Welcome! We are currently offering both in-person and virtual/phone appointments.

Please use the side door. It will seem locked. PRESS THE SILVER WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE BUTTON TO OPEN Please make your way to the waiting area straight down the hall and your therapist will greet you there.

Contact admin@norfolkcountycounselling.ca for support with booking.

Psychotherapy: Clinical Psychotherapy Intern/Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

A clinical psychotherapy intern is currently in training and supervised by a senior psychotherapist/clinical supervisor. This means they are in the midst of completing either a Master of Social Work, or a Master of Counselling Psychology from an Accredited University. Generally, educational requirements have been completed and they are in the process of completing their final program requiremen... Read More

A clinical psychotherapy intern is currently in training and supervised by a senior psychotherapist/clinical supervisor. This means they are in the midst of completing either a Master of Social Work, or a Master of Counselling Psychology from an Accredited University. Generally, educational requirements have been completed and they are in the process of completing their final program requirement - the practicum component (clinical hours).

Rate: $100
Please inquire about reduced rates if needed.


Psychotherapy: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

The term Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) is used for a therapist who has completed or are nearing completion of their psychotherapy training. They are legally authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy and are required to practise with clinical supervision as they gain experience in the profession. Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) registrants are subject to sa... Read More

The term Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) is used for a therapist who has completed or are nearing completion of their psychotherapy training. They are legally authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy and are required to practise with clinical supervision as they gain experience in the profession.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) registrants are subject to same standards and professional obligations that apply to those in the full Registered Psychotherapist category, and both categories are subject to the same Quality Assurance mechanisms and accountability frameworks.

Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being.

Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek a psychotherapist or clinical social worker when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life


Psychotherapy: Registered Social Worker (MSW)

Clinical social work is defined as a specialized area of social work practice that involves treating and preventing mental illness, and helping individuals address psychological, emotional, behavioural and/or social challenges that affect their quality of life. Such challenges may include trauma, family conflict, physical illness and difficult life situations. The therapist and client enter... Read More

Clinical social work is defined as a specialized area of social work practice that involves treating and preventing mental illness, and helping individuals address psychological, emotional, behavioural and/or social challenges that affect their quality of life. Such challenges may include trauma, family conflict, physical illness and difficult life situations.

The therapist and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek a psychotherapist or clinical social worker when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life


Psychotherapy: Registered Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usu... Read More

Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being.

Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek a psychotherapist or clinical social worker when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life

Hannah is only accepting new VIRTUAL clients at this time

Hannah has worked within the social services for several years working in residential programs with children and adults as well as the shelter system with folks experiencing homelessness. Through this, she has gained invaluable experience in harm reduction, trauma informed practice, and community mental health.

With her own experience with mental health and ADHD, Hannah is familiar with the challenges it brings. Hannah strives to connect with people and provide them a space where they feel heard, understood, and respected. Working from a strength based, attachment focused approach, Hannah understands that each client is uniquely different and she values these differences.

A session with Hannah is $140 per hour (50 minutes). Reduced rates are available based on economic hardship/need.

Hannah offers free 15 minute consultations to meet and ask questions you may have.

Hannah is only accepting new VIRTUAL clients at this time Hannah has worked within the social se... Read More

NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS UNTIL SEPTEMBER

Stephanie is a registered social worker with over ten years experience working in community mental health and addictions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Guelph; post-graduate certificate in Concurrent Disorders and a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Her clinical experience in primary care has focused on helping adults who are living with addictions, anxiety, depression and chronic stress. Stephanie has a passion for working with individuals experiencing difficulties and stress related to parenting, as well as those who struggle with managing healthy boundaries in relationships.

Stephanie uses a strength based, person-centred approach in therapy to best understand unique individual needs. Collaboratively, she works alongside individuals to develop a plan for recovery. Her specialized training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) contribute to her eclectic therapeutic approach.

Stephanie firmly believes that treatment is not a one size fits all approach, therefore she uses an eclectic approach that pulls skills from several therapeutic modalities.

She aims to provide clients with a safe space to learn skills that can help break down the roadblocks that are standing between them and the life they deserve.

Her hobbies outside of the office include baking, cycling and spending time with her family.

A session with Stephanie is $140 per hour (50 minutes). Reduced rates may be available based on economic hardship/ need.

Stephanie provides individual therapy. She does not provide couples therapy at this time.

Stephanie offers free 15 minute consultations to answer questions you may have.

NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS UNTIL SEPTEMBER Stephanie is a registered social worker with over ten ... Read More

Tania Clastoff BA, BSW, MSW Psychotherapists/Registered Social Worker

Tania has helped people for over fifteen years in the field of social work. She has worked in a hospital setting, long term care and in child welfare. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Western University; a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University and a Master of Social work form the University of Calgary. Her clinical experience has included working with people who have experienced trauma, attachment issues, grief, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. She has also worked with individuals experiencing separation and loss, and parenting issues.

Tania is excited to offer individual counselling at Norfolk County Counselling & Psychotherapy. She looks forward to helping clients achieve their goals by providing an individualized therapy experience in a compassionate and safe setting.

Tania’s toolbox has a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help her clients develop skills to manage life’s stressors, find and set healthy boundaries, and maintain motivation.

Tania has lived in Haldimand Norfolk for most of her life and is very proud to be a part of this wonderful community.

A session with Tania is $140 per hour (50 minutes).

Tania offers free 15 minute consultations to meet and answer questions you may have.

Tania Clastoff BA, BSW, MSW Psychotherapists/Registered Social Worker Tania has helped people f... Read More

Katie Friesen BA, MACP (cand.) Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Katie has worked in the social services field for 6 years, gaining experience working with adolescents with developmental disabilities and complex behavioural concerns, as well as with adolescents and adults in a residential setting who are experiencing mental health and addiction crises. Throughout this time, she has gained invaluable experience in harm reduction, trauma-informed practice, safety planning, psychosocial rehabilitation, and community mental health. Katie has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University and is a graduate student at Yorkville University in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program. She is thrilled to be joining the team as a practicum student and offering her services to members of her hometown community. Katie takes a person-centered, strength-based approach and is passionate about working collaboratively with folks to achieve the mental wellness that we all deserve. Having faced mental health challenges of her own, Katie appreciates how difficult this can be and is committed to providing others with a safe space where they can feel truly heard, supported, respected, and valued just as they are. She celebrates diversity and aims to meet folks where they’re at and empower them to play an active role in directing their therapeutic treatment.

Katie is happy to be able to offer reduced rates for clients. Please message us for more information admin@norfolkcountycounselling.ca

Katie Friesen BA, MACP (cand.) Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) Katie has worked in the ... Read More

Brenna is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying).

Brenna has various experiences within the social services field over the past 5 years ranging from working with youth in recreational settings to brain injury clients to adolescents in residential facilities. Throughout these experiences she has obtained irreplaceable experience in grief, trauma, life transition challenges, and community mental health.

Brenna has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Post-Graduate Diploma in Brain Disorder Management and is in the final stages of obtaining her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. With this extensive education, Brenna has taken advantage of experiences outside the classroom setting to expand her knowledge on mental health across the ages. Brenna has developed a passion for helping others through their hurdles in life to obtain the perspective on life they deserve. Brenna takes a person-centered approach and assists others in making their lives one that they enjoy and can flourish in. Brenna’s goal for clients is to ensure they enter a therapeutic environment where they feel understood, respected and most importantly heard.

A session with Brenna is $130 per hour (50 minutes). Reduced rates may be available based on economic hardship/ need.

Brenna offers free 15 minute consultations to meet and answer questions you may have.

Brenna is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Brenna has various experiences within the s... Read More

Sarah is a registered social worker and psychotherapist who has a Master’s degree in social work and a Bachelor’s degree in social work and sociology. Sarah has worked for over sixteen years helping children, teens and adults including in various roles in child welfare as well as work in mental health, domestic violence and with the school board.

She is strength based, non judgemental and compassionate and strives to build meaningful relationships with clients built on trust and support. She draws from a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

A session with Sarah is $140 per hour (50 minutes). Reduced rates are available based on economic hardship/ need.

Sarah offers free 15 minute consultations to meet and answer questions you may have.

Sarah is a registered social worker and psychotherapist who has a Master’s degree in social work ... Read More

Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

Avril is the owner and founder of Norfolk County Counselling & Psychotherapy. Avril is a Registered Psychotherapist, has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Since 2011 she has worked in social services as a counsellor, advocate, and educator.

She thrives working from a strengths-based approach to empower clients. She understands that each person needs a unique approach and finesse to be successful.

Avril’s specialized treatment areas are perinatal mental health and birth and reproductive trauma.

Avril has specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapies.

Avril celebrates individuality and diversity and believes in a person’s ability to change.

Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor Avril is the owner and founder of Norfolk Co... Read More

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