About New Pathways Therapy Centre for Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback

Combining Traditional and Innovative Approaches to Mental Health

At New Pathways we offer a unique approach that combines traditional talk therapy with the latest cutting-edge biofeedback therapies available today. Our team of experienced therapists will work with you in a supportive and collaborative relationship to implement solutions that are right for you.  We don’t just sit back and listen.  We take the time to really understand your problems and will help you with the hard work of change and growth.

About New Pathways Therapy Centre for Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback

Combining Traditional and Innovative Approaches to Mental Health

At New Pathways we offer a unique approach that combines traditional talk therapy with the latest cutting-edge biofeedback therapies available today. Our team of experienced therapists will work with you in a supportive and collaborative relationship to implement solutions that are right for you.  We don’t just sit back and listen.  We take the time to really understand your problems and will help you with the hard work of change and growth.

Our Therapists

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Rachael Frankford, MSW RSW

psychotherapist, Certified Othmer Method Neurofeedback Therapist 

Founder of New Pathways Therapy Centre

Rachael Frankford is the founder of New Pathways Therapy and was motivated to create a therapy centre that integrates innovative approaches to mental health with a team of skilled, neuroscience informed therapists. Rachael has over 20 year’s experience in both private practice and hospital settings, working with people suffering from a range of physical and mental health challenges such as trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, cancer, head injuries, and ADHD. She enjoys working with a diverse population including people with chronic health problems, helping professionals and artists/entrepreneurs. Rachael’s therapeutic approach integrates trauma informed mindfulness and body-oriented psychotherapy with neurofeedback (brain training). She developed the Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) program which teaches mindfulness skills for emotion regulation. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, travelling to a new destination each year, meditation, and slowing down.

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Ava Walters Cout, MSW RSW

psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner

Ava Walters Cout is an experienced psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner with over 35 years of clinical experience. Over the course of her career, Ava has trained in a variety of clinical modalities specializing in Marital Therapy, Family Therapy and individual work with adolescents. Ava has also taught and supervised Psychotherapists and social work students. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and her Master’s in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida.
Ava has trained in the Othmer Method of Neurofeedback at the EEG Institute in Woodland Hills, California. Ava’s long and distinguished career as a psychotherapist gives her a unique perspective on the integration of psychotherapy and neurofeedback. Although Ava sees a wide range of clientele in her clinical practice as a neurotherapist, she is particularly interested in working with clients suffering with headaches and panic disorder.

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Ava Walters Cout, MSW RSW

psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner

Ava Walters Cout is an experienced psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner with over 35 years of clinical experience. Over the course of her career, Ava has trained in a variety of clinical modalities specializing in Marital Therapy, Family Therapy and individual work with adolescents. Ava has also taught and supervised Psychotherapists and social work students. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and her Master’s in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida.
Ava has trained in the Othmer Method of Neurofeedback at the EEG Institute in Woodland Hills, California. Ava’s long and distinguished career as a psychotherapist gives her a unique perspective on the integration of psychotherapy and neurofeedback. Although Ava sees a wide range of clientele in her clinical practice as a neurotherapist, she is particularly interested in working with clients suffering with headaches and panic disorder.

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Daniel Cout, MSW RSW

psychotherapist, neurofeedback practitioner and clinical social worker

Daniel Cout received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Anthropology from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and his Master’s in Clinical Social Work from The Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. Daniel began his career as a child psychotherapist and now works with a diverse clinical population. Daniel is also trained in the Othmer Method of Infralow Neurofeedback at the EEG Institute in Woodland Hills, California. Although Daniel sees a wide range of clientele as a neuropsychotherapist, his particular interest and expertise is in working with adults and children struggling with ADD.

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Daniel Cout, MSW RSW

psychotherapist, neurofeedback practitioner and clinical social worker

Daniel Cout received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Anthropology from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and his Master’s in Clinical Social Work from The Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. Daniel began his career as a child psychotherapist and now works with a diverse clinical population. Daniel is also trained in the Othmer Method of Infralow Neurofeedback at the EEG Institute in Woodland Hills, California. Although Daniel sees a wide range of clientele as a neuropsychotherapist, his particular interest and expertise is in working with adults and children struggling with ADD.

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Mindfulness Facilitators

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Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW

psychotherapist and mindfulness facilitator

Sara works with individuals, couples, families and groups. She has trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Training for Emotion Regulation (MTER) and is a trained teacher in Mindful Self-compassion. She facilitates mindfulness & compassion workshops and groups for all ages. She is the author of several mindfulness related books including My New Best Friend, which introduces self-compassion to children.

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Clinical Support

Naomi Wise, BA MFA

Neurofeedback Technician and Clinic Administrator

Naomi Wise is a Neurofeedback Technician at New Pathways Therapy Centre.  She is training in the Othmer Method of Neurofeedback at the EEG Institute in California and as a psychotherapist with the Gestalt Institute.  She has a background as a documentary film maker, yoga teacher and film instructor at Ryerson University. At New Pathways she is assisting in conducting neurofeedback sessions and administration for the clinic.

Working with us FAQs

No referral is necessary. Simply contact us and we will get back to you as quickly as possible to set up an initial phone call or appointment.
Absolutely. Our work with you adheres to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice published by our professional association, the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. As such, we protect the confidentiality of all information we acquire in working with our clients. If you would like us to consult or collaborate with other medical or health professionals we require your written permission to do so.
Many extended health insurance policies provide coverage for our services. If you are not sure, contact your benefits provider for details. We are not covered by OHIP which only covers services provided by licensed physicians.

Students may be covered by their extended health plan through the college or university.  Many students are not aware that they have access to this funding which can be up to $2500 per school year.  Students may also be eligible for bursaries through the accessibility office of their school. Please inquire about student discounts and access to potential funding.

The first session offers you an opportunity to explain your current situation and why you’ve decided to explore therapy. It also provides you with an opportunity to interview your therapist to determine whether you feel he or she “gets you.” Remember, successful therapy is built upon a foundation of confidence and safety. You need to leave your first session with the sense that your therapist will be able to understand you and what it is you’re struggling with.

No. Medication can only be prescribed by a licensed physician. For many people, medication can be a helpful component in their treatment to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. If we feel that medication might be useful we will suggest that you meet with your family physician to discuss it further.

As we work together to get a better sense of your situation we will begin to discuss treatment options. At New Pathways we make it a priority to educate our clients so that they can become effective partners in their own treatment. We will discuss the pros and cons of different treatments in a manner that gives you a feeling of control over your therapy.

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