Dr. Destun obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. She began working in private practice in 1999, opened her own practice in 2002, and welcomed her first associate into the practice in 2004. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology Department at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), where she has taught several psychology courses over the years, primarily in the area of Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, and Human Sexuality. In this capacity she also provides training to Doctoral students from the Clinical Psychology graduate program at UWO. Dr. Destun has a special interest in couple therapy, but also has a portion of her practice devoted to work with individuals. She provides psychodynamic, insight-oriented, and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MCBT). Since 2004, Dr. Destun has been providing clinical supervision and training to early career psychologists as they progress through the process of becoming registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Dr. Karin Gleason obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 2000, with a research focus on attachment relationships. She has been a psychologist working with children with developmental disabilities at CPRI in London and in private practice since that time. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to provide services to adults, adolescents, children, and families. Dr. Gleason works with children, youth and adults with various concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, traumatic stress, difficulty managing emotions, and family/parenting issues. She integrates various intervention techniques based on cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, and insight-oriented therapy to meet each client’s treatment needs. Dr. Gleason is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor in Clinical Psychology at Western University.
Dr. McHale completed her psychology residency at the Western University Counselling Centre, and London Health Sciences Centre. She joined Dr. Destun’s practice in 2014 and is also employed, part-time, in the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) at the London Health Sciences Centre. She provides individual therapy for adults and emerging adults and has a primary interest in treating mood and anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties, and adjustment to major life transitions. Nicola provides cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and insight-oriented therapy, to match each individual's needs.
Dr. Hunter completed her residency in clinical psychology at Parkwood Institute through the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium, and joined Dr. Destun’s practice in September of 2015. She also works part-time at the Traumatic Stress Workplace Program at Victoria Hospital. Dr. Hunter provides individual psychotherapy to adults presenting with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues with a specific interest in adjustment to major life changes, identity, and self-acceptance. Tevya’s approach is primarily client-centered but integrates cognitive-behavioural, acceptance based, and insight oriented therapies. She also offers trauma-focused interventions including Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Dr. Maya Gupta obtained her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, with a clinical and research focus on complex mental health. She has joined Dr. Destun’s practice and also works at the Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) at London Health Sciences Centre. She provides individual therapy to youth and adults with various concerns including mood, anxiety, emotion regulation, interpersonal stress, and complex mental health. Maya’s therapeutic approach integrates principles of cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, acceptance-based, insight-oriented, and emotion regulation therapies in order to meet each individual’s unique needs. Maya is also Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry at Western University, as well as an executive council member of the Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network.
Nicole Received her Ph.D. training Ryerson University, completed her residency at London Health Sciences Centre, and joined our practice in 2017. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations, including new parents, LGBTQ clients, new Canadians, domestic abuse survivors, and clients with disabilities. Her areas of interest include university counselling, individual relationship therapy, anxiety, grief, and trauma related to oppression and relational abuse/violence. Nicole continuously educates herself on intersectional social justice (including anti-racism, feminism, LGBT activism, fat activism, and disability self-advocacy), and integrates these principles into her clinical practice. Nicole has trained in cognitive-behavioural (CBT), dialectical-behavioural (DBT), humanistic, feminist, and emotion-focused therapy methods. Her clinical approach is eclectic, and she will work flexibly with you to develop strategies best-suited to your needs and preferences.
Pam is a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto: OISE. She is currently completing her residency at Dr. Lisa Destun & Associates and Dr. Lindsey Forbes & Associates. Pam has provided individual therapy to adults experiencing a range of anxiety symptoms including panic and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, depression, low self-esteem, emotion dysregulation, relationship difficulties and substance abuse. She has also helped couples to strengthen their emotional, physical, and sexual connection, communicate more effectively, rebuild trust after infidelity, and reduce anger and irritability. Pam provides cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy. She uses an integrative approach, drawing upon multiple modalities and methods to meet the needs of each individual client.