Meet Our Team

Every individual member of our team believes in helping others communicate freely and we put our genuine heart and effort into helping our clients achieve their goals! We offer our services in English, French, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, German, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Bengali. If you want therapy in-person or online, contact us today to see how we can help you communicate freely!

Founder & Lead Speech Pathologist

Ibtissam is passionate about helping children and adults communicate freely. She is a Canadian-trained Speech Language Pathologist and also works at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as an Auditory Verbal Therapist. She believes in a personalized approach to each individual she meets and collaborates with her clients to help them achieve their goals. When asked what she likes, she whispered 'fresh powder' and drew a picture of a snowboard.

Ibtissam Mustaq

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Ibtissam is passionate about helping children and adults communicate freely. She is a Canadian-trained Speech Language Pathologist and also works at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as an Auditory Verbal Therapist. She believes in a personalized approach to each individual she meets and collaborates with her clients to help them achieve their goals. When asked what she likes, she whispered 'fresh powder' and drew a picture of a snowboard.

Languages: English, French, Bengali

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Admin

Maria is the first point of contact for our team and clients. She is passionate about helping people by ensuring client satisfaction and team cohesion.  At Andalusia Speech, Maria spends her time providing administrative and HR support, improving HR policies and employee advocacy, all while working remotely from Hamilton! Maria enjoys spending time with her family on the weekends and baking. 

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Maria Reano

HR & Admin Coordinator

Pooja is completing her final year at McMaster University studying Cognitive Science of Language and Peace Studies. Pooja supports Andalusia Speech Therapy through content creation and market research.

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Pooja Patel

Content Creator

Becky is our in house marketing lead making sure that Andalusia Speech continues to reach as many people as possible while making a difference. At Andalusia Speech, Becky strategizes and implements marketing initiatives along with managing and mentoring our marketing intern. In her spare time Becky enjoys developing her art skills, upgrading her SEO knowledge or watching Netflix documentaries.

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Becky Umweni

Marketing Coordinator

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McKenna is currently completing her final semester at Durham College for Business Marketing. She is enthusiastic about expanding her knowledge and learning how to better communicate. She enjoys connecting with people and creating an inclusive environment. When she finishes her education, she hopes to continue working within the healthcare industry. 

McKenna King

Marketing Assistant

Tina is completing her final year studying Criminology. At Andalusia Speech Therapy, Tina holds the position of the part-time administrative assistant. She aspires to help others and to ensure that each client is satisfied with our services. On her free time, Tina enjoys watching Netflix, working out, and reading!

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Tina Koohestani

Admin Assistant

Languages: English, Farsi

Toronto Therapists

Anna is evidence-driven in her clinical practice and holds both a research Master's of Science and a clinical Master's of Health Science in Speech Language Pathology. With several publications under her belt in the field, she continuously brings our team back to the important question: "But does the research support this?!" And that is why we want her on our side - science with enthusiasm, the most compelling combination in a clinician! 

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Anna Mersov

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew

With over 20 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, including working at Sickkids Hospital and Grandview Centre in Toronto, Joanne is ready to take on any challenge to help someone communicate more freely. She has experience in a variety of communication disorders and offers a patient and understanding ear to her clients as she guides them to achieving their communication goals. When Joanne isn't helping clients, she enjoys spending time with family including her two boys.

With over 20 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, including working at Sickkids Hospital and Grandview Centre in Toronto, Joanne is ready to take on any challenge to help someone communicate more freely. She has experience in a variety of communication disorders and offers a patient and understanding ear to her clients as she guides them to achieving their communication goals. When Joanne isn't helping clients, she enjoys spending time with family including her two boys.

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With over 20 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, including working at Sickkids Hospital and Grandview Centre in Toronto, Joanne is ready to take on any challenge to help someone communicate more freely. She has experience in a variety of communication disorders and offers a patient and understanding ear to her clients as she guides them to achieving their communication goals. When Joanne isn't helping clients, she enjoys spending time with family including her two boys.

Joanne Curia

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Italian

Jenny brings a wealth of varied professional experience and educational training to all of her interactions. As an avid traveler, sports fan (let's go Blue Jays!) and advocate for all things speech and language related, you'll find in her someone easy to talk to and passionate about her clinical practice.

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Jenny Mercurio

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Italian

Originally from the Niagara region, Mikyla has adopted Toronto as her new home. As a conscientious individual, Mikyla is very thorough in her approach to speech therapy and wants to bring the best practices and resources available to all of her clients, so when she isn't directly with a client, she is often prepping for them! Mikyla is active in her church and music activities and loves to travel when she is not working at the clinic.

