Lindsey Danisch MSW, RSW
Clinical Therapist and Provider of Psychotherapy
In her practice, Lindsey assists children & families, tweens & teens, and individuals by providing a safe space to discuss and work through whatever issues they may be facing. She counsels and provides resources to help people build self-confidence, communication skills, coping skills, motivation and parenting skills. She has worked to provide support with depression, anxiety, ADHD, questions around sexuality, shame, grief, bereavement and loss, infertility, life transitions, trauma and crisis. Lindsey helps individuals learn the tools they need to cope, communicate and thrive. In addition, Lindsey has some unique experience in coaching individuals with (on and offline) dating.
Lindsey began her career as a High School Special Education Teacher with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Indiana University. After 10 years of international teaching experience she received her Masters in Social Work (MSW) with a focus in evidence-based mental health practice with children, adolescents and families from the University of Illinois (Chicago). Lindsey has been working as a counselor since 2011. She was a medical social worker at The Hospital for Sick Children providing therapy and resources for families and children in crisis and worked in the Emegency Department at St. Joesph's Hospital in Toronto. Lindsey is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker in the province of Ontario (OCSWSSW) and a Provider of Psychotherapy.
You can read more on her website www.realtherapy.ca
Valerie Regnerus M.A., Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist and Orofacial Myologist
Valerie Regnerus is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Orofacial Myologist working at Blueberry Therapy. She is passionate about helping parents understand the relationship between children’s oral and facial muscle function, craniofacial growth and development, and whole body health. Click here for more information for parents.
Orofacial Myology is the field of study dedicated to the treatment of any atypical patterns of the oral and facial muscles that interfere with normal growth, development and function.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (also known as Myofunctional Therapy) is the neuromuscular re-education of the oral and facial muscles with the goal of establishing or restoring healthy habits and postures of the face and mouth that support optimal breathing, swallowing, chewing and speaking.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy can improve the lives of children and adults. Consulting with an Orofacial Myologist may be beneficial for anyone who:
snores, is a restless sleeper, wakes tired, or has daytime fatigue or distractibility
suffers from jaw pain, headaches or neck pain
has recurrent ear infections, tonsillitis, or allergies
wants to eliminate thumb sucking, nail biting or other negative oral habits
has persistent speech problems
has difficulty swallowing pills or foods of various textures
is a slow, messy or picky eater, has a poor appetite or poor digestion
would like better teeth and/or jaw alignment
wants to stabilize orthodontic treatment and prevent relapse
desires better oral and overall health
Click here to learn more.