinary services for children and their families. She moved to Parry Sound, with her family, where she continued to provide diagnostic and therapy services to infants, children, adolescents, families and adults with Developmental Disabilities at Hands.  

As retired director of Children’s Services and Lead Agency of Child and Youth Mental Health, she had the privilege of working with individuals, agencies, associations, and government advisories to plan for improved services for children and youth across the province.  She considers it an honour to continue to work with clients and families now through private practice, providing professional, evidence-based services that are compassionate and safe.  

As part of her practice, she is partnering with Lyndsey Stevenato Children’s Therapy Services, providing in-person and video-supported psychological services to infants, toddlers, children, and their caregivers.

Amanda Medland

Amanda Medland

Psychologist

Amanda Medland is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has a B.A.A in Behaviour Psychology (2010) and a M. Ed. in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary (2016).

Amanda has experience working in early intervention with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as a behavioural consultation with teenagers and adults with varying diagnoses.

Amanda conducts psycho-educational assessments for children and adolescents. These assessments typically include an evaluation of cognitive abilities and academic skills, and they may extend beyond that to explore memory, attention, executive functioning, visual-motor integration, phonological awareness, social-emotional needs, and/or social communication. With each assessment, Amanda sets out to assist youth and their families in identifying and understanding the youth’s strengths and needs, as well as to provide recommendations, specific to the individual child, which can guide program planning and support at school and at home.

Ayelet Ary

Ayelet Ary

Psychometrist

*Currently on Maternity Leave*

Ayelet Ary is a Psychometrist, currently working towards her registration as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Anthropology from Western University (2015) and a Master of Science in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary (2018).

Ayelet first discovered her passion for empowering children and adolescents to attain their full academic and personal potential through volunteering for a tutoring and learning skills program throughout her undergraduate degree years, which ultimately led her to undertake graduate studies in the field of school psychology and pursue such vocation.

Ayelet adopts a strengths-based approach when completing comprehensive psycho-educational assessments with children and adolescents. Such assessments typically include an evaluation of cognitive abilities and academic skills, and can also extend beyond that to include an exploration of memory, attention, executive functioning, visual-motor integration, phonological awareness, social-emotional needs, and/or social communication. Ultimately, undertaking such an assessment process will empower the children, adolescents, and families Ayelet supports through such capacity to identify and understand the child/adolescent’s learning strengths and needs, along with inform program planning and support across the home and school environment.

Stephen White

Stephen White

Psychologist

Stephen White is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and has a private practice in Clinical and Counselling Psychology – with special focus on assisting individuals with developmental disability/learning challenges and mental health difficulties.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and is a doctoral candidate in the Psychological Studies in Education program from the University of Alberta.  Steve has been registered as a psychologist since 1993 providing services to adult, children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings: mental health, private consulting, rehabilitation settings, and in the developmental sector.

Stephen conducts assessments to clarify psychiatric diagnoses, understand cognitive functioning (attention, memory, intelligence, executive functioning) and academic achievement.  He also provides consultation around treatment approaches – including cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based approaches.  He coordinated the development of one of the first inpatient/outpatient DBT programs in Edmonton and worked closely with July Brown in providing The Skills System to adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities.

Rob Jagosky

Rob Jagosky

Psychometrist

Rob Jagosky has been working in the assessment field for almost 10 years (working within pediatrics, school assessment, and adult psychological assessment), and within mental health for over 15 years. Despite working with clients of all ages, it is his work with children that brings the most joy, and professional fulfilment. To this end, Rob looks forward to starting his doctoral degree in counselling and school psychology at the University of Toronto this fall and furthering his expertise within this realm. He enjoys supporting students in maximizing their learning potential, in addition to working with both parents and educators in implementing evidence-based strategies, exploring special education resources, and individual education plan development. He looks forward to working with LSCTS, under the supervision of a registered psychologist, in particular being able to consult with so many talented members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Lennon

Lennon

Facility Dog

Happy Retirement!! Lennon retired in September 2021 after 7 years of service to LSCTS. He will be greatly missed by both our Staff and Clients.

