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

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

Ibtissam Mustaq

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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. 

Mikaela is entering her final year at York University pursuing a bilingual Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She works to create speech related content through blogs, videos, and other online platforms. Mikaela also helps the clinic by conducting industry research and assisting with resource and training development. She enjoys working with a variety of age groups and has an interest in areas like Aphasia and Aural Rehabilitation. Mikaela is excited to apply to Speech-Language Pathology programs in the new year.

Lauren is in her second year at University of Toronto, specializing in Management with a focus in Marketing and International Business and majoring in Economics. She is working remotely in Toronto on marketing at Andalusia Speech. When she graduates, she hopes to become a marketing analyst and examine industry data and buying trends. 

Maria Reano

Mikaela Sabourin

Lauren Quant

HR & Admin Coordinator

Content Creator

Marketing Assistant

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! *Please note Anna is currently on maternity leave!

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.

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 prior experience as an Instructor Therapist providing Applied Behaviour Analysis services, Janessa practices a client-centred approach and enjoys working with children and adults. She always strives to prioritize clients’ needs, promote an inclusive environment, and actively work with clients to ensure that intervention is effective. During Janessa’s spare time, she enjoys hiking and traveling.

Anna Mersov

Joanne Curia

Janessa Tam

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew

Languages: English, Italian

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

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.

Vivian is a clinician-scientist who loves the "people" part of her job. She is pursuing a Ph.D in Speech Therapy while also working as a clinician to help her clients achieve their goals. She highly values inclusivity and representation and her aim is to contribute to accessible resources for all. When she is not working or studying, she like to draw and train her dog to do silly tricks.

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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.

Michelle Dolmaya

Vivian Che

Jenny Mercurio

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Japanese

Languages: English, Mandarin

Languages: English, Italian

St. Catharines Therapist

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.

Mikyla Grau

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.

Leandra Stopar

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, French

Occupational Therapy

With prior experience supporting children with developmental disabilities in the community as well as older adults in the hospital setting, Philip always strives to use evidence-based strategies and enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities. With a background in Occupational Therapy, he is passionate about using meaningful activities as a tool to motivate his clients.

Philip Yan

Occupational Therapist

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

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)

 
 
 
 

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