Chantel Coward & Associates
(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 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.
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.
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 has workfed in the field of mental health for over 7 years. Starting out as a behavioural therapist, Sarah brings a unqiue 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 necassary to provide effective psychotherapy for her clients. Sarah continues to enhance her skills through learning opportunites, 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 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.
Jim is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Science in Human Services from Capella University, MN. He has more than twenty years of experience providing individual, couple and family therapy in private practice as well as community agency and hospital outpatient settings.
Jim is trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction, Mentalization-Based Treatment, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. He has worked with individuals who experience a wide range of challenges, including trauma (e.g.accidents, injuries,illness), anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, anger, insomnia and relationship difficulties, and adjustment to life changes and stressors.
Jim strongly believes in using evidence based approaches so that clients can safely and effectively work towards resolving their issues.
Jim is offering online services. His approach is client centered using traumatic incident reduction and related techniques to assist his clients in reducing distress, gaining clarity and improving their overall mental health.
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.
RD, CDE, MHM
Stephanie Hill is a Registered Dietitian providing Nutrient Services such as individual counselling, weight management, meal plans and nutrient analysis.
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.
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.
Please contact our office to schedule your appointment with our Team.
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