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“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.”
— Aldous Huxley

Top Specialties

  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Trauma and PTSD

President, Clinical Director, MSW, RSW, BA (Hons) Major in Sociology & Philosophy, NLP Master Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, CISM Certified Level 1 & 2 and CISM Trainer, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Candidate

Mario Spiler, President & Clinical Director

A seasoned registered social worker with over 37 years of experience in various clinical settings, dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complexities of their mental well-being. My commitment to understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by first responders has driven my career, making me a trusted source of support in their journey toward healing.

Professional Background

Throughout my extensive career, I've had the privilege to collaborate with diverse patient populations and scenarios, which has honed my expertise in dealing with mild to severe personality disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, and trauma. My credentials include being Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Certified and pursuing certifications in Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) and Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT). I've recently completed the Mental Health First Aid for Veterans program by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Specialization in operational stress injuries such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, moral injuries, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. My treatment approaches are grounded in evidence-based methodologies. I offer a diverse range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mentalization-Based Therapy, among others.

Cultural Sensitivity

Recognizing the importance of cultural nuances in therapy, I am fluent in both English and Spanish. This proficiency enables me to offer treatment services in both languages, promoting a more inclusive and effective therapeutic experience.

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Family Systems
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Family Marital
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

MSW, RSW, EMDR Certified

Monica Tan, RSW, MSW

As a registered social worker with over 11 years of experience as a clinician, people leader and supervisor, I understand that mental health is rich, complex and unique to each individual.

I am committed to creating a safe and collaborative environment to support getting to your goals in therapy. Together we will build practical and effective strategies to manage strong emotions, expand your resilience and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.

My work is centered around a holistic and integrative therapeutic approach that cares for the body, mind and spirit. I use a variety of treatment approaches, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness practices.

I am experienced in moving people through anxiety, depression, recovery from traumatic experiences, grief, self-esteem issues, relationship issues and life transitions. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers.

Together we can heal old wounds and re-install your power in the present. I look forward to transforming unconscious patterns to conscious choices with you. 


  • Anger Management

  • Career Guidance

  • Chronic Illness

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Mood Disorders

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Thinking Disorders

  • Women's Issues

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Attachment-based

  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused

  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

  • EMDR

  • Energy Psychology

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma Focused

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“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light”
— Brené Brown

Top Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD

Operations Team

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness”
—Jean Jacques Rousseau

VP of Business Operations and Digital Business Development

Tricia Spiler, VP of Business Operations & Development

Tricia oversees the day to day operations of Spiler Psychotherapy™ | M Spiler Social Work Professional Corporation. She is also the main contributor to the private practice digital development and creating strategic goals and objectives. Tricia also provides both a supportive and collaborative approach to our referral network. 

RSSW, Intake & Program Coordinator

Vanessa, RSSW

Vanessa oversees administrative duties part-time for Spiler Psychotherapy™ | M Spiler Social Work Professional Corporation. Vanessa also provides both a supportive role for intake and scheduling.

Highlights: Vanessa completed high school in three years, graduated from the Social Service Worker program with honours from Northern College, and she is now fast-tracking for her BA full-time from University of Waterloo. Her Major is in Social Development with a minor in Legal Studies with specialization in Social Work. She is also raising her 3 year old son as a single mother. Vanessa is truly inspiring and has a compassionate personality and incredibly organized and fast learner. We are truly blessed for having her work with us at Spiler Psychotherapy as a remote worker for new graduates in SSW program.

She is currently Registered Social Service Worker with the OCSWSSW.

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”
— Brian Herbert

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