Clinical Affiliates

Karen Baker, PhD C. PsychKaren Baker


Phone: (519) 889-3445
Office Address: 
945 3rd Avenue East, Suite 2, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2K8
New Clients: Dr. Baker is currently accepting new clients in the Owen Sound area
Self-referral or by a mental health professional

Dr. Karen Baker is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. For the past 16 years, she has worked with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, mental health challenges, and learning disabilities. Her work involves the assessment and diagnosis of cognitive ability and mental health, as well as consultation to families, schools and support organizations. Dr. Baker is the consulting psychologist for Hamilton Brant Behaviour Service, Twin Lakes Clinical Services, and for Nawash Board of Education at Cape Croker. She also consults to Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, and Community Living Agencies. She founded and was co-lead of the FASD Leadership Team in Grey/Bruce.

Services Offered: Assessment services for children over the age of six, adolescents, and adults. Services include assessments for developmental delays/ disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior, giftedness, mental health issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Baker works out of Owen Sound.

Heather Fawcett, MSW, RSWHeather Fawcett

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist                                    

Phone: (613) 454-8081
Office Address: 97 Hinton Ave N, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Z7
New Clients: Heather currently has a waitlist.
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $150 per hour, covered by most private insurance plans
Cancellations: Heather requires 24 hours’ notice for appointment cancellations.

Heather Fawcett is a Social Worker with Emerging Minds, a private ASD clinic in Ottawa, and a Clinical Affiliate with The Redpath Centre. Heather has worked within the ASD community for over twenty years, counseling families, connecting families and professionals with ASD-related resources, developing ASD-related programming and advocating for better supports and services. In 2006, she co-authored “More Than a Mom: Living a Full and Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs”. The focus of her private practice is counseling older teens and adults with ASD and their families. She provides support to individuals and families in understanding ASD, managing anxiety and depression, handling life transitions, navigating relationships and coordinating supports and services. Heather incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapies. Her approach is systems-based and collaborative, including families, schools, employers, and other practitioners.

Specialization: Heather works with older youth, adults and their families, helping them connect with resources and providing counselling on wellness and everyday issues.

Services offered: Individual psychotherapy and counselling for older youth and adults with ASD, couple and family therapy, transitions support (e.g., post-secondary, independent living, employment, and retirement), stress management, organizational and social skills development, service navigation.

Stephanie Moeser, MSW, RSWStephanie Moeser, MSW, RSW

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist

Phone: (705) 927-1318
Office Address: 159 King Street, Suite #204, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2R8
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $100 per hour, covered by some private insurance plans
Cancellations: Stephanie requires 24 hours’ notice for appointment cancellations. Appointments that are missed or cancelled late will be billed at the usual rate.

Stephanie Moeser is an Individual, Couple and Family Therapist at Rediscovery Counselling in Peterborough Ontario, and a Clinical Affiliate of The Redpath Centre. She has been working with individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their families for over 15 years in both clinical and supervisory capacities. Stephanie has supported parents of children with new diagnoses and has developed groups and programs to address their needs. She was a graduate student of Dr. Stoddart and trained at The Redpath Centre, and has collaborated on research projects about adults with Asperger Syndrome. She coordinated adult programs, and managed dual diagnosis case management services in Toronto. She has worked on numerous community-based committees to advance the needs of adults with ASDs. She utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including solution-focused, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and narrative.

Specialization: Adolescents (13+ years) and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), adults and couples affected by Asperger Syndrome, ASDs in girls and women, individual counselling, couple relationships and family therapy

Services Offered: Individual, couple and family counselling. Support to students in post-secondary education. Stephanie is available to offer her services by Skype or telephone if appropriate.

Rae Morris, MSW, RSW, PhD (Cand.)

Individual and Family Therapist

Phone: (604) 729-1684
Office Address: 410-943 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E1
New Clients: Rae is currently accepting new clients in Vancouver, British Columbia
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $150 per hour, covered by some private insurance plans as well as BC Autism Funding (ages 6 to 18)
Cancellations: Rae requires 24 hours notice for appointment cancellations. Appointments that are missed or cancelled late will be billed at the usual rate.

