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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.

 

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 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.

Reduced Fee Counselling

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.

Therapists Accepting Clients

The following therapists are accepting clients and have no waitlist. To book your appointment now, select "Book With" in the therapist's profile. To connect with our client care team before booking, call or text us at 905-321-0550.

Our Clinicians

MADHAV KHURANA

MSW, RSW

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CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults

  • Youth (aged 14+)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety and OCD

  • Stress and Trauma Recovery

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Self-Harm

  • Crisis Intervention

Madhav is available for in-person, phone and video appointments.

NINA WALLACE

MSW, RSW

Niagara therapy for anxiety, children, marriage

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults

  • Parents/Caregivers and Families

  • Children (Age 7+)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • EMDR

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Trauma Recovery

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Stress Reduction Strategies

Nina is available for in-person, phone and video appointments.

CHERYL BECHARD

HOWE

MSW, RSW

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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

Cheryl is available for in-person, phone and video appointments.

STEVE ABMA

MA, RP

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CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Couples Thearapy Intensives Only

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Gottman Method

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Improving Communication

  • Restoring Intimacy

  • Affair Recovery

  • Fostering Security and Safety

At this time, Steve is available for couples therapy intensives once per month.

Our Interns

Reduced Fees With 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

  • Bullying and Self-Esteem

TAYLOR DICKAU

Graduate Student Intern, RP(Q)

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Teens (age 16+)

  • Adults

  • Couples

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Post-Secondary Related Stress

NINA INCLIMA

Graduate Student Intern, RP (Q)

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Youth and Families

  • Children (Age 6+)

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Play Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Relationship Trauma

  • School-Related Challenges

HAILEY RUTHERFORD

Graduate Student Intern, RP (Q)

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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

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.

RITA VESCIO

MA, RP

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CLIENT FOCUS

  • Adults

  • Teens and Children (Aged 5+)

SPECIALTIES

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Stress Management

Booking Current Clients Only

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

THERAPY APPROACH

NICOLE POSTMA

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

MSW, RSW

  • 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.

Meet Nicole

ROBERT LONG

MSW, RSW

Niagara psychotherapist for anxiety, marriage counselling

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Couples

  • Adults

  • Parents/Caregivers and Families

  • Couples Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Relationships

  • Men's Issues

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Highly Sensitive People

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

Meet Robert Long

ANITA THOMPSON

MSW, RSW

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 

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SPECIALTIES

  • 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.

TAYLOR THOMPSON

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

MA, RP (Q)

  • 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

MA, RP

* Video and Phone Appointments Only

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Adults (aged 18+)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • EMDR for Trauma

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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.

Not Sure Who To Book With?

Meet Dee at Abma Counselling

Dee, our Client Care Manager, 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
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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.

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