Chantel Coward & Associates

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Chantel Coward
(BSc., MSc., PsyD) (RP)​

Chantel Coward graduated with her doctorate degree in clinical psychology in 2006. Over the course of her career, she has had the invaluable opportunity of working for and providing various services to numerous reputable organizations including the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA), Lakehead University (Orillia Campus), University Partnership Centre (Georgian College), Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (formerly MHCP), Queen’s University, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health.

Chantel began as a sole practitioner in 2008, providing therapy to children, adults, couples, and families. However quite quickly it became evident that there was great need in the community so in 2010 Chantel brought her first associate on board.

Today, Chantel Coward & Associates is a skilled multidisciplinary team providing skills, therapy, treatment for both mental and physical health to children, adults, couples, and families.

Chantel is proud of her extremely intelligent and dedicated Team.


Aimee Noack
Administrative Assistant

Aimee is the one who keeps the office running efficiently. She is here to book your appointments and answer your questions. Aimee greets all of our clients as they arrive to the office with a warm smile. She is instrumental in our success. Aimee is a loyal and hard working assistant and she is an integral part of the team.


Patricia Bonduro

B.A./B.S.W., M.S.W, R.S.W

When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Trish has a great passion in bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. She helps her clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.

Trish has twenty plus years experience working in the field of Social Work. She had her own private practice for many years in Toronto. Trish’s educational background includes a Masters in Social Work from Carlton University, as well as, a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University. Trish’s post graduate studies included three years training in Family Assessment and Therapy.

There are so many changes that happen as families grow and develop with the passing years, and Trish is here to help with these transitions.Trish believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives.

Trish provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.


Suzanne Carlaw

TIR / LSR Facilitator

Suzanne Carlaw is a Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Facilitator and a Life Stress Reduction (LSR) Facilitator.

TIR/LSR is a client-centred, non-judgmental therapeutic approach with structured techniques to guide a client in safely addressing:
• persistent emotional or behavioural after-effects of any shocking or traumatic event such as grief and loss, accidents, injuries, illness
• life stress issues such as challenging relationships, struggle with self-esteem, or negative emotions.

Results for clients range from relief of burdening emotions to achievement of strengthening insights and healing outcomes.
Suzanne is also available to talk to groups about understanding the negative effects of trauma and stressful life issues, and why TIR/LSR is a safe, effective and empowering experience for clients.


Sarah Butterworth


Sarah has worked in the field of mental health for over 7 years. Starting out as a behavioural therapist, Sarah brings a unique skill set in working with children and adults. Sarah is a registered psychotherapist and has been supervised for the past five to ensure she has skill set and the knowledge necessary to provide effective psychotherapy for her clients. Sarah continues to enhance her skills through learning opportunities, ongoing consultation, and various job assignments. She believes in therapy as a place to create a foundation of stability. In a crisis, having longstanding problems, or new and overwhelming concerns, she provides a safe, welcoming, and non-judgemental environment, to work together in developing coping strategies, and working towards change. Sarah works with children, adolescents and adults using various modalities.        

Melissa Trendell


Melissa holds a Master of Social Work Degree from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of social Work through the University of Toronto.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University and a Child an Youth Worker Diploma with Honours from George Brown College.

Melissa has over six years of experience working with children, youth, and adolescents before pursuing her Master’s Degree.  She has provided support to transitional age youth and adults experiencing substance-use and mental health challenges.  She is also knowledgeable and has experience implementing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to support those with emotion regulation and integrates a range of modalities in her approach.  She also has additional training and certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Melissa believes in working collaboratively with others to support identifying a path towards recovery that is meaningful to her clients, consisting of individuals’ own views of wellness.  In addition, she attends to environmental and social stressors that have the capacity to impact mental health and well-being.  While problems can often be the focus of therapy, she truly values and recognizes clients’ personal strengths, which is integrated in a plan created with her clients. 

Kim Curd



Kim earned her Masters in Psychotherapy in 2014, left city life to relocate to the Simcoe Muskoka area, has written a self-help book (Living Lightly, Harper Collings) and launched an online mental wellness directory, The Child Therapy List. she has a strong desire to serve her local community by nurturing her individual practice. In late 2019 she became a member of CRPO.

Kim offers a depth of professional experience from a twenty-five year career in the technology sector; services and communication excellence, fluency in the online world and a positive and engaged team attitude.


Laura Vipond 


Laura obtained a Bahelor of Arts in scociology and a Bachelor of Social Work form McMaster University. She has also has a Developmental Service Worker diploma from Georgian College. Laura started her career in dual diagnosis, supporting individuals and famalies who were struggling with challenging behaviours or justice involvement. She has over 13 years experience working with individuals of all ages who have concerns with their mental health and/or addictions. Laura is passionate about helping her clients to meet their full potential by focusing on strenghths and skill building. Laura is trained in CBT, CBTp, DBT, and Shema Focused Therapy, and has training in the Gottam method-couples therapy.


