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Meet Leanna Zeyl (She/Her), MSW, RSW

“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”

– Brene Brown

Hi there! So great to meet you.

I am dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive and respectful space, and believe firmly that healing happens on the foundation of a trusting, authentic relationship. With my 17 years of experience as a Social Worker, I am honoured to bring a wealth of knowledge and skill when connecting with folks.

I understand that life can feel super difficult at times and as such, I operate from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive perspective. I am dedicated to continuing my education and scope in the areas of trauma, PTSD, addictions, and mental health. I recognize that people from all backgrounds and walks of life have the right to mental and emotional well-being; I truly believe that people are resilient in nature and innately possess the capacity to heal. In my practice, I draw upon a number of modalities, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, using a psychodynamic, attachment-based approach.

When I’m not at work, I love doing just about anything in nature. In particular, I can be found driving, hiking or canoeing to campsites around Ontario during the summer, or reading a good book under a pile of blankets during the colder months. I have a keen interest in music of all kinds and am never found too far from my dogs, Sophie and Hank.

I earned my Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2002 and my Master of Social Work degree from Kings University College at Western University in 2015. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service workers.


  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Meet Brian Darnell (He/Him) MSW, RSW

Hi there! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, you are not alone. Life can be difficult, and I believe that we are not meant to “go it alone”. I support adult individuals as well as couples navigate ongoing struggles with relationships, stress and anxiety, as well as past traumas.  

I believe that every person is unique, and no one approach works for everyone. My approach to practice is a client-centred collaboration and it’s an honour to work with those who come through my door. I support folks using therapeutic interventions like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Gottman’s Method (for couples!), depending on what feels like the best fit for you.  

Genuine warmth and empathy fosters a solid foundation on the road to healing, and I would be honoured to hold space for you as you work toward your goals. Let’s connect. 

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