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Sophie Solmini founded Heal@Home in late 2016 as a response to the limited treatment options available for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Believing that the traditional model of abstinence and 12-step programs was not suitable for everyone, she sought to provide alternative approaches to treatment.

Throughout her career, Sophie has worked in both the private and public sectors, bringing her expertise and compassionate approach to the treatment of alcohol use disorder. She has specialized in withdrawal management in a hospital setting and has an in-depth understanding of AUD. In addition, Sophie has travelled around the world and spoken in front of liver transplant committees to help her clients become eligible for a liver transplants.

In addition to her work as a counsellor, Sophie has also served as a recovery coach and sober coach, helping clients navigate the challenges of early recovery and build the skills they need to maintain long-term sobriety. Tragically, Sophie lost both her parents to AUD, which further fueled her desire to make a positive impact in the field of addiction counselling. Despite her challenges, Sophie remains unwavering in her belief that AUD is a treatable condition and is dedicated to helping others find the support and resources they need to heal and recover. She understands the importance of privacy and confidentiality, as people struggling with AUD often face additional stigma and may be at risk of losing their job or damaging their professional reputations if their employer finds out about their condition.

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Your Care Team

Sophie Solmini

FOUNDER-DIRECTOR

Sophie is an addiction counselor by training and strives to support people with substance abuse issues and unhealthy coping behaviors. Sophie helps them redefine their relationships with alcohol. Sophie is passionate about providing timely access to patients with the highest quality of evidence-based care.

  • Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS)
  • Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC)
  • Member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
  • Member of NAADAC, Association for Addiction Professionals
  • International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC)

Philip Wong

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Philip is a Nurse Practitioner practicing out of a large Addictions Medicine clinic in Ontario.

He obtained a Master of Nursing with an Adult Nurse Practitioner focus through the University of Toronto and certification for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment through CAMH.

He is passionate about helping those struggling with substance use.

Monica Mina

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Monica is a nurse practitioner who has been working in the medical industry for 9 years.

She completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of Toronto after completing her undergraduate nursing degree at Trent University.

As a nurse practitioner specializing in acute care of the adult population, she has experience working with mental health, trauma, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and public health. Monica has a passion for helping all those in her care reach their physical and mental health goals. 

Monica will serve our clients in BC!

Debbie Hill

CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELOR

Debbie’s dedication in helping others help themselves shines.  She is a dedicated and pragmatic individual who often can win the trust and confidence of individuals in her life. 

Debbie retired from the Toronto Police Service (civilian) after 36 ½ years of dedicated investigative service. While employed she volunteered at the Renascent Treatment Centre (Munro House-woman) and was an active Peer Counsellor with the Employee and Family Assistance Program.  Prior to retiring she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Justice) from Guelph-Humber University. Once retired Debbie obtained her certification as a Substance Abuse Counsellor and is a member in good standing with the Canadian Addictions Counsellor Certificate Federation (CACCF).  She acquired an extensive list of education and practical experiences in counselling modules for individuals and groups including CBT, Crisis Intervention, Post Traumatic Stress and addiction recovery. She is trained and continues to be a student in Neuro-Linguistic Program training and is a certified Reflexologist. 

Debbie continues to have a curious and empathetic nature. She recently received formal training receiving the designation of a certified trauma counsellor. Debbie’s personal life experiences and subsequently path of recovery from alcohol abuse has proven to be a strong asset in the field of recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.

Sarah Berneche

INTUITIVE EATING COUNSELLING & NUTRITION THERAPY

Sarah is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor, and nutrition therapist specializing in support for disordered eating and body image concerns. Operating from an intersectional, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive lens, she fuses various therapy models and approaches (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems/Parts Work, Somatic Experiencing) with non-diet nutrition counselling. She has experience working with folks across the eating disorder spectrum. She is especially knowledgeable about binge eating, emotional eating, chronic dieting cycles, food and body image-related trauma, and body image. 

Sarah has experience working at a private eating disorder center and private practice. She has completed several formal training in eating disorders, disordered eating, somatic nutrition, and body image, as well as over 50 hours of group and individual supervision. She is currently a Somatic Experiencing® Student and the author of Enjoy It all: Improve Your Health and Happiness with Intuitive Eating (Fremont Press, 2020.)

 

Patience Tabi Owan

RSW ADDICTION COUNSELOR

Patience is a Social Worker, registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers authorized in performing psychosocial interventions. She  holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Calgary as well as a Bachelor of Social Work. She has been providing social work services to individuals from diverse backgrounds for over a decade.

She specializes in supporting individuals struggling with various types of addiction.She supports individuals understand the relationship they have with their addiction, work on establishing goals as well as identifying triggers contributing to ongoing substance use and exploring coping strategies that might be beneficial in either reducing or stopping the addiction cycle.

Patience works from a client centered/harm reduction approach using modalities such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

“My goal in sessions is to meet you where you are at and work alongside you to make your experience a fulfilling one”. 

 

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