About Us

Therapist in Whitby, Toronto and Barrie

Vault is a progressive practice; our therapists are constantly learning and growing alongside our clients each day.

We believe that our therapeutic practices should incorporate tried and true techniques while constantly evolving to give our clients the opportunity to become their best self. Our therapists are extensively trained and feel that a welcoming atmosphere, caring attitude, and ability to collaborate are important facets of the process. Trained in multiple modalities including CBT, Mindfulness Based, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused, VMH uses an eclectic and integrated approach. With a background in anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, couples counselling, relationship problems, abuse, self-esteem, burnout and more, we are eager to help you reach your potential.


Our services are offered at three different locations. Please contact our therapists in Whitby, Toronto and Barrie for an appointment.

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V – Vision 

At Vault, we begin with the end in mind, taking a proactive approach to your therapeutic needs. Nobody wants to feel stuck working on the same goals forever. We want you to see the end, to believe that there is an end. You can take control, feel empowered and continue working on your individual needs and goals when you leave your appointments.  Regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or disabilities, Vault is here to help build upon your current toolbox to reach your full potential and embody the best “you”. 

A  – Authenticity 

We’re not just a weekly or bi-weekly appointment in your calendar that you feel obligated to go to. At Vault, we believe that our clients benefit from an authentic therapeutic relationship. This means that we share our personalities and our empathetic nature, creating a bond that leaves our clients feeling comfortable and ready to engage. 

U  – Understanding 

Everyone, regardless of whether they’re in therapy or not, wants to feel understood, to feel heard and to feel validated in their thoughts and beliefs. At Vault, we hear you, and we will work to understand and empower you to live your best life. With understanding comes acceptance; acceptance of yourself, your situation and others. This creates an ability to take control of your mental health, becoming your own biggest emotional supporter. We work with our clients to not only understand their struggles but also to understand how to manage or overcome these while giving yourself a little grace in the process.

L – Learning 

“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it” – Albert Einstein

If Einstein believes it, so do we. At Vault, we truly believe we can always grow, becoming better in our work and personal lives. We are always growing, learning and figuring out the best practices to keep up with our clients’ ever-changing needs. Ongoing training is vital in continuing to understand and grow with our practices and it’s something we take pride in here at Vault. 

T – Togetherness

One-sided therapy does not work. To elicit change, our team and our clients must work together, creating and evolving that positive therapeutic relationship. At Vault, we believe that we must feel that sense of togetherness not only in our practice but in our community too. We are active throughout the communities we serve; our families live in the communities, we play in these communities and we work to better these communities. Implementing a multi-disciplinary approach, Vault practitioners work hard to ensure client’s are able to access any and all support they need, creating a true feeling of togetherness. 

Have any questions, feel free to contact us today!
Your initial 15 minute consult is free.

Meet The Team

TORONTO – THE BEACH

Caitlin Black

Caitlin Black

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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Elise Cosentino

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

BARRIE

Jessica O'Connor

Clinical Director, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist MSW, RSW

Ashleigh Bennett ​​

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist BA, BSW, MSW​

Stevee Nunn​

Registered Psychotherapist
(Qualifying), BASc.​
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Sara Servello

Registered Psychotherapist
(Qualifying)

WHITBY

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Jasmin Deen ​

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist BSW,
MSW, RSW​

Charlotte MacLean​

Registered Psychotherapist, BA,
ADMH, MACP
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Maya Oakes

Registered Psychotherapist
(Qualifying)

VIRTUAL ONLY

Madeleine Krupl​​

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist,
MSW, RSW​

Kristan Barnes​​

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) BSc.,
MA​

SUPPORT STAFF

Stephanie Tracy

Administrative Lead
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Anjie Nicholson

Administrative Support

Signs It’s Time To See a Therapist

With time, therapy can address a range of mental conditions and give you the tools that you need to manage your symptoms in your daily life. Mental health challenges are common and can address people across all age groups. The following are some signs that indicate that seeing a therapist might help you:

  • You feel overwhelmed: With day-to-day tasks or tasks that once felt normal but now cause immense stress.

