Our Team

Ayọ Akanbi, M.Div., RP, RMFT, (c)OAMHP

Ayọ provides professional counselling for individuals, couples, and families, personalised to help attain their healing and personal growth. Through his training and practice, he has gained a great deal of experience and empathy for people who have faced psychological and emotional trauma. His approach is warm, engaging and non-judgmental, allowing him to offer feedback and practical tools to deliver timely results. He also offers specialised guidance for relationships where one or both partners are or have been engaged in high-stress, demanding careers or other difficult life circumstances.

With over 15 years’ experience as a pastor, Ayọ provides practical Christian based services and counselling for clients who are comfortable with or request biblical counselling. Both his ministry and counselling practices stem from a redemptive approach, giving the opportunity to draw upon spiritual resources to minister the grace and truth of God through the process of discovery and recovery (sanctification).

Ayọ is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO); and a certified member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). He is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).

Education
Master of Divinity (Counselling) - Tyndale University, Toronto
Master of Public Administration - University of Lagos, Lagos

Phone: (289) 275 0416 x 101
Email Address: ayoakanbi@harmonycounsellings.com

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Clinical Director

Our Team 1

Amanda Wadowski, M.Div.

Amanda works within a safe and comfortable environment to build a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship. She utilize several therapeutic models to best help my clients including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, family systems, relationship counselling, person-centred, and psychodynamic techniques. Amanda specialize in couples therapy of every kind, family therapy (including blended and separated families), child and youth therapy, individual therapy including depression and anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, and motivational building. She believe in equality and truly feel that everyone is worthy of a satisfying and happy life. 

Education
M.Div. (Clinical Counselling) - Tyndale University, Toronto
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - York University, Toronto

Profession Affiliation
Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

Phone: (289)275 0416 x 106

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Associate Therapist

Our Team 2

Inas Zaher, RP (Qualifying)

Inas is a compassionate and caring individual who believes in people’s worth and ability to grow and heal. She provides a safe and warm environment for clients to be heard and supported in a non-judgmental manner while meeting them where they are at in their journey. Inas works with clients experiencing anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, spirituality/faith issues, daily life challenges, interpersonal relationships, and other struggles. She has extensive experience through her personal journey, life transitions, youth ministry, working with special needs children, serving the elderly and community counselling. Such opportunities and experiences have instilled in her a passion for helping others and finding great joy in seeing them thrive and reach their potential.

Style & Approach
Inas holds a holistic view of the wellness of the individual which suggests that the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of the human person are interrelated, and they all contribute to one’s overall functioning. She works from an integrative approach tailoring to clients’ unique needs guided by a bio-psychosocial-spiritual lens to help clients find harmony among different competing aspects in their life and function at their best.

Education
M.Div. (Clinical Counselling) - Tyndale University, Toronto
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Toronto, Toronto
Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling - Kelowna College

Additional Credentials
• Gottman Therapy Method Training, 2021
• Prepare and Enrich facilitator - 2020
• Certificate in Addiction - Wilfred Laurier, 2020
• Special Needs Education Diploma - Centennial College, 2005

Profession Affiliation
Ontario College of Psychotherapists (CRPO)
Canadian Association of Marriage and Family (CAMFT)

Phone: (289)275 0416 x 115
Email Address: izaher@harmonycounsellings.com

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Associate Therapist

Our Team 3

Jin Choi, M.Div. (Cand.)

Jin is an intern therapist who is completing her placement at Harmony Counselling Services. She has a holistic approach to therapy and walks alongside each client with a hope of flourishing psychologically, physically, and spiritually. Jin supports clients who are going through stressful life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and loneliness. She also addresses topics surrounding family, culture, interpersonal relationships, and faith (religion). In each session, she prioritizes that client feel heard, understood, and safe. Jin is fluent Korean language.

Style and Approach
Jin holds a holistic approach to therapy and uses integrative therapeutic modalities in her practice. She believes that the physical, mental, and spiritual all simultaneously contribute to the health of a person. She takes all three components into consideration during therapy. Jin believes that the intricacy of a person should reflect their treatment plan. Therefore, various therapeutic models are reviewed according to their effectiveness for the client.

Education
Jin is currently completing her final year of the Counselling program at Tyndale University, Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Ryerson University, Toronto.

Interests
Jin enjoys cooking, creating calligraphy designs and photography.

Phone: (289) 275 0416 x 107
Email Address: jchoi@harmonycounsellings.com

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Clinical Counsellor

Our Team 4

Marian Balogun, BSMC, PgDip.

Marian is a seasoned marketing communications professional, who brings her strategic thrust, project management experience and resourcefulness to her work. She is saddled with the responsibility of team management and implementing strategies to promote organizational growth and corporate objectives. As part of her portfolio before joining Harmony Counselling Services, she provided public relations support to several brands such as Google and CNN in Nigeria.

Interests
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, networking, writing, and travelling.

Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising (Digital Media Management), Durham College, Ontario
Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Durham College, Ontario
Red And Yellow - Creative School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa
Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications - Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria

Phone: (289) 275 0416 x 105
Email Address: mbalogun@harmonycounsellings.com

Manager, Operations

Our Team 5