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Cappelli & Associates is a dedicated group of mental health professionals including psychologists, counsellors, and psychometrists. Our clinicians maintain the highest possible credentials recognized by their regulated professional colleges and bring a wealth of experience and practical competence to their clinical work.

Each member of our team is engaged in the child and youth mental health community and possess invaluable knowledge when it comes to navigating community services, resources and options for families, youth and young adults.

As a cohesive group practice we enjoy the added value of having combined resources, on-site psychology expertise and an invaluable network of community contacts.

Dr. Mario Cappelli, C.Psych – Clinical Director

Dr. Mario Cappelli is a Clinical Psychologist who for the past 25 years has specialized in working with children, youth and young adults. Considered an expert in his field, Dr. Cappelli is a sought after clinician, trusted advisor, educator and leader within the mental health community. He is known not only for his expertise but his committed, caring and honest approach. These same qualities and values are shared by and anchor the team at Cappelli & Associates. READ MORE.

Dr. Tina Daniels, Ph.D

Tina Daniels has worked in the field of psychology and child studies for over 25 years and is an accomplished researcher and educator.  She is an associate professor at Carleton University and is considered an expert on the subjects of bullying and social aggression in children and youth. Tina has played a fundamental role in Canada in helping to identify and understand the underlying factors of bullying, and in developing and evaluating resources to aid children, youth and adults. READ MORE.

Rod Olfert, M.Ed, RSW

Rod Olfert has been providing mental health services to clients and families for over 25 years. He is a well-known professional in the Ottawa community, and brings a rich array of experience and expertise to Cappelli & Associates. Rod is also an advocate and trusted advisor in the area of mental health service coordination, system development, education and training for the treatment of addiction/substance abuse and concurrent disorders. READ MORE.

Stacey Segal, MSW, RSW

Stacey Segal has over 14 years of experience providing mental health services in the Ottawa community, bringing a broad range of expertise and in-depth knowledge to her work with Cappelli & Associates. Stacey is a “go to” person at our practice when support is needed for our very young clients and their families and is a valuable resource to parents and caregivers who find themselves struggling to manage behavioural and social problems at home or at school. READ MORE.

Alicia Biafore, MSW, RSW

Alicia strives to create a therapeutic environment that is comfortable, non-judgmental and empathetic. Using a range of therapeutic techniques and a collaborative style, Alicia will work with you to establish a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your needs.

As part of her integrative approach, Alicia draws on elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS).Clients and colleagues both enjoy working with Alicia. She is an insightful person with a warm and easy-going personality and an attentive therapeutic style. READ MORE.

Heather Slade, B.Ed., M.A., Psychological Associate

Heather has worked in the field of psychology since 2004.  She has experience in psychological intervention, assessment, teaching, and research.  Heather enjoys working with youth, older teens and young adults and has gained practical experience in working with clients challenged by a variety of mental health problems and disorders.

Heather is dedicated to providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for all of her clients and families at Cappelli & Associates.   She believes in building a trusting and supportive relationship with clients, and allowing space to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences to ensure that the therapeutic approach will meet each individual’s needs.   Heather has specific training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) and draws upon a variety of other techniques in tailoring treatment to help reach specific therapy goals. READ MORE.

Cathy MacNeill Hodgins, BSc., BEd, Psychometrist

Cathy is very familiar with psychoeducational assessments and has a proven track record in how best to make the recommendations meaningful to students, parents and teachers.

Cathy has a passion for working with children, adolescents and young adults in a caring, empathetic and authentic manner. She is able to create a calm and accepting environment that brings out the best in her clients undergoing assessment. Psychometry is an excellent fit for her skill set and interests. READ MORE.

Juliana Nicoletta, HBSc., M.A.(candidate), Psychometrist

Juliana has been a wonderful addition to our Psychoeducational Assessment Service, working closely with our team of experts including Dr. Tina Daniels, Dr. Mario Cappelli, and Heather Slade (Clinical Psych. Assoc.).  Juliana has a natural knack for creating a warm, non-judgemental and non-stressful environment as she guides the child/teen through the completion of the various testing measures. READ MORE.

Anne Cappelli,  BSc.N, MHA – Practice Manager

Anne has a background in nursing, health services planning and management that has proved to be just the right combination for supporting and overseeing the day-to-day operations of Cappelli and Associates. As the Practice Manager, Anne is the key point of contact for our group and the lead in coordinating new service development and collaborating with other community providers. READ MORE.

April Zufelt

April is a welcomed addition to our busy office! April has several years of experience in medical office support and is very familiar to the challenges families face in coordinating appointments with competing scheduling demands. April is also very familiar with the standards and confidential practices of the healthcare environment and is always pleasant and professional. READ MORE