Dr. Ryan Kneer

(B.A., M.A., PhD)(C. Psych)

In 1994 Ryan obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a minor in counseling from the University of Arizona. While there he published research on Fuzzy Trace Theory and children’s memory development with his mentor Dr. Charles Brainerd.  He has assessed over 2000 individuals (preschool age through adults) since that time both privately and with various agencies, school districts, and post-secondary institutions. 


Ryan’s passion is in working with individuals and students to successfully ascertain what their cognitive strengths and weaknesses are as well as their emotional needs.  He has experience in evaluating for behavioural problems, learning disabilities, ADHD, as well as various autism spectrum or emotional disorders.   


Although most of Ryan’s past experience was as a K-12 salaried school psychologist, he also headed the Quality Assurance Program at the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre.  He continues to teach at Laurentian University part-time as a professor of Fundamentals of Psychometrics and Psychology of Education.            

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Lise Depatie


Lise is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and has been working in the field for over 20 years.  She has conducted parent workshops such as 1234 Parents! and Nobody's Perfect as well facilitated various programs such as School's Cool and early learning preschool programs.  As a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) provider, Lise enjoys supporting families in the community.  She has a great passion for children and believes that every child matters.  Providing opportunities for them to grow into confident, capable and resilient individuals is something that is near and dear to her heart.   In the last few years, Lise has had the opportunity to provide psycho-educational assessments.  It brings her pleasure to be able to further support families and provide tools for success.  

Lise chaired and co-chaired our Neighborhood Community Team committee in Sudbury for 2 years and is currently enrolled in Stuart Shanker's Self-Reg course through the MEHRIT Centre. 



Stephanie Hill


Stephanie Hill is a Registered Dietitian providing Nutrient Services such as in

dividual counselling, weight management, meal plans and nutrient



Angela Kirton


Angela is a caregiver who provides assistance with daily personal care needs. She recently graduated from Georgian College as top student and winner of The Leadership Award after many years as an entrepreneur in a high paced retail sector. Angela honours her clients with Dignity, Independence, Privacy, Preferences, and Safety while incorporating Dimensions of Health; Physical, Social, Spiritual, Emotional and Intellectual. Angela is a member of OPSWA in good standing.



Mariah Peardon
BSc, MACP, RP (Qualifying), CCTS-I

Mariah is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with a Double Major in Psychology and Medical Science (University of Western Ontario) and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University). Mariah has worked in community health for more than six years and is driven to help clients of all ages - including children, teens and adults- through a trauma-informed lens. Her training and experience in betrayal trauma theory is particularly useful with clients who have experienced a violation of trust in a personal or professional relationship.


Mariah uses an integrative, client-centered approach that reflects her clients’ unique needs and goals. Her work is characterized by her capacity for empathy, and her warm, non-judgmental manner that provides her clients a safe space to explore and unravel their experiences, while also expanding their coping skills toolbox. Mariah strives to help you gain new self-awareness and experience healing and transformation, allowing you to step forward into the life you truly desire. 

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BHSc Kin, MACP, RP (Qualifying) 

Emily has completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and is currently a registered psychotherapist in qualifying with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Having previously completed her Bachelor of Health Science (honours) in Kinesiology and being a retired gymnast herself, Emily understands not only the importance of physical health but also the impacts that our mental health can have in many different aspects of our lives. Emily hopes to provide her clients a safe space to work through presenting concerns and provide strategies necessary to facilitate positive change to get you where you are wanting to be.



Student counsellor


We would like to welcome Cassandra Rowland to our team. Cassandra has completed her Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminology and she is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Cassandra is a student therapist under the direct supervision of a registered psychotherapist. She is actively working toward registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).


Cassandra enjoys being involved in the community and has worked in a variety of settings to remain connected with others in a supportive role. From working with children at camp, to coaching gymnastics, or just being a friendly and welcoming face at the local gym, she likes to help others feel valued.  Cassandra has also worked all over Ontario, including Simcoe County and remote Indigenous communities to provide psychoeducational assessments for struggling learners. She believes that everyone can succeed when they are given the supports they need.


Cassandra has always had a passion for health and fitness. As a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, she understands the importance of maintaining good physical health to support positive mental health. She strives to help each client reach their goals in a healthy and sustainable way, while simultaneously creating lifelong habits that will improve their overall quality of life.


Cassandra has a warm, empathetic, a positive apporach with her clients and strives to create a safe and welcome space.

Please contact our office to schedule your appointment with our Team.

Cancelling or Rescheduling appointments requires 24 hours notice by phone. Thank you