  • You feel fatigued: Abnormal fatigue levels might lead you to spend days in bed.

  • You feel negative emotions: If you feel emotions such as anger, sadness and resentment. Also, if you believe that your negative emotions are high, you should see a therapist.

  • You feel increased levels of anxiety: If you’re often anxious in a way that’s affecting your ability to function, we recommend making an appointment with us.

  • You feel apathetic: Losing interest in things you once enjoyed is a common symptom of depression.

You don’t have to feel a certain way or experience specific symptoms to visit a therapist. Just feeling that you need help is enough. Therapy can help you learn more about yourself so you can take actionable steps to improve your life. To schedule an appointment, please reach out to our therapists in Whitby, Toronto, or Barrie.

“Each of our therapists bring their own unique lived experience, background, training and style to their sessions. Our therapists ensure a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, that allows clients to take steps towards living a more fulfilling life and them to deepen the connection with themselves and others.”

Therapist in Whitby, Toronto & Barrie

Have any questions, feel free to contact us today! Your initial 15-minute consult is free.

Meet The Team

TORONTO BEACH

Alexis Thornton-Cronin

Registered Social Worker

BARRIE

Jessica O'Connor

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist MSW, RSW

Ashleigh Bennett ​​

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist BA, BSW, MSW​

Stevee Nunn​

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc.​

WHITBY

Jasmin Deen ​

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist BSW, MSW, RSW​

Hossein Kaji​

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD​

Charlotte MacLean​

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, ADMH, MACP​

VIRTUAL ONLY

Madeleine Krupl​​

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW​

Kristan Barnes​​

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) BSc., MA​

Taran Ranu​

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) MA Candidate
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Jessica O'Connor

Barrie Location

Virtual

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER,
PSYCHOTHERAPIST MSW, RSW

Jessica is a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers) and OASW (Ontario Association of Social Workers). She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Undergraduate Honours Degree in Behavioural Psychology. Jessica has years of experience working at various hospitals including, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as well as schools, and non-for-profit family-based, child-focused foster care services. Jessica found a passion for helping others develop a sense of awareness to foster growth within themselves.

Jessica offers compassionate support to children (9+), adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing issues relating to anxiety, burn-out, stress, mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, relationship related problems, abuse, and self-esteem. Jessica’s experience, education and holistic approach to her practice provides the guidance, understanding and support her clients seek to improve and empower their lives. Jessica applies a variety of methods in her work including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Gottman Method for Couples and Motivational Interviewing. 

Jessica believes every client that comes to Vault Mental Health seeking help should be supported to feel safe in a non-judgmental environment. Whatever your story, she is committed in providing her guidance, support and skill set to navigate with you through difficult life circumstances and challenges. Jessica is a warm and approachable therapist who believes in the power of hope, coffee and the resiliency of people. Jessica looks forward to working with you and helping you through the issues you may be facing. You will find her understanding and thorough in identifying and developing a strategic plan and collaborative approach to treatment. 

In Person Appointment Availability: Monday – Friday

Virtual Appointment Availability: Thursdays (upon exception Monday – Friday)

Coverage Availability: Social Worker & Registered Psychotherapist

Stevee Nunn

Barrie Location

Virtual

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST (QUALIFYING), BASc.

Stevee is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CPRO (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario) and a member of the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association). She is currently just finishing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, through Yorkville University. She holds a degree in Child, Youth and Family with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Guelph. Stevee is also a Registered Early Childhood Educator and has two certificate programs under her belt in Recreation Therapy and Resource Consulting.

With many years as an educator, recreationist, and resource consultant, she is flexible and adaptable when it comes to finding the right treatment for her clients. Which is why she implements an eclectic approach to therapy. She has experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and is being trained in Gottman’s Method for Couples.

