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,

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

Except where noted, our therapists provide in-person, phone and video appointments.

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.

KATIE HARRIS

Registered Social Worker

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CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Young Adults (16+)

  • Adults

  • 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

Katie is accepting new clients for In-Person, Phone or Video appointments.

 

RITA VESCIO

Registered Psychotherapist

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Pandemic Stress

SPECIALTIES

  • Adults

  • Teens and Children (Aged 5+)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Rita is accepting new clients for In-Person, Phone or Video appointments.

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LAURA BRUNO

Registered Psychotherapist

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Teens (Aged 15+)

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

  • Pandemic Stress

Laura is accepting new clients for In-Person, Phone or Video appointments.

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

Anita is accepting new clients for In-Person, Phone or Video appointments.

CHERYL BECHARD

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Registered Social Worker

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

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SPECIALTIES

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Coping Skills

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • School-Related Challenges

  • Blended Families

Cheryl is accepting new clients for In-Person, Phone or Video appointments.

TAYLOR THOMPSON

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

Supervised Graduate Intern

  • Adults

  • Youth and Teens

  • Children (6+)

  • 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

Book With Taylor

Taylor is accepting new clients for In-Person, Phone or Video appointments.

LEAH JEFFERY

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

Registered Social Worker

  • Adults 

  • Youth (12+)

  • Children with exceptionalities 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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SPECIALTIES

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety and Depression 

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Workplace Fatigue

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Wellness

Leah is accepting new clients for In-Person, Phone or Video appointments.

NICOLE POSTMA

Registered Social Worker

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults

  • Young Adults (18+)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Body-Based Trauma Recovery

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SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Trauma 

  • Stress and Worry

  • Health Issues

  • Crisis Intervention

Nicole is accepting new clients for In-Person, Phone or Video appointments.

 

HIMRANI RAMSEWAK

Registered Psychotherapist

* Video and Phone Appointments Only

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults

  • Teens (12+)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Reality Therapy

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SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Stress, Worry and Health Issues

  • Spiritual and Existential Crises

  • Youth Concerns

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse

Himrani is accepting new clients for Video and Phone Appointments.

 

MARYANN TRIES

Registered Psychotherapist

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CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults​

  • Couples

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Relationships

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Trauma

  • Pandemic Stress

Maryann has a waitlist for new clients.

Contact us at 905-321-0550 to join the waitlist or book with another qualified therapist.

 

RUTH NIXON

Registered Psychotherapist

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

CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

SPECIALTIES

  • First Responders and their Families

  • Trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD

  • Sexual & Domestic Violence

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Grief

  • Pandemic Stress

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • EMDR for Trauma

Ruth has limited availability. Please call our office at 905-321-0550 to book appointments with Ruth.

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

We strive to provide the highest quality services possible. 

Our therapists are members of organizations that regulate our profession

and promote professional development opportunities.

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