Kindred Hope Wellness

The reason Kindred Hope Wellness became its name is based on hope in change and growth while surrounding ourselves with supportive friends and family (kindred spirits). There is saying "the darkest nights produce the brightest stars." 

We are passionate in our careers as Registered Psychotherapists, especially with consideration of being open with our clients with a safe and trusting environment.  Feel free to ask questions and share your concerns. Kindred Hope Wellness believes strongly in trust, compassion and openness with each others as it is built both ways. 

Kindred Hope's Team
Trish Joyes, MA  
Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellor and the Clinical Director.

I provide individual counselling and group therapy. I am passionate about working with all individuals from teens  to adults. I believe strongly in openness and transparency in safe, empathetic environments for clients. Over the past 15 years, I have worked with neurodivergent individuals with exceptionalities, particularly autism (ASD), AuDHD, and ADHD, learning disabilities, and others. As I explored this area of expertise, I have also built an understanding of complex individuals, particularly first responders, because of the impact of the intense careers on their daily lifestyles. 

I have experienced working with individual's daily life struggles, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, relationships, organization, and other concerns that are addressed. I believe it is important to take in consideration of what makes each client truly unique and know themselves searching for answers. 

I have a passion in assisting individuals with complex lives as an adult, post-secondary student, or teen. Complexities between our professional and personal lives impacts so many factors of a client's lifestyle. So I continually build my knowledge on ways to assist clients to create a smoother, more balanced lifestyle. 

My experience with teens and parents involves experience with learning centres and high schools assisting their teams with strategies to support their students and clients. In doing so, I have worked with building consistency in strategies and skills during daily life. 

Trish's Professional and Educational Information

Therapeutic Approaches in my Counselling

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • AIM (Accept, Identify, Move)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychotherapist - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) License #10366
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) License #10008434

Experience

  • 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families with complex needs, particularly with Autism (ASD) and ADHD.
  • Extensive experience and training as a Psychometrist for Psychoeducational Assessments.

Education 

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) - Yorkville University, 2021
  • Bachelor of Arts in Honours - Trent University, 2001

Professional Development

  • Introduction to Trauma Exposed Professionals, Warrior Health
  • Military Summit: Working with Military and Veteran Clients
  • Inter-Provincial Occupation Awareness Training
    • Occupationally Aware Healthcare Provider
  • ADHD Summit: What's New, What's Next in Supporting Neurodiverse Clients Certificate
    • ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (CCSP)
  • Identifying and Working through Problematic Parenting Patterns in Child and Adolescent Treatment, CCMH
  • Meditation Certification and Teacher Training
  • MAP Facilitator: Mindfulness without Borders - Mindfulness Ambassador Program
  • AIM Training
  • LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Clinical Training in ADOS-2
  • Telehealth and Mental Health Professionals: Distance Therapy Training
  • Trauma Therapy: A Cutting-Edge Approach for Resolving Trauma and Healing PTSD
  • Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: New Directions for the Treatment
  • Addiction, Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Neuroscience
  • Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking
  • ACT Bootcamp for Behavioural Analysts
  • CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
Daniella Silvestri, MA
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 

I believe that mental health services are so incredibly important, as they provide a safe space for people to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental and open space. My ultimate goal is to be able to provide that space for people to share their thoughts and feelings freely and safely.

I have experience in ADHD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief & bereavement, traumatic/suicide loss, pet loss, first responders, and career changes

Throughout my career path I have found multiple ways to work with people, helping them feel better, and finding I have a passion in therapy. I primarily take an integrative humanistic approach in my practice, and prioritize the therapeutic relationship from a person-centered approach at my core. I strongly believe that everyone has the innate ability to achieve positive change. My goal is to walk along side you on this journey as we explore and engage with who you are and who you aspire to become.

