At Simcoe Trauma Recovery Clinic (STRC), we are a collective therapists with a variety of specialties and expertise. Together we have a combined experience of over 60 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 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 received a certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), which 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, Canadian Certified Counsellor

"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. Professional memberships include the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association, the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy and currently in the process of joining the College of Psychotherapy. 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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