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Ottawa Team

Dr. Mika Sillanpaa – CACCF, CCCCA, DCC, IEEFT, MDiv, GPP, CASC, PHD(cand)
Title: Clinical Director

Mika has been a Clinical Director with Valiant since January 2016. He started in Kelowna Bc and transferred to Ottawa in 2018.

Credentials:  CACCF – Canadian Addictions Counselors Cert. Board, CCCCA – Canadian Christian Clinical Counselors Association, DCC – Doctorate in Clinical Counseling, MDiv – Masters in Divinity, GPP – General Practicing Psychotherapy, ICEEFT – International Center of Excellence Emotionally Focused Therapy, CASC – Canadian Association for Spiritual Care Member, EA – Ordained Pastor, PHD (cand) – Neuropsychology

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Joshua Tan – M.A.
Counselor / Facilitator

Josh has been a valuable team member at Valiant Behavioral Health, since October, 2018.

Credentials: MA in Philosophy, BA in Philosophy, MA in Counseling Psychology – Post Graduate

Extensive occupational experience with those in marginalized communities, including those with intellectual disabilities, experiencing homelessness, and youth in troubled circumstances

Extensive customer service and management experience working in the food services industry

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joined Valiant Behavioural Health in the Spring of 2021 as a facilitator. facilitates groups and leads daily activities with a welcoming smile and sweet personality.

Credentials: Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker Diploma

Lydia Paulino
Live In Support Worker

Lydia is the face the clients will see daily, living onsite providing that special care when its needed. Lydia is a fun and energetic part of the Valiant team.

When not at the center Lydia is coordinating events at a local Radio station.

LeeAnn Dockrill, RPS
Admissions Coordinator / Admin

10 + years working in Addiction and Mental Health Management

Interventionist, Relapse Prevention Specialist

LeeAnn has ran and operated treatment centers for over 10 years, and therefore is well knowledgeable in the field. Working mostly behind the scenes, she provides support to both families and staff. LeeAnn is the first point of contact for the majority of our clients, and families.