Children's Anxiety Group
Maria Iosue, MSW/RSW, MA
Maria Iosue is a Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Sandplay Therapist with over twelve years of experience in child and adolescent mental health. Children’s anxiety has long been a focus of her practice, where she uses playful and creative approaches to learning.
Maria helped develop the Worry Busters children’s anxiety program at Markham Stouffville Hospital in 2005, and ran it for over ten years. She is pleased to be adapting the program for families in the community.
Maria’s experience has taught her that a validating and supportive group experience can be very beneficial to children who worry.
Lorry Colangelo is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and YogaKids International instructor with a passion for health and well-being. She has over ten years of experience teaching yoga and calming techniques to children with anxiety and depression.
Lorry and Maria worked together in the Markham Stouffville Hospital program, and look forward to ongoing collaboration in community settings.
Lorry holds a certificate in Mindfulness from the University of Toronto and recently trained with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Her passion is to empower others to live with health, happiness, humour, and harmony.