Registered Psychotherapy and Counselling
We are here to support your physical health and your mental health.
Yoga Mamas offer counselling in-person in our clinic, and virtually from the comfort of your home.
We are leaders in maternal health and have an experienced team of Registered Psychotherapists to care for you and empower you where ever you are on your journey.
OUR PSYCHOTHERAPY TEAM
Jaime Robson, MSW, RSW:
Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist
With a deep curiosity for the human condition, Jaime practices Integrative Therapy combining elements drawn from various methods (including EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, and the Tri-Phasic Trauma Practice Model) to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.
Jaime's own fertility journey inspired her passion for working with women and families. She brings a strengths-based, solution-focused approach to care, an awareness that healing is a collaborative endeavour, and an understanding that the therapeutic relationship is as meaningful as the therapy itself.
Modalities: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, the Tri-Phasic Trauma Practice Model, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga.
Areas of care: Trauma (PTSD); Reproductive Health and Fertility; Maternal Wellness (Prenatal, Postpartum); Grief; Anxiety and Depression; Gender-Based Violence; Religious Oppression; Communication and Voice; Personal Growth.
Jaime is a PhD candidate and a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is also a member of EMDR Canada, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Lisha Cash, MSW, RSW:
Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Lisha is a counsellor and psychotherapist in Toronto. She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto, with a specialization in children and families. Lisha has a special interest in working with women as they navigate life and role transitions, specifically in the areas of pregnancy, motherhood, co-parenting, fertility, and loss.
Lisha’s approach focuses on building a therapeutic relationship that encompasses trust and respect, while creating an environment that is safe for clients to explore the most sensitive areas of their lives. Working together with her clients, Lisha helps to identify their strengths and abilities, while helping empower clients to harness these in order to overcome obstacles in their lives.
Each person is unique, therefore, Lisha utilizes a trauma-informed, eclectic approach to counselling, drawing from various theoretical orientations based on the client’s needs and presenting issues. These may include, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based practice, and Solution-Focused frameworks. Lisha has received perinatal mood and anxiety disorders training by Postpartum Support International, which focused on the components of care surrounding pre and postnatal depression and anxiety, with advanced training in psychotherapy.
Lisha’s passion for this work was further ignited when she became a mama herself in 2018.
Susan Haller MSW RSW, Psychotherapist
Hi, my name is Susan and I am one of the psychotherapists at Yoga Mamas. I am a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Applied Health Sciences and of Wilfrid Laurier University with a Master of Social Work. In addition I have recently completed certificates in Perinatal Mental Health and Birth and Reproductive Trauma through Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Trainings.
I am a trained clinician with over 20 years of experience, registered with my professional college (OCSWSSW) and my services are covered by most insurance providers. I have developed a passion for women’s health and wellness through my work in hospitals, community, primary care and private practice. As well, am the mother of 5 adult children and grandmother of 6 which gives me both lived experience and keeps me up to date on the joys and challenges of present day parenthood.
Perhaps you are struggling with infertility, or questioning whether or not you would like to become a parent. Maybe you have suffered losses in the process of trying to start a family. You might be a new parent and struggling with hormonal shifts, lack of sleep, challenges with feeding and wondering how to divide household labour between you and your partner. Perhaps
your partner relationship is strained with the welcome of your new baby, or one of your children is having difficulty adjusting to a new sibling. Maybe you are experiencing difficulties setting boundaries with extended family members, or finding it difficult to ask for what you need from others. You might be dealing with a role transition from being a full time professional to a full time parent, or are worried about your parenting skills. Maybe you have been managing mood challenges successfully, but the birth of a child has impacted your ability to do so because of the intense demands of parenting. Perhaps the pandemic has increased your sense of isolation or
your health anxiety and you are navigating back to some sort of normalcy. Or maybe you are simply exhausted!
These are some of the issues I am hearing about and would be happy to help you navigate, along with anything else you would like to discuss. As well, I would highly recommend the books Baby Bomb by Kara Hoppe and Stan Tatkin and Impossible Parenting by Olivia Scobie. Both are available in audiobook format for busy parents, and in print form in the Yoga Mamas gift
I invite you to make a virtual appointment for a free 20 minute consultation to see if we would be a good fit. Looking forward to chatting with you!