Meet your team of Mental Health Professionals


We provide help for anxiety, stress, depression and much more. We offer some of the latest, most advanced and best researched methods. Our diverse network of psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and certified coaches have the compassion, training, and expertise to provide high-quality support that works. We offer flexible in-person or virtual appointments.

Our mission is to provide knowledgeable, compassionate and effective mental health support in a safe and warm environment. We believe that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. RISE Anxiety and Depression Clinic is a place where clients can experience quality service and personal attention.

We are here to help.

Robert Wise

Founder of RISE Anxiety & Depression Clinic

Robert Wise is a Certified Life Coach and Founder of RISE Anxiety & Depression Clinic. He has effectively employed a blend of education, work experience, and an insatiable passion for success to help people achieve their goals. He is also a Mental Health instructor at McGill University.

Maryam A.

Licensed Psychologist

Maryam is a Licensed Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Maryam views psychotherapy as a collaborative and dynamic journey that helps people realize unleashed capacities, heal wounds and develop better relationships. During the process of psychotherapy, we deeply explore unresolved issues, unwitting interferences, or repressed trauma. She strives for a therapeutic environment wherein you experience being supported, understood, and encouraged. Maryam’s expertise is in depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, complex grief, loss, and bereavement.

Lilli J.

Licensed Psychotherapist

Lilli is a Licensed Psychotherapist who has over 30 years experience with mental health. She is devoted to helping clients overcome anxiety, anger, depression, toxic relationships, marital conflict, and trauma. She speaks French, English and German.

Monica G.

Licensed Social Worker

A former Police Officer and registered Social Worker. She has over 17 years of experience in frontline intervention in the following fields: legal/law, child protection (D.Y.P.), mental health, personality disorders, addictions, conjugal violence, interpersonal relationship counselling, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and youth work.

Kristine L.

Licensed Social Worker

Licensed Social Worker with over 20 years of experience who is passionate about accompanying individuals of all ages, families and couples through the life/relationship challenges that they may be experiencing in order to regain balance/ functioning and overall well-being.

Emily M.

Licensed Social Worker

Emily is a Licensed Social Worker who is devoted to help clients overcome anxiety, depression, relationship/family conflicts, self-esteem and trauma. She works with clients of all ages.

Nancy W.

Certified Addiction and Trauma Specialist

Nancy is a full member of the Ordre des Criminologues du Quebec and a bilingual Certified Addiction and Trauma Specialist with over 25 years of experience working directly with people. She assists people in addressing issues related to addictions, trauma and mental health. Nancy’s expertise is in working with individuals and those closest to them suffering from addiction as well as counselling for anxiety, depression, relational, emotional and behavioural problems, self-esteem problems and stress management. Nancy uses a client-centred holistic approach, incorporating elements of different types of therapy such as CBT, DBT, Structured Relapse Prevention and Mindfulness, along with other modalities, in order to create a treatment plan that addresses particular needs and helps her clients to achieve their goals. Nancy also has experience in developing programs and treatment plans for individuals and groups. She has delivered many presentations on addiction and mental health.

Sara F.

Licensed Social Worker

Sara is a professional social worker with over 20 years of experience working with various clients in her field. She enjoys helping people improve, and making an impact in their lives. She specializes with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and trauma. She is a member of l'Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ) Sara provides counselling for children, teenagers, adults and elderly.

Myles S.

Licensed Social Worker

Myles, a graduate of McGill University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Cybercounseling certification, brings his knowledge to the forefront in addressing anxiety, health anxiety, stress management, and burnout. Additionally, he specializes in promoting well-being through the establishment of healthy boundaries in both personal relationships and the workplace. In his therapeutic environment, Myles nurtures personal development and resilience, offering clients a transformative and enriching experience.

Denisha B.

Licensed Social Worker

Denisha strongly believes that taking care of our mental health should be a priority for everyone. She is passionate about mental health care for all. Denisha has a Masters degree in Social Work from McGill University. She is well-versed working with children, youth, and young adults. She has experience and knowledge regarding anxiety and depression, and how this can affect a person in their day to day life. Additionally, Denisha has expertise and specializes in working with 2SLGBTQIA+ identified people, and do so with understanding and empathy.

Natasha P.

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Traumatologist

Natasha has experience working with children, youth, and adults. Viewing your concerns from a trauma-informed lens, Natasha will incorporate elements from different approaches such as play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical therapy. Natasha strives to create a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your needs and goals. She is currently accepting new clients at our Ottawa location.

Keren G.