Rae is an Individual and Family Therapist in private practice in Vancouver BC. She specializes in autism and giftedness and co-occurring mental health challenges including anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and insecurities. She works with clients across the lifespan including children, adolescents, and adults and their families. Her approach incorporates structural, solution-focused, narrative and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Rae has several years of experience in mental health and behaviour support with individuals and families living with autism and/or giftedness and mental health concerns. She has worked in hospitals, school settings, community organizations, and child welfare settings. Rae has also been involved in research related to mental health and autism and is currently working on her doctoral thesis in this area.

Specialization:Autism across the lifespan (many of Rae’s clients are females, adults, and individuals with suspected but undiagnosed autism) giftedness, mental health, family therapy, and qualitative research.

Services Offered:Individual and family therapy in the Vancouver, BC area; community outreach; counselling for parents and siblings of individuals diagnosed with autism/giftedness; community education and workshop facilitation.

J. Dale Munro, MSW, RSW, FAAIDD

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist

Phone: (519) 614-4490
Office Address: 341 Talbot Street, Suite 212, London, Ontario N6A 2R5
New Clients: Dale Munro is not accepting new clients at this time.
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $150 per hour, covered by some private insurance plans

Mr. Dale Munro is an Individual, Couple and Family Therapist in full-time private practice with The Redpath Centre in London, Ontario. Prior to this, he was a Clinical Supervisor with Regional Support Associates. He has worked in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disabilities for over 30 years. He is a fellow of the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The focus of his practice is providing clinical services to children, teens and adults with Asperger Syndrome and autism. He is a well-known speaker on ASDs and developmental disabilities, and has presented across North America. He has won awards for his work and has published articles in international books and journals.

Specialization: Individual, couple and family therapy for those affected by autism and Asperger Syndrome

Services Offered: Individual, couple and family treatment using a cognitive behaviour therapy and acceptance and commitment approach; preparing students with Asperger Syndrome for the transition into high school, or university and college; treating anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder; stress management and strengthening family relationships; effective family advocacy; giving presentations.

Patricia O’Connor, BA, B.Ed., M.Ed., OCTPatricia O’Connor, BA, B.Ed., M.Ed., OCT

Director, Integrated Autism Consulting

Phone:  (705) 252-3114
Office Address: 45 Maple Avenue, Barrie, Ontario L4M1R9
New Clients: 
Patricia’s business is currently accepting new clients
Self-referral or by a mental health professional
$125 per hour
Patricia requires 24 hours’ notice for appointment cancellations. Appointments that are missed or cancelled late will be billed at the usual rate.

Patricia O’Connor is an educator with 37 years experience. She founded Integrated Autism Consulting to address the burgeoning needs of individuals with ASD. During the past 25 years, she has conducted ASD specific workshops for families and professionals, consulted to an international agency to develop curriculum specifically for young adults with ASD, assisted businesses in integrating employees, acted as an expert witness in a successful constitutional law challenge, as well as coaching clients and their families. Since 2010 she has created innovative programs for young adults and their parents including Transition to Life and Imagine a Life. Her passion for the ASD population and belief in her role as a change agent for individuals and their families motivates her to assist, support and guide them to success and fulfillment in their lives.

Services Offered: Consultation, psychological and functional assessments, coaching, training, mentoring, program development and advocacy for youth, young adults and adults with Asperger Syndrome/HFA transitioning to the world of work, post-secondary education, and independent living.

Sheryl Prowse, M.D., M.Sc.Sheryl Prowse, M.D., M.Sc.

Family Physician and Psychotherapist

Phone: (519) 756-4241
Office Address: 217 Terrace Hill Street, Suite B22, Brantford, Ontario N3R 1G8
New Clients: Sheryl is accepting new clients in the Brantford/Brant County area
Referral: Referral by a physician (usually your family physician) is required.
Fees:  Missed or late cancelled psychotherapy and counselling appointments are billed to the patient at $140 per hour, as they cannot be billed to OHIP.
Cancellations: 24 hours notice is required for appointment cancellations.

