Dr. Marion Perpick-Breton (M.Sc.,Ph.D, M.D.,ICEEFT Certified)
Dr. Perpick-Breton has a scientific background, holding a Master’s degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry, a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, and a year of research in Medical Genetics prior to obtaining her Medical Degree at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is a General Psychiatrist with specialty training in Child, Adolescent and Marital Psychiatry. While in Ontario, Dr. Perpick-Breton was affiliated with two major hospitals and also acted as consultant for Child Welfare organizations across Canada. As such, she conducted numerous Assessments of Parenting Capacity and Custody and Access, and presented expert testimony, for the Courts. Dr. Perpick-Breton has been extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Insight-Oriented Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Medical Hypnosis and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples. Notably, Emotionally Focused Therapy is one of only two scientifically validated approaches to working with couples in varying levels of distress, and Dr. Perpick-Breton is one of only two Psychiatrists in Canada, and the only Psychiatrist in Western Canada, to be an ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. In particular, Dr. Perpick-Breton has married her expertise in the application of Emotionally Focused Therapy with her vast knowledge base and experience working with the gamut of psychopathology. This includes, but is not limited to, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual Disorders, and Substance Abuse Disorders. Dr. Perpick-Breton excels in working with couples where one or both parties have a mental health disorder. At this point, Dr. Perpick-Breton in is private practice in Calgary, Alberta where she treats individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan.
A significant portion of her practice is dedicated to the treatment of medical and other health professionals and their families. On a personal note, Dr. Perpick-Breton is a pianist with a great love of the Arts. Her personality is vibrant and her enthusiasm and dedication to her patients is remarkable. Her approach is both collaborative and active, with deep respect for the power of attunement in the psychotherapeutic process. Most recently, together with her husband, Dr. Martin Breton, Dr. Perpick-Breton has spear-headed an innovative approach to outreach and treatment of mental health disorders through telehealth in the form of PsychiatryOnlineCanada.com. Her Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.
Dr. Sohail (M.D.)
Dr Khalid Sohail is a Psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience working in mental health. He is a highly skilled psychotherapist with expertise and particular interest in treating clients diagnosed with Personality Disorders and/or those with relationship difficulties. Together with co-therapist and partner Bette Davis, R.N., B.N., M.N., he runs a demanding private practice called Creative Psychotherapy Clinic in Whitby, Ontario which offers combination therapy, including individual, relationship, family and group psychotherapy, tailored to the needs of each individual presentation.
Also an author, Dr. Sohail has written prolifically on a wide range of subjects, including mental health. In particular, The Green Zone is an original concept focusing on emotional and relationship wellness which Dr. Sohail and Bette Davis have developed into the Green Zone Book Series that can be found on the Amazon Kindle Book Store.
On a personal level, Dr. Sohail has a warm, gentle, yet confident manner. He holds a keen awareness of the nature of the human spirit, deep respect for the individual and his or her important relationships, and a cherishing of the need for therapeutic nurturing in the face of emotional suffering.
Dr. Sohail and Ms. Davis are now a part of PsychiatryOnlineCanada.com, an innovative service with the mission statement of providing top quality private mental health care via videoconferencing.
For more information about Dr. Sohail, Green Zone Living and PsychiatryOnlineCanada, visit the following websites:
Dr. Martin Breton (M.Sc., M.D.)
Dr. Breton’s background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Computer Science, a Masters degree in Condensed Matter Physics, and 4 years of research in Medical Genetics from the University of Toronto, where he also completed his Medical Degree. He is a Family Practitioner with extensive training and experience in Mental Health. He worked at Centre For Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario for 3.5 years, where he was in charge of both the Dual Diagnosis and Geriatric Units. His expertise and knowledge base around Psychiatric medications has been an asset to his medical practice. Additionally, he has completed the most intensive training available in North America in Medical Hypnosis, and is particularly skilled in its application. He is extremely interested in working with clients to treat and manage chronic pain, and as such, has been fully trained in prolotherapy, a method of repairing chronically injured or unstable joints and spines. (www.prolotherapy.clinic) He is currently in private practice in Calgary, Alberta.
