Meet The Team

Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy, Training and Advocacy

Our Story

After many years of research and teaching in University settings, Wendy McGuire made an abrupt mid-life career change to work with the neurodivergent. There were few, if any, services for neurodivergent adults at the time. She wanted to change that. It was personal. Wendy is a mom, friend, colleague, teacher, and therapist to neurodivergent people of all ages and walks of life. And so Scattergram was founded – where neurodivergence is the norm.

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Wendy McGuire (she/her)

Registered Social Worker

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I provide traditional counselling services for mental health struggles (anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-harm, sex and gender identity stuff, etc.). I also provide non-traditional counselling based on my understanding of how neuroatypical brains and nervous systems work.

Meet the Therapists

Scattergram Associates are deeply committed to bringing a fresh approach to the growth and wellbeing of neurodivergent youth and adults. In addition to their own professional backgrounds, skills and experience, each Associate receives in-depth training in Scattergram’s trademarked A.C.C.E.P.T. neurodiversity-affirming treatment model.

How do you know who is the right fit for you? Browse the profiles and see who catches your eye. If you’re still not sure, contact us to explore your goals and preferences.

Harsha Babani

Harsha Babani (she/her)

M.Sc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Reg. OT (AB)

Occupational Therapist

🗺️ Ontario & Alberta, Canada

I am an Occupational Therapist who works with youth and adults to support them in participating fully in activities that are meaningful to them and bring them joy. I work collaboratively with neurodivergent individuals who are experiencing challenges with work, school, and other daily activities due to difficulties with executive functions, sensory processing differences, or other challenges.

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Louisa Larocque (she/her)


Registered Social Worker

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I am a Registered Social Worker and mental health therapist who feels passionately about neurodivergent-affirming care from a feminist, intersectional, and trauma-informed lens. I specialize in supporting womxn who have been newly diagnosed with autism or ADHD — or who identify with their challenges (self-diagnosis is valid!)

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Michael Holker (he/him)


Registered Social Worker

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I’m a Registered Social Worker with a heart for helping youth (ages 14+) and adults who think and perceive differently, particularly those with ADHD/Neurodivergence or those who may identify as Twice or Thrice exceptional. I also support those experiencing the complex challenges of substance use. My Neurodivergent experience has profoundly influenced my passion for sharing space in therapy with other neurodivergent people.

Robyn Livingston

Robyn Livingston (he/him)


Registered Social Worker and Group Facilitator

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I am a Registered Social Worker who works with youth, ages 12 to 29, and their families, using a queer and neurodiversity-affirming framework. Being trans, queer, and neurodivergent myself, I am passionate about the ways our various identities intersect and strive to work with others to recognize, navigate, and dismantle the unique barriers we face. Through my education and personal experience, I hope to create a therapeutic environment where all feel welcome, valued, and encouraged to be their authentic selves.

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Jesse Smith (they/he)


Registered Social Worker

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I am a transgender, queer, neurodivergent person who works with neurodivergent teens (13+), young adults, and parents, and adults of all ages navigating life transitions, identity, and everyday hardships, both individually and in group settings. I frequently work with people exploring the intersections of sex and gender diversity and neurodiversity. With my background in the Arts, I integrate creative practices to offer varied modes of self-expression, exploration, and self-advocacy.

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Denise Richard (she/her)


Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Educational Consultant working with neurodivergent individuals (16+) and their families to provide support through life’s transitions related to school, work, relationships, diagnosis, parenting, health and other challenges. My passion for serving clients with a holistic, person-centred, strengths-based approach grows from my lived experience as family, friend, counsellor, and teacher to neurodivergent individuals.

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Juliana Simon (she/her)


Registered Social Worker

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I am a Registered Social Worker who works with neurodivergent individuals in recovery from an Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating. My approach to mental health care is holistic and realistic, taking in all aspects of life to ensure you receive the care you deserve. This is informed by my own experience in mental health care. I am committed to promoting mental wellness and empowering clients to lead fulfilling lives.

Rania Ibrahim

Rania Ibrahim Ambrad (she/her)


Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I am a queer, neurodivergent, Palestinian-Egyptian and Filipino cis woman and Registered Social Worker offering compassionate, trauma-informed, affirming, anti-oppressive, culturally responsive and liberation-oriented therapy services. My multiple intersecting identities and lived experiences influence my passion for providing counselling services to Autistic and ADHD adults (18+) who were late-diagnosed or are just beginning their neurodiversity journey. I am especially interested in working with Black, Indigenous, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.

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Alicia Bonventre (she/her)

BA Psychology, BSW, MSW

Registered Social Worker

🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I am a queer, neurodivergent woman and Registered Social Worker who works with individuals ages 18+, couples, family members and partners who want to better understand how to support their neurodivergent and/or queer and trans loved ones. I love reading, spending time with my dogs and consuming queer media, such as RuPaul’s Drag Race, with my partner. I come to this work with the lived experience of a neurodivergent person navigating the world and intimate relationships with other neurodivergent people. I strive to be an affirming person in my client’s lives, and provide a safe space for exploration, empowerment and growth.

Meet the Students and Volunteers

Scattergram is deeply committed to bringing a fresh approach to the growth and wellbeing of neurodivergent youth and adults. In addition to their own backgrounds, skills and experience, each student and volunteer receives in-depth training in Scattergram’s trademarked A.C.C.E.P.T. neurodiversity-affirming treatment model.

If you are interested in being a part of the Scattergram team sign up at the bottom of the Students and Volunteers page here.

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Seyhan Kogukoglu (she/her)

BA, SSW, MSW (pending)

Registered Social Service Worker


🗺️ Ontario, Canada

I am a bookworm (non-fiction) and Registered Social Service Worker, currently completing my Masters in Social Work who works with teens, adults and older adults dealing with various life circumstances. I work from a culturally grounded approach that is rooted in queer-affirming supports, working together to identify what’s most important for you.

Meet the Care Team

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Cheryl Dafoe (she/her)

BRM, BEd, MACP (pending)

Client Care Coordinator

I am a neurodivergent mother, professional, and friend currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology. I’m passionate about supporting the overall well-being, and resiliency of youth, families, and communities. I am committed to providing neurodivergent-affirming care with a warm sense of humour, and strive to create a collaborative, safe environment where you can be your authentic self.

Join the Team

Interested in joining the team?

Are you a neurodivergent and LGBTQ2SI+ affirming Registered Social Worker (RSW), Registered Psychotherapist (RP or RP-Q), Allied Health Professional (OT, RN, PT, RD, RDN, etc.), or Academic or Job Coach keen to work with neurodivergent folks and their loved ones?

My fully online practice serves a diverse neurodivergent client base of teens, young adults, university students, women, late diagnosed or self-diagnosed adults, couples, parents, and family members. With a focus on undoing harm, we support people to: better understand their neurotype, develop strategies for sensory, emotional, and cognitive regulation, explore intersections with sex and gender, build skills to communicate across neurotypes, and live life authentically with more ease.

As a member of our growing virtual team, you will have the exclusive opportunity to be trained in our unique, trademarked neurodiversity-affirming treatment model, receive ongoing supervision, and have opportunities for continuous learning, as teacher and learner, alongside team members in health and mental health disciplines across Ontario and Canada.

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