Our Team

Shani Hussain

Clinical Supervisor & 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 be your ally on this journey. 

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

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

  • Loves Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, and Anime
  • Enjoys creative writing
  • Has a pet Dumeril's Boa
  • Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do

Tala Barrage

Registered Psychotherapist

 When it comes to long term wellness, Tala strongly believes that mental and physical health go hand in hand. As a Registered Psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher, she trusts in the benefits that physical movement and mindfulness practices can offer; not only for personal healing and growth, but also for stress reduction, emotional regulation and enhanced mental health.
Tala is equipped to help clients facing a range of issues in their daily lives and incorporates a variety of mindfulness-based approaches and somatic techniques in her sessions. Tala’s consideration and care for her clients along with her integrated counselling approach are what make her a wonderful psychotherapist.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Women's Issues

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy

  • Can speak English, Arabic, and French fluently
  • Enjoys painting and being out in nature
  • Lived in 7 cities
  • Is great at baking

Tatum Bedard

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Tatum offers a judgment-free and safe therapeutic space where conversations are lead with compassion and empathy. Whatever the concern or reason for reaching for support, her priority is creating a safe and trusting relationship with her clients; Tatum believes that this is the bedrock of effective therapy.
Tatum is able to help her clients heal from their past and allows them to resolve present-day issues by equipping them with the tools, resources, and individual strength needed to reach therapeutic goals. As a social justice advocate, she is dedicated to cultural affirming approaches and anti-oppressive practice. Her care and dedication to her clients make her a great choice as a psychotherapist.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Client-Centered & Trauma Informed
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Travelled to 6 continents
  • Loves running and kickboxing
  • Adrenaline seeker (bungee jumped, paraglided, scuba and sky dived)
  • Would win a Drag Race and The Office trivia night

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.

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

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

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

Cassidy Bedard

Cuddle Therapist

Cassidy is a deeply empathetic nurturer who strives to heal her clients at their core. She uses an anti-oppressive lens and is dedicated to ensuring that each client feels seen, safe, and comfortable with unconditional positive regard. Cassidy became a cuddle therapist to help quench our touch-starved society and fulfill this science-backed fundamental need.
By using safe, platonic, and consensual affection, Cassidy fosters a hybrid environment that allows her clients to feel both vulnerable and secure. If you’re on a healing journey and wish to restore trust and esteem through the compassionate touch of a professional, then Cassidy is the perfect cuddle therapist for you.

Making you feel warm and fuzzy both inside and out

Giving epic cuddles

  • Cannot get a good night's sleep without her teddy bear

  • Can read a birth chart
  • Has had not only dogs and cats as pets, but also a snake and a hedgehog
  • She is at peak happiness when reading on a beach

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. 

Game Development & Design Degree

An organized office is a happy office

  • 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
jasleen kaur
jasleen kaur
2022-11-27
I’ve been working with Shani for a year. He’s highly empathetic and very understanding. He has expertise in behavioural analysis and thus providing therapies to improve mental well-being. I highly recommend Hatch Me therapy
Sana Boaz
Sana Boaz
2022-11-24
The most compassionate and understanding human being you’d ever come across. Shani’s passion to help people is inspiring and he has always guided me in a positive direction. I look forward to our sessions because he brightens up my entire day. Highly recommend booking a session(s) with him! His soul is made of magic and he genuinely cares for the well-being of his clients.
Asad K
Asad K
2022-11-23
Shani has been nothing short of phenomenal with his therapy services. I’ve had my fair share of therapists over the years and quite frankly I’ve never left an appointment as content as I have with Shani. He has helped me dig into & repair deep-rooted childhood issues that I never really expected to ever resurface or even remember for that matter. As easy as he was able to open that locked door, he was able to help me confront what was behind the door and worked with me until I was able to be okay with that door open. He didn’t just close the door and move on, he unlocked it and walked side by side with me right through it, and for that I am grateful. Even in emergency situations where I just needed to talk briefly, he was there to help in no time. Session after session, year after year, it seemed as if some therapists cared more about a paycheck than my or anyones mental wellbeing for that matter; however, Shani really showed me what it is to be a therapist & more importantly how much love & care that there is out in the world.
Atiksha Samyal
Atiksha Samyal
2022-11-01
Shani been an amazing help to me. I healed from so many things one by one and he was always there at each and every step with his guidance. His therapy sessions are so great and helpful ..you actually starts feeling good after the session. Highly recommend 🙌🏻😇
Daanish Kachalia
Daanish Kachalia
2022-10-18
Going to Hatch-Me Therapy has been a great experience. Shani and the team are very supportive and genuine. You can tell that they are passionate about what they do and their services have helped me quite a bit. I would recommend this to anyone considering therapy!
Gary Boynton
Gary Boynton
2022-09-16
Incredible therapist that changed my life. Was very surprised how quickly things improved for me. And he’s always there when you need to vent. Helped me through my anxiety so many times. Highly recommend.
Shaunton Matheson
Shaunton Matheson
2022-06-13
😫😫 I had my first session today and it was amazing. I feel so good. I never know I would be this comfortable opening up to someone. 😫think I found a best friend anyway he’s an amazing person and wants the best for everyone (he’s honest)
Steve Mancuso
Steve Mancuso
2022-05-25
I have been working with Shani for 6 months and he is truly amazing in so many ways. First off, he really knows his stuff – he is multi faceted/talented as a behavioural therapist/ life coach/ mediator, and family counsellor. He backs up his techniques and strategies with knowledge-science, extensive job training, and life experience. In addition Shani has a “true gift” to see a situation from all sides and delicately and tactfully problem solves and teaches to bring about the best results. He is caring, passionate, honest, and brave at every moment. He offers at home visits, answers texts, provides emergency support, and is flexible with your financial situation – which is unheard of in his field of work. Me and my family have been truly blessed to have Shani as a personal and family therapist – we have learned so much in just a short time, and look forward to learning more. I highly recommend Shani to anyone seeking personal, relational, and family support – you will not be disappointed!
Shreya Patel
Shreya Patel
2022-05-17
I have been working with Shani for the last 9 months and he has been amazing in every way. He is accommodating, comforting, and makes it feel more like I’m talking to a friend. I’m a better person today because of him.
Anonymous
Anonymous
2021-11-18
I recommend Shani as a clinician if you are looking for someone who is professional, empathetic, sympathetic and has compassion. He is also willing to work with you financially, as therapy can sometimes be a bit pricey.