Dr. Breton is a problem-solver by nature. He is a no-nonsense physician with the client’s interest as his first order of business, which he approaches collaboratively with a straight-forward, matter-of-fact style that gets the job done for those interested in shorter term, more medication-dominant therapy.
PsychiatryOnlineCanada.com has been spearheaded by Dr. Breton and his wife, Psychiatrist Dr. Perpick-Breton, as a means of offering consistent top quality private mental health care to clients across Canada. This service can be accessed at www.psychiatryonlinecanada.com
Dr. Howard Eisenberg (M.Sc., M.D.)
Dr. Howard Eisenberg is a Medical Doctor with additional postgraduate education in both Psychology & Psychiatry. He is also the CEO of SYNTREK® Inc., servicing an international Fortune 100 clientele. Dr. Eisenberg has a B.Sc. (Honours Psychology), M.Sc., (Psychology), and M.D., from McGill University, and was the recipient of several scholarships. He has also been a Faculty member at the University of Toronto, York University, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
He has a diverse and accomplished background as a Scientist, Physician, Psychotherapist, Professor, Entrepreneur, Author, Radio Host, Management Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Public Speaker& Executive Coach. His credentials & accomplishments are cited in several reference texts such as, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in America.
His manner is sensitive & considerate, and yet also direct. He helps clients by offering a truly objective perspective from the outside & then assists them to think more creatively about their resources and future opportunities. His approach is with a 'solution-focus'. He helps people understand why they have become upset, or stuck, and then empowers them with self-care information & practices to live more comfortably & effectively. The most appropriate people for his approach are those with the ability & motivation to 'partner' with him on changing themselves, (i.e. who are willing to invest more in changing, than complaining).
Bette Davis completed a Bachelor of Nursing in 1984 and later in 1993 received a Master of Nursing, both specializing in Mental Health / Psychiatry. Through the Master’s program Bette was awarded a substantial grant to pursue her graduate research focused on developing and designing an advanced educational program for nurses. Her intense exposure to the theory and practice of therapy began, however in 1979 when she was presented with the opportunity to be one of the members of the coveted Day Hospital Treatment Centre at the Waterford Hospital, St. John’s, Newfoundland, a program that was innovative in its design and intensive in its therapeutic programs even by today’s standards. Dr. Sohail was also a member of this team. During that foundational experience they became close friends and colleagues.
Bette has worked for over thirty-five years as an individual therapist, clinical teacher, senior manager and group leader. Through this time she has designed and conducted effective communication and interpersonal relationship courses, initially for nurses and other health professionals, and later for staff and managers in the private and public sector. In the early ‘90s, Bette’s growing interest in designing healthy workplaces was shaped by requests to develop and implement programs tailored to the needs of various work environments. Most notably in 1997, while in the position of Professional Practice Coordinator for the Health Care Corporation of St. John’s, Newfoundland she was invited to lead the development of a workplace program to address the mounting stress of 2300 nurses across a newly reorganized seven hospital organization. This highly rated program was later replicated across another health care organization.
Having lost contact for the better part of a decade, Bette and Sohail reconnected in 2001, following an invitation for Bette to join Sohail in writing a book on relationships entitled, Love, Sex and Marriage: Intimate letters between two psychotherapist friends.
Very early in that process, they were delighted to realize another area of mutual interest. When Bette explained her special interest in workplace wellness, they knew that they wanted to write the third book in the Green Zone Books Series, The Art of Working in Your Green Zone. This book focuses on assisting employees, managers and business owners to cope with stress in the workplace, strengthen productivity, reduce absenteeism and enhance quality of work life.
After conducting workshops and seminars in Newfoundland, Bette has brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to Ontario to develop seminars based on the Green Zone Books Series, thus helping organizations and institutions to deal with their challenges and build healthier workplaces across the country. She currently works collaboratively with Dr. Sohail at Creative Psychotherapist Clinic in Whitby, Ontario. They offer a combination of individual relationship, family and group Psychotherapy tailored to individual needs. To learn more about the Green Zone Living Concept and the Green Zone Book Series visit her website at www.greenzoneliving.ca