Canada Career Counselling serves individuals seeking career clarity. Call 647-637-1579 or 1-844-412-7337

Team

Canada Career Counselling helps clients make strategic and informed career decisions, leading to greater career fulfillment and success. Our team of Career Planning Psychologists, Career Coaches, Education Advisors and Job Search Strategists support you in making important career related decisions such as; determining your educational options, deciding your next career move, resolving your career challenges or maximizing success in your job search.Safe-puzzle

Services provided face-to-face in our offices, or by phone or web based meetings in English.

We are proud to be an inclusive organization.

 

 

 

Counsellors

Meghan Reid, M.A., Registered Psychologist
Practice Lead – Ontario

Meghan Reid

Since 2013, Meghan has supported hundreds of clients who were unhappy, unfulfilled or confused about their careers. Through the proprietary Canada Career Counselling process, Meghan helps her clients to clarify what they need in their careers to feel satisfied and fulfilled, review their career options, and make informed decisions about their next career move.  In 2016, Meghan relocated to Toronto from Calgary to develop the Toronto practice.

Prior to joining Canada Career Counselling (Calgary Career Counselling), Meghan worked in post-secondary institutions where she facilitated career workshops and provided personal and academic counselling. She employs a holistic counselling approach when assisting career clients and uses a variety of methods including discussion, assessments, and independent exercises. Meghan has experience supporting both adolescents and adults and works collaboratively with individuals to explore their interests, values, personality, and strengths. In doing so, she aims to assist her clients in improving their self-awareness and self-efficacy in order to attain their career-related goals.

Meghan is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University.


Kevin Waldbillig, M.A.C.P., Registered Psychotherapist
Oakville & Toronto

Kevin is a Registered Psychotherapist who works from a solution-focused, strength-based perspective. He uses evidence-based tools and strategies to help individuals improve their confidence so they can then begin to live more fulfilling and productive lives. Kevin works at a pace that is comfortable for his clients and in a way that honors their unique story and circumstance. For clients seeking direction in their careers, Kevin draws upon his experience as a private practitioner, EAP provider and Certified Coach. He has a strong track record assisting clients to move ahead both professionally and personally by developing strategies designed to increase overall productivity, achieve goals, and identify and replace negative beliefs that sometimes sabotage success.

Kevin is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and is a part time College Professor at Sheridan College. He achieved his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2012 and has since pursued additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and in Marriage and Family Therapy. Most recently, Kevin completed an Advanced Masters Certificate in Adult Training and Development from The Schulich School of Business.


Brittany Shields, M.A. Candidate, Psychological Clinician
Oakville & Toronto

Brittany is passionate about career development and assisting people with their educational and career related difficulties. Utilizing Canada Career Counselling’s proprietary process, Brittany helps clients integrate self-knowledge and career information to make informed career decisions.

Prior to joining Canada Career Counselling, Brittany developed peer mentoring workshops for high school students related to career decision making and transitioning to university. Brittany has also gained counselling experience with individuals experiencing mental health and personal difficulties at The University of Toronto’s OISE Psychology Clinic. She is currently working toward completing her Master’s Thesis on The Relationship Between Delayed Gratification, Work-life Balance, and Career Burnout, and has a thorough knowledge of Career Psychology research.

Brittany is in the process of completing her M.A. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto (anticipated completion in August 2018), and has completed an Honour’s B.A at The University of Waterloo.

 

Lynn Imai, Ph.D, Psychological Practitioner
Toronto

Dr. Lynn Imai is a recognized expert in Organizational Psychology, workplace effectiveness, culture & diversity, and global leadership. She is passionate about helping individuals make positive and meaningful change in their work and careers through the development of self-awareness, effective decision-making with confidence, and realistic action-planning. Throughout her career, Lynn has assessed, counselled, and coached more than a thousand undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students to deal with a variety of workplace challenges by developing their leadership skills, and by helping them navigate their careers.  She now works with people at all stages of the career and personal development.

