Matthew Scinocca, RP

Matthew is a retired high school guidance counsellor who spent 25 years guiding teens and assisting them with both personal and academic issues.

Now that he is a psychotherapist, he continues to be inspired by the energy and idealism that he encounters in teens. It is meaningful for him to help teens and their parents develop an open relationship. He wants to help teenagers through both the larger and smaller challenges they face in these critical years.

Matthew's clinical approach is primarily relational. He fosters and develops a strong relational bond that will allow for both exploration and healing. His clinical work is also supported by training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems.


Ellie Lathrop, MSW, RSW

Ellie has always been passionate about working with children and teens. From working in mental health in Scarborough to SickKids and now at the Toronto Counselling Centre for Teens, Ellie has always found it to be a privilege to work with youth, and their families. She is a parent of two teens and appreciates this time of life. The main therapeutic interventions that inform her practice are Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Ellie has also been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and is certified to provide CBIT (Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics).

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Marlie Standen, RSW MSW

Marlie is passionate about working with teens along their journey of self-discovery and growth. Marlie began her work with teens at Holland Bloorview Kid's Rehabilitation Hospital where she support youth with disabilities to discover their strengths and resilience. She believes therapy not only helps teens through the challenges and changes of adolescence, but also helps them to build a healthy sense of self and develop the skills and resiliency that can promote greater wellbeing throughout their lives.

Therapeutically, Marlie uses an integrated approach to best match the needs of the teen she is working with. Her approach draws on various evidenced-based therapies, including: Mindfulness-based therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems.

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Erin O'Rourke, RP(Q)

Erin began her career in education, teaching with the Calgary Board for ten years before making the move to Toronto in 2017. In that time, Erin focused her work in special-education settings, from gifted programs to school and hospital-based mental health programs. Along with counselling, Erin now teaches with the Toronto District School Board, specializing in programming for at-risk learners. Erin has worked with a wide range of young people over her career, and now focuses her counselling around supporting youth and young adults whose lives have been impacted by mental health challenges.

First and foremost, Erin approaches her counselling from the lens that all individuals want to find success; they may just need help removing barriers that stand in the way of that success. While Erin draws from a number of approaches, the primary therapeutic interventions that inform her work include Emotion-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Collaborative Strengths-Based Problem Solving.

Clinic Owner and Director

Jessica Zeyl, RP

Jessica started her working career in leadership development with undergraduate students in Toronto. As she loved the transformational conversations with the students, she knew when the time came to go back to school, she wanted to become a psychotherapist who works with. She is proud of Toronto Counselling Centre for Teens and the great work the team is doing with teens and families.

Therapeutically, Jessica primarily uses these evidenced-based approaches: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Relational Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).

Jessica is not currently accepting new clients.
If you are a returning client and would like to book an appointment with Jessica, you may book online.