In Stevee’s sessions you will be offered a judgment free zone, where you will be heard, encouraged to explore your emotions, and supported to discover your goals. Stevee aims to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients by providing compassionate and client centered care. She truly believes that each client brings their own strengths, needs and skills into therapy and these need to be considered when selecting the appropriate treatment.
Stevee offers support to children (7+), adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families who may be experiencing some concerns that are impacting their daily life. Stevee has experience with the following: anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, grief, infidelity, life coaching, parenting, peer relationships behaviour management, self-regulation work, self-esteem concerns, mood disorders, depression, and relationship concerns.

In Person Appointment Availability: Monday, Tuesday Evenings, Friday

Virtual Appointment Availability: Upon Request

Coverage Availability: Registered Psychotherapist

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Ashleigh Bennett

Barrie Location

Virtual

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER,
PSYCHOTHERAPIST BA, BSW, MSW

Ashleigh Bennett is a Registered Social Worker through the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Ashleigh has received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies, her Bachelor of Social Work, and her Masters of Social Work through the University of Waterloo and the University of Windsor. 

During her masters program Ashleigh completed a placement at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, leading CBT based psycho-educational programs for those struggling with various mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. She also completed part of her placement within the inpatient mental health department at RVH. Ashleigh has 3.5 years of experience in child protection providing support to families, individuals and couples experiencing ongoing verbal and physical conflict, challenges in parenting and mental health, substance misuse issues and other life challenges. 

Ashleigh approaches her work through a client- centered approach and is driven to provide concrete tools to improve interpersonal relationships, and to work toward general life satisfaction and success. Ashleigh never underestimates the power of humour and believes that self-driven goal setting in a non-judgmental environment is key to creating change. She strives to walk alongside her clients and act as a guide in the journey to successful life outcomes. Ashleigh is trained in the Gottman method of couples counseling and believes in tailoring her counseling approach to the individual couple. Ashleigh works with clients ages 7+ and specializes in challenges including parenting, familial conflict, intimate partner relationships, depression, anxiety, stress management and more. 

In Person Appointment Availability: Saturday & Sunday

Weekday Evenings: Available upon request

Coverage Availability: Social Worker

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Madeleine Krupl

Whitby Location

Virtual

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER,
PSYCHOTHERAPIST, MSW, RSW

Madeleine is a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers) and OASW (Ontario Association of Social Workers). She holds an Undergraduate Honours degree and Masters Degree in Social Work from York University. Madeleine’s experience, education and trauma informed, anti oppressive approach to her practice allows her to effectively navigate through the initial stages of crisis. As a registered social worker, she provides integrated support and client tailored intervention to children (9+), adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Madeleine has provided psychotherapy services to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, phobia, PTSD, self-esteem and physical disability as a result of a motor vehicle accident. As well, Madeleine has years of experience providing psychosocial assessment and supportive counselling to youth through child focused mentorship services. Madeleine applies a variety of methods in her work including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Gottman Method for Couples and Motivational Interviewing.

The goal of Madeleine’s practice is to work effectively and collaboratively with clients. Offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you can go to work through things that are vulnerable to you, She focuses her skills in formal counselling, case management and crisis interventions for the means of promoting client safety, stability and tailored intervention. Madeleine finds it equally important to care for one’s emotional and physical health. Moreover, eliminating the stigmas and misperceptions surrounding individuals that are subjected to crime, sudden strategy, and fight to overcome some issue or concern is imperative. Everyone has a story. Madeleine being an approachable and empathetic therapist will work alongside you, as an equal, offer guidance and support through your journey of self empowerment, clarity and happiness.

Virtual Appointment Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Coverage Availability: Social Worker & Registered Psychotherapist

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Hossein Kaji

Whitby Location

Virtual

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST (QUALIFYING), PhD

Hossein Kaji has a MA in Counselling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. As a registered psychotherapist in Canada, he provides therapy and counseling to many clients all around the world. He uses various approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person Centered Therapy (PCT), Existential Therapy, Logotherapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) to help clients to recognize and solve their issues. He visits different clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, phobia, loneliness, anger, grief, obsessive thought, and relationship conflicts. Hossein focuses on building up and maintaining a firm therapeutic alliance with his clients. As a philosopher who is interested in Stoicism, which is the foundation of CBT, DBT, and MBCT, he regards the close relationships between his clients’ thoughts, behaviours and emotions as the main aspect of psychotherapeutic journey. 

