Meet Our Team 

Our therapists provide In-Person, Phone and Video

Psychotherapy and Social Work Services.

Need help booking your appointment?

Contact us at 905-321-0550.

 

Our Team

We've spent over a decade building a diverse, skilled and dedicated team of

Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Social Workers,

with each therapist having their own training, specialties and approach to therapy.

Except where noted, each therapist provides in-person, phone and video appointments.

AT THIS TIME, ALL OF OUR REGISTERED THERAPISTS  ARE FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE CALL OR TEXT US AT 905-321-0550 TO BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST.

OUR STUDENT INTERNS ARE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.

NEW LOWER FEE OPTION:

For those with limited financial resources or without employee benefits,

we also provide lower-fee counselling through our graduate student internship program. 

Supervised by experienced clinicians, our masters-level practicum students provide counselling for children, adults and couples.

STEVE ABMA

Director / Registered Psychotherapist

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Steve is the founder and clinical director at Abma Counselling.

He is passionate about helping people make positive changes that bring more joy and fulfilment to their lives.

 

He is also committed to creating a sustainable, inspiring and supportive group practice for Psychotherapists and Social Workers in Niagara.

Learn about our team and book your appointment online using the links below.

 

Our Student Interns

For those with limited financial resources or without employee benefits,

we also provide lower-fee counselling through our graduate student internship program. 

NATASHA MILANA

Graduate Student Intern

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Youth and Families

  • Children (Age 6+)

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Trauma-Informed Treatment

  • Mindfulness-based CBT

  • Play Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Trauma

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Stress Coping Strategies

NINA INCLIMA

Graduate Student Intern

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Youth and Families

  • Children (Age 6+)

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Play Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Relationship Trauma

  • School-Related Challenges

HAILEY RUTHERFORD

Graduate Student Intern

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Teens (age 14+)

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based CBT

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Teen and Youth Issues

TAYLOR DICKAU

Graduate Student Intern

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Teens (age 16+)

  • Adults

  • Couples

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Self-Esteem

  • Emotional Regulation

Therapists With Waitlists

The following therapists are accepting clients for waiting lists. To join a waitlist or arrange an appointment with another clinician, call or text our client care team at 905-321-0550.

 

ANITA THOMPSON

Registered Social Worker

Abma Counselling Niagara Anxiety and Child Therapy in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Teens and Children (Aged 5+)​

  • Adults

  • Parents/Caregivers and Families

  • Play Therapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Exposure and Desensitization 

SPECIALTIES

Therapy

  • Self-Esteem

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Self-Harm

  • Childhood Trauma

  • School-Related Challenges

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

KATIE HARRIS

Registered Social Worker

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CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults

  • Teens (aged 16+)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety, Depression and Stress

  • LGBTQIA+ Issues

  • Relationship and Career Concerns

  • Crisis and Suicide Intervention

  • Self-Harm

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

 

NICOLE POSTMA

Registered Social Worker

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults (aged 18+)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Body-Based Trauma Recovery

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SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Trauma 

  • Stress and Worry

  • Health Issues

  • Crisis Intervention

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

 

LAURA BRUNO

Registered Psychotherapist

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Teens (Aged 16+)

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Teen Issues, Bullying, Relationships

  • First Responders and their Families

  • Self-Harm and Suicide

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Stress Management

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

CHERYL BECHARD

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Registered Social Worker

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CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Teens and Children (Aged 8+)​

  • Adults

  • Parents/Caregivers and Families

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Coping Skills

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • School-Related Challenges

  • Blended Families

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

TAYLOR THOMPSON

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • Adults

  • Teens and Children (Aged 5+)​

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment

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SPECIALTIES

  • Trauma 

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Grief 

  • Sports & Performance Anxiety

  • Attachment Challenges

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

RUTH NIXON

Registered Psychotherapist

* Video and Phone Appointments Only

Abma Counselling Niagara Anxiety and Trauma Therapy in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines

CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults (aged 18+)

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • EMDR for Trauma

SPECIALTIES

  • First Responders and their Families

  • Trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD

  • Sexual & Domestic Violence

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Grief

  • Stress Management

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

LEAH JEFFERY

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

Registered Social Worker

  • Adults 

  • Youth (16+)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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SPECIALTIES

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety and Depression 

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Workplace Fatigue

  • Crisis Intervention

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

RITA VESCIO

Registered Psychotherapist

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Teens and Children (Aged 5+)

SPECIALTIES

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Stress Management

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Booking Current Clients Only

Call or text 905-321-0550 to be placed on a waitlist or booked with another available therapist.

THERAPY APPROACH

Not Sure Who To Book With?

 

Dee,  our Client Care Representative, is available to help you find the right therapist.

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We understand every situation is unique. Finding someone who can trust is important and we’re here to make that happen.

To get connected with a therapist, or to learn more about our services, contact our our office by phone/text or email.

Proudly Members Of

Niagara Counselling Anxiety Stress Depression Relationships CCPA
Niagara Counselling Stress Anxiety Depression Relationships Social Work
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We strive to provide the highest quality services possible. 

Our therapists are members of organizations that regulate our profession

and promote professional development opportunities.