Dr. Sheryl Prowse has been in private practice as a family physician in Brantford, Ontario, for 25 years. She has additional training in psychotherapy and counselling, and has a Master of Science in Psychopharmacology from the University of Toronto. She has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders and other mental health issues in adults with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism. She employs cognitive behavioural therapy and strength-based solution-focused approaches and is able to prescribe medication as appropriate for mental health concerns. Dr. Prowse also has interests in life-skills coaching and in counselling parents and family members of individuals with Asperger Syndrome/ASD. She has worked with individuals with Asperger Syndrome/ASD in her own practice for 25 years, and is herself the parent of two adult children with Asperger Syndrome.

Services Offered: Individual psychotherapy and life-skills coaching for adults with Asperger Syndrome/high functioning autism, with or without associated mental health concerns. Counselling for parents and family members of youth and adults with Asperger Syndrome/high functioning autism.

Sylvia Sikakane, MA, MSW, RSWSylvia Sikakane, MA, MSW, RSW

Individual, Couple and Family Therapist

Phone: (647) 992-3566
Office Address: 6633 Highway 7 East, Suite 208, Markham Ontario L3P 7P2
New Clients: Sylvia is currently accepting new clients
Referrals: Self-referral or referral from a professional
Fees: $150 per hour. May be covered by private insurance plans including social work and psychology.
Cancellations: Sylvia prefers 24 hours’ notice for cancellations

Sylvia Sikakane is a child, youth, and adult mental health clinician who is skilled at providing specialized counselling and parent coaching. She believes in meeting families where they are, and understands the importance of observing and working with individuals with ASD in their home environments to generate an accurate picture of each person and their needs. Whether in the privacy of your home, or in an office setting, Sylvia provides a diverse range of individual and family-focused expertise in autism-specific interventions. Through a strengths-based and client-centered approach, she views the family as a system and supports all members as they go through challenging periods of adjustment, reorganization, and problem-solving, assisting the family to thrive, and function in a healthy manner. Ms. Sikakane is the Director of Sylvia Sikakane and Associates, a practice dedicated to evidence-based mental health supports to improve family quality of life. Previously, she was Director of Clinical Programs and Services at Geneva Centre for Autism, where her professionalism and clinical expertise earned her a reputation for clinical wisdom and empathy. She has developed expertise in couple counseling, and mental health related conditions including depression and anxiety. With over 25 years of leadership experience, Sylvia is committed to providing personalized, compassionate and family-focused treatment for those living with ASD.

Specializations: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), anxiety, depression, and marital enrichment. Individualized school-related consultation and service navigation.

Services Offered: Specializes in individual, couple and family therapy. Clinical practice incorporates therapeutic approaches such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused couple therapy, The Gottman Method of couple therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness.

Sarah Southey, MSW, RSWSarah Southey, MSW, RSW

Employment and Life Skills Coach

Phone: (416) 312-8334
Office Address: Mississauga Road and The Collegeway (Mississauga)
New Clients: Sarah is currently on maternity leave until Fall 2019 and working very limited hours.
Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional
Fees: $130 per hour, sliding scale available, covered by some private insurance plans
Cancellations: Sarah requires 24 hours’ notice for appointment cancellations. Appointments that are missed or cancelled late will be billed at the usual rate.

Sarah Southey is an Employment and Life Skills Coach. Working one-on-one with clients though a solution focused approach, she offers pre-employment support with the social and life skills necessary in a career. She offers direction to individuals in entry-level and mid-career positions who are facing obstacles to finding and maintaining rewarding employment. Sarah assists individuals who have employment-related anxiety through a cognitive behavioural lens. She also developed and co-facilitates CBT groups for adults with social anxiety and neurodevelopmental disorders. Ms. Southey was a Social Worker on the Child Development Team, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitative Hospital, and consultant for Autism Ontario. She has many years of experience providing employment counselling to individuals with disabilities and high risk youth.

