About this Webinar
Lesline is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She received her Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, and earned her Masters in Counselling & Spirituality from a joint program at Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa.
Leslie bring many years of experience to her work and is committed to respecting and empowering her clients in a safe, caring and non-judgmental way. Her goal is to assist clients to discover and develop their own inner resources and strengths. Lesline’s approach is to incorporate elements from a variety of evidence-based clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) and mindfulness techniques. In addition to being a psychotherapist, she is also a Certified Anger Management Facilitator, Speaker, Workshop/Seminar Facilitator and Presenter.
Sharon is a mental Health Advocate and is passionate about mental health recovery for herself and for others. She is an active member of Mood Disorders Ottawa, a mental health volunteer-run organization where she has been on the board for 2 years. MDO provides support for individuals with a mood disorder. Being involved with MDO for the past 5 years has provided me with opportunities to be a participant in many of the recovery programs and to go on to become a facilitator. She currently facilitates programs such as Pathways, Wellness Recovery Action Plan and Writers Collective and is the Programs Coordinator. She has struggled with depression and anxiety for most of her life and as a Peer Supporter she counts it as a privilege and honor to assist her peers on their recovery journey and to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness especially through sharing her story.
Sunny is a strong advocate within the Ottawa Mental Health network. He spent over two decades working in the high tech industry before experiencing an acute episode of mental illness. Having successfully recovered from this difficult event, Sunny speaks publicly about his mental health journey in an effort to break the stigma and help others in their recovery journey. Sunny is currently the Vice Chair of Client Advisory Council at the Royal Ottawa Hospital and volunteers as a peer supporter at both Psychiatric Survivors Ottawa and The John Howard Society. Through the sharing of personal struggles and journeys, Sunny believes we can help society become more compassionate and empathetic to those who suffer from mental illness.
Cameron is passionate about Mental Health Advocacy and destigmatization. A lover of the piano with a professional musical background in the Royal School of Church Music (Church of England), he is also a proud graduate of Canterbury High School of the Performing Arts. In the area of healthcare, he has experience and education in palliative care as a Personal Support Worker (Algonquin College) and has lived in the Ottawa area since 1992. Cam was previously on the Board of Directors for Mood Disorders Ottawa and is thankful for the opportunity to share his story of struggle, courage and hope.