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Our Team

Shani Hussain

Clinical Director & Behaviour Analyst

Shani is a compassionate and light-hearted clinician whose unconventional approach to therapy helps clients make lasting and meaningful changes to their lives. By fusing his specialized knowledge and experience with his adept problem-solving skills, Shani has helped individuals, couples, and families facing a wide spectrum of challenges in both the USA and Canada.

As the Clinical Supervisor at Hatch-Me, Shani is devoted to supporting all clients in any way possible and has a knack for helping others ignite hope, even if they feel all is lost. As a minority and proud member of the LGBT+ community, Shani is no stranger to struggles and will proudly guide you towards experiencing life beyond the shell!

Specialization Areas

Master of Science in Applied Behavioural Analysis

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief
  • LGBT+ Struggles
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Parent Coaching
  • Porn Addiction
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Sex Therapy

Treatment Approach

  • Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Family & Marital Counselling
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Fun Facts

Team Taurus
  • Loves Magic the GatheringPokémon, and Anime
  • Enjoys creative writing
  • Has a pet Dumeril’s Boa
  • Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do

Brooke Cunningham

Social Worker

As a Social Worker, Brooke’s years of experience helping diverse families in a variety of community and mental health settings have honed her counselling approach. She combines her empathy, clinical skills, and passion for social justice to establish a safe and supportive space for cultivating change.

Brooke approaches counselling with the understanding that everyone has unique needs and inhabit different bodies, which inform their experiences in our world. Whether you are struggling with relationships or major life events, she will support you to work through troubling emotions and develop strategies to cope. In a therapeutic alliance, Brooke will stand beside you to recognize your strengths and achieve your goals!

Specialization Areas

Master of Social Work

  • Parenting
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual violence and Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pregnancy Loss and Abortion
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Sexual and Romantic Relationships
  • Family Relationships
  • Cultural/Ethnic/Racial Identities
  • Low Mood and Anxiety/Worry
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Oppression
  • Coping with a Medical Diagnosis (self, child, family)
  • Chronic Illness and Pain

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused Approaches
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Polyvagal Influenced Approaches
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Fun Facts

Pisces Posse

  • Can’t sing but loves karaoke
  • Can back squat her own body weight
  • Dance mom of 2 and soccer mom of 1
  • Has a 17-year-old cat named Toots

Rayya Brown

Social Worker

As a therapist, Rayya has the perfect blend of knowledge, passion, and humour. She has experience supporting individuals and groups in post-secondary and community environments on various topics such as anxiety, life transitions, building healthy relationships, and trauma. By incorporating the perfect balance of resilience and growth in her counselling sessions, Rayya establishes herself as a supportive and powerful agent of change. 

Rayya’s goal as a therapist is to help her clients reach new points of self-awareness and reflectivity. By prioritizing emotional intelligence, she is able to view the world with a humanistic lens and enrich her clients with strength-based strategies. If you’re ready to strengthen your heart and your mind, Rayya is the perfect therapist for the job!

Specialization Areas

Master of Social Work

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Depression
  • Abortion and Miscarriage
  • Women’s Issues
  • Sexual Violence and Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Racial and Cultural Identity
  • Career Guidance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Family Dynamics
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Coping Skills

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Trauma Focused Approaches

Fun Facts

Aries Alliance

  • Has two pet parrots
  • She accidentally gave herself frostbite
  • Is a former drama kid and used to model and act professionally
  • Her ability to binge-watch shows could likely be considered a superpower

Marina Stamatakos

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Marina is a dedicated and compassionate psychotherapist committed to helping others. She has had the privilege of working with diverse clients on an array of topics including: addictions, trauma, anxiety, anger management, and self-esteem. Her experience coupled with her empathetic approach, allows her to connect deeply with clients while fostering an environment of trust and collaboration.

Marina emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions freely. Through a person-centered and strengths-based approach, she develops personalized strategies for coping, growth, and positive change. Marina can help guide you towards a brighter and more empowered future!

Specialization Areas

Master of Counselling Psychology

  • Addictions/Relapse Prevention
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Violence and Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive approach
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Fun Facts

Leo Legion

  • Obsessed with true crime
  • Had a pet Chinchilla named 'Stitch'
  • Favourite shows: Friends, The Office, and 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Irrational fear of whales

Tin Man Cheung

Social Worker

Tin Man is a dedicated social worker committed to providing compassionate mental health support to diverse communities. Her specializations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  Narrative Therapy, and Family Therapy, allow her to help clients with a wide range of challenges. As a racialized and multilingual newcomer, her unique perspective and deep empathy allow Tin Man to connect with clients from different cultural backgrounds.

