Our Professional Team

Our Professional Team
At Harmony Counselling we believe in collaborative care for better mental health
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Lorena Patrucco is the Director, Clinical Supervisor and Registered Psychotherapist at Harmony Counselling Services. Lorena has more than 20 years of experience working with children from infancy (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age) youth and young adults in clinical and community-based settings, Hospitals, and Learning/Educational Centres and private practice. Lorena is a mindful and empathetic child and youth psychotherapist who strives to understand and support children and families in a safe and non-judgmental space guided by an integrated holistic approach. 


Lorena’s scope of practice focuses on working on with children, youth, young adults and families on a wide range of issues including, parenting training, separation anxiety, divorce/separation transition/process, school difficulties (Learning disabilities, ADHD training, behavioural issues), self-esteem, eating disorder, social and communication training, anxiety (generalized, social, performance, OCD), and depression.

Our Professional Team, Lorena Patrucco

Lorena integrates a client-centered approach to counselling and she uses a variety of modalities including Play Therapy, CBT, Art therapy, DBT, Social thinking, Solution focused-therapy, Narrative approach among other interventions. She also has experience working with youth in the LGBTQ+ community, including youth who are gender transitioning.

 

Lorena is truly passionate to help others and she does it by incorporating a variety of clinical techniques to suit the needs of her clients. In addition to Lorena’s clinical experience, she is also a Part-time Professor in Early Childhood Education at Sheridan College. 

 

Lorena holds a Master of Art in Counselling Psychology in addition to Bachelors of Arts in Educational Psychology, as well as Diploma in Early Childhood Educator and an Early Interventionist-Resource Consultant Certificate. Lorena is a registered Psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO) as well as Member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professional (OAMHP).

 

She speaks English and Spanish fluently, providing services in both languages!

 

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Nicole Henderson is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Nicole also works as an elementary school (primary,
junior, and intermediate) teacher. She has a background in education and completed her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education at Brock University, where she took Brock’s Concurrent Education program. Nicole has experience working with school-age children and adolescents as a teacher.


Nicole is passionate about helping others reach their goals and live a life to the fullest. She cultivates a safe and supportive space for all clients to feel comfortable sharing their stories. Through providing a non-judgmental listening ear, a warm presence, and a positive outlook, Nicole aims to help her clients build on their strengths, heal from their past experiences, and overcome obstacles in life. Nicole’s scope of practice focuses on working with school age children, youth, young adults, and families. She specializes in working with a range of mental health conditions and concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-regulation, behavioral issues, and socio-emotional issues.

Nicole - Our Team

As a believer of collaboration in psychotherapy, Nicole will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is aligned with your goals, needs, and aspirations. Nicole views each client as a unique individual; therefore, she is passionate about tailoring sessions to meet each clients’ one-of-a-kind needs and preferences. She prioritizes the therapeutic relationship and the trust between her and her clients and is happy to accommodate requests to enhance treatment.


Nicole implements a holistic approach that emphasizes treating all parts of a person, including their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. She is committed to providing care that supports and guides others through their healing journey, and strives to meet the needs of each client she meets.


Nicole utilizes an integrative approach and draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. Nicole understands that each client will have different needs and preferences and will work with you to establish an approach and pace that feels right for you. Nicole is always learning and open to implementing new theoretical approaches and believes that psychotherapy is both a science and an art. She welcomes and appreciates clients for who they are, as they are.

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Marianne Caroleo is a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She is also a Child and Youth Care Practitioner. She has achieved her Bachelor of Art in Child and Youth Care at Toronto Metropolitan University (formally Ryerson University), a Child and Youth Worker diploma and Children’s Mental Health Certificate from Humber College.


Marianne has experience working with children and adolescents in the school system and children’s mental health. Marianne is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Marianne is passionate about helping people seek positive change and growth in their lives. Using warmth and compassion, she fosters a safe and supportive space to help individuals and families feel comfortable sharing their stories.

