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.

 

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 Abma, MA, RP - Director

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

Steve is available Monday to Saturday.

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 Nixon, MA, RP

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

Ruth is available Monday to Friday.

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 Thompson, MSW, RSW

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

Anita is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday.

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 Drake, MA, RP

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

Cheryl is available Wednesday and Thursday

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 Bruno, MA, RP

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

Laura is available Monday to Saturday

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 Vescio MA, RP

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

Rita is available Monday and Thursday 

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 six 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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