Our doctors & nurse practitioners are passionate about delivering great care.
Shazeen is a family physician who trained at McMaster University and University of Toronto. She has a special interest in preventative and addiction medicine. She is the Clinical Practice Lead for Family Medicine at Akira.
Stéphane is a physician based at the McGill University Health Center where he practices and teaches emergency medicine since 2005. He has also worked with McKinsey and others as a business consultant and has been involved with healthcare startups in Canada. He is passionate about the revolutionary potential of mobile health.
Pamela is a family physician based in Toronto. She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto and has a special interest in acute ambulatory care and women's health.
Pamela is available for consultation in Korean.
Dr. Lougheed is a family and emergency physician who trained at Queen’s University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Ottawa.
Ingrid is a family physician who trained at McMaster University and University of Toronto. She has specific interests in mental health, breastfeeding medicine and medical education.
Ingrid is available for consultation in Cantonese.
Smeeta is a family physician who trained at St. George's University and completed her residency at the University of Toronto. She has a special interest in acute care and women's health.
Nhon is a Nurse Practitioner who completed her studies at the University of Ottawa. She has an interest in primary health care as well as women's health, specifically obstetrics.
Nhon is available for consultation in Vietnamese.
Heather is a Nurse Practitioner and alumnus of the University of Waterloo (BSc), University of Toronto (BScN) and University of Alberta (MN). She is interested in preventative medicine, women's health and mental health.
April is a Nurse Practitioner who did her studies at the University of British Columbia. She has an interest in primary health care, specifically women's health. She also enjoys providing care to remote and rural communities.
Kathryn is a Nurse Practitioner who completed her M.Sc and NP training at McMaster University. Her knowledge base is well rounded in primary health care but has a special interest in well women and infant care.
Camille is an Akira Care Coordinator and has completed her Masters in Education at Queen's University. She is interested in knowledge translation, accessibility, and cultural competency in healthcare.
Meredith is a registered Clinical Social Worker. She has worked extensively in the social services field since 1999 and as a registered Social Worker since 2003. For several years, Meredith has assisted individuals experiencing a wide range of issues such as: addiction, anger/emotions management, relationship problems, depression, anxiety and critical incident stress. Meredith has earned an Addiction Worker diploma as well as a certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Kathleen is a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She focuses on issues of anxiety, depression, stress tolerance, relationship concerns, and post-traumatic stress. The techniques she utilizes include CBT, mindfulness meditation, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behaviour therapy.
Tiffany is a registered social worker. Her experience includes providing psychotherapy to individuals with depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, eating disorders, family and relationship issues, marriage issues, trauma, substance abuse, and job related issues. She is experienced in utilizing various methods such as CBT, EFT, DBT.
Dylan provides psychotherapy for a variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, behavioural issues, self-esteem, and more. He specializes in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness. Dylan can support you in overcoming your difficulties and finding solutions for living a meaningful life.
I am a social worker/therapist with over 20 years’ experience in the mental health field. I work in partnership with individuals – you are the expert of you; I assist you in discovering tools and strategies that most effectively help you meet your goals. My approach is “eclectic” – we find what works for you. The modalities I’ve found useful to this point are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, CBT, Emotion- Focussed Therapy, Solution-Focussed, Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Self-compassion, to name a few. I take a trauma-informed/anti- oppressive approach to therapy and have worked with a range of issues including depression/anxiety, family relationships, crisis intervention, chronic illness, and sexuality.
Kathleen brings over 25 years experience in working with grief and loss situations and is a past president of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists. Her initial training was nursing and later psychotherapy with the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. She holds a Fellow in Thanatology and is an international member with the Association of Death Education & Counselling.
Taskeen is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario. She specialized in the field of Psychology for her undergraduate degree and has been working in mental health and social services for over 12 years now. She is passionate about working with diverse communities and has experience addressing various concerns such as, stress management, work-life balance, depression, anxiety, marital concerns, parenting concerns, trauma, among others. Taskeen is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but she also incorporates other forms of therapeutic practices in her work such as, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She is available for consultation in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.
For over 20 years, Registered Dietitian Shauna Lindzon’s career has spanned hospital, community and media settings. She has worked with a wide range of clients in her private practice and has specialized in kidney disease, neurosurgery, weight management and cancer prevention. She is a program developer and nutrition leader at Wellspring Cancer Support centre in Toronto and runs ‘Super Healthy cooking’ demonstrations for the public.
Dr. Harshini Sriskanda is a General Pediatrician, trained at Queen’s University and the University of Western Ontario. She currently practices in Scarborough, ON
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