What I Do?

I take a “whole”istic approach to helping children, adolescents, and families; where understanding the problem and developing treatment protocols look beyond what is seen in a presentation of a client, but rather to the environment around them and their unique understanding of it.

I have worked in the healthcare and mental health fields for the last 10 years, including addictions therapy, adult, youth, and family counselling, trauma surgery, transfusion medicine, medical research, and healthcare manufacturing. These diverse but targeted realms of experience have produced my holistic approach to helping children and families.

Ultimately, I look beyond the usual checklist of problematic behaviours, focusing on the whole story and what exactly is happening in an individual’s life and how they are integrated into their personal environments. Whether a paradigm shift in parenting or a program to improve behavioural problems is needed, I find great satisfaction in making the goals of a family or a child a reality

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I Believe

“I believe that we truly have the ability to actualize real change in our lives. With the right guidance, mindset and perseverance anyone can become the best versions of themselves.”


Nathan Pillai

BA Double Honours | MA Clinical Psychology

Education & Accomplishments

  • Certificate in Trauma therapy, Adler University


  • Wholisti
  • Realistic/Direct
  • Compassionate
  • Multi-model
  • Technology Focus
  • DBT
  • Mindfulness

Professional Memberships

  • College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)


  • 15 Years
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Nathan's Favorite Quote

“Your focus determines your reality!”

Frequently Asked Questions With Nathan

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Understanding the struggle kids and adults have and seeing the failures of the traditional medical model.

Learning from the experiences of others and guiding people through real and lasting change in their lives.

It is completely natural, and feeling that resistance is important, but the push to break through this wall is also as important and even critical to achieving real positive change.

Family, wife and children

The children and adults i meet and the stories I hear.

It is the micro-connections that feed the couple.

Your child is not broken.

Enjoy every moment and find happiness in everything, big and small. Life is the experience of the here and now.

Nathan Pillai

Bayridge Counselling


  • Monday (virtual)
  • Wednesday (virtual)
  • Friday (in person)


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What activity instantly calms you?

Car racing

Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?


How do you enjoy spending your alone time?

Building race cars

Throughout history, who would be your number one hero?

Darth Vader

Need Help Choosing a Therapist?

If you are still trying to decide whether therapy is right for you, book a free 20-minute virtual consultation with our Clinical manager and therapist, Nicole Callander, RSSW. Nicole would be happy to answer any questions about therapy or who would be a match for your unique situation.

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