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Bolton Psychologist

Psychological Services For Adults, Couples and Adolescents

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Psychologist
Team

Dr. Shruti Kankaria 

Psy. D., C. Psych

Registered Clinical Psychologist
Clinic Director

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Dr. Shruti Kankaria is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and couples who may be struggling with: depression, mood, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, stress and burnout, perfectionism and self-criticism, grief and loss, sexual identity, low self-esteem, and life and cultural transitions.

 

Dr. Kankaria uses an integrative approach to treatment, utilizing evidence-based treatment models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, and Strength-Based approaches.

In a supportive setting through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, Dr. Shruti Kankaria validates your inner experiences in a manner that aids self-awareness. She endeavors to promote change through a warm and compassionate environment that assists safe exploration, re-evaluation and discovery of strengths. Dr. Kankaria values your journey and understands that many things (including family, culture, and upbringing) have contributed to making you unique. She understands that coming to treatment is not an easy step and is dedicated to working with you to improve your life.

All diverse ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds as well as sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome.  Dr. Kankaria has lived in five countries and is fluent in English and spoken Hindi and Urdu.

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Ruby Saini 

Clinical Associate
 

Accepting New Clients

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Angela D'Unian

Clinical Associate
 

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Angela is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is currently completing a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) degree at Adler Graduate Professional School, where she also obtained a Master of Psychology degree in Clinical & Counselling Psychology. Angela holds a master’s degree in Immigration & Settlement Studies and a college diploma in Child and Youth Work. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Guelph.

Angela has eleven years of experience working in the mental health field across various settings, including school boards, inpatient hospital settings, community outreach programs, multidisciplinary health teams, and private practice. Throughout her career, she has gained experience working with different evidence-based treatment modalities, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive processing therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness practices. She offers individual therapy to adolescents and adults with a broad range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. Angela’s approach to treatment aims to help individuals learn effective coping strategies to manage their symptoms, triggers, and stressors while also engaging in goal setting, activity planning, and self-care practices.  

Angela is committed to her continual growth and professional development as a clinician. She receives supervision from registered psychologists and participates in post-graduate training programs. Angela is supervised by Dr. Shruti Kankaria and offers sessions in English and Spanish.

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Anthony Fallico

Clinical Associate
 

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Accepting New Clients

Anthony Fallico is currently in the second year of his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) degree at ADLER Professional Graduate School. He has a Master’s degree in psychology from ADLER Graduate Professional School and a Bachelor of Science honours degree in psychology from York University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. His honours thesis was completed at Baycrest Hospital, and he was part of several other research lab studies at York University throughout his undergrad. 

 

Anthony has four years of experience working and training in the mental health field, providing both psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to a variety of clients. He has worked with multidisciplinary teams in various settings as a psychoeducational consultant for school boards and as a psychometrist in private practice, conducting various assessments for children, adults and adolescents. He has also worked as a clinical associate providing therapy as part of a multidisciplinary private practice in Toronto. He has experience providing counselling services for a diverse population of adolescents and adults. Anthony has worked with populations with a broad range of concerns, including ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, OCD, personality disorders, depression, anxiety and self-esteem. He works from a biopsychosocial model based on evidence-based modalities, including CBT, DBT, interpersonal and psychodynamic-based approaches. He also operates from a trauma-informed and strength-based perspective. 

 

Anthony is committed to continuing his growth as a clinician and is receiving supervision from Dr. Shruti Kankaria.

Christina Dhaliwal

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Clinical Associate
 

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Accepting New Clients

Christina is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is currently completing a Master of Psychology (MPsy) degree in Clinical & Counselling Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School. Christina holds a Master of Divinity in Counselling and Spiritual Care from McMaster Divinity College and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree at the University of Manitoba.

Christina’s first career of 18 years is in nursing working in emergency departments in community hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba and as well in trauma and cardiac care hospital in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. She has also worked in fly-in aboriginal nursing stations in northern Ontario, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, providing primary care, emergency care and general mental health care and support.

Since completing her Master Degree five years ago, Christina has been providing mental health counseling and psychotherapy in private practice settings for a diverse population of adults and couples. Christina has worked alongside clients experiencing grief and loss (pregnancy loss, sudden loss, disenfranchised grief), supporting through pregnancy and postpartum stages, infertility challenges; as well as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and processing through significant life decision making.

Christina’s strength as a psychotherapist is ‘being present and calm in the chaos’ which allows the client to have space for all of their feelings and thoughts to be shared in safety and with compassion. Christina invites clients to explore their experiences and perspectives and collaborate together on the unique ways to move through and forward in their unique challenges. She integrates various therapeutic modalities such as evidence-based CBT, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), emotionally focused therapy, mindfulness practices, narrative therapy; as well as Gottman approach in couples’ therapy. Finally, Christina operates from a trauma informed and strength-based perspective.

Christina is receiving supervision from Dr. Shruti Kankaria, and is committed to providing you the best care.

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Cassandra Eardley

Client Care Coordinator
 

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Cass has recently completed her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology from the University of Guelph. She is your first point of contact when you reach out to us here at Bolton Psychology! Cass’s role is to match clients with the proper clinician based on their availability, interests, and client preferences. 

 

Cass has just begun her career in the psychology field and hopes one day to continue her studies so that she too can become a psychologist. She is very interested in reading about psychological studies, self care, and all sorts of books! Additionally, she enjoys the arts; including painting, photography, and embroidery.

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Ruby is a Clinical Associate who has over six years of experience working in the mental health field. Ruby has worked with individuals who need support coping with: depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, difficulties with sleep, relationship and communication challenges, familial misalignments, low self-esteem, self-identity, marital issues, coping with grief and loss and coping with a debilitating physical injury or a health issue.

 

Ruby likes to describe therapy with her as “being in a room with floor to ceiling mirrors” this way you are able to see yourself from all perspectives and not just the perspective you are used to. This can be instrumental in understanding why you feel the way you feel, why you think the way that you do and why certain actions cause certain reactions. Upon doing this Ruby will work with you to delve deeper into certain patterns, challenge your way of thinking and provide validation while ensuring you feel safe and in control. Ruby believes in Person Centred Therapy, which means that ultimately the client is in control of each session. This results in the client feeling empowered, and encouraged to tap into their desire for growth and change. For Ruby, a key element in building a strong therapeutic alliance is: unconditional positive regard. This means that no matter what the client shares, it will be accepted without any conditions or judgment.  

Ruby uses a holistic and integrative framework and has experience working with a diverse population who come from all walks of life. Ruby likes combining elements of various modalities such as: evidence-based cognitive behavioural interventions, emotionally focused therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, with an Adlerian trauma-centred perspective to work with individuals. 

 

Ruby is extremely passionate about mental health awareness and thinks the most important thing you can do for someone is hold space and allow them to feel how they feel. Ruby believes mental health and physical health are equally as important, and one should be able to express how they feel as easily as one is able to express if they have a headache or if they think they are coming down with the flu.

Ruby has completed over 1500 clinical hours. She has completed the Master of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program and has received a Certificate in Trauma at Adler Graduate Professional School. Ruby is currently supervised by Dr. Shruti Kankaria and is working on obtaining her post masters hours. Ruby is also working towards registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

 

Ruby warmly encourages clients to be their own agent of change by booking a session with her today. Ruby offers sessions in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

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“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

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