William Cooke, MSW, RSW, RMFT, M.Div.
William founded the practice in 1996. He is an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. His academic background includes: a Bachelor degree in economics from the University of Waterloo, a Masters degree in theology from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in social work from Wilfred Laurier University. William is Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to founding the practice, William worked as a counsellor with Christian Counselling Services and with the Emergency/Crisis Unit of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, now the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is a past board member and frequent presenter with the Bereavement Ontario Network.
Margotte Kaczanowska, M.A., S.T.S.R., RSW, Member OACCPP
Margotte has been a valued colleague of William's for more than a decade. As well as collaborating in their work with couples, they are frequently sought after to co-present workshops on Narrative Therapy and Grief. Margotte has a wealth of experience in individual, couple, and family therapy. She is also an experienced mindfulness practitioner. She is fluently bilingual in English and Polish. Margotte and William were fortunate enough to have spent significant time in training with Narrative Therapy co-founders Michael White and David Epston. Their research and presentation interests include how those who mourn maintain on-going relationships with loved ones who have died.
Rhea Plosker, MASC, MC, CCC, RP
Rhea is a Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor and holds a Master of Counselling degree from Athabasca University and a certificate in Solution Focused Therapy from the University of Toronto. She brings a unique perspective to her counselling work from her first career as an engineer and technology executive. Rhea has special interests in grief and trauma, workplace mental health, and career counselling. She has expertise working with groups often underserved by counselling services including young adults, seniors, and the LGBTQ community. She is an active community volunteer including serving as a Director on the board for St. Clair West Services for Seniors, a volunteer therapist with the 519 Community Centre, and a group co-facilitator at Providence Healthcare. Her work designing a group supporting caregivers of stroke survivors was published in Sept. 2014 in the academic Journal of Systemic Therapies.