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.

STEVE ABMA

Registered Psychotherapist

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

SPECIALTIES

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Adults 

  • Couples

  • Marriage, Relationships, Intimacy

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Trauma Recovery

  • ADHD Coaching

  • Co-Parenting, Divorce

  • Pandemic Stress

Steve has a waitlist for new clients.

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

 

RITA VESCIO

Registered Psychotherapist

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

THERAPY APPROACH

LAURA BRUNO

Registered Psychotherapist

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 has a waitlist for new clients.

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

CHERYL BECHARD

HOWE

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

SPECIALTIES

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Coping Skills

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • School-Related Challenges

  • Blended Families

Cheryl is accepting new clients.

ANITA THOMPSON

Registered Social Worker

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.

MARYANN TRIES

Registered Psychotherapist

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.

 

MADHAV KHURANA

Registered Social Worker

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults

  • Teens (15+)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & OCD

  • Depression

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Trauma

  • Addictions

  • Pandemic Stress

Madhav is accepting new clients. 

RUTH NIXON

Registered Psychotherapist

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 a short waitlist.

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

Not Sure Who To Book With?

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

 

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.

Niagara Counselling Anxiety Stress Depression Relationships CCPA
Niagara Counselling Stress Anxiety Depression Relationships Social Work
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