Dr. Dinesh Bhayana
MD CCFP (EM)
Founder & Medical Director
For nearly a decade, Dr. Bhayana has provided medical care for patients dealing with substance use disorders in several settings including hospitals, withdrawal management and rehabilitation facilities, and clinics in the community. He has come to understand the spectrum of issues faced by both patients and their loved ones as they navigate the recovery process.
Upon completing medical school in 2010 at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Bhayana attended the University of Toronto for postgraduate training in family and emergency medicine. During his residency at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto he was fortunate to work with and learn from leading experts in addiction medicine. Since 2013, his practice has included both emergency and addiction medicine which has allowed him to identify the gaps in care that many individuals encounter.
West End Recovery was founded and launched in 2022 to support improved access to community-based medical and psychological services. The clinic also provides a setting for a diverse group of providers to collaborate, learn, and work with emerging technologies and treatment modalities.
Rui Tian is a Registered Psychotherapist and former Executive Board Member of Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists.
He specializes in Addiction, Mental Health, Chronic Pain Management, Development Disabilities, Trauma and mTBI/injury Rehabilitation, Sex Therapy, Couple/Familial, Parenting, and Culture Counselling.
He has been practicing psychotherapy, clinical supervision, life coaching, and counselling in hospital, outpatient agencies, walk-in clinic, Family Health Team, and private clinics via face to face and distance psychotherapy (phone, online), and through thirst-party coverages (EAP, WSIB). His clients are from all walks of life, different age groups, sexual orientations, and social/economical/cultural backgrounds. His main approaches include Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interview, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Trauma-focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Emotional-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy, integrated with but not limited to elements from Psychodynamic, Rogerian, Narrative, Gestalt, and Interpersonal therapy. Also he practices Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention, positive psychology, health/leadership/creativity coaching.
He has developed expertise in mental health (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma); addiction (substances, problem behaviours with gambling/eating/sex/internet); developmental disabilities (ASD, MID, LD, ADHD, ODD); rehabilitation (MVA, WSIB, OWN, LTD); chronic illness (pain or medical conditions); return to work; parenting; couple and marital relationships; and personal wellbeing/development.
Nikita has completed her MSc in Psychological Counselling at Christ University in Bangalore, India. She has recently completed her Bridge to Registration and Employment in Mental Health (BREM), in Toronto. She is currently a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Nikita believes in creating a therapeutic alliance with her clients, which comes from non-judgmental listening and empathizing with the client's experiences. Hence, she prefers an integrative therapy approach based on the client’s needs and comfort. She uses different techniques in therapy like person-centered, solution-focused, CBT, psychoeducational approach, mindfulness, talk therapy, behavior techniques, etc.
With more than 6 years of work experience, Nikita provides online individual therapy for individuals above 16 years and helps clients encounter challenges like stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, transitional changes, etc.
Divleen is a member of the College of registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and is a graduate with her Masters in Developmental Psychology from University of Toronto, Canada. Having worked as a Psychotherapist for over a decade now, she has a rich and diverse experience of assisting individuals from both India and Canada.
She has received extensive training in Emotion focused therapy, Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural therapy, and Solution focused therapy. She relies on her natural non-judgemental stance, trauma informed lens and evidence-based approaches when interacting with her clients. She assists individuals, couples and families with concerns such as long-standing trauma, relationship conflict, depression, chronic pain related stress, geriatric counselling and lifestyle related stress especially post covid stress. Her clients are adolescents, parents, couples, and elderly populations. She is experienced in working with marginalized and diverse populations facing unique life challenges due to their history of being discriminated against.
Divleen appreciates individual uniqueness and is passionate about assisting her clients to discover their strength and resilience. She caters to the individual psychological needs of each client by curating each session based off their present concerns and incorporating one or two modalities and interventions. She is available to work over the weekends and in the evenings for clients whose daily routines do not allow them time for self care during the regular working hours.
When it comes to her personal life, Divleen is a dog lover and dog trainer for the pets of her family and friends. She is also passionate towards the cause of nature preservation and pediatric cancer research.
Regarding her faith in recovery, she firmly believes in the idea that healing and recovery begin right form the moment a person reaches out for support and starts talking about their concerns.
Ragavi Mangalaruban is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is currently completing a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Yorkville University. She has completed specialized training with a postgraduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health from Humber College and a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences from York University.
Ragavi has gained valuable experience working as an addictions counselor for 4 years prior to pursuing a career in psychotherapy. She has applied her skills in a variety of settings including non-profit agencies, private residential homes, and withdrawal management centers. She has supported clients with a wide range of presenting concerns including addictions, mental health, and concurrent disorders.
A message from Ragavi:
“Despite all the chaos and ruckus happening in your life, I’m here to support you. It is okay to feel down. I can empower you to find the right answers you need by working with you collaboratively aligning your values and morals through a culturally sensitive approach.
Together, we can work to identify and set new goals, track your progress, explore and understand the root causes, and learn new skills to add into your tool box that can help you navigate a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.“
"Hi! I'm Harleen and I'm the medical administrator at West End Recovery. Having gone to school for Psychology and running a mental health support group - I have a huge passion for helping others navigate their journey to overall better mental health and management of substance use disorders.
Whether it's answering your questions or scheduling a consultation, I am here to assist your needs by being one phone call away!"