Experience & Excellence
"When people face difficult or challenging times they look for help. Helping and supporting people is my passion" - Mark Atia

Mark Atia – Founder and Owner

I am a registered social worker (RSW) who completed my Masters 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).

I have over 20 years of counselling experience within the mental health and social services fields.  I have worked in a variety of settings, including group homes, youth shelters, hospitals, addiction centres, and secondary and post-secondary institutions.  I mainly worked with adolescents, adults, and seniors.

I have unique expertise in counselling athletes who face challenges both 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 have the unique ability to combine both my playing experiences with my professional counselling expertise to help guide athletes navigate their challenges.  Currently, 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.

Lee-Anne Crawford – Social Worker, MSW, RSW

I am a registered Social Worker who provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples.  I help develop customized treatment plans that are collaborative and centred around you. I use a variety of approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness.

Some areas I can help you with are substance misuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, emotional eating, relationship difficulties, sexuality/intimacy, sleep disturbance, “burnout,” and general stress.

I help empower people to achieve meaningful change that they have set for themselves in a non-judgemental and safe space. Together, we process difficult experiences and work through unhealthy thinking patterns and behaviours to build a healthy present and future.