The Developmental Clinic
Our Team: Associates

Cheryl BrittCheryl Britt
Cheryl Britt (otherwise known as Cheryl B.) is our fearless office manager who will greet you with a smile at the front door and ensure that you are satisfied with your experience at our clinic.  She was employed as a supervisor for Scotia Bank for 17 years and has been on staff at the Developmental Clinic for the past eight years. As the office manager at the Developmental Clinic, Ms. Britt is the cheerful voice you’ll hear when you call to obtain information about our clinic or to book an appointment.
T:(905) 707-3337
F: (905) 707-3338

Hillary FreemanHilary Freeman
Hilary Freeman is a registered Social Worker with over thirty years of experience. She trained in Boston and has an Honour's Degree and a Master's of Social Work. She has worked in Toronto, Vancouver and the United States. Her work experience has ranged from a family service agency, school board, psychiatric hospital and general hospital. She has worked with companies such as Toronto Transit Corporation, Xerox Canada, and Ernst and Young and Abitibi-Price. Ms. Freeman has worked extensively with individuals, couples and families. She believes each person must be treated respectfully and professionally. She uses a wide variety of therapies to assist the client towards his or her goals of improvement.
T: (416) 924-0129
T: 1-800-361-0079
F: (416) 482-6250

Melanie HoffmanMelanie Hoffman
Ms. Hoffman is a psychoeducational consultant specializing in the assessment of school-aged children. She attended York University where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology followed by a graduate program at the University of Toronto, Institute of Child Study. She has extensive experience assessing children for Learning Disabilities and helping families and schools work together in order to help children achieve their potential. For the past 23 years she has worked at various school boards and has been on staff at The Developmental Clinic for the past four years.
T: (905) 707-3337
F: (905) 707-3338

Michelle LaddMichelle Ladd
Ms. Ladd graduated from the University of Toronto with an M.A. in Psychology. She has 15 years experience in psychological testing and therapy. Ms. Ladd worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in clinical research, and has been administering psychoeducational and personality tests at a number of offices in Toronto and York region since 1996. She has also worked as a therapist using cognitive behavioural techniques with children and adults, individuals and groups.
T: (905) 707-3337
F: (905) 707-3338

Miriam PinkusMiriam Pinkus
Miriam (Mim) Pinkus is the educational consultant for The Developmental Clinic and, as such, conducts academic assessments for children, teens and college/university students. She grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario and attended Teachers College in Hamilton. After teaching one year in St. Catharines, Ms. Pinkus moved to Toronto and began teaching for the Toronto School Board. Later, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Specialist Certificate in Special Education from York University, and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Toronto (O.I.S.E.). Throughout her teaching career, Ms. Pinkus taught regular and special education classes, was a guidance counsellor, and ran a learning centre. In the learning centre, she tested, developed programs, and worked with individual and small groups of children with learning disabilities. In addition to academic assessments, Ms. Pinkus consults with parents in regard to school selection and assists in the development of remedial interventions. She says of her work that, "there is such fulfillment in helping determine why children are having difficulties and recommending strategies to help them succeed.”
H: (416) 633-7534
T: (905) 707-3337
F: (905) 707-3338

Felice RosenthalFelice Rosenthal
Felice Rosenthal is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers as well a member, in good standing, of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Her formal academic education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Toronto. Ms. Rosenthal was previously employed with the York Region Children's Aid Society for nine years as both an intake social worker and a family services worker providing preventative and protective services to families and their children on an ongoing basis. For the past three years, Ms. Rosenthal has been providing individual counselling at the Developmental Clinic while holding a staff position at North York General Hospital within the Hospital’s Cardiology/Telemetry unit. Ms. Rosenthal has extensive experience working with individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds, and offers a broad range of services and therapies to her clientele.
T: (416) 333-0996
F: (905) 707-3338

Neal SolomonNeal Solomon: The Solomon Connection
Neal Solomon is a Registered Social Worker, dedicated to working with youth, adults and families, empowering them to live with confidence, honesty and connection. Mr. Solomon’s training is broad, as he completed his Bachelor of Education prior to earning his Master of Social Work Degree. He taught for ten years at several junior high schools in Toronto and, while doing so, Mr. Solomon discovered his passion, which is working with individuals on a one-to-one basis. He strives to create a safe environment for all of his clients, so that they can receive the utmost benefit from his therapy. He offers both private and family sessions, depending on the specific situation at hand. With years of clinical and practical experience, Mr. Solomon has been able to lend a "voice" to individuals who require direction and seek clarity and support.

Tamar SpilbergTamar Spilberg
Tamar Spilberg graduated from Concordia University in 1993 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, with Honours. She went on to receive a Masters degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University, in NYC. Ms. Spilberg is registered with The College of Social Workers and Social Services and is a member, in good standing, with the Association of Social Workers. Throughout her career, Ms. Spilberg has provided a wealth of services, in English and Hebrew, to individuals and groups. She has helped children and adults with anxiety disorders, depression, social issues, eating disorders, and self-esteem issues. Ms. Spilberg has extensive experience in helping those in abusive relationships, people dealing with divorce and separation, and parenting issues. Ms. Spilberg practices psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her unique approach to therapy has helped many people learn the skills, and gain the tools necessary to lead a healthy and balanced life.
T: (647) 885-8756
F: (905) 707-3338