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The Mindful Living Centre -

Oakville
The Mindful Living Centre - Oakville

A warm welcome from the Oakville 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 highways, Farm Boy, medical offices, fitness studios, and a network of walking trails.

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

– Therapy (brief or long-term)

Special areas of interest for our Oakville team include:

ADHD

Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

Assertiveness

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Disordered Eating

Emotion Dysregulation

Fitness to Return to Work Assessments

Gender Identity

Insomnia

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Personality Disorders

Relationship/Interpersonal difficulties

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

Headshot of Dr. Susan Sergeant

Dr. Susan Sergeant, C.Psych.

Dr. Sergeant is the Associate Director of the Mindful Living Centre. She works with adults and adolescents seeking assistance and support in dealing with stressors and other day-to-day challenges. Dr. Sergeant’s service emphasizes listening to the individual needs and concerns of her clients, sharing ideas about what would help, based on her extensive knowledge of research-based approaches, and working together with her clients to bring about positive change.

Primarily, Dr. Sergeant practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She also applies elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) when appropriate. Her approach is flexible and geared towards the needs and goals of each client.

Dr. Abid Azam

Dr. Abid Azam, C.Psych.

Dr. Azam works in the Milton & Oakville clinics, in addition to providing virtual appointments in English or Urdu. He helps adults struggling with a wide range of psychological and physical health issues.  When formulating how best to help clients, Dr. Azam uses a biopsychosocial model, paying attention to cultural, trauma-related, and lifestyle factors (e.g., physical health, job/academic demands, and relationships). His treatment approach is derived primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

From this framework, he assists clients in better understanding the connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, to experiment with new ways to adaptively respond to their concerns. He also integrates methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, and mindfulness skills training.

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. Edmondstone 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.

Chris 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. Anya Moon

Dr. Anya Moon, C.Psych.

*Dr. Moon is not currently accepting new clients at this location.

Dr. Moon is the Director of Clinical Training at the Mindful Living Centre. She works in the Burlington, Oakville, 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. 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 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 would 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.

Reach Us

1943 Ironoak Way, Unit B204, Oakville, ON, L6H 3V7

Monday-Friday 8am-7pm

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

From highway 403 (QEW) eastbound: Take exit 123 (Ford Dr/Halton Regional Rd 13). Turn Left onto Ford Dr. (Halton Regional Rad 13). Turn Left onto North Service Rd E. Turn Right onto Ironoak Way. Turn right into business complex. 1943 Ironoak Way is the building on the right side (with the Montessori school on the first floor). Elevator to the second floor is located in the centre of the building. From highway 403 (QEW) westbound: Take exit 123 (Ford Dr/Halton Regional Rd 13). Continue straight on North Service Rd. E. Turn Right onto Ironoak Way. Turn right into business complex. 1943 Ironoak Way is the building on the right side (with the Montessori school on the first floor). Elevator to the second floor is located in the centre of the building. Parking (uncovered ground level) is free.

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! We are located on the second floor, right beside the elevator. All of our treatment rooms are accessible, and we have an in-suite accessible washroom for clients.

Where is the closest bus stop?

The closest bus stop is at the corner of Upper Middle Rd E and Joshua Creek Dr. It is an approximately 6 minute walk to the office.

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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