Let It Go
Let It Go Psychological Services
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Our Team

Our Team

Dr. Clarisa Markel, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Dr. Clarisa Markel, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Dr. Clarisa Markel, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Dr. Markel is the founder and director of Let It Go Psychological Services. She specializes in supporting the wellbeing of children, adolescents, and families. For over 15 years Dr. Markel has been working with children and adolescents who experience a variety of psychological concerns including ADHD, anger management, anxiety, defiance, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-esteem, stress, social-emotional challenges, tics, and trauma, among others. Dr. Markel is passionate about supporting healthy family dynamics, and in the context of family therapy she works with family members of all ages. She provides empirically supported treatments including cognitive behavioural therapy, family systems therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy in both English and Spanish.

Background

Dr. Markel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she first obtained her Psychology credentials at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She has been living in Canada since 2004, where she re-trained and obtained her Masters and Ph.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. She has held positions at Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), Surrey Place Centre, the Toronto District School Board, and the OISE Counselling and Psychoeducational Clinic.

Email: cmarkel@letitgopsych.com

Valerie Presti, B.A.

Valerie Presti, B.A.

Valerie Presti, B.A.

Mrs. Presti is the clinic manager at Let It Go Psychological Services. She is the heart and soul of the clinic. Her immediate warmth, enthusiasm and approachability appeal to parents and children alike. Whether she is liaising with clients, scheduling appointments or processing new referrals she will make the process run smoothly.

Background

Mrs. Presti was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario. Mrs. Presti graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies. Mrs. Presti brings a wealth of experience from the years she spent in the Healthcare and Advertising fields as an Executive Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Presti quickly connects with families, as she herself is raising 4 young children with her husband in Oakville and spends time volunteering in their school.

Email: vpresti@letitgopsych.com