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The Mindful Living Centre -

Burlington
The Mindful Living Centre - Burlington

A warm welcome from the Burlington team! We are a passionate and knowledgeable group of mental health professionals, eager to help and support the community with our extensive psychological expertise. Our office is spacious and well-appointed, and we are conveniently located near the QEW, just off of Appleby Line.

SERVICES OFFERED

At The Mindful Living Centre, we support individuals of all ages on their journey to better mental health. Our approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, ensuring that our services are informed by the latest scientific research.

Our Services:

– We offer comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments for those seeking clarity on diagnosable mental health conditions.

– Engage in briefer, treatment-focused assessments as a precursor to therapy.

Special areas of interest at our Burlington office include:

ADHD

Addictions and Substance Abuse

Anger Management

Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

Assertiveness

Co-dependency

Couples Therapy

Depression and mood difficulties

Grief/loss

Insomnia

Involvement with Youth Justice System

Narcissism

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Personality Disorders

Relationship/Interpersonal difficulties

Retirement transition/adjustment to aging

Self-Esteem

Trauma Recovery

WSIB mental health claims

Discover tools and resources tailored to improve your mental well-being. Our team is here to guide you toward understanding and overcoming psychological challenges.

Clinic Staff and Therapists

Dr Chris Parrish

Dr. Chris Parrish, C.Psych.

Dr. Parrish believes that clients deserve to be heard and understood as individuals, and that treatment should be flexibly tailored to meet their needs and goals. Rather than adopting a “one size fits all” approach to therapy, clients who choose to work with Dr. Parrish will find that he creates a highly collaborative therapeutic environment where they can learn customized strategies for addressing life’s challenges, promoting personal growth, and enhancing well-being. He enjoys working with adults, couples and adolescents looking for guidance and support with their goals. He views therapy as a means of helping clients build on their existing strengths while discovering new tools and resources that promote increased self-awareness, improved coping and enhanced quality of life. When working with Dr. Parrish, the initial sessions will be used to develop a shared understanding of  the challenges you want to address and collaboratively set treatment goals.  He will then use a combination of research-supported methods such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to help you achieve your goals! He is a founding and accredited member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (CACBT), and he is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. 

Dr. Anya Moon

Dr. Anya Moon, C.Psych.

Dr. Moon is the Director of Clinical Training at the Mindful Living Centre. She works in the Burlington and Milton clinics, as well as providing virtual sessions. Dr. Moon enjoys working with adults struggling to make and maintain behavioral change in areas such as substance use, addictive behaviors, anxiety, and depression. In addition, Dr. Moon works with clients interested in enhancing interpersonal functioning and learning skills for navigating relationships, particularly in the domains of narcissism and co-dependency. Dr. Moon believes the therapeutic relationship is key to change and she emphasizes collaboration, mutual respect, and compassion. Dr. Moon specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and interpersonal approaches.

Dr. Santiago Hoyos

Dr. Santiago Hoyos, C.Psych.

Dr. Hoyos believes everyone has their own story to tell, and while diagnoses (i.e., the “what is happening”) are important, he likes to guide treatment based on truly understanding the how and why behind each individuals’ experience. This in turn, is a collaborative process between his clients and himself, as his priority is for the people he works with to feel seen, heard and understood.

Dr. Hoyos sees clients by currently offering virtual sessions. He provides assessments and counselling to adults, offering services in both English and Spanish. In his work with clients, Dr. Hoyos draws from several empirically-supported approaches, including mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (mCBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Relational psychotherapy, and Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT).

Sabrina Syan

Dr. Sabrina Syan, C.Psych.

Dr. Syan approaches treatment with respect and empathy for her clients and enjoys working collaboratively to identify and make progress towards achieving therapeutic goals. She is deeply invested in using evidence-based methods and a trauma-informed approach to assist clients in improving their quality of life. Dr. Syan offers in-person sessions in the Burlington clinic, as well as offering virtual sessions. She works with adults and couples who are struggling to navigate various life stressors and challenges.