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Jasmin Deen

Whitby Location

Virtual

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER,
PSYCHOTHERAPIST MSW, RSW

Jasmin is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Jasmin holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor, Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work from Lakehead University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Disability Studies from Ryerson University. These two specialties have allowed Jasmin to practice in an open space that allows children, youth and adults to express, disclose, and seek support in a bias-free and safe environment.

Jasmin appreciates working from a psycho-dynamic therapeutic approach and encourages free-association which allows the individual(s) to decide the flow of conversation. Jasmin has knowledge in a variety of therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused and Attachment Therapy.

Jasmin has been working in the child welfare sector in the Indigenous community which has expanded her knowledge on childhood trauma, PTSD and mental health, family reintegration and skills on how to navigate community resources to support an individual and their family.

Jasmin’s experience brings a holistic and anti-oppressive practice to Vault Mental Health.

Virtual Appointment Availability: Tuesday & Thursday evenings

Charlotte MacLean

Whitby Location

Virtual

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST (Qualifying)
Certified Canadian Counsellor, BA, ADMH, MACP

Charlotte is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, a Postgraduate degree in Mental Health and Addictions from Durham College, and an Undergraduate Honours Degree in Forensic Psychology. Charlotte has experience working at various settings including, Lakeridge Oshawa, schools, and non-for-profit agencies. Charlotte found a passion for helping others develop and strengthen tools to use in day-to-day life.

Charlotte offers support to children (10+), adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing issues relating to anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship related problems, and self-esteem. Charlotte’s diverse experience, education and eclectic approach to her practice provides the guidance, understanding and support her clients seek to improve their lives. Charlotte uses a variety of methods in her work including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Person Centered Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Gottman Method for Couples and Emotion Focused Therapy. 

Charlotte believes every client that comes to Vault Mental Health seeking support should feel safe in a warm and welcoming environment. She is committed in providing her guidance, support and skill set to navigate with you through difficult challenges or situations. Charlotte is a caring therapist that believes anyone can work towards their goals for therapy no matter the starting point.  Charlotte looks forward to working with you and helping you through the challenges you may be facing. You will find her empathetic in developing a collaborative approach to treatment. 

In Person Appointment Availability: Monday – Thursday

Virtual Appointment Availability: (Monday – Thursday)

Coverage Availability:  Registered Psychotherapist

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Kristan Barnes

Virtual

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST (Qualifying)
BSc., MA Candidate

Kristan is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) (#11605) and member of the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association). She currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. Kristan comes with years of experience in Applied Behavioural Analysis and Behaviour Management from working at multiple health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

As a psychotherapist, Kristan takes a person-centered and collaborative approach to therapy and provides integrated support to children (10+), teens, adults, and couples. Kristan’s past experiences and education have influenced her in practice to provide a holistic path comprised of compassion and support to aid her clients in navigating their issues and bettering their lives.

In practice, Kristan applies a wide variety of therapeutic techniques including using Trauma-Informed approach to care, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, and Gottman Method for Couples. To ensure quality of treatment delivery, Kristan engages in external supervision with a Registered Psychotherapist.

Kristan believes in fostering skill building and creating a positive toolbox of coping techniques exclusive for everyone’s specific needs. To Kristan it is of utmost importance that her clients seeking therapeutic intervention experience a safe and non-judgemental environment to share and heal. At times it can be difficult to determine what we are looking for or what we need, Kristan is an empathetic and receptive therapist who is determined to help you navigate your way through life in a way that works best for you.

Virtual Appointment Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, every second Saturday

Coverage Availability: Registered Psychotherapist