With experience across various demographics, from children to seniors, Tin Man adopts a strength-based approach and tailors her interventions so that individuals and families can flourish. Through her unwavering dedication and commitment to positive change, Tin Man strives to make a lasting impact in the lives of those she serves.

Specialization Areas

Master of Social Work

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Child & Teen Counselling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Relationships
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD Therapy
  • Parent Coaching
  • Phobia Counselling
  • Post-Migration Adjustment
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love & Confidence Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidality

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Fun Facts

Virgo Vanguard

  • Her dream is to kayak wherever possible
  • Is from Hong Kong
  • Her favorite movie is Madagascar
  • Loves eating Goldfish crackers

Brittany Malfara

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

As a psychotherapist, Brittany’s deep passion is helping people overcome challenges, achieve their goals, and make positive, meaningful changes in their lives. She’s here to create a welcoming and non-judgmental environment where you can embark on your mental health journey with comfort and support. 

Brittany’s a seasoned pro at helping her clients tackle all kinds of challenges. She’s all about serving up personalized treatment plans, perfectly tailored to your unique needs. With Brittany, you’ve got a dedicated and caring therapist ready to be your wing-person on the journey to healing and resilience. Your road to well-being just got a whole lot brighter!

Specialization Areas

Master of Counselling Psychology

  • Anger management 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Fun Facts

Sagittarius Squad

  • Loves Miss Vickie's chips
  • Is passionate about travelling 
  • Is a sucker for a nice sunset
  • Her favourite show is Prison Break

Yasmine El-Garhy

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Yasmine offers a safe and judgment-free space for clients to find support, healing, and improved quality of life. Her experiences living in different multicultural cities has helped enhance her insight into the lives of others. Yasmine uses her bio-psycho-social lens to gather essential information from her clients, which then helps her create effective and individualized treatment plans. 

By exploring the past and targeting the root causes of present-day struggles, Yasmine is able to help her clients make transformative changes through her guidance. Whether it’s with her humour and charm, or her strength as a psychotherapist, Yasmine can bring light and positivity to your world!

Specialization Areas

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Graduating Soon)

  • Addiction
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Career Guidance
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Racial Identity
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Fun Facts

Libra League

  • Does kickboxing
  • Loves cooking
  • Is from Egypt
  • Enjoys acting and performing in theater

Stephanie M.

Cuddle Therapist

Stephanie’s passion has always been connecting with others and healing them on an emotional and spiritual level. As a cuddle therapist she is committed to helping her clients heal and grow through talk and touch. With her warmth and natural ability to create a relaxed and judgment-free space, Stephanie is able to create the perfect therapeutic environment for cuddle therapy.

For those of us that are lacking attention, touch, or are struggling with mental health, cuddles with Stephanie can heal on many levels. With her mastery of the art of affection and her ability to brighten any room she’s in, Stephanie is an exemplary cuddle therapist!

Specialization Areas

Has a PhD in Cuddle Science

Treatment Approach

Giving heckin’ good cuddles 

Fun Facts

Team Taurus

  • Enjoys painting on large canvases

  • Is a skilled pool player
  • Loves roller skating
  • Can recreate sound effects 

Dabeer H.

Placement Student & Cuddle Therapist

Dabeer is a bright placement student and cuddle therapist at Hatch-Me, currently immersing himself in the study of psychology. Dabeer approaches his role with boundless curiosity and a heart eager to help. In his journey of self-discovery and healing, he’s chosen to explore therapy through the gentle power of cuddling. 

Believing in the profound impact of touch and human connection, Dabeer sees cuddle therapy as a beautiful gateway to understanding and empathy. With a smile that lights up the room and a genuine desire to make a difference, Dabeer’s journey with Hatch-Me reflects a commitment to holistic healing and support for those in need!

Specialization Areas

Compassion, charm, and cuddles 

Treatment Approach

Reducing anxiety and boosting oxytocin

Fun Facts

Pisces Posse

  • Has an identical twin

  • Is double-jointed
  • Has a Persian cat named 'Cyrus'
  • Won a Rubik's Cube tournament

Hinnah Khan

Client Experience Adviser

As a healthcare professional, Hinnah uses her experience working in hospitals, clinics, and a variety of support groups in order to guide operations at Hatch-Me. Hinnah provides valuable insights from both a medical and community-based lens in order to ensure that clients receive ethical, effective, and high-quality services.