Lennon joined our team in June of 2014 as a full time Facility Dog. Lennon graduated from the Canine Assisted Intervention Program through National Service Dogs Program and he fits in like a natural at our clinic.

Lennon typically works with kids in a variety of ways, motivating them to participate and engage fully in the session by helping kids stay regulated, calm, and focused. Lennon loves coming to work and it is often difficult to get him to leave at the end of the day. When Lennon is not working, he loves collecting sticks (the bigger the better), napping, and eating.

 


 

PARRY SOUND CLINIC

PARRY SOUND CLINIC

You can find the following professionals treating at our Parry Sound clinic.

 

Lisa Ivany

Lisa Ivany

Physiotherapist/Professional Development Lead - BScPT, PT

Lisa is the Physiotherapist at LSCTS. She loves helping her clients and their families reach their goals.

Lisa has over 25 years working in various settings, including in a large children’s hospital, a children’s treatment centre, and within community-based programs, working with children from 4 days to 18 years old.

Lisa has a special interest in working with infants and new parents, as well as neurodivergent infants and children. She is also authorized to prescribe seating and mobility equipment through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP).

Glenda Newton

Glenda Newton

Therapist Assistant - TA

Glenda is a Therapist Assistant at LSCTS. From 2006 – 2020 she found a passion for helping children while working in a Children’s Treatment Centre.

Glenda helps children reach their goals that are set by a supervising Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.

Glenda enjoys implementing activities that are goal-oriented, interesting, and beneficial. She is excited to be a part of our Parry Sound site and servicing the Federal Schools in the greater Parry Sound area.

Cassidy Thornton

Cassidy Thornton

Therapist Assistant - TA

Cassidy is a Therapist Assistant at LSCTS.

Cassidy has experience working as an OTA (Occupational Therapist Assistant) & PTA (Physiotherapist Assistant) in long-term care and acute care.

Cassidy has always loved the idea of working with children. To help them gain confidence, and provide them with the skills and tools they need in order to achieve their goals and reach their optimal potential. She is excited to start working alongside the SLP and expand her knowledge of children’s therapy.

Kathryn Janyce (Jan) Addy

Kathryn Janyce (Jan) Addy

Speech-Language Pathologist - MLS, MSc, SLP (C) Reg

Jan is a Speech-Language Pathologist at LSCTS. Jan currently sees clients in one-on-one sessions as well as servicing the Federal Schools in the greater Parry Sound area.

Jan has over 25 years’ experience working with toddlers, preschool and school-age children who experience communication delays.

Jan’s areas of interest include Articulation, Language Processing, Pragmatics, Reading Difficulties, Stuttering and Voice Delays.

Maureen Willis

Maureen Willis

Psychotherapist - BA, MA, RP (Qualifying)

Maureen is a Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at LSCTS. She has certification in the ASIST Suicide Prevention Training Program and Indigenous Cultural Competency Training.

Maureen is passionate about providing an empathetic, caring, empowering and non-judgmental space. Maureen offers a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach that is collaborative and supportive, helping clients navigate through challenges to build resiliency, change and personal growth.

Maureen uses therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems theory as well as mindfulness-based approaches.

Michelle Dermenjian

Michelle Dermenjian

Psychologist

Michelle has been providing psychological services for over 30 years.  She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical, Counselling, School and Organizational Psychology.  After graduating from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Alberta, she began work with Integrated Services for Northern Children in Kenora, travelling to rural and remote communities in northern Ontario, providing multi-disciplinary services for children and their families. She moved to Parry Sound, with her family, where she continued to provide diagnostic and therapy services to infants, children, adolescents, families and adults with Developmental Disabilities at Hands.  

As retired director of Children’s Services and Lead Agency of Child and Youth Mental Health, she had the privilege of working with individuals, agencies, associations, and government advisories to plan for improved services for children and youth across the province.  She considers it an honour to continue to work with clients and families now through private practice, providing professional, evidence-based services that are compassionate and safe.  

As part of her practice, she is partnering with Lyndsey Stevenato Children’s Therapy Services, providing in-person and video-supported psychological services to infants, toddlers, children, and their caregivers.