Service Provider

Registered Social Worker
BSW, MSW, RSW

INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE AND FAMILY COUNSELLING
AGES: Children (8-12), Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24), Adults, Seniors

Jacqueline has experience in working with individuals, couples and groups who are experiencing diverse issues including but not limited to anxiety, stress, bereavement, burnout, relationship dynamics, self-esteem, military life, and life transitions.

Jacqueline utilizes a proven integrated approach that incorporates strength based, solution focused, change management, motivational, and problem-solving theory and strategies to provide psychotherapy and interventions that are client centered and promote empowerment. She has experience in geriatrics and enjoys working with seniors and helping with aging-related issues. Jacqueline has facilitated grief and loss, and bereavement groups. She has facilitated groups for children involving issues related to military deployment, divorce, and home alone safety.

As well, Jacqueline has lead psycho-educational groups related to healthy eating and nutrition. She has co-lead groups for mindfulness, and career development. Jacqueline highlights the importance and benefits of positive self-care. She takes a holistic approach when working collaboratively with clients and is open to include one’s spiritual beliefs and values in the therapeutic process. She believes that everyone is unique and builds upon client’s strengths to support them in reaching their goals. Jacqueline’s mantra is “slow things down, take a step back, breathe, and break things into manageable pieces.”


Jacqueline Allen Miller

Education
Social Service Work Diploma (Hons), Algonquin College, Pembroke ON
BSW, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL
MSW, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL
Specialized courses in Grief, Loss, and Bereavement, American Institute of
Health Care Professionals, Warren OH

Registration
Registered Social Worker with Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers #3540

Medavie Blue Cross Provider #35400

Professional Membership
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW)

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Registered Psy​​​​chologist (Prov.)
B.A., M.Ed.(Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING
AGES: Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24), Adults, Seniors

Melissa is a genuine, caring and insightful professional who creates a safe therapeutic space in which to foster self-awareness, personal growth and transformation.

Melissa has experience working with diverse clients including children, adolescents and the aging population, all with varying socio-economic backgrounds, mental health issues, addictions and homelessness. She enjoys working with clients of all ages with an emphasis on youth and adults.

Melissa facilitates client change, empowerment by taking a client-centered approach utilizing several theoretical and research-based methodologies. Her aim is to facilitate and guide clients to live more meaningful lives with the ability to overcome any life obstacle.


Melissa Hussey

Education
B.A Double Major - Psychology & Gerontology, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB
M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
Certification
Registered Psychologist – NL & Lab Psychology Board #653
Certified Counsellor – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association #2619
Professional Membership
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Association of Psychology Newfoundland and Labrador (APNL)
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Registered Social Worker
B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S. W.

INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES COUNSELLING
AGES: Young Adult (18-24), Adults, Seniors

Meghan has a range of experience working in the field of mental health and addictions. She has worked with diverse individuals and couples who experience various issues including, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship problems, relationship abuse, self-esteem, stress management, anger management, grief and loss, communication, interpersonal relationships conflict, and life transitions.



Meghan uses best practices in the field of mental health and addictions and implements therapeutic approaches that meet the individual's needs. Primary approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Gottman Method. Meghan believes practice and persistence are important to the individual’s progress and provides tools and resources that can be used outside of session. Meghan works from a collaborative and strengths based perspective; she is person-centred and strives to facilitate self-empowerment. Meghan values and considers all areas of an individual’s life and believes recovery is possible for all.



Education

BSW, Memorial University of Newfoundland

MSW, with Specialization in Mental Health and Health, University of Toronto. Some courses include Psychodynamic Theories and Clinical Social Work Practice, Cognitive Behavioural Theories in Clinical Social Work Practice, Advanced Social Work Practice in Mental Health.





Trainings:

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1 training, present

Gottman Method, Treating Affairs and Trauma, present

Single Session Brief Solution Focus Therapy Training, 2017

Drug Overdose Prevention Training, 2015

Seeking Safety, Trauma Informed Care, 2015

Motivational Interviewing, 2015

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training, 2015

Adult Smoking Cessation, 2014



Professional Membership

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) #3230

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Certified Counsellor
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.(Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY COUNSELLING
AGES: Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24) and Adults, Seniors

Arwa has a natural ability to connect with clients using a holistic counselling approach. She helps clients to understand the essence of being present through mindfulness in order to see more clearly how personal growth is possible and attainable.

Arwa has expertise in working with diverse clients – individually and in groups—experiencing a wide range of client issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, job loss and career transition, childhood sexual abuse, transition from adolescence to adulthood, and coping with adult effects of parental divorce. She draws from a variety of counselling theories and perspectives and also uses imagery and visualization techniques when working with clients.

Arwa believes the counsellor-client connection is integral to effective counselling and helps clients to look at themselves with compassion, openness, and curiosity.

Arwa Brown Counsellor
Arwa Brown B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., C.C.C.

Education
B.A., B.Ed., Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Certification
Certified Counsellor, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, #2380

Personality Dimensions® Facilitator Certificate, Career/Lifeskills Resources Inc.

Sexual Abuse Group Counsellor Training Program Certificate, York Region Abuse Program

Certified Member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN), #19-6363

Professional Membership
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors’ and Psychologists’ Association (NLCPA)
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Registered Psychologist (Prov.)
B.A. (Psychology), M.Ed.(Primary/Elementary), M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology), R.Psych (Provisional.)

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY COUNSELLING
AGES: Children (5-12), Teens (13-17)

Emily has a range of experiences working with children, youth, and young adults. Her areas of interest within this population include anxiety, AD/HD, depression, emotional regulation, OCD, and self-esteem and/or self-worth.

She has work experience as an applied behavioural analysis home therapist, a K-12 teacher within the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, and a researcher in the fields of early childhood education, childcare programs in Newfoundland, mental health and social emotional learning among young children, and inclusion practices in the school system. She continues to practice research with local organizations and Memorial University of Newfoundland. She also has experience with performing psychological assessments and continues to complete work in this area.

Emily uses client centered therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and solutions focused therapy when working with clients. She is currently continuing her education in play therapy for children.


Emily Butler

Education
B.A. Major-Psychology, Minor-Music and culture, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL
B.Ed. (primary/elementary with focus area in music), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL
M.Ed Counselling Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL
Certification
Registered Psychologist (Provisional), #651
Professional Membership
Association of Psychology Newfoundland and Labrador
American Educational Research Association
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Certified Counsellor
B.A.(Psychology), M.Ed.(Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE AND FAMILY COUNSELLING
AGES: Adults, Seniors

Helen has a wide range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with a variety of issues including anger, anxiety, aging-related issues, stress, grief, loss, relationship problems, self-esteem, life transitions, and separation & divorce.

She is trained in EMDR therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She has facilitated mediation services as well as psycho-educational groups related to positive parenting, setting healthy boundaries, and support groups for separated and divorced individuals.

Helen takes a holistic approach when working with clients and is open to include one’s spiritual beliefs and values in the counselling process.

Helen Mackinnon Counsellor
Helen MacKinnon B.A., M.Ed., C.C.C.

Education
B.A. Major-Psychology, Minor-Sociology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS
Specialized courses in Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Certification
Certified Counsellor – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, #4097
Certified Member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN) #17-6192

Professional Membership
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Member of EMDR Canada
Member of EMDR International Association
Member of ICEEFT - Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Training
EMDR Level One and Two completed 2010
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship completed 2011
Gottman Training for Couples Level One and Two completed 2018

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