Specialization: Employment counselling, social skills, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-independent and group based), youth in transition

Services Offered: Assessment–Skills, interests and work readiness; Goal Setting–developing organizational skills and attaining necessary knowledge to help individuals make confident decisions about their future; Job Search–sharing labour market information, application support, resume and cover letter development, how to research, cold-contacting, self-promotion skills, job search burnout, interview skills; Job Development–Communicating and liaising with employers for a client; Disclosure–Strategizing disclosure of needs and arranging accommodations; Job Maintenance–Accommodations and expectations at work, addressing ongoing work-related obstacles, stress management, anxieties, sensory issues and organizational skills; Consultation to Employers–Supportive strategies and coaching for employers seeking to better support their staff.

Viktoria Vigh, MC, RSWViktoria Vigh, MC, RSW

Child, Youth and Family Therapist

Phone:  (416) 920-4999 Ext 0181
Office Address:  #102, 52 Village Centre Place, Mississauga
New Clients:  Viktoria is currently accepting new clients at this location
Referrals:  Self-referral or referral from a professional
Fees:  $130 per hour, sliding scale available, covered by private insurance plans including social work
Cancellations:  Viktoria prefers 24 hours’ notice for appointment cancellations.

Viktoria is a Child, Youth and Family Therapist at The Redpath Centre.  She has 15 years of experience providing counselling, consultation, advocacy and support to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and neurodevelopmental conditions using a strength-based and client-focused approach. She has worked in various settings including group homes, supported independent living, community centres, schools, hospitals, community health care programs, and children’s mental health organizations. She brings her passion for systems work to help clients navigate multiple complex community-based organizations. She uses an eclectic approach based on client needs including cognitive behavioural strategies (CBT), solution focused approaches (SFT), mindfulness and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and other modalities, as required.

Specialization:  Adolescents and young adults with ASD (including Asperger syndrome) and mental health concerns such as anxiety, mood disorders, thought disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities (LD), or giftedness.

Services Offered:  Individual counselling and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, counselling for parents and siblings, assessment, goal development, consultation, social skills and communication coaching, vocation and employment counselling, psychoeducation to clients and/or their support persons.

Other:  Viktoria speaks English and Hungarian.

Rebecca Ward, PhD, BCBA-D, C. Psych  Rebecca Ward, PhD, BCBA-D, C. Psych

Registered Psychologist

Phone: (905) 931-1136
Office Address: 437 Welland Ave, Suite 300, St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 5V2
New Clients: Dr. Ward is accepting new clients
Referrals: Self-referral or by mental health professional

Dr. Rebecca Ward is a Registered Psychologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in private practice in St. Catharines, Ontario. She specializes in behavioural assessment, teaching and intervention, with 35 years’ experience serving children, youth and young adults with ASD and related challenges. For nine years, Dr. Ward was faculty in Brock University’s Centre for Applied Disability Studies, teaching applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and conducting research on transition to adulthood for youth with high functioning ASD and early detection of ASD. She helped design the Parent Observation of Early Markers Scale (POEMS) that has been shown in several peer-reviewed publications to predict ASD diagnosis in at-risk infants. In September 2015, Dr. Ward and Flavia Orvitz, MSW. MEd, opened Phoenix Centre for Learning, an ABA intervention centre for children and youth with ASD, where Dr. Ward serves as Clinical Director. Phoenix Centre provides practicum training to college (Niagara and Mohawk) and university (Brock and Western) students in ABA, and opportunities for clinical research collaborations.

Services Offered: Behavioural assessment and intervention for children and youth with ASD and/or intellectual disability (ID) and associated conditions; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children (8 years+), youth and young adults with high functioning ASD experiencing anxiety, emotional and behavioural challenges; Facing Your Fears, an evidence-based 14-week group for children with ASD and anxiety; Individual counseling for youth and young adults; My Life as an Epic Win course, which teaches life planning and problem solving skills to transition-age youth and their parents