Certified Brain Trainer, Coach

Keren is a Certified Brain Trainer, Coach, Facilitator and Representative for NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback. Keren is passionate to help people with their mind and body by using Neuroptimal® and its benefits.

Rogena V.

Professional Social Worker

Rogena is a Licensed Social Worker. She helps people facing complex life situations which have compromised their emotional stability. Her speciality is general anxiety, stress management, and depression. She works with adults facing difficult life stressors including relationship challenges, divorce, trauma, substance abuse, and grief. Rogena helps clients in an empathic way which fosters self-awareness and positive change.

Maria A.

Professional Social Worker

Maria is a licensed social worker. She has over 15 years experience working with families, youth, young adults , individuals and couples. Maria has a vast experience in mental health including depression and anxiety, divorce, behavioural difficulties and trauma. Maria has extensive training in Crisis Intervention and Trauma Recovery. Maria’s compassion, understanding and empathy can help guide you through your difficult times.

Danica K.

Registered Nurse Psychotherapist

Danica is a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist who takes a holistic approach to counselling to include both mind and body with influence from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has experience counselling adolescents with focus on anxiety and depression, counselling in a women’s health clinic including advocacy for women’s rights as well as experience in acute psychiatry. Her focus is on creating increased feelings of self-empowerment, self-confidence and self-acceptance while exploring how your thoughts, experience and emotions influence your day to day, and how that can be explored to achieve your personal goals.

Tiffany P.

Licensed Social Worker

Tiffany is a licensed social worker. She started her career nearly six years ago as an Emergency room social worker. Her clientele ranged from elderly patients needing relocation to drug use/abuse to a variety of patients dealing with mental health diagnoses. The fast pace and diverse climate of the ER quickly got her ready for a position as a Crisis Social worker in outpatient Psychiatry where she worked daily with actively suicidal and anxious patients. Tiffany also gained experience working in various Family Medicine Clinics with a predominant focus on clients suffering from anxiety and depression. She looks forward to continuing to connect with people in need and furthering her experience

Jessica S.

Licensed Social Worker

Jessica is a registered Social Worker and holds a Masters in Social Work. She is passionate about social justice and guiding people on their evolutionary path to self-actualization. She specializes in crisis interventions, working with extreme or altered mental states, often known as psychosis, and attachment-based theories, but she also has experience in couples interventions, interpersonal relationship improvement, and an intercultural approach. She has worked in residential treatment centers as well as with crisis intervention units and in youth empowerment. She works with empathy, sensitivity and a nonjudgmental attitude to help each person achieve their therapeutic goals.

Megan M.

Professional Social Worker

Megan, a licensed social worker with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from McGill University, is currently pursuing a Master's in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. With seven years of experience, she specializes in providing intervention and counselling to youth and young adults, focusing on building strong therapeutic relationships using person-centered and strengths-based approaches. Megan prioritizes clients' self-actualization, offering compassionate and goal-oriented care, including support for anxiety, depression, conflict, emotional regulation difficulties, and affirming care for 2SLGBTQIA+ clients. She welcomes new clients and looks forward to helping them achieve positive change and reach their full potential.

Lisa Spillman

Director of Holistic Wellness

Lisa is a certified life coach, a Certified Brain Trainer specialized in Neurofeedback technology, and a certified personal trainer. Her journey from personal adversity to becoming a beacon of hope reflects her deep commitment to supporting those dealing with mental health challenges.

Frank K.

Registered Psychotherapist and Trained EMDR Therapist

Trauma, much like a splinter, embeds itself into a person and affects all aspects of life. Frank’s primary objective is to create a safe and compassionate therapeutic alliance which facilitates healing and growth. With Trauma, he truly believes that the body holds a great deal of the emotional weight, without us knowing. Frank is a Registered Psychotherapist, trained EMDR therapist, and a Registered Kinesiologist. This allows him to specialize in treating trauma along with anxiety, depression and a range of other mental health issues. He utilizes specific modalities to assist each person reach their unique therapeutic goals, specifically, EMDR, Parts Work, Somatic Therapy, and CBT. Life is difficult as it is, particularly when one has experienced a traumatic event. Our brains and bodies are able and willing to heal. We are able to reach a level of meaningfulness in life that we may not have imagined possible.

Paul D.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Paul is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) based in Toronto, Ontario. He supports his clients in navigating a variety of challenges ranging from anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and beyond. As a therapist, Paul uses a number of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and Person-Centred Therapy (PCT). Paul’s approach will always put you first, and will consider every aspect of what makes you, you!