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Nice to meet you,

I'm Courtney

Courtney Fields Fuciarelli,

B.A, B.S.W, M.S.W, R.S.W (she/her)

Clinical Director, Registered Social Worker

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Social Work. Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW), OASW member, Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association member.

WHO I WORK WITH:

Parents & Children, Youth, Adults & Families.

HOW I HELP:

I take a casual, client-centred approach using blended therapeutic modalities to help my clients face challenges such as: life transitions, mental health struggles, difficult family or personal relationships, low self esteem, and complex parenting, child & youth mental health or behaviour issues.

FAVOURITE QUOTE: "Dear outsiders, even the most beautiful wildflowers are considered weeds in the wrong gardens- what others think of you does not dictate your value"- Beau Taplin

Meet Courtney

I AM EXPERIENCED IN

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CREATIVE THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS, NATURE BASED WALK-AND-TALK, BAKING SESSIONS

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2

ANXIETY & MOOD,
EMOTION REGULATION, 
ADJUSTMENT & LIFE CHANGES

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3

PARENTING CHILDREN & YOUTH / ATTACHMENT & RELATIONSHIPS

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My story

After working in agency-based social work settings (school board, hospital crisis program) for over 16 years, I was searching for a more creative approach to helping others.

 

Baking, creating art, and being in nature were personal ways I find balance and better mood. In 2020, I was happily surprised to discover evidence-based intervention strategies to integrate these activities with psychotherapy work. Being able to create change with clients, while practicing and using creative activities, is a dream come true.

 

My goal is to provide an approachable, practical and down-to-earth environment for clients to begin making change in their lives.  That is why we strive to make our studio & office feel more like a warm, welcoming coffee shop, versus a sterile feeling clinic.

 

I take pride in helping clients use creative pathways to feel more calm- with unique approaches that allow clients to practice in session, then hopefully integrate into their lives outside of sessions- (that's where the baking and nature walks come in!).

 

My hope is that our work together allows clients to feel worthy, more confident, and self-fulfilled, to build better emotion regulation skills, heal past harm, and create more connected relationships with others.

I believe people are the expert of their own lives, value all people regardless of income, age, race, culture, religion, orientation or beliefs- and that my job is simply to bring my experience and training to the table in a real, authentic way.  I am honoured to join clients on their journey to making change in their lives.  

Get to know me

My go-to drive thru order:

Steeped Tea with milk 

Favourite outdoor activity:

Paddleboarding

If I were a dessert I'd be:

A chocolate chip cookie

Dream vacation destination:

When I'm not at work:

PEI.HEIC
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Prince Edward Island

My dog Ellie, reading books
watching true crime shows

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Nice to meet you,

I'm Esther

Esther Bulk,

B.A, B.S.W, M.S.W, R.S.W (she/her)

Registered Social Worker

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), Masters of Social Work. Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW), OASW member, Child & Youth Worker (Diploma).

 

WHO I WORK WITH:

Parents & Children, Youth, Adults & Families.

 

HOW I HELP:

I combine a warm, compassionate, down-to-earth, person-centred approach to counselling, drawing from a variety of modalities to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation (and I like to throw a little humour into it if at all possible). I have extensive experience supporting complex children, youth and their families who require support for their mental health or emotional challenges, parenting, life's transitions, low self-worth, behavioural concerns, trauma, anger or aggression. 

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE: "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms" - Zen Shin

Meet Esther

I'M EXPERIENCED IN

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ANXIETY & MOOD, GENERAL LIFE CHALLENGES

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PARENTING CHILDREN & YOUTH

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3

CRISIS, STRESS & LIFE TRANSITIONS

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a bit more about

My story

For over 20 years, I have had the pleasure of supporting children, youth and their families in a variety of settings; through the school board, through coordinating Ministry funded resources for an agency, as well as supporting individuals in a hospital crisis program.

 

After years of dealing with the goals and demands of government institutions along with its policies and bureaucracies, I am excited to move away from these institutions and support you in the way you wish! 

I am known to provide a safe, judgment-free, empathetic environment for those wishing to connect for help. I want you to feel safe and comfortable with me and know that nothing you share will be too much.

 

I believe you are the expert in your own life and I would be honoured to help empower and support you as you make life changing decisions or just lend a supportive, listening ear.

Get to know me

My go-to drive thru order:

Starbucks flat white
(extra shot of espresso!)

Favourite outdoor activity:

Hiking with my dog

If I were a dessert I'd be:

Cheesecake

Dream vacation destination:

When I'm not at work:

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I keep returning to Asia
(can't get enough of it!)

I  like to cook,  hang out
with friends and family & 
be in nature!

