Beth is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) with additional qualifications and training in special education and teaching English as a second language. Beth specializes in Direct Instruction with a specific emphasis on early reading and math remediation to children with a variety of exceptional needs including Learning Disabilities (LD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Beth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Wilfrid Laurier University and her Bachelor of Education from York University.
Beginning May 2022, Beth will represent Center for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the Toronto District School Board. Beth is also an active member of the Family as Faculty group at Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital where she is a trained family facilitator in the areas of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), patient and family-centered care and family engagement in research.
Beth is extremely proud to be the 2019 recipient of the Patient and Family Leadership Award from Children’s Healthcare Canada.
Beth's approach to all her work in education is inclusive, strengths-based, and individualized. She is focused on nurturing self-confidence and self-love in each young person she works with. Beth is committed to lifelong learning when it comes to anti racism education, specifically in the Canadian context.
Beth, along with her husband Chris, are proud parents to an incredible daughter, Abby. Abby is a smart, kind, silly and energetic 10-year-old who loves Lego, puzzles, bike rides around the neighbourhood and watching Anne with an ‘E’ and Is It Cake? on Netflix! Beth is an avid home cook and aspiring baker. In 2021, she competed on the Food Network Canada cooking show, Wall of Chefs, and won!
Marie is a local Beaches mom to Sloane (8) and Ashton (6) and PhD Candidate in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. Her approach is strengths based, evidence based, relational, and integrative.
Marie works for the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). Her primary role is to consult, assess, and recommend treatment modalities for children and youth experiencing learning difficulties, developmental delays, attention problems, behaviour concerns, limited motivation, challenges relating to study skills, problems at home or with peers, understand anxiety and depression and other mental health issues.
In addition, she is currently finishing her pre-doctoral residency at the YRDSB and Etobicoke Psychological Services. She also holds positions at Launch Behavioural Health, the Hospital for Sick Children, and Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital. Marie has held past positions at the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board. In addition, Marie sits on the Family Network Steering Committee for Children's Healthcare Canada. While Marie is completing her final doctoral degree requirements, Marie works under the supervision of various clinical psychologists in the GTA and York Region.
In addition to providing comprehensive assessments for children and youth, Marie has extensive individual therapy experience. Marie has experience working with children and youth with anxiety, depression, difficulty with emotion regulation, disordered eating, addiction, and trauma. She also has extensive experience delivering therapy in a group format. Marie has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Play Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
Flourish on Queen has been a long-time dream for Marie. She has wanted a paediatric hub for struggling children and youth for as long as she can remember – and now as a parent, she fully understands the need for this even more. Not only does Marie work with children and youth with disabilities – Marie is parent to one with a particularly complex medical and cognitive profile. Her doctoral research focuses on the impact of stress in families (particularly siblings) with children with complex needs. Through this work, Marie serves to provide a sense of support and calm to her clients and their families.
At Flourish on Queen, Marie conducts psychological and developmental assessments under the supervision of Dr. Kerry Wells. Marie is also supervised by Dr. Stephanie Lavoie, Dr. Eduardo Roldan, and Dr. Michelle Fardella.