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Meet Our Team

Every individual member of our team believes in helping others communicate freely and we put our genuine heart and effort into helping our clients achieve their goals! We offer our services in English, French, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, German, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Bengali. If you want therapy in-person or online, contact us today to see how we can help you communicate freely!

Founder & Lead Speech Pathologist

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Ibtissam Mustaq

Founder and CEO

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HR & Admin Assistant

Maria is the first point of contact for our team and clients. She is passionate about helping people by ensuring client satisfaction and team cohesion.  At Andalusia Speech, Maria spends her time providing administrative and HR support, improving HR policies and employee advocacy, all while working remotely from Hamilton! Maria enjoys spending time with her family on the weekends and baking. 

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Weris Hassan

HR & Admin Coordinator

Tina is completing her final year studying Criminology. At Andalusia Speech Therapy, Tina holds the position of the part-time administrative assistant. She aspires to help others and to ensure that each client is satisfied with our services. On her free time, Tina enjoys watching Netflix, working out, and reading!

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Tina Koohestani

Admin Assistant

Weris has a Bachelors in Health and a passion for healthcare. She is new to the Human Resources field and aspires to do her best to make a difference by spreading kindness and compassion. At Andalusia Speech she provides admin and HR support. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as watching movies/documentaries.

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Maria Reano

Toronto

Anna is evidence-driven in her clinical practice and holds both a research Master's of Science and a clinical Master's of Health Science in Speech Language Pathology. With several publications under her belt in the field, she continuously brings our team back to the important question: "But does the research support this?!" And that is why we want her on our side - science with enthusiasm, the most compelling combination in a clinician! 

Anna Mersov Speech Language Pathologist
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Anna Mersov

Mikyla Grau

Sarah Lai

Speech Language Pathologist

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Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, French

Clinical Placement Supervisor,

Clinical Mentor

Clinical Mentor

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew

Teresa values an empathetic and meaningful connection with clients and has good insight into clients' needs and abilities. She has experience working with children and adults with diverse backgrounds in various settings including hospitals, schools, private practice and teletherapy. She is committed to creating an inclusive space where diversity is celebrated and creativity is embraced. She enjoys drawing, travelling, exploring good food and coffee in her free time!

 

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

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Teresa Kwok

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant 

Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese

Grace has over 10 years of experience working directly with children in both a hospital and community setting. Her adaptability allows her to foster a positive and supportive atmosphere for individualized growth and development. She places importance on continually educating herself and ensuring that her space is an inclusive and safe environment. Originally from the United States, she (and her dog) are happy to have found a new home here in Toronto.

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Margaret is in her final year at UofT, completing a double major in Linguistics and Psychology with a French Language minor. She is also pursuing her RBT certification, where she hopes to help clients with clinically-based programs to aid in social communication. She is very passionate about communication, and strives to create an atmosphere where everyone can feel heard. In her free time, Margaret enjoys cooking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Grace Helms

Margaret Papel

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant 

Languages: English, French

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant 

Sofia is in her final year at Glendon College, York University and is completing her bilingual degree in Linguistics and Language Studies. Sofia has experience working with both children and adults with communication disorders. Throughout her experiences, Sofia has encountered many children with different needs and behaviors and is experienced in working with clients and their families in order to best address client goals. Sofia is committed to creating a safe and inviting space, focusing on client-centered care. In her free time, Sofia enjoys spending time with her dog, friends and family as well as baking.

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Sofia Iampieri

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant 

Languages: English, French

Mississauga

As a Palestinian, born in Lebanon, and raised in Canada, Batoul emphasizes the importance of providing culturally competent and client-centred therapy. Her previous experience includes working with both children and adults in a variety of settings including preschool initiatives, camp programs, hospitals, and a rehabilitation centre. Batoul is passionate about providing each and every client evidence-based and personalized therapy to achieve a magnitude of communication needs.

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Jasmine has experience working with a wide age range of clients from diverse backgrounds. Her previous experience includes working with children in after-school literacy programs as well as adults with aphasia and other acquired communication disorders. She strongly believes in the importance of cultural competency within the communication sciences and provides client-centered care. When she’s not at work Jasmine enjoys reading and writing as well exploring new restaurants in her city!

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Batoul El Sayah

Jasmine Wilson 

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

 Assistant

Languages: English, Arabic

Jordan was born and raised in Mississauga. Jordan has an advanced diploma in Behavioural Science and is currently acquiring her post-graduate certificate as a Communicative Disorders Assistant. Over the last two years, Jordan has been working as an Educational Assistant, working with students who have a wide variety of needs/ behaviours. Jordan is committed to providing a safe/ inclusive space while helping clients achieve their communication goals. In Jordan's free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and playing with her cat. 

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Jordan Richardson

Speech Language Pathologist

Assistant

Scarborough

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Raeesa Bhanji

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Kutchi, Hindi and Gujrati

Teresa values an empathetic and meaningful connection with clients and has good insight into clients' needs and abilities. She has experience working with children and adults with diverse backgrounds in various settings including hospitals, schools, private practice and teletherapy. She is committed to creating an inclusive space where diversity is celebrated and creativity is embraced. She enjoys drawing, travelling, exploring good food and coffee in her free time!

 

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

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Teresa Kwok

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant 

Languages: English, French

Kitchener/Waterloo

Carly Moreau

Speech Language Pathologist  Assistant

Carly graduated from the Communicative Disorders Assistant program at Durham College in 2017 and has been working as a CDA in the Waterloo Region ever since. While most of her time has been spent working in elementary schools, she also has experience supporting adults in a hospital setting. Carly strives to create a welcoming environment where individuals feel comfortable and confident working towards their communication goals. In her spare time Carly enjoys visiting with friends and family, reading and curling.

