Lakeside Wellness Therapy Affiliates will work to find the right professional service provider for you. A range of counselling, health, wellness, and educational services available. 

All service providers are available by appointment ONLY In-Person and/or On-line.

Maria Carinelli MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist

Maria is a registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience helping children, youth, couples and families, through her work at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)- Canada’s largest psychiatric hospital. Maria is a reliable and caring expert with real results providing depression, trauma, and addiction services. Her training and areas of practice include CBT, DBT skills, Trauma informed, Parenting, Couple/Family therapy, Group work.

Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, Maria’s registration number is 323208.

Maria is a clinical social worker you can trust!

Shiffo Farah MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist

Shiffo believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgement.  She draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.  As a therapist, Shiffo brings compassion, experience, creativity, and a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counselling.

Before starting her own independent practice, Shiffo was a Supervisor at Children’s Aid Society and a community counsellor providing psychotherapy to families and children.  She also worked with newcomer Canadians at Catholic Cross-cultural Services as a counsellor for over 12 years. She has extensive experience in the areas of Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, Couple Counselling, Alternative Dispute Resolution – Family Group Conferencing, Parent/Teen conflict, Separation and Divorce, Custody and Access, Depression, Anxiety, Immigration. 

Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, Shiffo’s registration number is 818964. 

Shiffo is a social worker you can trust!


Lisa Romano-Dwyer BSc, MSW, PhD, RSW
Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist

Lisa is an accomplished scholar. Principally interested in meaningful change, Lisa has devoted her career to creating safe spaces for people to learn and grow. Dr. Romano-Dwyer is available to consult on: 

  • Academic Achievement
  • Educational Advocacy & Support
  • Personalized education and wellness planning programs
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Safe Schools Programs & Services
  • Child Protection Training
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Programs

Lisa will help you ensure that your child or adolescent has access to educational programs and services promised under the Education Act in Ontario. She will help you know your rights, and advocate for safe system navigation without unnecessary legal costs or angry litigation.

Annie Gaudreault,
Holistic nutritionist, Speaker, Wellness Coach

As a healthy aging expert and certified nutritional practitioner, Annie founded VEEV Health & Wellness to support smart and successful women at mid life lose weight, sleep better and get more of what they want. An endurance athlete with 12 marathons and 3 Ironman triathlons under her belt, Annie lives what she preaches.

A prior 25+ year career as a brand consultant working with executives of Fortune 500 companies gave her a solid background to serve the wellness needs of those living busy lives.

She is a regular speaker to the media, corporations and lifestyle organizations on various topics of health and is a healthy aging expert. Annie’s membership number in the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP) is # 554705941.