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.

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 and Video Appointments.

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+)

SPECIALTIES

THERAPY APPROACH

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • EMDR for Trauma

  • First Responders and their Families

  • Trauma, PTSD, Complex-PTSD

  • Sexual & Domestic Violence

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Grief

  • Pandemic Stress

Ruth is accepting new clients for Phone and Video Appointments only.

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

Katie is accepting new clients for  In-person, Phone and 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 and Video Appointments.

THERAPY APPROACH

MARYANN TRIES

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

Registered Psychotherapist

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  • Adults​ (aged 18+)

  • Couples

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

SPECIALTIES

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Relationships

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Pandemic Stress

Maryann is accepting new clients for  In-person, Phone and Video Appointments.

 

HIMRANI RAMSEWAK

CLIENT FOCUS

THERAPY APPROACH

Registered Psychotherapist

* Video and Phone Appointments Only

  • Adults 

  • Teens (12+)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Reality Therapy

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SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • 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.

 

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

Taylor has a waiting list for new clients.

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

 Nicole has a waiting list for new clients.

 

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

Cheryl has a waiting list for new clients.

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

Leah has a waiting list for new clients.

LAURA BRUNO

Registered Psychotherapist

Abma Counselling Niagara Psychologist Therapy Stress Anxiety Depression Marriage

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

  • Pandemic Stress

Booking Current Clients Only

Laura has a waiting list for new clients.

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.