We are a highly trained group of regulated professionals with over 50 years of combined experience. Each family therapist at Family TLC has a different area of concentration and additional training in this area. Family TLC is eager and able to service people of all age groups and offer superior family, couple, and individual counselling to residents of Barrie, Simcoe County and beyond including Collingwood, Alliston, Innisfil, Orillia, Midland, Newmarket, Milton and more.
Family TLC clients are matched with the therapist that best meets their needs. You will find us friendly, calm, accepting, good listeners, and you will have a positive experience. At Family TLC we truly believe in you.
Nathan Little Nathan Little is a registered social worker with Family TLC. Nathan is a compassionate and eager therapist ready to support his clients with goals and strategies to help make their lives better. Nathan received his bachelor’s degree from Acadia University in 2014 with honors in both psychology and sociology before completing his master’s degree with honours in social work from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Are you worried about what to do next, feeling down about a loss in life or feeling anxious about getting up for another day of work? Nathan is dedicated to providing innovative resolution strategies.
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Elizabeth Sulima is a registered social worker with Family TLC. She is an honest and compassionate therapist ready to support her clients with goals and strategies so that they can reach their personal goals.
Elizabeth completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto after completing her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognition at the University of Guelph. If you are feeling ready for a change, Elizabeth will provide an empathetic and caring approach where you will be able to discover, set, and work towards goals that are comfortable for you.
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Olivia Stewart is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with Family TLC. Olivia is passionate about her work with clients and endeavors to provide the best service possible.
Olivia holds an Honors Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, a post-graduate certificate in Therapeutic Recreation from Georgian College, and a Master of Arts Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University.
If you’re feeling lost and alone, or feel like your quality of life is suffering, Olivia can help you.
With values deeply rooted in self-acceptance and compassion, she strives to help people discover and connect to their life’s purpose and make their own decisions to create a healthy, well-formed identity.
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Ilan Strauch is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and counsellor at Family TLC. He holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree that he earned from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. He also holds two undergraduate degrees, a specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology, and a Bachelor of Education degree, both from York University in Toronto.
Ilan’s practice focuses mostly on individuals and couples. For over a decade, he has assisted people as they navigate the stress of life and the negative impact of that stress, ranging from depression and anxieties to relationship difficulties and various responses to trauma.
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William Stanus has completed his Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from Trinity Western University (in British Columbia). A native of Ontario, William spent several years on the west coast in Master’s studies before returning to Ontario. During that time he had the opportunity to intern at Fraser River Counselling in Abbotsford, and then here in Barrie at Family TLC.
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Nalin Bisnath is a graduate of York University (BA in Psychology) and Yorkville University with a MA in Counselling Psychology, is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). After working for 25 years in the biopharmaceutical industry she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a psychotherapist. Using Goethe as her inspiration, “if we take people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat them as if they were what they ought to be, we help them to become what they are capable of becoming”., Nalin believes that life happens and sometimes we need a little help along the way.
Helen Gibbs is a Registered Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience working with children, youth and families. Helen received her Masters degree in Social Work from Windsor University and has two other degrees in Child and Youth Studies (Brock – 2006 & Ryerson- 2003).
Helen is passionate about supporting children, adults, couples and families to tackle challenging issues that are getting in the way of experiencing their best lives.
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Charlotte McConvey is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with Family TLC.Charlotte is a competent and eager therapist prepared to support clients with their ever changing lives. Charlotte holds an Honors Degree from Carleton University in Criminology and Law Studies, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolutions from Humber College, and a Master of Arts Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University.
Charlotte also has completed her training to become an Accredited Family Mediator for Ontario.
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Rida Ahmad is a practicum student from Yorkville University. She is completing her placement at Family TLC. Rida holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from York University, a certificate in B level Psychometric Assessments from Yorkville University and a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree (in progress) from Yorkville University. Rida has also worked as an ABA therapist for children with autism. She is also bilingual speaking fluent Urdu.
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Sue Cook is the owner and operator of Family TLC Family Therapy and Life Coaching Group. Family TLC consists of psychotherapists, social workers, family therapists and coaches who help children, teenagers, couples and families through the transitions and lessons of life utilizing principles of compassion, respect and courage.
Sue started working in this profession in the early 1980s and has had the opportunity and privilege of assisting thousands of people. She has experience in the public sector working in education, non-profit and government agencies. She has run her own private practice since 2000 and expanded in 2007, inviting others to join her business.
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