Prior to joining Canada Career Counselling, Lynn worked as a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at a number of globally top-ranking business schools (Ivey Business School at Western University, Smith School of Business at Queens University). Influenced by her experiences growing up across Asia, North America, and Europe, her research has focused on how societal cultures impact human behaviour in a variety of workplace contexts such as negotiations, conflict management, team dynamics, motivation, performance management, and ethics. Lynn’s research has appeared in top-tier academic journals and various media outlets including Forbes Magazine, Fast Company (Co.Design), The Globe & Mail, Psychology Today and various reports from Harvard Law School.

Lynn received her Hon. BSc. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she was two-time Eric Jackman Scholar in Psychology, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is in the process of registering with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.


Cheryl Miller, M.A., Psychological Associate
Toronto

Cheryl is a practicing Counselling and Clinical Psychological Associate. As an associate at Canada Career Counselling, Cheryl’s approach to career counselling is to fully understand clients’ difficulties within the workforce and to help them gain clarity in which occupations they may consider in pursuing in light of their strengths, interests, personality, and values. Furthermore, in cases where clients are experiencing significant anxiety and mood difficulties, she aims to provide psychotherapy in a warm, empathic, and safe environment in which clients feel comfortable to explore in detail the struggles they experience within the workforce as well as uncover their strengths to achieve their goals.

In the practice of clinical psychology, Cheryl offers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to adults struggling with depression, all types of anxiety difficulties, insomnia, chronic pain, obsessions and compulsions, psychological trauma, adjustment difficulties as well as assertiveness difficulties. In addition to offering CBT, Cheryl adds elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in helping clients achieve their goals.

Cheryl completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL, USA. She received post-graduate training at various hospitals in the United States and Canada (i.e., Duke University Medical Centre, CAMH (Mood Disorders Clinic), Mount Sinai Hospital, and UBC Hospital (Anxiety Disorders Clinic). Cheryl is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.


Founder (Not Taking New Clients) – Calgary
Laura Hambley, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist

Dr. Laura Hambley

Dr. Laura Hambley is a sought after authority and thought leader on career development in Canada. She speaks, writes and is regularly interviewed by the media on topics related to career, workplace issues, and industry trends.  In her advisory capacity for Canada Career Counselling, Laura contributes to growing a Canada-wide team of talented psychologists and coaches with a passion to help as many Canadians as possible through her proven proprietary approach.  Most recently, Laura’s team launched the Making it Work! guidebooks and webinars to help Canadian employers and women better navigate maternity leave career transitions.  Dr. Hambley was chosen as a Distinctive Woman of Canada in 2014, and also founded Work EvOHlution, voted one of Alberta’s most innovative start-ups, which supports leaders and teams transitioning into mobile and distributed work.

Laura completed a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2005) and a Master’s of Counselling Psychology (1999) at the University of Calgary, where she currently serves as an Adjunct Professor.

Laura is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, and a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, the Career Development Association of Alberta, and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Avra Davidoff, M.C., Registered Psychologist
Calgary


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Avra is a workplace psychologist specializing in diversity, leadership, and career development. She has worked as a consultant to a variety of public and private sector clients and provides a number of professional services to both individuals and organizations including, leadership assessments, coaching, career counselling, and workshop design and facilitation. Avra is the project lead and co-author of the Making It Work! guidebooks and webinars which was a 3 year nationwide project aimed at understanding and improving maternity leave career transitions both at the individual and employer level.

Avra holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology from the University of British Columbia, and also holds a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, with a career counselling specialization, from the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology at Athabasca University. Avra is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and is also a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.


Michael Sorsdahl, C.D., Ph.D. in Education, C.C.C., R.C.C., G.C.D.F., Registered Provisional Psychologist
Vancouver & Victoria

 

Michael is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC, a Registered Provisional Psychologist in Alberta, a Certified Canadian Counsellor throughout Canada, and internationally recognized as a Global Career Development Practitioner with instructor designation. He uses an integrated and collaborative approach to counselling, to create an ideal environment for exploration and successful transition for all clients. Understanding that career is a huge part of someone’s identity, Michael focuses on supporting people find their passion in work through understanding who they are, while helping them overcome any roadblocks to their career goals.

