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Judy Barnes, MSW, RSW

Title:  Individual and Family Therapist
Education:  Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.); Diploma in Addiction Studies; Certificate in Play Therapy.  Registered Member of the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (RSW). Registered Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Years of Experience:  20+ years of clinical counselling/therapy.
Areas of Speciality:  Individual Therapy for issues of anxiety, depression and grief.  Play Therapy with children.  Chemical and Behaviourally based Addictions.

Personal Philosophy:  Judy believes that we are all “In Recovery” from something whether it is from addictions, workaholism, disordered eating, stress, trauma, grief, abuse, ill health, broken-hearts………. Being “In Recovery” to her simply means, becoming aware of behaviours/thoughts/feelings that hurt us at the core of our being and then committing to a new path of change/growth and healing.

David Brown

Title: System Navigator, PAR Facilitator
Education: Bachelor of Applied Arts (Journalism) Master of Divinity Degree (Chaplaincy) Ordained Minister, Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Years of Experience:
Group Facilitator-8 years; Community Chaplain-12 years
Areas of Specialty:
Partner Assault Response (PAR) men’s groups
Healthy Living: Positive Steps to Dealing with Anger men’s group
Public Education (Intimate Partner Violence)
Systems Navigation

Derek Campbell, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Title: Clinical Supervisor/Registered Social Worker
Education: Masters of Social Work (MSW)
Years of Experience: 13
Areas of Speciality: Anger, addiction, family violence, depression, anxiety/stress, adolescent mental health, couples/family

Philosophy: My approach is strength-based and client-centered. I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches and ensure our work is collaborative and allows for effective goal development and problem management.

Brenda Clements 

Title: Community Program Coordinator
Education: Conestoga College, Social Service Worker
Years of Experience: 17
Areas of Specialty: Programming-group homes Family coach Homelessness (displaced youth) Seniors (Alzeimer’s, wellness, social interaction) Youth (homelessness, displaced youth, programming in group homes), working with low income families.

Grace R.A. Brown, RP, MA, CCCGrace_Page_1

Title: Psychotherapist, PAR Facilitator
Education: M.A. Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy, Wilfrid Laurier University
Certified Member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Facilitator for Prepare Enrich Couples’ Counselling
Qualifying Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Experience: Clinical work with individuals, couples, families and groups including:
Stress/Anxiety; Depression; Relationship Conflicts; Aging; Career Counselling; Grief and Loss.

Philosophy: Strength-based, client-centered approach.  With warm, compassionate, and quality care; I consider it an honour to be with clients on their journey to wellness.

Cecil Kuwabara, M.S.W., R.S.W

Title: Individual, Couple & Family Therapist
Education: Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) Registered Member of the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (RSW).
Years of Experience: 35 years of clinical counselling/therapy.
Areas of Speciality: Couple Counselling (Restorative Work) Individual therapy dealing with Reactive Depression and Anxiety. Utilizing a Solution -Focused, Didactic method to produce change and healing.
Personal Philosophy:  To provide support, information and encouragement to clients during their times of distress.

Nancy Kuwabara, M.A., RP

Title: Registered Psychotherapist; PAR Facilitator
Education: M.A.: Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, Wilfrid Laurier University Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario – #003042
Experience: Clinical work with individuals, couples, families and groups including:

  • anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-esteem.
  • relationship conflicts, separation/divorce, domestic violence, marriage and family solutions.
  • use of creative play/art therapy approaches with children and adolescents.
  • Mission Statement:    To encourage and serve clients with understanding, integrity, and compassion through which hope and vision may be realized.

Mary Luard  MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario)
RSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers)
Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist for Couples and Families
Advanced Level Somatic Experiencing for Trauma (Nov./18)
Years of Experience: 13 years
Couples and families (EFT)

Post traumatic anxiety and depression

I trust in the power of attachment, in the healing power of emotion when followed and in the body’nervous system’s innate ability to self-restore.

Sabina Santilli, B.S.W., R.S.W., M.A.

Title: Therapist/VAW Coordinator
Education: Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Bachelor of Social Work
Years of Experience: Over 20 years of experience working with adults, families, children and adolescents.
Based on my philosophy that we all desire to experience a sense of belonging and to live a happy, productive and creative life, I encourage, support and empower my clients to deal with life’s challenges and build a better future.
Areas of Specialty: Trauma work around sexual abuse and family violence, separation and divorce, depression, anxiety, loss and grief recovery, parenting utilization of play and art techniques with children and adolescents.

Nicole Schiener, M.Ed., RP, CCC

Title: Registered Psychotherapist
Education: Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology, 2002Nicole Schiener, Clinician
Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Certified Gottman Educator

Years of Experience: 15 years
Experience: Clinical work with individuals, couples, families and groups including:

Stress and Anxiety Management, Healthy Relationships, Grief and Loss, Self-Compassion, Transition to Parenthood,  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); a research based approach for trauma and anxiety,  Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program and Domestic Abuse survivors and perpetrators

I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and have presented locally and at provincial and national conferences. I am available to present to local groups or organizations on a range of topics.

Philosophy: I use a strength based, client-centred approach to provide education, empowerment and emotional support to my clients.  My practice emphasizes the importance of the mind body connection and I incorporate the concrete practices of mindfulness and visualizations/meditations into my work.

Sasha Sky, MSc, RP- Currently on leave of absence

Title: Neighbourhood Clinician, Psychotherapist, Group Facilitator
Education: MSc : Masters of Science, Couple and Family Therapy
Years of experience: 4
Areas of specialty: Separation and divorce, parent-child relationships, children’s mental health, anxiety, depression, stress management, couple’s therapy.

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