Service Provider

Registered Social Worker
B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

Individual Counselling
Ages: Children (8-12), Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24), Adults, Seniors

Nancy has experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harming behaviours, PTSD, grief and trauma. She has years of clinical and community experience and has lived and worked all over Canada.

Nancy is trained in EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She has taken courses in yoga, mindfulness and meditation and uses this knowledge to add a relaxing component to her sessions.

Nancy has facilitated bereavement groups and psycho-educational groups for anxiety. She helped facilitate a children’s grief camp for 5 years and was clinical director for 2 of those years.

Nancy embraces and promotes compassion for self and others. Her goal as a therapist is to empower others in their journey towards resilience.

Education:
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Manitoba
Master of Social Work, Dalhousie University

Registration:
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (#819025)
Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (#2452)

Professional Membership:
Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW)
Canadian Association of Social Workers

Training
EMDR Level One completed November 2019 Level Two completed December 2020
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Registered Social Worker
B.A., M.A., M.S.W., R.S.W.

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

Stefany has experience working with many different populations across the lifespan, in a variety of environments. She specializes in practice with children, youth, adults, couples, and families to manage problems in living including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma/post traumatic stress, grief/loss, adjustment to change, attachment issues, separation and divorce, couples issues, conflict management, communication issues, boundary and limit setting, goals setting, anger and emotional management, behavioural issues in children and parenting strategies, caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue, self-care strategies, ADHD parent education, spirituality and meaning-making, military life (i.e. cycle of deployment), and addictions (motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, relapse prevention).

Her clinical approach is client-centered, always operating from an attachment and developmental lens that is also trauma and grief informed. She uses a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), both for couples and for families, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Brief Solution Focused Therapies (BSFT) (i.e. Single Session Therapy (SST), Narrative Therapy).

Stefany meets her clients where they are, and believes each individual should be treated with dignity, value and worth. She knows the importance of helping her clients feel they are heard, understood, and respected. She is a ‘holder of hope’ and views herself as a ‘professional encourager.’ She offers a safe place where empathy, validation, and normalization are provided. She loves the expression “we are not all nails, so we don’t all need a hammer”, as this speaks to the necessity of getting to know her client’s unique needs, wants, and desires so she can tailor her approach accordingly. Above all, she firmly believes in the change process, and that recovery is possible!

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Western University, London Ontario (2001)
Master of Arts, Biblical Counselling, Providence College and Seminary, Otterborne Manitoba (2003)
Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Lyle S. Hallman School of Social Work, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (2009)

Certification
Registered Social worker with the Newfoundland College of Social Workers #3021

Professional Membership
Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW)
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Certified Counsellor
B.Ed, M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING
AGES: Young Adults (18-24), Adults

Mark has been working in the school system for 20 years; the past 10 of which have been with youth with complex mental health and behavior challenges. He also has experience working with young adult and adult populations in private practice.

Mark is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a proven effective treatment for trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, and anger. He takes a holistic approach to working with clients and helps guide them in identifying strengths, new skills, and effective self care practices.

Mark has the ability to develop strong, trusting relationships with clients by creating a safe, supportive non-judgemental setting.

Education
B.Ed. (Primary/Elementary), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Certification
Certified Counsellor – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, #10001191
Certified Member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN) # 21-6578

Professional Membership
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Member of EMDR Canada
Member of EMDR International Association

Training
EMDR Level One and Two completed 2018

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

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING
AGES: Children (5-12), Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24), Adults

Wendy has over 20 years experience helping children, adolescents and families navigate and meet with success in the school system. She has extensive experience with: relationship building, assisting families and schools in working together to meet the diverse needs of children and helping children/youth to become confident, independent, resilient, mindful and empathetic.

Wendy has completed training in childhood trauma and also has experience with addictions in youth and adults. Wendy has a special interest in advocating for and helping adults navigate the many changes, challenges and stages that life presents.

She chooses the therapy model that best fits her clients’ needs and draws on tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused methodologies.

Education
B.A., B.Ed., B.SpEd., M.Ed. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL

Certification
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, #10006213

Professional Membership
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
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Registered Social Worker
BSW, MSW, RSW

Individual, Couples and Family Counselling
AGES: Youth (13-17), Adults, Seniors

Carrie specializes in practice with youth, adults and families to manage anxiety and mood disorders, addictions, adult and childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, stress management and self-care, relationship and interpersonal difficulties.

Her clinical approach is trauma-informed, using various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, and when available, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Carrie provides tailored treatment plans for her clients that are inclusive of their challenges and needs; providing validation for their lived experiences while instilling empowerment principles to achieve their goals.

Education:
Bachelor of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Master of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Registration:
Registered Social Worker with Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers, #2982

Professional Membership:
Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW)
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Registered Social Worker
B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES & FAMILY COUNSELLING
AGES: Youth (16-17), Young Adults (18-24), Adults, Seniors

Jill takes a holistic approach to connecting with people who are experiencing a range of issues, including mental health, addictions, family and/or relationship dynamics, separation, divorce, trauma, suicide, homelessness, and life transitions.

Grounded in an eclectic theoretical background, Jill works from a strengths based, motivational, empowerment and solution focused approach. Jill has worked in a community based setting for last 10 years providing support to vulnerable populations. She firmly believes in the ability of everyone’s capacity to grow and have a meaningful life in the community.

Jill has a keen interest in mindfulness and yoga and the value of finding creative ways to promote positive self care and wellness.

Education
Bachelor of Social Work Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
Master of Social Work Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Registration
Registered Social Worker with Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers #2065

Professional Membership
Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW)

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Registered Social Worker
B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

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
B.S.W., Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL
M.S.W., 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 College of Social Workers #3540

Medavie Blue Cross Provider #35400

Professional Membership
Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW)

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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 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.(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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