STREET THERAPY

Counselling, Psychotherapy & Group Offerings

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We Put Patients First

Compassionate, attentive, and effective, our practice offers help and hope to people experiencing all types of emotional difficulties. From clinical diagnoses to a thoughtful ear, our services help people find comfort and closure.

Our professional and experienced providers and staff are focused entirely on the mental health and happiness of our patients. We offer both long-term and acute treatment plans, enabling us to provide the most effective services right when they are needed. If you are struggling – no matter if it is a new struggle or one that has challenged you for years – we are here to listen, offer support, and help you become your truest and best self.

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Bernadette Street, MPsy

Clinic Director, Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Bernadette was born and raised in the Philippines. After completing her undergraduate in Psychology, she went to North America to travel. Bernadette came to Canada to complete a post-graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences, eventually immigrating as she worked through a Master of Clinical Psychology degree from Adler Graduate Professional School. She has worked as a school guidance counsellor, behaviour therapist, clinical supervisor for intensive behaviour interventions (IBI) for children with Autism, play and social skills therapist, and collaborated with CAMH, Hospital for Sick Children, various schools, and community agencies for research and to support client growth and transition.

Bernadette has over 15 years of experience working with clients across the lifespan. She sees individuals with a wide range of concerns including Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD); Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD); Learning disabilities; behavioural concerns; Anxiety; Decolonization and racial identity, Depression including Postpartum Depression and Bereavement; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); childhood-trauma and personality disorders. Bernadette works in both Kitchener locations, but currently only provides remote (video/phone) psychotherapy.

Our Therapists & Counsellors

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Hailey Kolpin

Registered Psychotherapist

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Allison Caldwell

Psychological Associate

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Jason “Jay” Lavery, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

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Jeff Krusky

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Jose Garnica

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Loic Mulatris

Psychotherapy Intern

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Sodaba Surush

Registered Psychotherapist

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Summer Burnett

Psychotherapy Intern

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Sabrina Popernitsch

Registered Psychotherapist 

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Juliana Snow

Marketing, Part-time Admin, ADHD Coach, 

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Gameli Soh

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Cassandra Eardley

Part-time Admin, Media Manager, Support Group Facilitator

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Our Commitment to Equality Starts Within

Street Therapy provides mental health services for clients across the lifespan.

Our Commitment to Equity Starts Within

At Street Therapy, we provide mental health services for clients across the lifespan. Our dedicated Street Therapists and Clinicians hail from diverse academic, religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. We recognize our social responsibility to honour the inherent worth of all individuals, fostering a secure environment for both clinicians and clients to engage in therapeutic relationships. We steadfastly oppose discrimination based on gender and gender identification, religion and spirituality, age, sex, ethnicity, cultural background, or any visible and invisible disabilities.

Promoting Allyship: Elevating Voices and Fostering Solidarity

We firmly believe that allyship goes beyond mere acceptance; it involves active support and advocacy for marginalized groups. As mental health practitioners, we prioritize listening, perpetual education, and leveraging our privileges to amplify our clients' voices. Acknowledging our imperfections, we refrain from overshadowing our clients' narratives, opting instead to practice genuine solidarity. Our commitment is not just to provide therapy but to empower and uplift, acknowledging the diverse perspectives that contribute to the richness of the human experience.

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The meaning of street in all ways and at all times is the need for sharing life with others and the search for community.

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Frederick Street Office

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (EST)
Sunday:Closed

Victoria Street North Office

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (EST)
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