We are versatile by nature and able to bring our expertise and passion to the work of helping others

We are experienced client- centred therapists providing counselling and psychotherapy using a holistic approach.

Individual Psychotherapy = $160
Couples and Family Therapy = $226
Kids Therapy (30 mins) = $115


As cultural consultants, we work to bridge the gap of issues related to Diversity, Inclusion Equity and Access.

Cultural Consultation


We offer workshops that are uniquely designed to educate and meet your learning needs.

Each workshop is set to address past and current social issues affecting black and racialized youth and families.

Workplace training is offered for staff to further develop Ethno specific skills in helping to work with black and racialized populations.

Topics are built to facilitate the specific individual and organizational requirements.


We offer unique workshops that are specifically designed to tackle different issues affecting youth and families.

Trauma And The Black Youth Experience

Parenting While Black and Racialized

The Effects Of Racial Trauma On Youth And Children

Parenting Foster Children: A Guide for Traumatized Foster Children

Working With Black Youth And Families Amidst Racial Trauma


Charmaine Lane PhD (c) M.Sc., RP, B.A, is Registered Psychotherapist, Trainer/Facilitator and a Cultural Consultant practicing in the city of Toronto. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is presently pursuing a PhD in Education and Counsellor Supervision.

She is an advocate for Young People of colour and have rallied on their behalf. She is experienced in Trauma and how it affects Racialized Youths.

Presently, Charmaine is an associate of Balanced Living Message and Wellness Centre where she practice Psychotherapy as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as a Professor at Humber College where she is a part of the Faculty of Community and Social Services and a part of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies at Durham College where she has taught a variety of courses including a dual credit course; Conflict, Colonization and Courage: First Nations, Metis and Inuit in Canada.

She is also a sessional Equity Trainer for The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies where she trains province wide on Equity in Child Welfare as it pertains to anti-black racism. She developed and offers training to organizations on Trauma and the Black Youth Experience, looking at the trauma that black youth face on account of anti- black racism and the impact on mental health with the effort of re-authoring their stories. She is experienced in children and adult mental health.

Principal Consultant

Meet Our Team

Charmaine Lane

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity 

Nicola Harris has been an advocate and change agent for the equitable treatment of all peoples for the past 20 years in the areas of mental health, education, women and children’s issues. She currently works in the child welfare sector at a senior level, in the area of provincial level learning and professional development.

One of her current province-wide projects involves addressing inequity and its impacts on African-Canadian children, youth and families in child welfare.

Her important work in equity also includes producing and broadcasting a radio talk show addressing African Canadian community needs and concerns, creating leadership curriculum for African Canadian leaders, developing organizational tools around bias, equity organizational assessment, providing organizational coaching to not for profit organizations run by marginalized populations and completing workshops with senior level executives around diversity, equity, inclusion and emotional intelligence based leadership.

Nicola is a lifelong learner who is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership. She has earned a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Diversity, Equity, Access and Social Justice, and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and graduate certificates in the areas of decolonizing education, and Indigenous research”. Nicola is also a certified Life/Business Coach, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, and Emotional Intelligence coach.


Nicola Harris

Kevin Chin, Ph.D., completed his doctorate at McGill University (Montréal) in Educational Psychology. During this time he developed a strong foundation in human learning processes, and focused his dissertation on the role of facilitators’ educational beliefs in the work of human rights education. Prior to this, Kevin earned a Master’s degree in Educational Technology at Concordia University (Montréal).

With experience in designing, developing, delivering and evaluating learning programs, he has contributed to many projects on international, national, provincial and local levels. Kevin was able to combine his academic and professional interests in his role as Medical Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in Program Evaluation, carrying out research and program evaluation in the field of medical education.

Over the past 20 years, Kevin has focused his professional career on the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining the B.C. Public Service, he worked with the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies where he contributed to the design, development, and evaluation of training initiatives, including the development of a standardized province-wide training program for new front-line workers. He has also worked in national-level grantmaking with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and in the field of human rights education with Equitas.

He is a strong advocate of life-long learning. Most recently, he became an EQ-I 2.0 certified practitioner, trained in administering, interpreting, debriefing and coaching employees, leaders and clients on their emotional intelligence. He is also certified in High Impact Evaluation™, focusing on a positive return on investment from learning events. He is also certified in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, a structured process for catalyzing game-changing conversations. 


Kevin Chin


Charmaine Lane PhD (c) M.Sc., RP, B.A,  Registered Psychotherapist, Trainer/Facilitator and Cultural Consultant

Jinow Dualeh Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RSW, MACP, RP(q)

"Charmaine's training was illuminating and the hard questions about addressing race with students, colleagues and staff members in a humorous, curious and factual way."

" her expertise and ability to challenge in a gentle way gave me new insights into how i can better address the insidious impacts of racism and race in my practice. it felt very much like a conversation and i felt free to ask questions and share my insights to gain deeper UNDERSTANDING. i would highly recommend her trainings to those seeking to learn more about their own biases and how to tackle this sensitive concept with numerous stakeholders. "