Miranda Rylance ` B.A. Hons (Psych), MSW, RSW – Owner and Psychotherapist
Dorraine Mitchell B.A. (Psych), M.S.W., R.S.W.
Dorraine is a passionate therapist with a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from York University. Dorraine consistently works from a client-centred and anti-oppressive perspective. She has spent much of her career working with children, youth, couples and families who have experienced various forms of trauma, and as such, approaches her practice with a trauma-informed lens.
Dorraine works eclectically, drawing from several therapy modalities –including EMDR, DBT, CBT, SFT, EFT, and MI – in order to meet her clients’ unique needs. Her areas of expertise include working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced mental health concerns (i.e. anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder), family conflict, trauma, and substance misuse. In addition, Dorraine supports her clients in improving their self-esteem, general lifestyle and wellbeing, and relationships by supporting her clients in building healthy boundaries.
Dorraine is passionate about helping people and assisting them in achieving their goals. She is a strong advocate, and enjoys case management, which means she is knowledgeable about community resources (particularly within the GTA) and can help connect you to other community organizations to assist in addressing your concerns.
As a first-generation Black Woman, Dorraine is aware of various forms of systemic oppression that people from different social locations face and as such, feels that dismantling these forms of injustices through her work is crucial. In addition, Dorraine has a thorough working knowledge of oppression faced by peoples interacting with the child welfare system.
Dorraine has experience running substance misuse group therapy sessions and has found that great healing occurs within a supportive peer environment alongside others who have shared similar life experiences. It is our hope at Willow Grove Counselling Centre for Transformation to begin a substance misuse group in the near future so please contact myself or Miranda if this is of interest to you.
Dorraine is a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and holds membership with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
Anastasia Adarych, Hon. B.A. (Psych.), MSW, RSW
Compassionate by nature, Anastasia is committed to providing a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and strengths-based therapeutic environment. She encourages self-acceptance, setting positive goals, and accessing and
using inner resources and strengths through focused inquiry. Her work as a therapist entails a combination of delivering
support and insight, providing perspective, teaching coping skills, and asking thought-provoking questions to help her
clients live more meaningful lives. Anastasia offers a collaborative, client-centred, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed approach to counselling. She is grounded in deep love and respect for all humanity and an understanding of the healing power of nurturing relationships where people feel fully seen and accepted for who they are. To best meet her clients unique needs, she employs an eclectic, down-to-earth approach and integrates various therapy techniques.
Anastasia identifies as a white, cis-gender female of East-European descent. She immigrated to Canada over 20
years ago and can relate to the often uncertain and overwhelming process of settling into a new country and finding her place within a new context. During this immigration process, she learned the importance of having support to navigate overwhelming and new systems.
Clinical Background and Interests
Registered Social Worker, member in good standing with the College of Social Workers and Social Services
Workers (OCSWSSW), and an active member of the OASW.
Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University (2022).
Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University (2006).
Over 14 years of experience working in the helping profession in various capacities, supporting individuals
working through difficult situations. Past experience includes actively supporting individuals to achieve their
employment and career goals, vocational rehabilitation, case management, individual counselling and coaching.
Current experience includes Children and Youth Mental Health, Family Support.
Experience working with both adult and adolescent populations, supporting clients in working through trauma,
life transitions, family conflict and relational issues.
Experience working with children and families around emotional dysregulation (adult and child), school-based
difficulties, parenting, and family life.
Therapeutic modalities offered include:
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Anastasia’s areas of practice include:
Suicidal Ideation/ Self-Harm
– Adult, Teen, Preteen, Children (6-10)
– Online and Telephone Therapy options
– Registered Social Worker (Reg. #845624)
– Offers sliding scale
– Saturday – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
– Sunday – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Languages Spoken: English, Russian
Michelle Dzialakiewicz B.A. Hons (Psych), MSW, RSW
Michelle is committed to the well-being of her clients and works from a non-judgmental, client-centred, trauma-informed perspective. She helps empower individuals to overcome personal obstacles in a calm and safe space. Michelle incorporates a blend of various therapeutic approaches in her practice tailored to the unique needs of her clients such as EMDR, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Michelle has experience collaborating with individuals, couples and families struggling with mental health concerns, trauma, stress management, conflict resolution, and addictions. She has supported individuals experiencing interpersonal violence in their relationships as well has provided crisis intervention and safety planning. She has offered support in a variety of settings including schools, youth treatment centres, as well as hospitals.
Michelle is a registered clinical social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Michelle obtained an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts – Honors Specialization in Psychology degree at the University of Western Ontario and then completed her Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
In her free time, you can find Michelle either spending time with her family or exploring different places with her camera photographing wildlife and nature.
Office Administrator and Intake Specialist
Sarah will be your first point of contact when booking or changing your appointments at Willow Grove. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker in good standing. Sarah has over 20 years of experience working in crisis and frontline social work for non-profit, community and hospital work settings.
Sarah is experienced in completing holistic biopsychosocial assessments and intakes for individuals and families who are in crisis. She has a wealth of experience assisting people in navigating our sometimes challenging mental health, health, and addiction systems.
Sarah utilizes a holistic anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach with guidance from motivational interviewing and solution focused perspectives. Sarah has always worked from a non-judgmental lens, working alongside others to figure out how best they can be supported moving forward in their lives.
Sarah looks forward to speaking with you, connecting you with a best fit therapist and to getting started on the path to healing that is right for you.