Supportive – Transforming – Empowering – Professional – Services
STEPS is a private pediatric clinic providing integrative services for children and their families. Each professional at the STEPS Clinic operates their own private practice, is certified by their respective professional association, and is a specialist in their field. Families can see only one of the professionals at STEPS or may work with a team of two or more professionals to work towards common goals. This creates the opportunity to collaborate and provide coordinated, efficient and effective services to benefit your child and your family.
Book Your Appointment:
To book an appointment simply select your preferred STEPS professional below and contact them directly by telephone or email. You will hear back within 48 hours to learn more about their services and to book an appointment. Each practitioner maintains an independent fee schedule that is listed on their independent website or will provide this information during your call.
Meike Vareschi BScOT, is the director of WonderKids Occupational Therapy: a pediatric sensory integration clinic for children with learning, behaviour and developmental challenges. All the Wonderkids therapists are experienced in providing assessments, treatment and community workshops.
Claire Hochfeld MSc, BSc, is a physiotherapist and founder of Jumping Bean Kids where they treat children with neurological, orthopaedic and developmental concerns. The Jumping Bean Kids physiotherapists are experienced in assessing, treating and educating children.
Speech and Language Services
Meaghan McLeod, M.Sc., RSLP is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience with young children who have communication delays and developmental disorders. She is passionate about family-centered care and values the role of parents and caregivers in a child’s therapeutic journey.
Carla Monteleone, MSLP, RSLP, SLP(C) is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience working with children with communication delays. She has a keen interest working with clients who have fluency and motor speech disorders
Counselling and Parent Support
Rebecca Janke, MSW RSW is a Parent Consultant who comes alongside parents to help them make sense of their children, define their parenting goals, and set a new direction that encourages healthy family connection. She is also a certified facilitator through the Neufeld Institute. She has experience with families built through adoption as well as families touched by disabilities and exceptionalities.
Courtney Nichols, M.A., R.C.C is an Art Therapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor with a specialty in early childhood and special needs mental health and treatment for anxiety & social challenges related to autism. Her knowledge and enthusiasm help guide parents to become more connected and in sync with their children, bringing balance and satisfaction to their role as a parent.
Tamara Van Wyck M Ed, RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and works with children and youth. Tamara offers individual counselling and group classes specializing in anxiety and brain science, social thinking skills, and emotional regulation. Specific areas of focus for children and youth include self-regulation; especially as it relates to anxiety management and executive functioning deficits and resilience building and problem solving.
Other Therapeutic Services
Melody Owen, BMT, MTA is a certified Music Therapist creating dynamic music with children. She specializes in empowering vulnerable youth as well as children who have disabilities; giving voice to their experience through the power of music.