Meet Our Team 

Our team provides Psychological, Psychotherapy and Social Work Services.

 

We invite you to read each therapist's profile, review his/her areas of specialty and schedule your appointment using the booking button in each profile.

 

The following therapists are accepting new clients:

Steve Abma, MA, RP - Director

Adult Individuals, Couples

Depression, Stress, Anxiety

Relationship Concerns

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

Steve completed his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from King's University College and his MA in Counselling from Providence Seminary. 

Steve is available Monday to Saturday.

Steve is a Registered Psychotherapist. His services are covered under benefit plans that include "Psychotherapy" or "Psychological Services".

Madhav Khurana, MSW, RSW

Teens, Adult Individuals

Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Stress

Trauma, Addictions, Crisis Intervention

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Madhav completed his Bachelor's Degree in

Social Work from Dalhousie University and his Master's in Social Work from McMaster University.

Madhav is available Tuesday and Saturday.

Madhav is a Registered Social Worker. His services are covered under benefit plans that include "Registered Social Work".

Katie Harris, MA, RSW

Teens, Adult Individuals

Depression, Stress, Anxiety

Crisis Intervention

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Katie completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and her MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. 

Katie is available Monday, Friday and Saturday

Katie is a Registered Social Worker. Her services are covered under benefit plans that cover the services of a Registered Social Worker.

Anita Thompson, MSW, RSW

Children, Teens, Adults

Self-Esteem, Emotion Regulation

Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Exposure Therapy / Desensitization

Biofeedback for Mood Disorders

Anita completed her Bachelor's Degree in

Psychology from Western Ontario and her Master's

in Social Work from Laurier University.

Anita is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday.

Anita is a Registered Social Worker. Her services are covered under benefit plans that include "Registered Social Work" or "Psychological Services".

Ruth Nixon, MA, RP

Children, Teens, Adults, Couples

Abuse and Trauma Recovery

Depression, Grief and Anxiety 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy

EMDR for Trauma 

Ruth completed her Bachelors of Arts in

Sociology from Trent University and her MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

Ruth is available Monday to Friday.

Ruth is a Registered Psychotherapist. Her services are covered under benefit plans that include "Psychotherapy" or "Psychological Services".

Cheryl Drake, MA, RP

Adult Individuals and Couples

Depression, Anxiety, Relationships

Work Stress, WSIB

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

Emotional Freedom Therapy

Cheryl completed her Bachelor's Degree in

Psychology from Brock University and her Master's

in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Laurier University.

Cheryl is available Wednesdays

Cheryl s a Registered Psychotherapist. Her services are covered under benefit plans that include "Psychotherapy" or "Psychological Services".

Rita Vescio MA, RP

Children (5yrs+), Adult Individuals

Emotional Regulation, Anxiety, Depression

Stress, Trauma, Crisis, Suicide Intervention

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Rita completed her BA in Psychology from

Brock University and her MA in Clinical Mental

Health Counselling from Medaille College.

Rita is available Monday and Thursday 

Rita is a Registered Psychotherapist. Her services are covered under benefit plans that include "Psychotherapy" or "Psychological Services".

Laura Bruno, MA, RP

Teens, Adults

Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Crisis and Suicide Intervention

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Laura completed her BA in Psychology from

Wheeling Jesuit University and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Medaille College.

Laura is available Monday to Saturday

Laura is a Registered Psychotherapist. Her services are covered under benefit plans that include "Psychotherapy" or "Psychological Services".

The following therapists are unable to accept new clients:

Abma Counselling Services has been providing counselling services in Niagara since 2008. What began as a solo practice by Steve Abma has grown into a group practice of eight experienced therapists providing treatment for a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, ADD, relationships, marriage, addictions & stress. We are a team of dedicated professionals, passionate about helping individuals, couples and families feel and be their best.  Serving Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, St. David's, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Virgil, Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Beamsville, Jordan, Vineland, Grimsby, Thorold and Welland.

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