Dr. Syan primarily draws from the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, and tailors therapy to her clients’ individual needs by incorporating Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness-based interventions as indicated. Dr. Syan makes a special effort to approach her work with clients through a culturally informed lens and is happy to provide treatment in English and Punjabi.

Dr. Chris Edmonstone

Dr. Chris Edmondstone, C.Psych.

Dr. Edmondstone enjoys assisting adults who are looking to cope with and navigate the full range of challenges encountered in life. While working with clients, Dr. Edmonstone fosters a relationship built on respect, collaboration, and empathy. He strives to create an environment in which each person feels understood, accepted and valued; developing an approach to problems that matches each person’s unique and specific needs.

Dr. Edmondstone integrates several empirically-supported treatment modalities including Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He incorporates an understanding of each person’s developmental histories and significant life experiences to create a comprehensive and wholistic view of current difficulties.

Dr. Mirmahmopud Mirnasab

Dr. Mirmahmoud (Mahmoud) Mirnasab, C.Psych.

Dr. Mirnasab provides clinical assessment and interventions to children and adolescents with a wide range of Emotional, Behavioral and Cognitive challenges, including: Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Anxiety and Mood, Learning disabilities, Habit Disorders, Anger Management difficulties, Low Self-esteem and school-related challenges. He also offers individual parent management training (PMT) sessions and psychoeducation in parent-child relationships. In treatment sessions with children and adolescents, he focuses on the client’s strengths, interests and unique personality to build a strong rapport before using a variety of evidence-based interventions. His primary therapy approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He also applies Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused techniques, Play Therapy and Mindfulness-Based techniques when appropriate.

Dr. Mirnasab has authored several scientific articles in peer-reviewed Journals and published books in the field of child and adolescent psychopathology. Dr Mirnasab
is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. He offers services in English,
Persian and Turkish (Azerbaijani).

Ms. Rachel Jewett

Ms. Rachel Jewett, MA, Psychology Resident

As a therapist, Ms. Jewett’s goal is to create a trusting and safe space where she collaborates with clients to overcome challenges and improve their quality of life. She enjoys working with adults and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low energy and motivation, or difficulty coping with life stressors. She also enjoys working with athletes experiencing a range of mental performance and mental health challenges, as well as treating eating disorders and disordered eating, while supporting individuals in overcoming the burden of negative body image.

Grounded in a strong therapeutic relationship, the therapy Ms. Jewett provides typically involves cognitive behavioural (CBT) techniques and complimentary tools that are individualized to clients’ particular needs and goals. For example, work may involve developing awareness of the relationships between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours and how these experiences may be blocking achieving a satisfying and meaningful life. Treatment might also include specific behavioural changes or developing more adaptive ways of perceiving and processing challenging situations, to help achieve the progress and growth clients are looking for. Finally, she is passionate about working with clients with a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences, and learning from them about how to shape therapy approaches to meet their needs within their context.

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Ms. Erika Ristok, MSW

Ms. Ristok views therapy as an opportunity to uncover and explore self-limiting beliefs in a safe, supportive and collaborative environment. She enjoys helping her clients expand their “mental health toolkits” in support of their personal growth and well-being. To facilitate this, Ms. Ristok helps clients develop greater self-knowledge and coping strategies, and encourages clients’ connection to their own values, resources, and strengths.

