Meet Our Team

Deborah Anderson - Anderson Therapy Services

Deborah Anderson

Speech-Language Pathologist
SLP(C)-CCC, Reg. CASLPO

Deborah has devoted her professional career and personal life to helping others, and this passion comes out in her role as clinical director/owner of Anderson Therapy Services (ATS) – a private practice with a social conscience. Deborah completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Central Michigan University (in Mount Pleasant, Michigan) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Western Ontario (in London, ON).

Before opening Anderson Therapy Services, Deborah worked with children and adults at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals. It was within these roles that Deborah understood her true calling of providing innovative and customized services to meet the individual needs of the client and decided to open ATS in 1995 to help a wider range of clientele. Her passion for bringing speech-language pathology services to remote areas led her to the pioneering work of developing service through Telepractice in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Northern Ontario, and Quebec.

When Deborah is not working in our clinic or providing services to remote areas of Canada, she enjoys volunteering as an S-LP with Operation Smile. Through this organization, she has worked with amazing people from the United States, Russia, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Morocco, Haiti (U.S. Navy Hospital Ship), and Egypt (just to name a few!). These experiences have led to a strong interest in providing culturally sensitive speech-language services to children, adults, and professionals. Deborah’s primary passion within the field involves developing innovative service delivery models for under-serviced areas around the world, medical-legal assessments and providing accent reduction training. She is constantly working with her team at ATS and other professionals from across the world to develop new and innovative therapy techniques to support the ever-changing needs of our population.

Deborah leads a compassionate, caring, and innovative allied-health team at Anderson Therapy Services.

Click below the various disciplines to learn about our team members and the services they provide.

Our Speech-Language Pathology team consists of Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants. SLPs and CDAs help individuals across the lifespan overcome communication and literacy difficulties.

Sarah Aljas, M.Cl.Sc., SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Reg. OOAQ

Amanda Cotton, MSc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Fatema Kudrati, M.Cl.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Katrice Daoust, M.A., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Mari-Joy Fernhout, M.A., CCC-SLP Reg. CASLPO

Rebecca Rupke, M.A., SLP Reg. CASLPO

Jessica Dykstra, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Shannon Smith, M.S., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Hannah Coulter, M.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Stephanie Ryan, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Krista Vereshchak, B.Sc., CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Laura Stevens, Hon. B.A., CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Elizabeth Sommerville, Hon. B.A., CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Lynsey Carter,H.B.Sc., RECE, CDA

Hannah Szmon, B.A., CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Holly Hlacar, Hon. B.A., CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Paige Bernard, M.Cl.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Olivia Chiu, M.A., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Lauren Somers, M.Sc. SLP, reg. CASLPO

Victoria Vanderveen, M.Sc., SLP-CCC, Reg. CASLPO, ASHA

Rob Brown, B.A, CDA

Laurel Kozik, B.A, CDA

Chanelle Legault, B.A., CDA, RECE

Lauren Mackay, B.A, CDA, Reg CDAAC

Hannah Szmon, B.A, CDA

Nicole Vanni,.A., CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Carly Woods, M.S., CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Our occupational therapy team consists of Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA). OTs and OTAs work with a wide range of areas, including difficulties with self regulation, difficulties with fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and/or self-care skills.

Zoe Hodgins, M.Sc. OT Reg (Ont.)

Alison Burrell, M.Sc. OT., OT. Reg. (Ont), OTR (QC)

Marissa Bean, OTA, PTA

Felicia Latulippe, OT. Reg. (Ont)

Ryanne Perinpanayagam, OT Reg. (Ont.), MSc. (OT)

Ashleigh Shannick, OTA, PTA

Nicole Thomas, OTA, PTA

Roshi Wagley, MSc OT, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Carly Wasserman, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Behaviour Therapists execute therapy programming (e.g. ABA) to support children with a variety of needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behaviour Therapists provide services to bring out meaningful and positive change in behaviour.

Samantha Wiseman, M.Ed., BCBA

Larissa Zwick, CDA MPEd BCBA

Danielle Kennedy, BASc, BCaBA

Silvana Zelaya, M.ADS, BCBA

Sarah Thomson, M.ADS BCBA

Art Therapists provide a form of psychotherapy that uses visual arts as a major mode of expression within a safe therapy space. Artistic expression is used to help release emotions which are difficult to verbalize. Our Art Therapists are registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Emily Whelan, DTATI (Art Therapy), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA

Andrea Charendoff, RP, DTATI, BSc, BA

Cecilia Chau, M.Ed (cand), B.Ed, DTATI, RP, OCT

Celia Fung, DTATI (Art Therapy), RN Psychotherapist, BScN

Evgenia Khilov, DTATI (Art Therapy), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Carly Leyburne, Art Therapist (DTATI), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Jessie Buchanan, DTATI, Registered Art Therapist (Qualifying), BFA

Francesca Scaini, Art Therapist, MA, RP(Qualifying), BFA, CATA

Pediatric Physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment of movement disorders of the trunk, arms, and/or legs with the aim to assist children to move more independently in all environments. Physiotherapists provide functional exercises and prescribe therapeutic equipment, such as walkers.

Laurian Nowitz, P.T B.Sc. P. T. CCLCP

Vanisha Mistry, PT B.Sc. PT, B.Sc Kin

Our Psychologist and Psychometrists assess children and youth between the ages of 4 through 21. The Psychologist and Psychometrist will complete interviews and testing to determine a child’s unique strengths and needs within the intellectual, academic, social, emotional and behavioural realms

Natalie Cote-Parnell, M.Ed C.Psych.

Our administration team is always diligently working to make our office run smoothly.

Mary Margaret Laing, Operations Director

Kim Khodawandi, Office Manager

Nicole Goodland, Team and Community Coordinator

Dora Dametto, HR Coordinator

Anna Lovelace, Contracts and Agreements Coordinator

Adriana Gligic, Administrative Assistant

Mary Mullins, Finance and Payroll Associate

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Therapy Dog

Our Therapy Dog greets our clients and gives high-fives for a job well done!

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The clinicians at Anderson Therapy Services will try their best to work with your schedule and offer you therapy services at your convenience. To learn more about our services, contact us at (289) 238-8598 or at info@andersontherapy.ca

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