About Anita Federici & Associates
Dr. Anita Federici is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner and of MidlandDBT, a private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and disorders of emotion regulation, including recurrent suicide, self-injury, and borderline personality disorder. She is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the elected Co-Chair for the Suicide and DBT Special Interest Group for the Academy for Eating Disorders. Anita has an established reputation for her work as a therapist, clinical trainer, researcher, program director and consultant. She has provided clinical training and program development for numerous hospitals and organizations in North America. In 2019, she was awarded Business Woman of the Year by the Meridian Women of Excellence Committee. Dr. Federici is a recognized authority on eating disorder treatment and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). Her work has been presented at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters.
Anita has had a considerable impact on her field through her leadership, expertise, and public and private presentations. She has more than 18 years of experience in the field and has provided more than 100 lectures, workshops and talks on Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), personality disorders and eating disorders. Anita has worked in numerous hospitals and organizations across North America to implement evidence-based treatment. When she is not training and consulting to other clinical professionals in her field, she’s working at her private practice providing supervision and support to her team.
Recently, Anita started an online petition to raise awareness (and help a patient get treatment) about the lack of treatment for eating disorders in Canada. As of December 2019, the petition has more than 21, 000 signatures. Midland community members, Dr. Federici’s colleagues, National Eating Disorder Information Centre, WaterStone Foundation, F.E.A.S.T., Ananda Mental Health Workshops, and Body Brave support the petition, and it has received coverage by Simcoe.com and NEWSTALK 1010 Radio. Dr. Federici hopes that through leading this movement, she can affect positive change by increasing treatment access for her clients and the 2.8 million Canadians who suffer from eating disorders. View Anita’s CV.
Jessica Clark is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology from York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
Jessica’s experience derives from working in a community clinic, school and clinical settings. She also has experience working in clinical group settings for personality disorders. She specializes in bipolar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation. Jessica is a skilled DBT and CBT clinician.
Therapy is her passion and she finds fulfillment in collaboratively making lasting changes in the lives of her clients.
Jessica lives in southern Georgian Bay area on Lake Huron where she finds her own inner peace.
Fayssoux Bombardier, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Fayssoux works with a compassionate inquiry approach toward a collaborative relationship where you can safely explore and manage issues in your life. With training and experience in a variety of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative, Attachment models, Solution Focused and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques. She is also trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction, a systematic method to locate, review, and resolve traumatic events.
With over 15 years of experience in the field including within hospitals, family systems work, community clinics and social service settings Fayssoux brings a wealth of understanding and skill toward inspiring mental wellness. She completed her BSc in Psychology and Women’s Studies while working in various youth and family program initiatives on a military base in Nova Scotia. Following that she obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work and keeps current with numerous additional clinical trainings and certifications. She is also an experienced facilitator who has taught mental health awareness to both clinical and corporate environments tailored to meet the needs of each unique group.
Her passion is therapy and the awareness and peace of mind that can come out of this important work. Together with her partner, she is raising a young family here in Georgian Bay, exploring the beauty of the area and taking time to enjoy the simple things in life.
Rachel Gerow, MA, RP
Diane H. Aiken
Diane H. Aiken is a Registered Psychotherapist who provides individual and couples counselling. She is also a certified Imago couple’s counsellor.
Recently relocated to Midland from Toronto, she holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology from OISE/University of Toronto as well as amassing ten years of research in the area of trauma and wellness at the University of Wales. She previously worked for Sherbourne Health Centre for over thirteen years as well as for Saint Michaels’ Hospital before that, amassing over eighteen years of service in mental health. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions, she has worked with countless couples and individuals since 1999 in her Toronto based private practice. She is trained in Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Brief Solutions Focused Therapy with a strong focus on psychoeducation. Her experience includes working with marginalization, diversity and LGBTTQ issues, grief, anxiety and depression, among other challenges. She was a weekly featured guest of the Flo 93.5 radio and appeared on Television programs such as CTV’s Canada AM. Her greatest reward as a therapist is helping clients explore ways to be empowered individuals, who can overcome personal obstacles, improve their relationships, and make the changes in their lives that will allow for hope. She believe that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. Therefore, she provides clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment, creating a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the lives to the fullest.
Amanda Jordan, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Amanda Jordan is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Amanda has a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor Diploma from Canadore College, a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Laurentian University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Carleton University.
Amanda has been honoured to accompany individuals on their journey of self-discovery and recovery for over seventeen years. Her primary areas of focus include; trauma, substance use disorders, insomnia and mood disorders. Over the past two years, Amanda has begun to expand her area of clinical focus to include the treatment of eating disorders. Amanda is an EDIT Certified Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician. EDIT is Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy, which focuses on supporting clients recovery from eating disorders through learning to love themselves, be true to themselves, express themselves, give to themselves and believe in themselves. Amanda also has completed additional training in CBT, CBT for Insomnia, DBT and trauma recovery.
Amanda’s engaging and caring approach is centered on client needs with an emphasis on strengths, activation strategies and enhancing access to inner wisdom. Amanda offers a compassionate environment where exploration, learning and growth are supported and encouraged. A life worth living is possible, Amanda can support you with identifying what might be getting in the way of your overall well-being and developing a plan to overcome these obstacles.
Carla is currently undertaking the final stage of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree through Yorkville University. She is completing her clinical practicum under the supervision of Dr. Anita Federici. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Toronto as well as a Certificate in Addictions Treatment and Prevention from Georgian College. Carla’s previous clinical experience is derived from working as a counsellor at an in-patient addiction treatment center as well within a hospital setting. Carla has lived in Simcoe County her whole life and is currently raising her family here. She is looking forward to staying in the community as she establishes herself as a professional within the field.
PhD Practicum Student
Nicole currently is completing her third year of her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor and has joined the team as a practicum student. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa, she moved to Windsor where she completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She has training in cognitive behaviour therapy, emotion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic and has recently begun training in dialectic behaviour therapy.
Nicole has experience working with individuals with eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma. She loves watching her clients grow and heal and is passionate about helping clients work toward a state of true well-being and a life worth living. To her, well-being means more than being “okay” and she enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to make that a reality for them.
Her research and clinical work combined in 2018 when she began studying the benefits of Ashtanga yoga as a treatment for individuals with body image and eating concerns. As she continues in her training, she hopes to be an advocate for more accessible mental health treatment, including access to novel and complementary treatments.
Jodi was born and raised in Midland and has an educational background in Administration. Jodi is a proud member of her community and is always eager to meet new people through her time spent volunteering with a variety of charities. With Jodi’s favourite sport being basketball, she found no better way to dedicate her free time then to coach an all girls basketball team at the provincial level. Jodi demonstrates leadership, teamwork and commitment in her every day life.
We are conveniently located in the newly renovated space at 267 King Street in Midland, Ontario. The offices are private, professional, and designed to ensure your confidentiality and comfort. Free parking is available behind the building where the main entrance is located. When you arrive, clients are invited to have a seat in our waiting room and to help themselves to fresh water, tea, or coffee.