Our Team

Practice Administrator

Senior Psychometrist

Jessica Lewis

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Erin Copeland, MA 

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST 

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Kyana Dyaji, EdD

Jillian Papineau, PhD

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST

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Registered Psychotherapist 

Lindsay Williams, MA

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Lee Taylor

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Dr. Jessica Kurta, PhD

FOUNDER, CLINICAL DIRECTOR & PSYCHOLOGIST

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Therapists 

Psychometrist

Practice Administrator 

As the administrative assistant, Lee provides office administration and client care services. Reaching out to ask for support in making a change takes courage and vulnerability, and she feels honoured to assist our clients in these moments. Lee works behind the scenes to look after your booking and invoicing needs and can be reached whenever you need further assistance. She also supports your clinician so they can focus on providing the best care and support to you.
 
Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brock University and her professional experiences have been focused on client relations, customer care, training, and process development. 

LEE TAYLOR

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PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR

After years of training and working as a Clinical and School Psychologist in hospitals (e.g., CHEO and the Royal), clinics and schools,  I envisioned creating a therapy practice made up of skilled, and caring providers where children, teens and adults could come to feel supported and receive care that help unlock their truest potential.  That's how Sherwood Psychology came to be.

As clinical director, I review all incoming requests for therapy to help guide you or your child towards the therapist(s) that will be the best fit. I also directly supervise our team of Registered Psychotherapists and Psychometrists, meeting with each regularly  so that you receive the best possible care.

Lastly, I offer Psychoeducational (e.g., dyslexia, learning disability), ADHD, Gifted and Psychological Assessments (e.g., anxiety, depression, OCD) for children and youth to set your child up for their brightest future. 

We look forward to working with you!


DR. JESSICA KURTA

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FOUnder, Clinical Director & Psychologist

As a psychometrist, Jessica assists Dr. Kurta with her assessments and administers standardized tests to clients. 

She is a University of Ottawa graduate in Commerce (Marketing) and previously owned and operated a childcare facility. This background provides Jessica with in-depth understanding of children and child development, which she uses to create a secure, comfortable environment for her assessment clients. 

JESSICA LEWIS

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PSYCHOMETRIST

I provide in-person and online therapy to children (ages 7+), adolescents and adults.

Areas I can help you with include:
- Depression & Anxiety 
- ADHD & high functioning Autism 
- Academic Issues
- Grief & Loss
- Workplace Stress & Burnout
- Relationships & Family Difficulties
- Men's Issues 

I can help you overcome these struggles and find new pathways forward so that you can live a more fulfilling life with more ease.

I strive to be responsive to the unique needs of each client, which can include incorporating art, nature, music, and games when they are appropriate to enhance the therapeutic experience. My therapeutic approach draws on a variety of therapies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness & Compassion based therapies.

Education: Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from the University of Windsor & Masters Degree in Counselling at Yorkville University.

I also previously worked for over 12 years in the social service field helping individuals with developmental disabilities.

My practice is supervised by Dr. Jessica Kurta.

ERIN COPELAND, MA

REgistered psychotherapist (QUALIFYING)

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Kyana Dyaji

REgistered psychotherapist,
Doctorate in Education in Mental Health Counseling


I provide in-person and online therapy to children (ages 5+), adolescents and adults.


Areas I can help you with include: 

- OCD
- Anxiety (including Panic attacks, Separation Anxiety, Phobias)
- Relationship difficulties
- Parenting coaching
- ADHD
- Autism
- Heal from past experiences so they don’t feel as painful
- Grief/Loss
- Emotional Dysregulation/Anger Management
- Self Esteem Issues
- Workplace Stress/Burnout
- Sleep Issues/Insomnia (CBT for Insomnia)
- Child, Teen and Adult Therapy

I provide a safe, nurturing and nonjudgmental space so together we can help you experience a less stressful life, change the patterns that keep you stuck, and improve your quality of life and overall well being. I am culturally sensitive and draw upon client's strength to reinforce personal resources and build resilience.

Education: Doctorate in Education in Mental Health Counselling & Masters in Forensic Psychology from the American International College

My practice is supervised by Dr. Jessica Kurta.

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“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty” -- Maya Angelou.

I provide in-person and online therapy.

I work with teen and adult clients (ages 15+).


Areas I can help you with include:
- Anxiety (including Panic attacks, Separation Anxiety, Phobias etc.)
- Relationship difficulties
- Motivation
- Healing from past experiences, Grief/Loss
- Emotional Dysregulation/Anger Management
- Self Esteem Issues
- Workplace Stress/Burnout
- Depressed mood
- Academic challenges
- Sleep/Insomnia

I have worked in the mental health field for over 12 years as a psychotherapist and supervisor. I completed my Ph.D. in 2018 with a research specialization in supervision and clinician development. During this time, I explored the many life experiences that culminate to make us who we are as a whole person and clinician. I dedicated my research to best practices in clinician development, as I am committed to ongoing growth and learning through even the hardest times in life.

I approach every client with the respect, openness, collaboration, and flexibility necessary for the uniqueness of their therapeutic process. I very much value the roles of life experience and reflective practice in supporting change that can be truly transformative. My therapeutic approach draws on a variety of therapies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy. 

Education: Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Masters in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. My practice is supervised by Dr. Jessica Kurta.

Jillian Papineau, PhD

Registered Psychotherapist


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Maisie's role as a Psychometrist involves helping Dr. Kurta with assessments by administering standardized tests to clients.

Maisie received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carleton University. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has previous work experience as a Psychometrist and has volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Kids Help Phone. Maisie prioritizes cultivating a safe space for all clients. 

Maisie Foy

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Psychometrist

I provide in-person and online therapy to teens (13+) and adults. 

Areas I can help you with include:
- Depression & Anxiety
- Academic Challenges
- Workplace Stress/Burnout
- Relationship and Family Difficulties, Divorce
- Life Transitions
- Healing from Past Experiences
- Grief/loss
- Self Esteem/Self Worth Issues
- Emotional Regulation
- ADHD
- Parenting 

Fascinated by the power of healing through connection, I believe in the ability of people to transform when they feel truly heard and understood. Using a Person-Centered approach to therapy, combined with Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Strength-Based techniques, I strive to provide an inclusive, safe, and inviting space for clients to enter. My goal is to encourage and support clients as they navigate through their unique healing journey, and to draw upon their strengths through self-compassion and
awareness.

The first step to reach out and seek counselling can be a challenge. The anxiety and uncertainty can feel overwhelming. My aim is to walk alongside and be a genuine listening ear, through collaboration, understanding and sensitivity.

Education: Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from Roberts Wesleyan College (2007) & Masters Degree in Counselling at Yorkville University (2022).
My practice is supervised by Dr. Jessica Kurta. 

Lindsay WILLIAMS

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Registered Psychotherapist (QUALIFYING)

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