Social Workers

Social workers are concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. They aim to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. Social workers are concerned with individual and personal problems,  but are also concerned with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment and domestic violence.

 

Shayna Singer - Social Worker

Shayna Singer M.ED., M.S.W., R.S.W. has been a registered social worker since 1992 University of Toronto graduate, specializing in children and adult mental health, individual and family therapy.

Sam Kalathiparambil

Sam is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW). He is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers(OCSWSSW) & Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

Sam has over 10 years of experience of working in a variety of community and hospital settings. He is trained in various psychotherapies including Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT), Anger Management, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and DBT, and Family Systems & Trauma-based Treatment to name a few. Working with clients from diverse backgrounds, Sam provides professional and confidential counseling to address a number of issues such as anxiety, stress, fear, depression, lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, grief or loss, and relationship problems.

Sam also Provides Individual and Couple Counseling.

Dietitians

Our dietitians work with you to help you feel your best and would not just hand you a diet or a list of foods not to eat and send you on your way. The nutritional advice you will receive from our dietitians will be tailored to you and your family's needs.

Gayle Jackson - Dietitian

Gayle is a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) who has completed a 4-year university degree specializing in food and nutrition, in addition to a period of practical training in a hospital setting. The RD designation is a protected title and is regulated in this province by the College of Dietitians of Ontario.  Gayle has been with the family health team since we began in 2010.  Gayle helps our patients by providing nutritional counselling.  She addresses diet and heart disease, prenatal care, gastrointestinal disorders(digestion) with a focus on healthy food and lifestyle choices throughout the life cycle.

John Paul Del Monte - Diabetes Dietitian

John Paul offers individualized nutrition counseling to help patients manage their diabetes. He assists patients in achieving target blood sugar levels, and manage high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. John Paul provides support to patients looking to set their own specific goals for healthy eating and weight loss. He also offers personalized grocery shopping tours and budget-focused meal planning workshops to help you choose and prepare healthier meals for you and your family.