Marianne Caroleo - Our Team

Marianne utilizes a collaborative and accepting approach that allows her to draw on various treatment modalities to assist clients in navigating their unique needs and challenges. The therapeutic relationship is key to developing trust between her and her clients, allowing them to work together to build on their strengths and begin their healing journey.

Marianne is prepared to work with clients to create a treatment plan, goals, and outcomes. Her focus will be on listening to clients tell their stories to help them recognize and build on their strengths, abilities and assets. Sessions will be tailored to each client to meet the unique needs that people have.


Marianne utilizes an integrative approach that allows her to work from various treatment lenses such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal theory, and solution-focused therapy. Additionally, Marianne works from a strength-based and
trauma-informed lens.

Meagan Lombardi is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and completed her Undergraduate at the University of Guelph with a focus in Sociology.

Meagan is passionate about supporting youth, families, and adults as they share their stories, navigate challenges, and celebrate their successes. She provides a safe and supportive environment where you can be open and express yourself freely. Through attentive listening, a nonjudgmental outlook and unconditional positive regard she aims to help you build on your innate strengths and capacities, achieve your goals, and live a life that feels most authentic to you.


Meagan provides services from a place of empathetic and trauma-informed awareness. She understands that all individuals and situations are unique and works collaboratively to tailor and develop a plan that will address your specific needs. With patience and understanding Meagan works with you to determine a pace that feels comfortable, empowering you to identify your needs and ensuring the best possible treatment is provided, creating lasting change.

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Meagan implements an integrative approach drawing on a variety of modalities including narrative, person-centered, solution-focused and family systems therapy as well as strength-based and trauma-informed approaches. She focuses on helping individuals and families with self-esteem, anxiety/stress management, depression, life transitions and communication/interpersonal relationship skills.

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Maria Georgina Arzola is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and she is a member with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Georgina holds a Master Degree in Counselling Psychology in Canada and an International Medical Degree (IMD) in Psychiatry from Venezuela.

Georgina offers psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, and older adults in both English and Spanish, in online or in-person settings. She uses an integrative approach with insight-oriented and evidence-based modalities that she better adapts and fits each
of her clients’ unique needs.


Georgina possesses the knowledge and experience of working with a broad range of clients and mental health conditions in both community and private settings with a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice. Georgina is trained in and uses
Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Cultural competence is important in my practice, and I understand the cultural nuances that influence minorities in our community.

Georgina Physiotherapist

As an immigrant herself, Georgina is quite in tune with the struggles and barriers of immigration as well as the cultural nuances and dissonance that might be silently
impacting your family dynamics and other areas of your life. Georgina empathetically helps find the tools and strategies that better fit their situation and needs to regain control of their life.


Georgina welcomes clients with diagnoses that affect social and emotional well-being, such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, relationship problems. She also supports parents looking for related consultation and support with changes in family dynamics.

Georgina offers her therapeutic services in English and Spanish!

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Gretchen Savery is an experienced counsellor with a Bachelor of Arts in General Psychology, a Master of Arts in Family Therapy and Systemic Intervention and is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). She is passionate about the many ways in which she can help others change their lives by guiding them in discovering their strengths and learning the skills needed to succeed. Her counselling style is based on respect, sensitivity and understanding; it focuses on healing, gaining positive skills and eliminating harmful behaviours.

 

Moreover, her training in Family Therapy provides her with important tools to help modern families navigate the challenges that often affect everyone involved in the dynamic. She is knowledgeable of various approaches from which she uses the most suitable for each family in their circumstances. Other areas she focuses on include: Parenting, Anxiety, Depression, School Difficulties, Behavioural Issues, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Self-esteem, Toxic Habits, Communication Skills …

Gretchen Savery - Our Team

Gretchen strives to understand where you are and where you are coming from, to help you overcome difficult situations and/or develop necessary skills to fulfil your potential and get to where you want to be. She believes everyone has very good reasons to be who they are, and with her guidance you can take steps to become who you want to be regardless of your past or current situation.
 