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Mikyla Grau

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, French

Celine has experience working with adults and children in a variety of settings such as pre-school community centres, hospitals, and children’s treatment centres. As a clinician, Celine strives to empower her clients and their families through providing resources and creating meaningful and individualized therapy that is motivating to participate in.

 

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Celine Wang

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Mandarin

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Myles brings a diverse background of culture to his practice as a Toronto native of immigrant parents from two different countries, and strives to integrate, support, and validate the cultural diversity of all clients and families he works with. As a clinician, he has experience working with children in settings such as school boards and private practices, as well as with adults in hospitals. When not working, you can find Myles in the Voice and Resonance Laboratory at the University of Toronto where he is completing his PhD, or participating in various activities with and at his church.

Myles Drayton

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, French

Sudbury Therapist

Leandra is a Sudbury native and provides therapy to our Sudbury clients or online. She has experience in a variety of settings, including hospital, school board, and private clinic and looks forward to continue to assist others using a client-centered approach. She is passionate about helping others and hopes to promote a comforting space for clients of all ages and with diverse communication needs. During her leisure time, Leandra enjoys taking photo walks and watching movies.

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Leandra Stopar

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, French

Mississauga Therapist

As a Palestinian, born in Lebanon, and raised in Canada, Batoul emphasizes the importance of providing culturally competent and client-centred therapy. Her previous experience includes working with both children and adults in a variety of settings including preschool initiatives, camp programs, hospitals, and a rehabilitation centre. Batoul is passionate about providing each and every client evidence-based and personalized therapy to achieve a magnitude of communication needs.

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Batoul El Sayah

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Arabic

Kitchener/Waterloo

Born and raised within the K-W region, Eryn has experience working with children and adults in school, hospital, and private practice settings. Eryn is dedicated to providing evidence-based and client-centered therapy, as well as promoting a safe and inclusive space.

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Eryn Webster

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English

North Bay Therapist

Barbara was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Canada at the age of 15. She lived in Montreal for the following 9 years, where she earned her B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology at McGill University. She has experience working with language, articulation, voice and cognitive communication disorders, as well as dysphagia and autism.

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Barbara Coelho

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish

London Therapist

Kassandra prides herself in providing the best client-centered care possible. She enjoys working with various populations of all ages within the hospital and school board settings.

She is also enthusiastic about supporting individuals with communication and language needs, and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. 

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Kassandra Muñoz-Ramos

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Spanish

Guelph

Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Olivia moved to Guelph in high school to play competitive soccer at the national level.  While at university, she discovered her interest in communication disorders and pursued her Master's at the University of Western Ontario. 

 

Currently working at the school board and Andalusia Speech Therapy, Olivia is determined to make a client’s communication goals transfer beyond the therapy room.  When out of the clinic, Olivia enjoys traveling, fitness, exploring new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.  

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Olivia Colosimo

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English

Ottawa

Michelle is a passionate clinician who is dedicated to providing client-centered care in her practice. She has prior experience working with both children and adults with a variety of communication needs in several settings including preschool programs, summer camps, and hospitals. Outside of work, Michelle loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Michelle Dolmaya

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Japanese

Psychotherapy

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Freha recognizes and appreciates the vital role culture and life experiences play in shaping unique worldviews and behaviours. She works collaboratively with clients to explore goals and treatment options to help them strive for greater mental health and wellness. Utilizing a client-centered approach unique to individual needs, she describes the counseling process as one that fosters a strong therapeutic alliance and works towards increasing self-awareness.

Freha Mian

Registered Psychotherapist 

Languages: English, Urdu

Occupational Therapy

Meital brings varied experience working with children, as well as adults in the downtown Toronto community. Meital values forming therapeutic relationships with her clients and providing a holistic approach to reach their goals. Outside of work, Meital enjoys spending time outdoors, yoga, and baking.

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Meital Kraut

Occupational Therapist

Languages: English

Online Speech Therapy

All our therapists provide virtual therapy in addition to in-person therapy at their local clinic.

Licenses & Training

All our Speech Language Pathologists have a Master's of Speech Therapy and are licenced by the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Training and certifications acquired by our team include:

Motor Speech Articulation: Prompt Introduction, Prompt Bridging

Autism: More than Words

Stuttering: Fluency Plus, Lidcombe

Language: Hanen It Takes Two and Target Word

Literacy: Orton Gillingham

Aphasia: Supported Conversation with Adults with Aphasia

Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC): Picture Exchange Communication (PECS)