Welcome! New client? Erin Ferguson & Victoria West are accepting new clients and online booking is open. Please select Initial Assessment to see all availability. Brady Hutchinson, Arden Smelser & Shay Beck currently have a wait list for new clients but returning clients can book online. If you are unable to rebook online please contact your therapist directly.

Psychotherapy

Counselling and psychotherapy services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), or Counselling Intern currently in the process of registering with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). All practitioners have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology or related counselling discipline or are currently completing the internshi... Read More

Counselling and psychotherapy services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), or Counselling Intern currently in the process of registering with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). All practitioners have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology or related counselling discipline or are currently completing the internship portion of their Masters degree. Please read individual bios for full details.


Clinical Social Work (MSW/RSW)

Counselling and psychotherapy services provided by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) with a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW).


Clinical Supervision


EMDR Consultation

Shay holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Arts (MA) in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Shay has experience working with at-risk youth as a residential counsellor and embraces a strength-based and client-centred approach, drawing from cognitive behavioural (CBT) methods such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Shay works with adults, youth and children with a variety of interpersonal, mental health and addictions concerns. She brings a trauma-informed approach to her work and is trained in EMDR and the harm reduction model of addiction. She has a particular interest in complex trauma and addictions counselling with a focus on adolescent addictions and childhood trauma.

Shay holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Arts (MA)... Read More

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Brady is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts (MA) in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Her work is trauma-informed and she specializes in helping her clients to heal from symptoms and emotional distress caused by disturbing life experiences. This includes relationship and work stressors, grief and loss, and trauma of all types, including PTSD and shock trauma, complex PTSD, developmental and attachment trauma, sexual abuse, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and dissociative disorders. Brady practices an evidence-based trauma therapy called EMDR and she has advanced training in the treatment of trauma, including dissociative and personality disorders. She is a Certified EMDR therapist and an EMDR Consultant In Training, providing consultation to other EMDR therapists. Brady integrates ego state therapy and cognitive behavioural approaches as needed, including Schema therapy, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and behavioural activation. She also works with mood disorders (anxiety, depression), addictions, and problematic anger. Brady has extensive experience working with First Nations people and is trained in Indigenous cultural safety. Brady works primarily with adults on an individual basis, although she does work with adolescents and couples who have experienced trauma or abuse. Brady is a Gottman-trained couples therapist. The clients best-suited to Brady’s methods are those who are interested in exploring their past, present and future—in resolving the past events or circumstances that have led them to their current state while also looking at current situations that cause distress, and developing the skills and beliefs needed for their desired future.

Looking for an earlier appointment time with Brady? Try our waiting list feature! We will contact... Read More

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) with a minor in Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Master of Arts (MA) with a concentration in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Victoria has experience working with marginalized populations on a distress line and at a residential treatment centre for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Victoria embraces a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, drawing from Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative therapy, and Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT). Victoria is trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and she incorporates Mindfulness-based approaches and has a special interest in Self-Compassion based therapy. Victoria works with adults and youth 16+ with a variety of life stressors, interpersonal issues, and mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and abuse. She also sees couples and families, utilizing a family systems and narrative approach.

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) with a minor in Psychology from the Univer... Read More

Arden holds a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from McMaster University and is a registered social worker (RSW) with the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Arden is currently a school social worker and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults. She uses mindfulness-based interventions drawing from the strategies of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), emotion-coaching (EFFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and self-compassion. Arden works with clients of any age and specializes in the treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, emotion dysregulation, grief and loss, self-harm, relationship issues, behavioural concerns, and addictions. Arden is available in the evenings, on weekends, and during the summer months, she is available for daytime appointments. Arden is not available to see current students or staff of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.

Arden holds a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from McMaster University and is a registered soc... Read More

Erin has completed all the requirements of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Erin utilizes a collaborative, strength-based approach drawing on a variety of evidence-based approaches including Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Erin is also pursuing training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Erin encourages mindfulness and self-compassion when working with adults and youth (16+) experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, interpersonal struggles, emotional distress, and addiction. Erin also helps couples deal with relationship issues such as infidelity, communication or intimacy issues, parenting challenges and life transitions.

If you are interested in learning how your past impacts your present, how thoughts, feelings and behaviours all interact, and how to develop the skills and beliefs needed to create a rich, balanced and rewarding life, book a session with Erin today.

Erin has completed all the requirements of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from York... Read More

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