At Simcoe Trauma Recovery Clinic (STRC), our therapists have a variety of specialties and expertise. Together we have a combined experience of over 50 years in the mental health field.

Suzanne Aikins

MA Coun. Psych, Registered Psychotherapist (RP), OACCPP, EMDRIA

Currently a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Suzanne has been working in this field for over 15 years. She started with a college degree in Child and Youth Work from George Brown College which ignited a great passion for curiosity in a shared experience to facilitate well being. She then completed a degree in Psychology from Laurentian University which lead to an appreciation of evidenced-based therapy and the power of well developed research. Following that, Suzanne received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, allowing her to hone her skills and integrate her prior schooling into a therapeutic process. Finally, she earned a certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR); this incredible therapy, together with all the other therapy tools in her repertoire, have made her a dynamic, successful and well respected therapist. Over the years she has developed a passion for working with people struggling with trauma. How trauma effects a person is very dynamic and unique — with her skill base and genuine desire for health and balance, she has truly found her calling in helping people recover from emotional trauma.

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jody copeland

MA Coun. Psych, Registered Psychotherapist (RP), OACCPP, EMDRIA

Jody is a psychotherapist who provides an opportunity for healing and growth. She has been working in the field of mental health for over 8 years. Using evidence based therapies such as CBT and EMDR to treat a broad range of symptoms such as anxiety and depression has resulted in positive outcomes for her clients. Creating an environment of acceptance and transparency is of paramount importance to her practice. She attended McMaster University, achieving a B.A degree and a Family Mediation Diploma. After gaining experience in the mental health field she specialized in psychotherapy and achieved a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Since then she has gained invaluable experience and training that has allowed her to focus on the root of the issue rather than just the symptoms. "I believe we all have the ability to heal emotional wounds and to thrive; my role is to facilitate that healing process."

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Angele Hoffman  

MSc Marital & Family Therapy, BSc Psychology, Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

"Seeking counselling is not always an easy thing to do, however it can provide you with an opportunity to deal with difficulties, whatever that may be for you. It is a chance to be listened to and be understood free of judgment." As a therapist, Angele strives to create a safe and nurturing environment in which individuals can feel supported during their journey towards change and personal growth. She enjoys working with couples, adolescence, and adults struggling with a variety of issues including: grief, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, life changes etc. 

Angele entered the field of counseling because of her passion to help people understand life challenges in ways that enhance their strengths and ability to make changes. She works from a client centered approach and tailors the process to fit the needs of each individual client. Although she is well versed in various theoretical orientations and techniques, her primary approaches include Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

She holds a Master’s of Science in Marital Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Angele is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy. She is also an affiliate of Dr. Dalton and Associates, a professional health team that provides psychological services across a range of communities throughout central and the greater areas of Toronto.  

Angele is bilingual, and sessions can be provided in French or English, depending on what you are more comfortable with.

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l.a. doyle  

C.P.C., Trauma Specialist
Program Director, Assist Projects, Bit by Bit
Certified Trauma Level 2, CBT, Hincks-Dellcrest, Gail Appell Institute, Certified Addiction Counselor, U of T Addiction Research Foundation, Certified Pastoral Counselor, Ordained through Waterloo Bible College, Adult Educator, Qualifying Applicant Ontario College of Psychotherapists

L.A. Doyle has over 35 years of trauma support/education experience as a first responder including the Employee Assistance Program, Community Support Programs and TASC education across Ontario. Frontline Emergency, CCU and Palliative Care hospital experience adds a client centric ‘wholistic’ approach.  

Perhaps education is what you are seeking to learn practical skills to slow down, build resiliency and work towards the changes you need to flourish.  Maybe a few sessions of brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is all you need to overcome a present problem.  I am here to listen and work with you at your pace. 

Invest in your wellbeing Bit by Bit.

Member of:  Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, Canadian Association of Positive Psychology

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Brit Lobsinger

Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Addictions Specialist

Brit is currently a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario providing therapy to individuals experiencing trauma, loss and grief, substance use concerns, relationship challenges, and psychosocial stressors. Her career began fifteen years ago providing counselling to street-involved youth, followed by working with individuals with acquired brain injury, where she received training on brain function, the impacts of trauma on the brain, neuro-plasticity and the science of brain healing. Brit completed studies in Addictions Counselling and has specialized in therapy with individuals on their recovery journey from addiction and concurrent mental health to wellness.

Brit offers a relational, integrative, holistic and highly individual therapeutic experience that blends elements from various theoretical approaches toward personal growth, self-awareness and healing. 

Brit holds a strong belief in our ability to heal through our willingness to look within and our commitment to create change and become the very best version of ourselves. She is very passionate about helping others learn to trust in themselves, their process, and their ability to live a life of health and happiness. 

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Jessica pino

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, BSW, MSW

Jessica is an energetic Social Worker with a passion for working alongside her clients and helping them heal emotional wounds. She has experience with a broad range of psychosocial and mental health challenges, including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, depression, trauma and addictions. Jessica creates a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere and she works in collaboration with her clients to support them in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life. 

Jessica has training in evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and other strength based modalities. She is dedicated to professional growth and expanding her knowledge in the field of mental health. 

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Laurentian University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, specializing in advanced mental health. She is a member in good standing with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW), and she is also a part for the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Jessica is also a certified personal trainer through Can Fit Pro and believes in a healthy body and healthy mind approach to wellness.  

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