Meet the Team

Our team of counsellors work with young people ages 12 to 24.

Young person talking to an Addictions Counsellor in a virtual meeting.

Who Are Our Addictions Counsellors?

Get to Know Our Counsellors.

English Speaking Counsellors

Tanya D.

I support individuals to understand addiction and to achieve their own personal goals to live healthier, happier lives. I use a strength based approach because I believe everyone has potential and that change is possible. Receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Child and Youth Work has provided me the opportunity to work with youth and their families in a variety of settings. I have had the privilege of meeting youth and adults where they are within their stages of change, to help them understand their addiction, to support change and to assist in recognizing the great strengths they have inside themselves.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, singing, as well as playing hockey and baseball.

Madison A.

I am a Registered Social Worker, and I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Carleton University as well as an Advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Counselling. Throughout my studies, I have spent majority of my time focusing on youth and adolescent mental health and trauma. I am passionate about creating a safe virtual environment where you will feel supported and comfortable.

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and going to concerts. I also love to travel and spend time with my family and friends.

Madison A
Victoria

Victoria M.

I am a Registered Social Worker, with a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Windsor. I use a trauma informed, client centered approach with DBT aligned strategies in my work to foster steps towards recovery. Throughout my studies and work I have had a focus on the impact that Adverse Childhood Experiences have on addiction and mental health as well as methods to break the cycle. My passion in Social Work has always been to help youth and adolescents foster healthy growth and change through self determination.

In my spare time I’m found doing anything art related, listening to music, or enjoying the outdoors.

Meet With a Counsellor

You will be connected with an Addictions Counsellor based on your needs, fit, and counsellor availability. All of our counsellors are qualified professionals who will customize your support plan based on your goals.

Who’s on Our Leadership Team?

Get to Know Our Team Leads.
Leadership Team Bree M.

Bree M.

I am a Registered Social Worker, and I have an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Family and Community Social Services from the University of Guelph-Humber and a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. I have spent much of my career working with young people, and I’m passionate about building a safe virtual space where young people can get support with addiction and substance use.

In my spare time, I enjoy musical theater and doing arts and crafts. I also like running and watching TV with my 80 pound lap dog named Diesel.

Samantha S.

I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from Trent University in Peterborough, as well as a Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Counselling. I have spent much of my career working with adults who struggle with substance use and mental health concerns. Over the past few years I have been working in the housing sector, leading teams who assist individuals with transitioning from homelessness into independent market housing. My passion is in leading teams, building people up and leading with integrity.

In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors with my family, listening to country music and making a mess in the kitchen.

Brandi P.

I am a Registered Social Worker, and I have a Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Sociology from King’s University College and a Social Service Worker Diploma from Fanshawe College. I have worked in the criminal justice system, the Violence Against Women sector, and as an Addiction and Mental Health Counsellor supporting mothers as well as youth and their families. As a Program Manager, I have supported other counsellors working in the areas of adult and youth substance use, mental health, gambling, and behavioural addictions. I have a strong desire to support individuals where they are at to make positive change, eliminate stigma, break intergenerational trauma, and improve the quality of care for clients.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy dancing, listening to music, baking, and spending time outdoors.