Alongside his extensive experience as a career development counsellor and educator since 2005, Michael brings 25 years of experience as a Naval Reserve Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. His work in career development as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and career counsellor also involves helping military members transition into the civilian workforce. He does so by working with them to better understand, capitalize on, and market their unique and transferrable skillsets. Helping military members to successfully transition into civilian life and to have their expansive knowledge and diverse skills be recognized by civilian employers are the driving forces behind his work.

This specialized trauma and transition work has involved years of helping military members and veterans deal with the roadblocks (PTSD/trauma, identity, relationships, etc.) impacting their return to Canada after overseas deployments, and ultimately, their transition into civilian society. Michael’s focus on this demographic of society stemmed from his own transition into the civilian workforce from the military, and the desire to be acknowledged for the knowledge, experience, and skills he acquired from his service.

Michael holds a Certificate in the Career Management Professional Program, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, a Masters of Defence Studies, and a PhD in the Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry in Education (specializing in Counselling Psychology and Educational theory). He is currently an associate instructor at Yorkville University in their General studies programs, and a Sessional instructor at the University of Victoria in their Counselling Psychology program, instructing Career Counselling and Development, in addition to Trauma, Assessment, Family Therapy, and Basic Counselling Skills.

 


Advisors

Michelle Brandes, M.B.A., C.D.P.
Toronto

Michelle is an experienced Career Advisor who has worked with a varied and extensive client group that includes business professionals, students, people looking for their first job as well as those looking for a career change. Michelle loves working with her clients to build their confidence, help clients recognize and unlock their potential, expand client’s awareness of the scope of their own personal possibilities and arm them with the tools needed to conduct a successful search. Michelle’s expertise lies in helping clients to develop their personal marketing materials including: resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. She is experienced as a networking, interviewing and job search coach and is able to effectively guide her clients in the strategies needed to successfully navigate the job search process.

From her diverse career as a consultant & people deployment specialist for a major international consulting firm, a sales & marketing professional, entrepreneur and newsletter writer, Michelle is well versed in the challenges and opportunities that exist across a wide variety of fields. She is also very familiar with the excitement of embarking on a process of career exploration as she found her niche in the Career Development world in 2014. Michelle completed the Career Development Practitioner certification program in 2016, Advanced Resume Development in 2017 and has been working in a field that she truly loves ever since.


Beth Yarzab, B.A. (Hons.) – Not Taking New Clients

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With a background in Executive Search, Recruitment, Human Resources and Coaching, Beth has over 15 years experience in the career development field. As a Career Advisor with Canada Career Counselling, Beth facilitates job transition strategies and tools for individuals in pursuit of personal growth and professional achievement.

Beth supports clients in resume and cover letter creation, LinkedIn and networking best practices, job search techniques, re-entering the workforce and interviewing with confidence.

In addition to her deep curiosity about anything career related, Beth is also passionate about human wellness. She is multi-certified fitness professional with a group exercise business running in Toronto.


Michelle Cook, B.A., CCDP
Calgary

Michelle Cook

Michelle is passionate about supporting individuals through her career and education advisory services. She helps individuals create their unique professional image through impactful resumes and online presence; gain confidence through preparation and interview coaching; and find employment using strategic job search. For clients considering post secondary education, Michelle assists in assessing post-secondary choices, completing the application process, researching scholarship and bursary resources, learning styles and study skills support.

Michelle has extensive experience in the fields of Human Resources and Education, a Psychology degree from the University of Calgary, and completed her Certified Career Development Professional (CCDP) in 2016.

 

Confused, unhappy, unsure about your career?

Canada Career Counselling can help you to establish a fulfilling career direction and make strategic career-related decisions. Through your work with one of our Registered Psychologists, Career Coaches, and/or Advisors, you’ll walk away from career counselling feeling confident in the choice(s) you’ve made and the steps you need to take to reach your career goal!

We serve people coast to coast in Canada. We offer one-one-one sessions in person as well as distance sessions by phone or through video/web conferencing platforms.

While Canada Career Counselling is a private organization that provides fee-based services, many benefit/extended health plans provide coverage for sessions and assessments with our Registered Psychologists.

We can help you solve your career puzzle:

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