Guest Faculty

Jenna Street, Counsellor

Jenna Street is a graduate of The Living Institute, working as a Counsellor in Guelph, Ontario. With a background in holistic nutrition, she has been working in the healing arts field since 2010. In this time, Jenna has facilitated workshops for all ages on sustainable living, natural body care, mindfulness, self care and intergenerational trauma.

Jude Star

Jude is an integrative student of meditative and psychotherapy traditions. He has studied Buddhism and meditation under various teachers, formally and informally, for almost 2 decades. He's done training in psychotherapy at the Toronto Transpersonal Centre, The Gestalt Institute of Toronto, and, most recently, is about to graduate from the program in Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy at The Living Institute.

Kerri Michalica, PhD

Kerri Michalica, PhD, graduated with her PhD from Brock University, researching topics such as creativity, mystical experiences, schizophrenia, and forgiveness. Since then she has been teaching at various colleges and universities near the Niagara Region and the Greater Toronto Region.

Cindy Hayen, PhD, RP

Cindy Hayen, PhD, RP, is a Registered Psychotherapist with a private practice in Aurora, Ontario. She has been in practice since 2008. Cindy has a Masters of Counselling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy and a PhD in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Psychotherapy, both degrees from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She is a Level II Gottman Therapist and a Level II Relational Life Therapist.

Tom Peric, MA, RP, cert. addiction counsellor

As a counsellor, therapist and instructor, Tom has been working in the addiction treatment, mental health, and post-secondary education fields for the past 16 years.

Susan McBride, RN BA MTS RSW

Susan McBride, RN BA MTS RSW, worked for 14 years in an emergency room as a registered nurse dealing with physical and emotional crises. She returned to school and obtained a B.A. in Psychology and worked as a behavior management therapist teaching parents and children conflict resolution and problem solving skills.  An interest in spirituality led her to complete a Masters in Theological Studies in Pastoral Counselling and has been working in private practice in Hamilton since 2002.

Mio Yokoi, RP

After over 15 years working in the marketing and advertising field, I made a career transition to working in psychotherapy with adults in individual therapy, and couples’ and relationship counselling.  I am a psychotherapist trained in psychodynamic 

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