Meet Dr. Guthrie
Dr. Andrea Guthrie is a licensed Clinical and Counselling Psychologist and the founder of Lakeview Psychology. She is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (children, adolescent, and adults) and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. Dr. Guthrie completed her training in Miami, Florida and has worked in diverse clinical settings, including hospitals, mental health inpatient facilities, forensic settings, school boards, community mental health centres and private practice. This allowed her to gain considerable experience working with individuals across the life span.
Dr. Guthrie provides intervention services that can address a wide range of mental health difficulties. She has been trained in a range of treatment modalities, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Supportive Psychotherapy, Client Centered and Experiential Therapy. Moreover, she believes in using an Integrative approach to help individuals address many of life’s challenges. This is a psychotherapeutic approach in which different therapeutic elements and schools of thought are expertly combined to fit the unique needs and goals of an individual. This allows for a clinically efficient, scientifically validated and personalized approach to treatment. Dr. Guthrie maintains a compassionate approach to care. She strongly believes that we are all doing the best we can to live our best life in this very moment. It is in the balance of self-compassion and accountability that change and growth can take place.
Shasha Oosthuizen, M.A. (Therapist)
Shasha Oosthuizen completed her M.A. degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto and is currently completing her doctorate. She trained and worked in hospital, private practice and university settings. This has provided her with extensive experience in treatment of depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, perfectionism, self-esteem and life adjustment difficulties (e.g., starting college/university, relocation). She also has experience in helping clients with relationship difficulties, and grief and loss, with a particular interest in bereavement of loved ones and loss of pets.
Shasha provides Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for adolescents and adults, and combines techniques across these approaches when suitable to your individual needs. Shasha provides a non-judgemental, compassionate and authentic space in which you will feel comfortable discussing your problems and exploring your experiences, thoughts and emotions. She strives to assist you in cultivating increased self-compassion, which provides important psychological benefits.
Joseph Hoyda, M.A. (Therapist)
Joseph Hoyda completed his M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor and is currently completing his doctorate. He has received training in Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has experience in university and community mental health settings. During his training, Joseph has gained experience working with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and self-esteem.
Joseph provides a non-judgmental space in which the client feels free to be their authentic self and explore difficult thoughts and emotions. He believes that people have an innate desire to heal and become their best selves and that the key to successful therapy is a strong rapport within an environment that supports those outcomes. Joseph strives to help his clients heal, build resilience, flourish, and live their best lives.
Sarah Williams-Graham , B.A. (Hons.) (Therapist)
Sarah obtained her Honours Bachelors of Art degree from Laurentian University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Psychology in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and is working in private practice under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Guthrie. She is in the process of completing her practicum placement hours while working towards registration with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Sarah emphasizes an integrative approach to care that includes client-centered, solution-focused, narrative, and CBT therapies. She focuses on self-improvement, self-compassion, family dynamics, anxiety, life changes, cross-cultural counselling, and cultural diversity. Outside of her formal training, Sarah has training relating to crisis intervention, identity, and self-image. Sarah has also obtained CCPA accredited certification in childhood trauma, technology overuse, and child development.
Leah Garland, B.A., B.Ed., OCT (Therapist)
Leah obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor of Education from York University, and is currently completing her Master of Psychology through Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Guthrie at Lakeview Psychology and working toward registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) as a Psychological Associate.
Leah taught in the local school board for 17 years and then worked in private practice providing psychological services to remote indigenous communities across Ontario, Nunavut, and Québec. Her experiences in both teaching and private practice gave her a strong understanding of the uniqueness of each person and the importance of tailoring treatment to each client’s individual strengths and needs. She uses a strengths-based approach and has worked with a variety of individuals with a variety of presenting needs, including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, ASD, ODD, grief and loss, trauma, and learning problems.
Leah believes that everyone does the best they can with the resources they have and she is passionate about helping others to recognize their resources within as well as those around them. In working with clients, she maintains a gentle, honest, and empathetic approach.
Jessica Capra B.A. Registered Psychotherapist
Jessica is member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has worked in the area of Psychology since 2007 and has experience in risk prevention/management, teaching/training, and psychotherapy. She is currently completing he Master’s degree.
In addition to her formal education, Jessica has received further training in grief and loss, DBT, group therapy, behaviour therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and trauma-focused therapy. Jessica has experience working with individuals, and groups; counselling a variety of issues including, relationship management, anxiety, depression, OCD, anger management, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, and a variety of other life transitional issues. In addition, Jessica has over ten years experience supporting individuals with a dual diagnosis, learning difficulties, and personality complexities such as borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, Autism and Tourette’s syndrome.
In addition to private practice, Jessica works for a non profit agency. As a psychotherapist, she provides authentic, empathetic, non-judgmental, insightful support as she journeys with her clients through a variety of challenges they face.
Dr. Ryan Kneer, Ph.D, C. Psych.
In 1994, Dr. Kneer obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a minor in counseling from the University of Arizona. During this time, he published research on Fuzzy Trace Theory and children’s memory development with his mentor Dr. Charles Brainerd. Dr. Kneer has assessed over 2,000 individuals (preschool age through adults) both privately and with various agencies, school districts, and post-secondary institutions.
Dr. Kneer’s passion is in working with individuals and students to successfully ascertain what their cognitive strengths and weaknesses are as well as their emotional needs. He has experience in evaluating for behavioural problems, learning disabilities, ADHD, as well as various autism spectrum and emotional disorders.
Although most of Ryan’s past experience was as a K-12 salaried school psychologist, he also headed the Quality Assurance Program at the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre. He continues to teach at Laurentian University part-time as a professor of Fundamentals of Psychometrics and Psychology of Education.
Lise Depatie, Psychometrist
Lise is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and has been working in the field for over 20 years. She has conducted parent workshops such as ‘1234 Parents!’ and ‘Nobody’s Perfec’t as well facilitated various programs such as ‘School’s Cool’ and early learning preschool programs. As a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) provider, Lise enjoys supporting families in her community. She has a great passion for children and believes that every child matters and that children are our future. Providing opportunities for them to grow into confident, capable and resilient individuals is something that is near and dear to her heart. Lise chaired and co-chaired her local Neighborhood Community Team committee in Sudbury for 2 years. She is currently enrolled in Stuart Shanker’s Self-Reg course through the MEHRIT Centre. In the last few years, Lise has had the opportunity to provide psycho-educational assessments further adding to her passion of supporting families in providing tools for success. At Lakeview Psychology, she works alongside Dr. Kneer to provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations.