Our Team

“Creative Solutions for Optimal Psychological Health”

Toronto Psychologist Dr. Mishy Elmpak, C. Psych.

Life has taught me a few lessons. Some of them carried heartache, fear, pain, stress and anxiety. I was determined to overcome these bad feelings, and I especially did not like that these feelings could lead to sleepless nights, physical pain and tension. But I learned through help, skillful guidance and my studies, that these painful situations can be overcome, no matter how difficult it may seem. It is possible to deal with life’s challenges and change them for the better. I feel so grateful and lucky to have learnt how to deal with pain and anxiousness. My life’s goals have since been to improve the means and skills with which I can teach people overcome their pains and struggles, too. My dream is a world where people are happy and loving with each other.

I believe that happy people can create a world which is peaceful, innovative and compassionate. My life’s ambition is to continuously sharpen the tools and means that help people to free their positive energies to achieve their goals. I want to encourage people to be the best they can be, lead inspired lives and contribute in raising human consciousness and peace through their work. I feel that this optimal psychological health can be best achieved through a balanced interplay between body, mind and the spirit.

For those of you who are interested in my credentials:
I studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Sorbonne, in Paris, France, and at the University in Berlin, Berlin, Germany. In Calgary, Alberta, I studied more in areas of perceptual psychology, biology and physiology. I worked in between, at various institutions such as the Michener Institute, Behavior Program and Research, in Red Deer, Alberta; The Centre for Child and Youth Services, in Northern Ontario; at Oshawa General Hospital, Department of Psychology, Oshawa, Ontario and Surrey Place Centre, Toronto, Ontario. I then decided to return to University. This time I went to the University of Toronto, OISE, where I did complete a doctorate in psychology. I completed my internships at The Markham- Stouffville Family Life Centre, at Toronto East General Hospital and the Toronto Board of Education. I then worked with other psychologists in private practice and eventually opened my own private practice where I have been providing various assessment and therapy services since 1997.

Since 2006, I helped to bring the Adler Graduate Professional School (AGPS) to life and in January 2011, the School received consent from the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer graduate psychology degrees (Master of Psychology). Since then, I have also been working as a Faculty Mentor/Advisor, Professor of Psychology and Director of the International Student Program at AGPS. I have lectured Physiological Psychology at the University of Calgary, led series of training program in Behaviour Therapy and Stress Management, and Groups in Pain Management. In 2006, I opened an interdisciplinary private clinic, Apex Centre for Integrated Health, where interdisciplinary services were provided. I am specializing on Positive Living, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Hypnosis. I am a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Orthomolecular Medicine.

Dr. Adam Lodzinski

adamDr. Lodzinski holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Windsor. He is is a nationally recognized expert in the application of psychology to human service program development. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in varied projects across the country, including projects with First Nations. He has provided training and program development in a wide range of fields including Mental Health; Conflict Resolution, Addiction, Family Violence; Education; Career Development, Corrections, and Career Transitions. He has developed various program packages in the area of Conflict Resolution. Currently, he works in private practice with individuals, couples and workplace in conflict resolution. He is cross-appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Adler Graduate Professional School, where he teaches graduate students in counseling/clinical psychology.

Na Zhu, M.Ed., CCC

Na is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with over 4 years of experience working with children, youth, adults and families. She has obtained her Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology and certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Fundamental Skills at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Integrating various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, emotion focused therapy and relaxation strategies, Na has consistently assisted individuals and families in achieving their personal goals and increasing positive feelings.

Na has worked as a counsellor at Family Services York Region and at Peel Children’s Centre. She has helped individuals from diverse background and with various presenting problems, such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, anger management and communication issues.

As a Chinese Canadian, Na has personal experiences with both Western and Eastern values, and actively incorporates strength-based approach and cultural competency in her practice.Na is currently registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Languages: Mandarin, English

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