Our Team

Welcome to Toronto Family Therapy! Get to know a bit about our therapists below. Stay tuned for updates as our team continues to grow.

Joanna Seidel

Joanna Seidel

Social Worker, RSW, MSW, Acc.FM

Joanna Seidel has been counselling individuals, families and children and has helped couples re-connect for over a decade. She is a Child and Family Therapist and specializes in separation and divorce. She has been on panel of Clinical Investigators for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer since 2011.

Joanna holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, graduating with Honours from York University, and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto. She is a Social Worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in the Greater Toronto Area. She is also a member of the Association of Family Conciliation Courts.

Joanna is the owner and operator of Toronto Family Therapy, a private practice in Toronto. Prior to establishing her private practice in Toronto 2006, Joanna worked in mental health settings and children’s agencies.

Joanna Seidel has particular expertise in the area of separation and divorce. She has worked extensively in her practice with families and children, helping them manage the often difficult, stressful and emotional process of separation and divorce. With Joanna’s guidance, families learn strategies to cope with this challenging process and to minimize the conflicts and disputes that arise.

Jackie Marshall

Jackie Marshall

Social Worker, RSW, MSW, Acc.FM

Jackie Marshall is a Registered Social Worker and an Accredited Family Mediator. She has been in practice for over 20 years working with individuals, couples, families and children. She graduated from University of Toronto, with her Masters of Social Work in 1996. Jackie has extensive experience and training in the areas of separation and divorce, family mediation, intimate partner violence, relationships and power imbalance, parenting coordination and reintegration therapy.

Jackie is an expert in child development and works with children to help them adjust to change, including issues emerging from separation, divorce, and remarriage. She specializes in helping families manage conflict, repair damaged relationships, and communicate more effectively.

Jackie has worked with Mediate393, Toronto’s court-connected family mediation service, since 2012. As an Accredited Family Mediator and an Information and Referral Coordinator (IRC) Jackie interacts with a diverse and varied client population. As an IRC, Jackie provides community resources, referrals, information and guidance in a number of areas including; family mediation, domestic violence, legal aid, family court process, mental health and accessing legal advice.

In her capacity as a Certified Family Mediator (Acc.FM), Parenting Coordinator (PC) and Individual, Child and Family Therapist, Jackie strives to ensure that every client feels heard and seen and accepted for exactly who they are at any given point in time. Jackie’s training and professional experience have culminated in an open and unique perspective as a therapist.

Jackie is a dedicated therapist for Toronto Family Therapy. She is compassionate and works with her clients to recognize their strengths and abilities, overcome their challenges, and adapt, modify and pivot as life’s circumstances change. Jackie provides her clients with an educative and therapeutic milieu, within a safe and non-judgemental environment for clients to share in confidence, while gaining confidence.

Jackie’s professional memberships include Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM), Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW), Family Mediation Canada (FMC), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO).

Nicole Khaitman

Nicole Khaitman

Social Worker, RSW, MSW

Nicole Khaitman is a seasoned Social Worker with over a decade of experience. She has worked with youth and families impacted by separation and divorce (including instances of high conflict) in addition to issues of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Nicole adopts a clinical and strengths-based approach to support and counsel her clients, as well as the children of separation and divorce. She helps them make sense of their situation, identify healthy goals, devise resolution plans, and see those plans to fruition with long-term success and wellbeing in mind.

Nicole has worked with child protection services as both an investigator and ongoing case worker, respite programs for youth with developmental disabilities, and mental health centres. Nicole has participated in many child protection mediation sessions and forming parenting and communication plans for the family unit as a whole. Nicole works tirelessly to ensure each individual recognizes their own strengths, as well as the strengths of those around them to build a safe and nurturing environment in which each individual can find their own path to health, safety, and a sense of ownership and optimism about their future. Nicole also takes an active role in events, committees, and programs focused on improving the field of social work, quality of care, and education/outreach.

Nicole holds a Master of Social Work Degree from York University and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Nicole’s expertise and empathy enable her to guide families as they learn to understand and resolve their unique challenges, and support them holistically as they move beyond them.

Andrea Lebovic-Haworth

Andrea Lebovic-Haworth

Administrative Assistant

Andrea is the Administrative Assistant for Toronto Family Therapy.

Andrea is a Holistic Nutritionist and owns a Nutriontional Consulting business. She is currently a student a Queen’s University completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Upon graduationg, Andrea plans to purse graduate studies to become a therapist.