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Kanata/Quebec

Michelle is a passionate clinician who is dedicated to providing client-centered care in her practice. She has prior experience working with both children and adults with a variety of communication needs in several settings including preschool programs, summer camps, and hospitals. Outside of work, Michelle loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Barbara was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Canada at the age of 15. She lived in Montreal for the following 9 years, where she earned her B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology at McGill University. She has experience working with language, articulation, voice and cognitive communication disorders, as well as dysphagia and autism.

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Arianne completed her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in the Philippines. She has worked with the pediatric and geriatric population in various settings such as therapy clinic, special education school, hospital, and rehabilitation center. Having empathy is a natural gift that she carries in her practice. As a fervent learner, she is eager to develop more skills as a speech language pathologist assistant in Canada. She also enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and hanging out with her pets.  

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Michelle Dolmaya

Barbara Coelho

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Japanese

Arianne Arellano

Speech Language Pathologist  Assistant

Noor is originally from Lebanon and was raised between Canada and Lebanon. She has a Speech-Language Pathology degree from Phoenicia University in Lebanon. Noor’s experience was compiled from working with the pediatric population of varied linguistic cultures including Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian in various settings such as clinics, schools, and NGOs. She strives to provide an inclusive and interactive environment abiding by the moto: “Everyone deserves a voice”. During her free time, Noor enjoys drawing, reading, and experimenting in new recipes.

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Noor Khalil

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

Languages: Arabic

Franchesca is an enthusiastic and passionate clinician who has always been fascinated by language and loves to work with people of all ages. She has experience working with kids and adults with various needs in school, rehabilitative, and private settings. She believes that everyone has a right to access communication and is dedicated to providing each of her clients
personalized and patient - centred intervention. She strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for each client to be comfortable and confident while working towards their goals. In her free time, she likes to watch anime, read books, take dance lessons and work out.

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Franchesca Dizon

Ajax

Monique is a very dedicated individual who is passionate about supporting others and their independence to help them become an active member of communities. She has experience working closely with both children and adults with diverse backgrounds, needs, and behaviors. She believes creating an inclusive space where clients feel valued is important while providing client centred care. In her spare time she loves to try different restaurants and spend time with friends and family.

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Monique Hsu

Coralie is a passionate and dedicated clinician who prides herself in providing client-centered care and delivering therapy through a strength-based approach. She has experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centres. Coralie strives to create an inclusive environment for her clients and their families as she believes fostering confidence and resiliency leads to a successful therapy experience and outcome. During her free time, Coralie enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Coralie Andre

Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: French

Speech Language Pathologist  Assistant

Online

Kassandra prides herself in providing the best client-centered care possible. She enjoys working with various populations of all ages within the hospital and school board settings.

She is also enthusiastic about supporting individuals with communication and language needs, and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. 

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Kassandra Muñoz-Ramos

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Spanish

Jenny brings a wealth of varied professional experience and educational training to all of her interactions. As an avid traveler, sports fan (let's go Blue Jays!) and advocate for all things speech and language related, you'll find in her someone easy to talk to and passionate about her clinical practice.

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Jenny Mercurio

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Italian

Nicole Phelps

Since 2018, Nicole has thoroughly enjoyed her work as a certified Communicative Disorders Assistant. Her clinical experience is diverse, having worked with many different ages, cultures, and communication needs. As an empathetic clinician who is truly passionate about what she does, Nicole works hard to help each client to the best of her ability. She enjoys tailoring sessions to the personal interests of the client, so that treatment is always engaging and fun. Outside of work, Nicole loves any outdoor activity, travel, and spending time with her loved ones.  

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Speech Language Pathologist  Assistant

Surrey, BC

After pursuing her Master's degree at the University of Western Ontario, Harmene returned to her residence in Vancouver, BC.

 

Her experience includes supporting both children and adults in a variety of settings and communication areas. Her passion as a clinician is driven through empowering individuals to reach their communication potential while building meaningful relationships.

 

Outside of session, Harmene enjoys staying active, traveling and spending time with family & friends.

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Harmene Dhillon

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, Punjabi

Sudbury, Maritimes

Leandra is a Sudbury native and provides therapy to our Sudbury clients or online. She has experience in a variety of settings, including hospital, school board, and private clinic and looks forward to continue to assist others using a client-centered approach. She is passionate about helping others and hopes to promote a comforting space for clients of all ages and with diverse communication needs. During her leisure time, Leandra enjoys taking photo walks and watching movies.

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Leandra Stopar

Speech Language Pathologist

Languages: English, French

Online Speech Therapy

All our therapists provide virtual therapy in addition to in-person therapy at their local clinic.

Licenses & Training

All our Speech Language Pathologists have a Master's of Speech Therapy and are licenced by the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Training and certifications acquired by our team include:

Motor Speech Articulation: Prompt Introduction, Prompt Bridging

Autism: More than Words

Stuttering: Fluency Plus, Lidcombe

Language: Hanen It Takes Two and Target Word

Literacy: Orton Gillingham

Aphasia: Supported Conversation with Adults with Aphasia

Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC): Picture Exchange Communication (PECS)

Toronto
Mississauga
Sudbury
London
Scarboough
Ajax
Online Therapy
Surrey
Waterloo
Ottawa
Maritime
Quebec
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