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Ottawa Rehab Staff


Name: Mika Sillanpaa – MDiv, DCC, IEEFT, PHD(cand)
Title: Clinical Director

Bio and work:
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  • History With Valiant: Mika has been a Clinical Director with Valiant for over 4 years, He has been overseeing the Ottawa Location for over 2 years. He often says “working at Valiant never feels like work.”
  • Academic Background: Mika has earned his Doctorate in Clinical Counselling (DCC) and his Masters in Divinity (MDiv)

Being passionate about Recovery and Learning Mika continues to regularly upgrade his Education, he takes new courses to help him stay current with the Latest Therapies available.


Name: Joshua Tan – M.A.
Title: Addictions Facilitator

Bio and work:
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Over 2 years working With Valiant Behavioral Health

  • 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

Name: Melissa Vezina – ASW
Title: Addictions Facilitator / Counselor

Bio and work:
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2 years working with Valiant Behavioral Health

 A little bit about you: 

  • Enjoy spending time with family and friends
  • Love spending time with my cat
  • Love a good cup of coffee in the morning
  • Enjoy watching documentaries
  • Personable and compassionate individual

Name: Lauren Wallace – MA
Title: Addictions Facilitator / Counselor

Bio and work:
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BA in Neuro Psychology, MA in Addictions