Mark Atia
— Clinical Director, Social Worker, MSW, RSW
When people face difficult or challenging times they look for help. Helping and supporting people is my passion.

Mark Atia Therapist

About Mark

I am a registered Social Worker (RSW) who completed my Master of Social Work degree (MSW) at the University Of Windsor.  I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Graceland University in Iowa, USA.  I am accredited and licensed by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and have over 20 years of counselling experience in mental health and social services.

I have unique expertise in counselling athletes who face challenges on and off the field.  Based on my past playing career in a USA D1 NAIA Varsity soccer program while on a soccer scholarship and playing in the Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL), now known as the Canadian Premier League (CPL).  I can combine my playing experiences with my professional counselling expertise to help guide athletes in navigating their challenges.  I am an assistant coach with the Toronto Metropolitan University’s Men’s Soccer team.

In 2008, I started this practice to focus on primary clinical interests, including anger management, stress management, adjustment issues, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, conflict resolution within a domestic or professional setting, and drug/alcohol counselling.  I specialize in providing individual therapy to older adolescents and adults.

My primary theoretical orientation is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), although I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client.  My background and training have shaped my interest in promoting improved mental health, interpersonal functioning, and wellness.

Through my tailored therapeutic dialogue, I help clients to help themselves build on their strengths and attain personal goals.


  • Anger management
  • Court-related counselling
  • Sports therapy
  • Couples + relationships
  • Addiction
  • Workplace issues

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