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Nice to meet you,

I'm Jill

Jill Galoni,

B.A, B.S.W, R.S.W (she/her)

Registered Social Worker

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and
Bachelor of Social Work, Registered Social Service Worker
(Gerontology Dipl.), Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW), OASW
Member  

 

WHO I WORK WITH:

Adults 

 

HOW I HELP:

I connect with clients in a compassionate, empathetic, and relaxed manner who are
experiencing overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety. I believe in starting our conversation where you are in your life and exploring this with you through strengths based, solution focused counselling and support.


With over 20 years of professional practice, my experience working through life transitions, family crisis, work related stress, coping with personal and family health conditions, end of life, expected and anticipated loss, grief, and bereavement, as well as day to day overwhelm are areas we can explore together.

 

FAVOURITE QUOTE: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better, It’s not.” -Dr. Seuss

Meet Jill

I'M EXPERIENCED IN

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HEALTH, ADJUSTMENT TO ILLNESS, CAREGIVER STRESS, GRIEF & BREEAVEMENT

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COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT FOR ADULTS & CAREGIVERS

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CRISIS, STRESS & LIFE TRANSITIONS

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a bit more about

My story

Having spent my extensive career in both community and hospital based settings throughout Hamilton and Halton, I bring a natural experience of providing support and counselling to adults who are overwhelmed with the stress of life.

My experience includes acute and community healthcare, grief and bereavement, geriatrics, domestic violence, and the Canadian and Provincial social service systems.


When we reach adulthood we are not well prepared for managing the overwhelming feelings that come with raising families, employment, aging parents and grandparents, grown children, health, finances, retirement and any unexpected crisis and loss that may emerge along the way. Sometimes these overpowering feelings can become so large that we need to reach out and find support from someone like myself that can help you find strength, solutions, and calm in an environment that is peaceful and relaxed.

 

More importantly, a space where you can feel heard and supported while organizing the large feelings that you may be struggling with. I believe that people have the ability to enjoy their lives and appreciate all that they have, but I also know that it can become completely overwhelming over time and it can also become unmanageable in the blink of an eye. Sometimes, it can be just one
more issue that breaks us. My goal is to help you move along this journey by listening to you, respecting your story, and working toward your goals. I appreciate you, your strength, and your courage for starting here.

Get to know me

My go-to drive thru order:

Steeped tea, sugar and milk

Favourite outdoor activity:

Sitting on a beach, reading where I can hear the waves.

If I were a dessert I'd be:

Funnel Cake

Dream vacation destination:

When I'm not at work:

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Anywhere with a beach!

Spending time with family,
wathcing Netflix or 
reading!

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Nice to meet you,

I'm Caroline

Caroline Schmid,

B.A, B.S.W, R.S.W (she/her)

Associate Therapist, Registered Social Worker

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:   I am a certified Grief Counsellor as well as certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I also draw on other therapeutic modalities such as, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Self Compassion as well as Nature Therapy. I am a Registered social worker with the OCSWSSW as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers

WHO I WORK WITH:

Children, Youth, Adults & Families.

HOW I HELP:

I am a trained therapist, with a speciality in grief counselling. I adopt an empathetic, genuine and relaxed approach to my work and recognize that a sacred trust must exist between client and therapist. I am committed and passionate about providing creative and compassionate counselling services to children, youth, adults, and families who are experiencing serious illness, grief, and bereavement as well as other life challenges including anxiety, depression, OCD and
ADHD.

FAVOURITE QUOTE: "The wound is the place where the light enters you” Rumi

Meet Caroline

I AM EXPERIENCED IN

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BEREAVEMENT & ANTICIPATORY GRIEF

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ANXIETY & MOOD,
EMOTION REGULATION, 

 

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CREATIVE THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS, NATURE THERAPY, BIBLIOTHERAPY, PLAY THERAPY

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a bit more about

My story

I have acquired both clinical training as well as expertise in a variety of areas including: anxiety,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, anger as well as other mental health concerns.

 

I also have significant experience in bereavement and anticipatory grief counselling. I will offer you compassion and understanding as I support you on your journey toward healing, improved relationships, increased emotional regulation and an increase in self compassion and worth.
In working with children, I am gentle and understanding, bringing creativity into the relationship while relying on both play based therapy, baking therapy, nature therapy as well as
bibliotherapy. I continue to be passionate about the work that I do, and value each client for the individual they are, for the personal experiences they bring to the counseling session and for the trust they place in me. I welcome your input as to the format that works best for you, including in-person, nature
therapy or virtual therapy.

Get to know me

My go-to drive thru order:

Mind over Macha from Booster Juice

Favourite outdoor activity:

Camping and Hiking

If I were a dessert I'd be:

Creme Brulee

Dream vacation destination:

When I'm not at work:

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killbear Provincial Park

My dog :

Let's work together

the perfect match

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