Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of psychological associates, psychologists, registered psychotherapists, coaches, and other independent practices in the community who have specialized training and expertise with neurodivergent populations. Our affiliates are available for treatment (e.g., ADHD coaching, Autism coaching, career counseling, etc) following our assessment services at Talk and Thrive.

Armita Hosseini, M.Ed., M.A., C. Psych., Assoc (Counselling and Clinical Psychology)

Clinic Director
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Accepting new clients.
  • Booking consultation: Click here
  • Fees $250 per hour, covered by some private insurance plans
  • Cancellations: A 24 hour’s notice for cancellations is required.

Armita Hosseini is a registered psychological associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from Western University (2013) and Masters of Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University (2015). With over 10 years of clinical and research training in neurodevelopmental conditions, she has worked with children, youth, and adults for publicly funded mental health agencies including, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre, East Metro Youth Services and various private practice settings.

Armita’s practice focuses on examining the presentation of autism in adults, as well as other neurodivergent individuals affected by social isolation and other co-morbid mental health issues using a neurodiversity-affirmative framework. She has worked in the fields of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), ADHD, Neurodevelopmental conditions, and child and adult mental health. For over ten years, her clinical focus has been on children, youth and adults with ADHD and ASDs and the co-morbid social and mental health problems that affect them. She is passionate about actively contributing to expanding the understanding of autism (and late diagnosis) through various avenues such as workshops, research collaborations, consultations and training.

She is active in many training platforms and her specialized focused lies on topics including the presentation of ASD in adults, Autism in female adults and other diverse populations (e.g., LGBTQ+, Newly immigrants, minority groups). Armita consults and provides training and supervision opportunities to other practitioners with the aim of promoting more effective, accessible and responsive service systems for individuals with ASDs. She is a member of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

Dr. Charles Pierce

Clinical, Health & Rehabilitation Psychologist

Dr. Charles Pierce is a registered Psychologist who was an Assistant Professor of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo from 1971 to 1978. During that time, he was also a National Health Research Scholar. He taught, researched, and developed programs to assist children, developmentally delayed children and adults and seniors to increase their participation in community activities. He also implemented the first Canadian application of a treatment family model for adolescent boys who were young offenders. He then became the first Executive Director of the Waterloo Region District Health Council which worked with the province and local health bodies to address local needs and health planning.

Since 1980 he has been in full time private practice which has included individual and organizational services. One part of that was developing a clinic which gave family physicians direct access to mental health treatment services for their patients. This model served over 120,000 persons in the Waterloo Region and has now been incorporated into the family health model that is provided across Canada.

As a Psychologist Dr. Pierce’s areas of competence are clinical psychology, counselling psychology, health psychology and rehabilitation psychology. He is authorized to work with children, adolescents, adults, families and seniors. His approach is problem focused with development of treatment approaches that lead to behaviour change. This is a collaborative approach with the client.

Dr. Anthony Bailey

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at UBC, Retired (Affiliate)

Dr. Anthony Bailey became Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UBC in July 2010. He came from the University of Oxford where he was the Cheryl and Reece Scott Chair of Psychiatry, the first Medical Chair devoted to the study of autism. Dr. Bailey’s research has investigated the neurobiological basis of autistic disorders, using genetic, neuropathological and neuroimaging approaches. Until his move to Canada, Dr. Bailey coordinated the International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium: a large international team of clinicians and scientists brought together to identify susceptibility genes for autism. At Oxford, Dr. Bailey built the first Magnetoencephalographic Centre designed for the study of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Bailey’s clinical work focuses on teenagers and able adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Autism Research: The Journal of the International Society of Autism Research. Dr. Bailey provides consultation services and shares his expertise at Talk and Thrive psychology.

Dr. Kimberly Moore

Kimberley Moore

Registered Psychotherapist, M.A., (CRPO)

Kimberley is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and her Bachelor of Arts (Specialized Honours, Psychology) from York University. Kimberley also has a Diploma in Funeral Service Education from Humber College in Toronto.

