Our Team

Our Team

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What makes us different from other mental healthcare centres?

Choosing a therapist is an important step: it is easy to get lost in the sea of information about different therapeutic modalities and select which route will address your concerns most effectively. We took care of that for you.

Professional growth is one of the cornerstones of our team. While we grow as a team whose members hold each other other accountable for excellence, we recognize and value individual strengths. You will be paired with a therapist who is the best fit for your unique circumstances, challenges, personal preferences, beliefs and goals. If, at any time, you feel that your relationship with your therapist is not conducive to healing or achieving your goals, we will work with you in a positive way to address your needs.

Unlike most other therapy providers, you are not completely reliant on one individual therapist. We follow a collaborative process whereby your case is reviewed by more than one therapist, to ensure that you are receiving the care and treatment plan that is right for you. All of this is done with full respect for your privacy. All of our therapists are committed to maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality.

This collaboration extends beyond our clients. Our therapists are skilled in different modalities and specialities, and they are eager to learn from one another, and to help each other become even better than they already are. Through peer meetings and educational workshops, they research new therapy methods and constantly strive for professional development.

Meet Our Therapists

Phil Azer, Psychotherapy Intern

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Phil is a psychotherapy intern and a Master of counselling psychology candidate (MACP), under Svetlana Antonyshyn’s supervision. He believes that in order to change the way we live, we must change the way we think. Phil works with people facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and more. He utilizes various approaches to help clients, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solutions Focused Therapy. Phil strives to provide clients with the right support, guidance and skill set development to foster perspective, acceptance, growth and resilience to meet each client’s individual needs.

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Zainab Mahdi | PsychotherapistZainab Mahdi, RP(Q) – Registered Psychotherapist, Qualifying


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Zainab is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario). She is a Master of counselling psychology candidate (MACP). She works with individuals from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds. Zainab works with individuals coping with a range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, self-esteem, body image and grief and bereavement. Zainab applies different approaches to therapy including; Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy to accommodate her clients’ needs. By integrating these approaches holistically, Zainab believes that the journey towards positive change is possible and achievable!

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Svetlana AntonyshynSvetlana Antonyhsyn, RP – Registered Psychotherapist, Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapy Supervisor

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Svetlana is the founder of InnerSight Psychotherapy Inc., a Registered Psychotherapist, Relationship Counsellor and Supervisor for psychotherapy interns, with over 11 years of experience. She launched InnerSight Psychotherapy in 2019 as a psychotherapy clinic that not only provides comprehensive and compassionate mental health care, but also as a means for the next generation of psychotherapists to master their craft and further develop their skills under her professional supervision. 

Svetlana offers weekly supervision, providing guidance and mentorship for psychotherapists qualifying with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Working with her CRPO qualifying psychotherapy interns, Svetlana oversees all initial assessments and treatment plans for InnerSight clients seen by her staff. 

In addition to supervision, Svetlana also offers individual and group psychotherapy services. Svetlana’s choice to pursue psychotherapy arose from the pain of a deep personal loss. Intensive training in a variety of modalities combined with empathy borne from experience makes her a compassionate therapist with a true desire to help people. Her holistic approach is effective and empowering, resulting in life-long positive changes for her clients.

One of Svetlana’s specialties is relationship counseling.

Known for her authenticity, warmth and engaging personality, Svetlana’s ability to identify and help couples reach into the deeper layers of the psyche has transformed many lives. Using principles of Coherence Therapy (formerly known as DOBT), IFS therapy model and elements of IMAGO therapy, Svetlana has helped hundreds of individuals and couples resolve ongoing conflict, re-create emotional connection, strengthen sexual connection and improve communication skills in order to develop functioning and secure relationship.

In order to make the most out of couples counseling, here are some tips:

  • Shift your focus towards your marriage instead of worrying about divorce;
  • Be prepared to work on yourself as well;
  • Give it a few months – it takes time to repair relationships
  • Prioritize therapy
  • Have the same goal – having different agendas will make the process more difficult.

Book an appointment with Svetlana today.