She sees clients in the Burlington and Milton clinics and offers virtual appointments. She is a registered social worker (RSW) who works with adults seeking to better cope with life’s challenges. In addition to her knowledge and experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Erika uses Internal Family Systems (IFS), applied mindfulness strategies, including mindful self-compassion, and also draws on strengths- based practices including Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Ms. Danielle Pomeroy

Ms. Danielle Pomeroy, MSW

Ms. Pomeroy works with clients who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or navigating the challenges of life. During the first session, she will collaborate with you to understand the hopes for therapy and create a roadmap for your sessions together. Sessions are strength focused and keep YOU as the focus of sessions in a space that is authentic and genuine. Ms. Pomeroy works in the Burlington clinic and offers in-person, virtual and walk & talk sessions. She is a Registered Social worker (RSW) who has spent over 20 years working with adolescents and adults experiencing social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Ms. Pomeroy has an extensive background in youth justice, mental health, crisis intervention and adolescent and family relationships.  She has spent a significant part of her career working alongside first responders and front-line workers in various settings, including with a Police Service, Community Mental Health Services and Youth Detention Facilities. 

Ms. Pomeroy understands that choosing to do therapy can be difficult, so a strong focus is placed on the therapeutic relationship. She collaborates with clients from a strength-based approach inspired by mindfulness meditation techniques. Client Focused Approaches used in sessions may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy.

Reach Us

5045 Mainway, Unit 204, Burlington, ON, L7L 5H9

Monday-Tuesday 9am-6pm
Wednesday-Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Sunday Closed

Sessions are by appointment only (no reception staff on site, no walk-ins)

From highway 403 (QEW) eastbound: Take exit 107 (Appleby Line/Halton Regional Road 20) in Burlington. Turn Left onto Appleby Line. Turn Right onto Mainway. Turn Left on Lampman Ave. Turn left into the parking lot/garage at the rear of the building (5045 Mainway). From highway 403 (QEW) westbound: Take exit 109 (Burloak Dr./Halton Regional Road 21) in Oakville. Turn Right onto Burloak Dr. (Halton Regional Road 21). Turn Left on Mainway. Turn right on Lampman Ave. Turn left into the parking lot/garage at the rear of the building (5045 Mainway). Parking (both covered and uncovered) is free. Main parking garage is at rear of building, off Lampman.

From Dr. Henny Westra, C.Psych.

Dr. Parrish and his team are highly committed to advancing their skills and ensuring high quality care. I have worked with the team repeatedly in clinical trainings and recommend them highly. They strike me as compassionate, caring, and committed to excellent care.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Please call or text 289-270-1757, or email info@mindfullivingcentre.ca to connect with our clinic coordinators. They will respond to you within 24 business hours to gather further information, assign you to an Associate who will best meet your needs, and provide you with additional information to set you up for your first appointment(s).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much do your services cost?

Our fees are charged on an hourly basis, and currently range between $195-$245/hour, depending on the service provider. Our services are tax deductible, but are not covered by OHIP. Clients with extended health benefits may be eligible for partial or full reimbursement of service fees, depending on their insurance provider.

Is the office accessible?

Yes! There is elevator access to our suite on the second floor. All of our treatment rooms are accessible. There is a public washroom beside the elevator that opens by button press. We can provide a key to unlock the door.

Where is the closest bus stop?

The closest bus stop is directly out front of 5045 Mainway.

Are refreshments provided?

Yes! Clients are welcome to water, tea and coffee (by request), and our well-stocked candy dish.

Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?

Yes. Guests are welcome to use our waiting room during your appointment. You are also welcome to have them join you for part or all of your session. Please let your therapist know prior to your arrival (if possible). They will confirm you consent to having your guest participate in the session when you arrive.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Mastercard, Visa, electronic funds transfer, cash, or cheque. Our clinic manager will review methods of payment with you as part of the intake process, and you are always welcome to ask questions if you are unsure.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

No. We do not require a doctor’s referral form.

Community Involvement

Our ComOut Team is passionate about supporting the community more broadly in addition to our services to individuals. Our recent initiatives have included:

Wellness seminars for educators at Halton District School Board
Hosting a booth at the Milton Fall Fair
Hosting a booth at the Burlington Community Picnic
Post-traumatic debriefing following an incident at the Milton Swim Club

We are always eager to explore additional opportunities to support the community and meet its psychological needs. For further information, please contact ssergeant@mindfullivingcentre.ca

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