Daniella's Professional and Educational Information

Therapeutic Approaches in my Counselling

  • Compassion and Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) License # 14175

Experience

  • 5+ years experience in as Grief and Bereavement Facilitator

Education 

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) - Yorkville University, 2017-2021
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology - University of Guelph
  • Diploma in General Arts & Science, Certificate in Research Skill and Analysis - Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Professional Development

  • CPD Certificate - Putting Polyvagal Theory into Practice
  • Mindfulness Certification Course
  • Certified Suicide Bereavement Clinician 
Candace Putric, MA
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 
Currently Not Accepting New Clients, Waitlist

Hello! My name is Candace and I am currently practicing as a Registered Qualifying Psychotherapist at Kindred Hope Wellness. Do you have a complex diagnosis with unique needs? Are you in need of support with confidence building and/or experiencing periods of moodiness? Are you looking for affordable and accessible therapy? I am passionate to create a positive therapy experience with my clients. 

 I have experience in working with ADHD, OCD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder. I can provide confidence building skills to youth, young adults and adults to improve their self-esteem and support for their mental health diagnoses. I am crisis prevention and intervention trained along with knowledge of behavioural support. My approach includes developing multiple strategies for individuals with complex diagnosis, establishing care plans and implementing coping techniques that suits their needs. Some therapy interventions I use include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based, Solution focused, and Narrative therapy.  

Set up a consultation with me to begin your healing journey and restore your life balance.  

Candace's Professional and Educational Information

Therapeutic Approaches in my Counselling

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy

Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) License #14700

Experience

  • 17 years experience working with a variety of programs for youthful age groups that includes support and building beneficial behavioural strategies and techniques. 
  • 5 years experience of behaviour management that linked to emergency procedures and crisis intervention techniques within a broad range of adult circumstances. 

Education 

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) - Yorkville University, 2021-present (candidate) 
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community Mental Health - Seneca College, 2019-2021

Professional Development

  • Trained in Standard First Aid/CPR Level C
  • Safe Management Trained

 

 

Peter Savo, MA (cand.) and intern
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 

I have had the privilege to accumulate over two decades of experience supporting children, youth, and adults in various helping roles. As a passionate and dedicated professional, my journey in working with at-risk youth to supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental exceptionalities has been incredibly rewarding. 

During the past 20 years I have adopted a strong case-management and client-centered approach that integrates clinically proven interventions that foster both social interaction and personal growth. Having developed group counselling programs for provincially funded community-based programs to my consultation work with educational and clinical settings, I am now excited to amalgamate my years of experience and knowledge with evidence-based therapeutic interventions. 

Utilizing a strength-based and solution-focused approach that includes cognitive behavioural and narrative therapy techniques, my client-centred perspective recognizes the needs and challenges of each individual while building upon their unique strengths. This collaborative effort and strong therapeutic alliance between myself and my clients have proven to be particularly transformative in my current work with adolescents and young people with ADHD and high functioning autism. 

It is my deep belief that everyone deserves access to compassionate and professional mental health care. Now as a registered psychotherapist (qualifying), I am honoured to be given this opportunity to better serve our clients personal growth and resilience with a therapeutic team that shares that same commitment. 

Peter's Professional and Educational Information

Therapeutic Approaches in my Counselling

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy

Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) License #14774

Experience

  • 12 years of program development and case management experience working with at-risk youth involved in the criminal justice system.
  • 7 years of clinical experience as a behaviour support specialist for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
  • 3 years of group counselling experience facilitating social skill programs for neurodivergent children and youth including Asperger’s and ADHD.

Education 

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) - Yorkville University, 2022-2024 (candidate) 
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology - York University, 1990-1994

Professional Development

  • CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Instructor Certification
  • Certificate of Completion for 40-hour RBT training program

 

 

Emotional Support Pet

Echo, Kindred Hope's Supportive Cat

Echo joins many sessions. He mostly naps during sessions, but occasionally he'll join in by patting my screen, making some noises and letting clients know he cares too. He brings smiles and joy, especially when we are struggling emotionally.

Echo is a snuggly cat that is always close to his family. He is sweet by curly up at my legs or following me around everywhere in a race. It is Echo's way of showing you he cares. Often, we see him as a cat acting like a dog with a big personality because he comes rushing to the door if we've been out for a bit or lets us know when he is hungry, begging for food. Echo does the same during sessions, if he isn't asleep, or spending time with the rest of the family. 

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