With over twenty years of combined professional experience, she has worked in the areas of counselling, psychotherapy, assessment, disability & rehabilitation, and bereavement; in hospital, corporate, and private settings. Kimberley provides strategies and support to clients from diverse backgrounds struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. She is a warm and compassionate clinician who takes a trauma-informed and integrative evidence-based approach. She will be providing both treatment (for mood, anxiety, interpersonal issues, ADHD, OCD, among many other mental health challenges) and assessment services at Talk and Thrive psychology.

Navdeep Pabla

BSN, MSN, Registered Adult Nurse Practitioner

Navdeep is a Registered Adult Nurse Practitioner with the College of Nurses of Ontario. With over 22 years of experience working with a diverse group of adults in the United States and Canada, she has worked in the private sector, adult foster care homes, homecare, hospital settings and private mental health clinics.

In addition to her extensive clinical experience, she has practiced in a telemedicine cannabis platform, men’s health telemedicine platform, out-patient internal medicine clinic, nursing homes, sub-acute rehabs, homebound patients, adult afc homes, and hospitalist where she provided medical care to patients with multiple acute and chronic medical illnesses on acute care floors and admission team. Navdeep is currently accepting new clients and provides medication management and consultation support to our clients as part of our comprehensive psychological services.

Makayla Roth

Bachelor of Arts (Social Psychology) / Administrative Assistant

Makayla completed her Bachelor’s degree at McMaster University in Social Psychology (2020). Currently, Makayla is continuing her passion for psychology and pursuit of knowledge at Adler University, where she is completing her graduate studies in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. She has previously worked in private practice, working with diverse populations. Makayla is registered with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). At our clinic, Makayla assists with the intake process, and administrative support and is involved with providing psychometric services.

Makayla is happy to provide support by answering any questions you may have about booking an adult autism, ADHD, or other complex mental health assessment at Talk and Thrive Psychology.

Hanada Kardassopoulos,

Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed., MACP (Affiliate)
Hanada is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. With over 25 years of experience working with neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health disorders, she has worked with children, adolescents and adults in the public education system (all levels from elementary to university level) and private mental health clinics. She received her Master of Art in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Master in Education from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). Hanada integrates a variety of client centered and evidence-based therapeutic processes and methods. She works with clients of all backgrounds and is equity affirmative.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (647) 952-1727

Dr. Saeid Chavoshi,

Registered Psychologist (Affiliate)

Dr. Saeid Chavoshi is a Clinical and School Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He is an adjunct professor at Western University and a Clinical Supervisor at York University. He is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, where he mentors students on pathways to becoming a healthcare professional. He is a former school psychologist for the Toronto School boards. Dr. Saeid completed his residency through the University of Toronto’s Residency Consortium after his studies at the University of Toronto and his doctoral training at York University.

Dr. Saeid provides psychoeducational and ADHD assessments for children and adults. He has expertise in the evaluation of ADHD in adults, with a particular focus on the diagnosis of women and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Saeid serves on the research committee of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance. His research focused on ADHD and self-regulation, including developing interventions for improving time-management and executive functioning skills.

Al Gord,

ADHD Coach, B. Sc., B. Ed., OCT (Affiliate)

Al was an educational leader for one of the largest public school boards in Ontario, prior to becoming an ADHD Coach. He is a member of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA). With over two decades of experience working with neuro-diverse adolescents and their families, Al is deeply committed to encouraging and supporting the personal development of youth, young adults and adults with ADHD.

Al is passionate about helping clients reach their full social, emotional, and academic/career potential. He creates a safe place for individuals to grow, by teaching systems, structures and tools using an evidence based, solution oriented, goal setting approach, which celebrates client strengths, individualities and lived experiences. He is a diversity and inclusion ally and equity affirmative.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (647) 952-1727