With a passion for improving the future of health care, Hinnah deconstructs the stigma around mental health and helps foster a client-focused narrative. Through her guidance, Hinnah cultivates Hatch-Me’s growth and mission to help all experience effective, ethical, and compassionate therapy!

Specialization Areas

Currently Pursuing Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

  • Medical & Psychiatric Knowledge
  • Community Guidelines & Standards of Practice
  • Health Content

Treatment Approach

Spreading knowledge and advocacy faster than a Karen asking for a supervisor 

Fun Facts

Libra League

  • Enjoys writing comedies
  • Didn’t know a parrot was a bird
  • Is a huge tennis fan
  • Her Spotify Wrapped ranges from Jack Harlow to Urdu Qawalli

Kevin Kameoka

Office Administrator

Kevin’s organization skills and determination are essential for keeping Hatch-Me in harmony. He works alongside Shani to ensure that the team of Psychotherapists, Social Workers, and Cuddle Therapists has everything it needs.

Kevin’s high-functioning autism helps him bring exemplary organization skills and a unique perspective to Hatch-Me. Whether it’s helping with website design or keeping operations running smoothly, Kevin is an integral part of our team!

Specialization Areas

Game Development & Design Degree

Treatment Approach

An organized office is a happy office 

Fun Facts

Gemini Gang

  • Is one of Canada’s top PUMP IT UP players
  • Has a fraternal twin brother
  • Can do a backflip and other acrobatic stunts
  • Enjoys rock climbing and bouldering
Gillian F.
Gillian F.
2023-07-12
I am grateful to have had Shani be a resource and support during a difficult transition in my life. I had enough self-awareness to google 'therapy' and Hatch-Me came up. It was the reviews that led me to finally submit a request to connect with someone, and I met Shani. I understand why he encourages his patients, once we are in a better headspace, to share our experiences here in order to potentially attract other souls searching for support. There is no pressure, but an understanding of how reviews drive awareness - I am here for it. If you are looking for some guidance, support, or a path to a better headspace, I encourage you to check HM out and meet with anyone on the team. Shani - you are an angel. You provided appropriate therapeutic support and relevant guidance to me during a dark time in my life. Your dedication is unparalleled. You are so accommodating, work around my timings, when I'm late, hungry or when I am in a situation where I need a call or text - you do your best to be there, and you are. It tells me that you actually care about me, my wellbeing, and you want to see me thrive. I hope I am fortunate enough to know you forever. I can assure you I will continue to visit HM whenever I need to kick my negative thoughts in the 'behind'and focus on budling the life I know I deserve because, I Love myself enough to try a little more each day. Thank you for that. From my experience, Shani is patient, but he will also confront your thought patterns when needed. He will support you with reassurance and also challenge you to move outside of a comfort zone. He will be clear and forthright about what one needs to do (unique to them) for overall health and wellbeing. If you care and love yourself enough to want to make some positive changes in your headspace, I encourage you to make an appointment. I can assure you, you won't regret it. Thank you again Hatch-Me and Thank you always Shani. Love, an exposed Gill.
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【Gaalaxy】 】
2023-07-06
Best psychologists and counselors.
Hippo Potamus
Hippo Potamus
2023-06-11
The best therapists around. My entire family has felt heard and supported. Shani is the best therapist/guide we’ve ever had. Other therapist are full of themselves and the advice they give is right off of google. Shani is direct and the way he breaks concepts down is just brilliant. We found our therapist for life.
AP
AP
2023-06-03
Shani's incredible! He's very patient and understanding.
R L
R L
2023-04-20
Very helpful and is very patient when things aren't going as smooth as they should be. Been a long time coming and I'm glad I started.
susan summers
susan summers
2023-04-13
Excellent service, and such a great staff. Very warm and welcoming environment and really made me comfortable and provided me with a safe space to be vulnerable
Zonaira Sarwar
Zonaira Sarwar
2023-04-09
Extremely professional, empathetic , and caring therapist!!!
Dabeer Hassan
Dabeer Hassan
2023-03-15
Love the people good vibe easy to approach and understand
Pamela Roy
Pamela Roy
2023-03-01
When you’re in a big city, it’s hard to find services that are incredibly professional, custom tailored to your needs AND leave you feeling hopeful. Hatch-Me’s approach to their services are heart-centred and personable, with exceptionally prompt and clear communication. Cassidy is a gem. Walk in with some trepidation and walk out feeling so very loved and cared for. My first ever cuddle session healed layers of my heart, gave me space to speak my truth about past hurt, and was welcomed by a compassionate and empathetic soul who gave me the confidence to continue healing myself. I am deeply grateful, thank you.

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