Gretchen is fluent in English and Spanish and offers counselling in both.

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Lidya Lopez is a passionate and trained counsellor who brings a vast expertise in working with children, families, and adults in the Mississauga and Brampton Community. Lidya’s practice focuses on helping individuals and families to regain well being in their lives from a holistic approach, individualizing treatment based on their unique needs and circumstances. She values family dynamics and therapeutic relationships with clients and believes that change comes from working together in an open and nonjudgmental space.

 

Lidya provides therapy to parents, children, and adults presenting with a variety of mental health issues such as mood and anxiety disorder, depression, stress management, ADHD, bullying, social and life skills, and self-harming behaviours. She also supports parents who are struggling to manage their child’s behaviour, parenting training, as well as working with children whose parents are going through a separation. Other specialties include, anger management, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder, and workplace stress. Lydia applies a variety of modalities to therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play and Art Therapy, Strength-based approach among other approaches.

Lidya - Our Team

Lidya received a Bachelor of Art in Psychology in the Hispano-American University in Costa Rica (with Toronto University credential) and she holds an Early Childhood Assistant Diploma from Canadian Business College. She is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

 


Lydia provides therapy in Spanish.

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Romina Di Belli is a registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW). Romina holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Windsor University in combination with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW).

 

Romina has more than twenty years of experience working in Social Services and Mental Health field with families in Argentina and more than three years working with children and their families as a school Social worker in Toronto, Canada.

Romina specializes in supporting adolescents and adults through individual therapy. She takes a collaborative approach to therapy based on Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She tailors each session based on client’s needs, wants and goals.

Harmony Counselling, Romina Di Belli

She has strong experience in helping clients overcome challenges such as:

  • Life transitions and personal development
  • Relationship problems
  • Managing expectations of significant others
  • Depression, sadness, loneliness, homesickness

Romina supports the Spanish speaking community navigate the transitions, challenges and opportunities of being part of a different culture by providing you with a new perspective towards your feelings, thoughts and actions.

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Carolina is a Registered Social Worker and she holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor in combination with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW).


Carolina’s background includes more than 10 years of clinical experience providing mental health services in the community. She has worked many years with youth and adult patients with complex psychiatric disorders, and has supported individuals with developmental disabilities and their families’ accessing services in Ontario. Carolina has also expertise in the gerontology field, supporting individuals and families struggling with chronic health conditions and experience completing trauma work, providing evidence- based interventions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Carolina specializes in supporting youth, adults, and seniors through individual therapy

Carolina uses a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach grounded in a deep respect for every person, she has a compassionate approach to care. Experience in using different evidence-based methods of psychotherapy models, including CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness. Carolina specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Life transitions, Trauma and PTSD. She offers her therapeutic services in English and Spanish!

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Melanie Candido is a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She also works as an Instructional Therapist for children and youth with Autism, ADHD, and other exceptionalities. Melanie has achieved a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology from the University of Guelph-Humber and a Children’s Mental Health Certificate from Humber College.  

 

Melanie places importance on having clients be the experts of their care, places their needs central in therapy, and aids in guiding them toward goals set together. Melanie strives to create positive change through collaboration and authentic connections with clients. 

 

Drawing from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic practices, Melanie aims to create a safe and inviting environment for all clients of different ages. She focuses on the unique abilities and nature of individuals and builds therapeutic relationships that allow clients to feel comfortable and safe in expressing their needs. She focuses on helping clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, conflict resolution, life transitions, and stress management in children, adolescents,  adults, and families

Melanie

Melanie utilizes an integrative approach that allows her to work from various treatment modalities to meet the unique and specific needs of clients. She specifically works within the frame sets of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Client-Centred Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Melanie continues to broaden her range of treatment models to meet the needs of new and current clients.

We are located in Mississauga and Oakville

 

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