Hi! My name is Claudia Bernardino and I am a Clinical Assistant here at Restore Balance. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSS) and obtained my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in 2012 at Ryerson University. I have been working in the non-profit sector for 10 years.

I believe that every individual can achieve their full potential. There can be situations in life that shake us, and we lose our balance in life as a result. Here, at Restore Balance, I aim to help you regain your balance. It takes a lot of courage to seek help, and I appreciate your effort in taking the first step. Together, we will work towards overcoming challenges and living life to its fullest.

My name is Ashlee Sud and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Restore Balance. I have earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Philosophy from Queen’s University, and a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am particularly interested in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-esteem difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties.

Bria Wannamaker, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Bria is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence College where she earned her Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology (Hons.). While completing her Master of Science in Psychology degree through California Southern University, Bria also worked in the developmental services sector with adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Bria is looking forward to assisting those in need of therapeutic services including people living with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and other mental health concerns.

A Glimpse Into The Future Of Post-COVID Family Law

There has been a steady increase in predictions that a wave of family law cases will spike post-COVID-19. This prophetic murmuring has also been coupled with the reality that the family court system will be unable to handle the deluge of pent-up cases. Both are likely true and will inevitably contribute to the soon approaching...

Now Open For In-person Sessions!

We are excited to announce that Restore Balance offices in Belleville, Peterborough, Bobcaygeon, and Toronto will be re-opening as of today, for in-person sessions. We have taken this time to thoroughly clean and sanitize our spaces. We have also implemented several policies and procedures to keep our staff, and you, safe. These include: All staff...

How to Keep Morale While Working from Home

This has been a time of great hardship and change around the world during the COVID 19 global pandemic.  Communities across our nation have had to abide by strict regulations and policies put in place to protect the lives and well being of those most vulnerable.  It has been a time of rapid change and...


To the staff of Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon. We’re devastated by the events and loss of life that has transpired at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon due to COVID-19. You have done an incredible job in the face of extreme adversity, supporting team members, providing care for patients and engaging with family members. Like...

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