UpFront Counselling and Anger Management 

and Anger Management 

Lanie Schachter-Snipper, MC, Registered Psychotherapist - Founder, Clinical Director

Lanie holds a Master of Counselling and is Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Lanie was a visiting fellow in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, Division of Law and Psychiatry and has over five years experience providing substance-abuse treatment and psychotherapy to individuals involved in the justice system. In addition to her work at UpFront Counselling, Lanie provides substance abuse counselling at Bellwood Health Services, an in-patient treatment centre in Toronto.

Simone Bern LL.B - Founder, Director of Operations

A criminal defence lawyer with a special focus on persons with mental health issues, Simone has extensive experience working in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with men charged with violent offences.

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Evan Newton, M.Sc., M.S.W., R.S.W - Group and Individual Therapist

Evan completed a Master of Science in Psychiatry from McGill University and a Master of Social Work at University of Toronto. Evan co-facilitated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) groups at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMP) in the Concurrent Disorders Unit. In addition to his work at UpFront Counselling, Evan also provides therapy to youth at Sunnybrook Hospital, supervises Social Service Work students at Centennial College and works at the University of Toronto with Dr. Katreena Scott, lead developer of the Caring Dads program. 

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Tamara Bernstein, HB.Sc., M.Ed. – Group Facilitator

Tamara holds a Master’s of Education in Developmental Psychology and Education from OISE at the University of Toronto and has over five years if experience in research working with youth and families. Tamara works as a Research Analyst at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the Child, Youth, and Emerging Adult Program. Tamara also worked with Dr. Katreena Scott, lead developer of the Caring Dads: Helping Fathers Value Their Children program on various projects about family violence. Having had the opportunity to work with youth in various settings, Tamara is passionate about making positive change and promoting resilience with at-risk children and youth through therapy.

Avni Jain, ME.D., CCC -  Individual Therapist

Avni holds a Master’s in Education Counselling from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Avni has been working within the mental health and addictions realm and is currently providing short-term counselling to clients through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). In addition, Avni provides counselling and psychotherapy within the community and maintains an ongoing private practice.

Sarita Leicher - Volunteer

Sarita is completing a B.A. in Criminology  with a minor in Psychology at Ryerson University. Sarita has over ten years experience in event and meeting management, training facilitation and transition recruitment.


UpFront Counselling and

Anger Management 

Phone: (416) 402-0220

Email: [email protected]


Scadding Court Community Centre

707 Dundas St West (Entrance on East side of Bathurst South of Dundas)

Toronto, Ontario


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