Donna Phillips, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW


Donna Phillips – Owner/Counsellor

Donna returned to her hometown of Fredericton after living away for 30 years. Working alongside a team of other counsellors, they had a vision of opening a private practice here in Fredericton. Before returning to Fredericton Donna worked as an Executive Director for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia and with the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax Dartmouth Branch.

Donna takes a holistic approach to counselling engaging clients from a person-centred, empowerment approach to counselling. Utilizing various therapeutic techniques such as Strengths-Based, Solution Focused, CBT, ACT, Narrative and Humanist approaches to practice Donna works with adults, children, adolescents, and couples. Together they are able to address a number of life challenges such as mental health and addictions, family violence, trauma (past and present), grief, employment and life issues as well as circumstances of marital distress, separation, divorce, and child custody matters.

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Judy L. McKinney, BSW, RSW


Judy McKinney – Counsellor

Autism Resource Navigator
– for families dealing with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, other Autism Spectrum Disorders, and assisting people to access resources specific to their needs.

Social Worker – counsellor, (twenty years’ experience): Counselling for Stress; Depression; Anxiety; Anger; Trauma; Grief; Loss; Violence and Abuse (past or present); Life changes, and life rebuilding;

Therapeutic Tools: Attention to basic needs – self-care; client-specific resource information and tools to help identify, manage, and process issues and symptoms.

Approaches – Strengths-Based, Client-Centered, Solution Focused, CBT, Crisis Intervention Models.

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Don Persaud, B.Sc., BNRN, M.Ed., CCC


Don Persaud – Counsellor

Don Persaud, a Canadian Certified Counsellor, holds a Masters of Education in Psychological Counselling and has a strong background in the medical field.  His area of expertise includes suicide and crisis intervention, coping and managing stress, anger, addictions (sexual/gambling/substances), anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, depression, domestic violence, body image, chronic illness, weight loss (healthy eating), eating disorders, chronic pain, and PTSD. He also provides guidance on relationship issues (couple counselling), self-esteem, self-care, loss/grief management, elderly issues, burnout, and time management.  His holistic, person-centred approach involves various therapeutic techniques, such as CBT, solution-focused, narrative, strength-based, and mindfulness.  Don has personally experienced numerous traumatic losses in his life and so is able to use his life experiences to help make a difference in people coping with troubling life issues.  He works with a variety of clients from various cultural and religious backgrounds, mostly available evenings and weekends.

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Saiddie-Anne Coutiño, BA, MA, CCC, LCT-C


Saiddie-Anne Coutiño – Counsellor

Saiddie-Anne holds a Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Sociology and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. Through a variety of personal and professional experiences, Saiddie-Anne has had the opportunity to experience the role of being a helper and activist in several different settings.

Saiddie-Anne’s areas of interest are family structures/issues facing families, addiction, and the unique mental health well being specific to various cultural and religious groups.

Saiddie-Anne has experience in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, dysfunctional family circumstances, couple/marital issues, addiction, past and present trauma (including domestic violence, other forms of abuse, etc.) and loss and grief. Saiddie-Anne uses a holistic approach to counselling with the understanding that issues do not occur in isolation but rather can consist of several, biopsychosocial mitigating factors.
Saiddie-Anne strives to meet the client where they are at by incorporating the integration of several different therapeutic approaches such as CBT, ACT, CPT, narrative therapy, client-centred.

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Miriam Laskey, BSc., BSw, RSW (Retired)

Miriam Laskey - Counsellor

Miriam Laskey – IT Support


Miriam is retiring on October 31st, 2021 and is not taking on new clients.  She remains in the group as IT and technical support.






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Katherine Astle, BSW, RSW

Katherine Astle – Counsellor



Katherine has been a registered social worker since 2012. Prior to the completion of the Bachelor of Social Work program, she completed a certificate in Family Violence Issues offered through the University of New Brunswick.

Katherine uses a person-centred approach and several therapeutic techniques including strengths-based and solution-focused.



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Rebecca Dubay, MSW

Rebecca Dubay – Counsellor

Becky was born and raised in Fredericton, went away to university and returned to Fredericton to raise her own family. She has been a registered Master’s level social worker since 2010 (BSW 2009). 
Becky has worked extensively with trauma and family discord. Her specialties are working with young children and their families with behavioural issues, parenting techniques, adoption, anxiety, depression, couples counselling, pregnancy and postpartum.
She works with all ages using a client-centred, strengths-based and solution-focused approach.  


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Lori Anne Buyting BA, MA, LCT-C

Lori Anne Buyting – Counsellor

Lori Anne is a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and is a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate with the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick. She holds a Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. She has had many years of experience working with children and helping with behavioural issues.

Lori Anne works with children, youth, and adults individually or in a family/couple setting. She has experience working with trauma, bullying, depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and relationship issues.

Lori Anne uses person-centred, strength-based, CBT, ACT, narrative therapy, and solution-focused approaches collaboratively with clients so they can reach their desired goals.

She is currently accepting clients in-person and virtually.

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David Swanton CAAC(C) ACC CPRC NCC 


David Swanton – Counsellor

David is a Canadian Addiction Counsellor Candidate with the Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation, who has been serving in the addictions & mental health sector since 2018. Already holding two credentials in Recovery Coaching & Professional Coaching, he finds joy in partnering with non-profits and providing staff with training & support.

He has served in two residential centres, sober living homes, clinics, 12-step support groups, and community outreaches.

Utilizing several elements from different therapeutic techniques, he prioritizes creating a safe and supportive therapeutic alliance with every person he has the privilege of partnering with.

(David has low availability for new clients)

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Glynis S. Gremm, HBA, MSW, RSW

Glynis S. Gremm – Counsellor

Glynis has been a registered social worker for over 15 years. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Master of Social Work in 2005. She moved from British Columbia to New Brunswick in October 2020 to be closer to family.

Glynis has worked with clients who need assistance with their mental health, addictions or have had a brain injury. She likes using a person-centred approach to work with her clients to reach their therapy goals. Glynis is comfortable working with a diversity of any kind. She uses narrative theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, and solution focussed tools. Glynis works with adolescents, young adults, adults and senior citizens.




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Alyssa De Lenardo, MSW

Alyssa De Lenerado – Counsellor

Alyssa has been registered with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers since moving to the Fredericton region in 2018. Since receiving her Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work, she has worked within corrections, addictions, domestic violence, foster care, child and youth, and forensic settings. She has experience working with all ages addressing a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use, behavioural concerns, trauma-related, emotional regulation, forensics and more.

She places a high emphasis on creating a non-judgmental space that empowers individuals to explore the challenges that they are experiencing. She works from a holistic, trauma-informed, strengths-based, narrative perspective and uses a variety of evidence-based techniques to help individuals work through challenges, develop healthy coping strategies, and thrive, including EDMR therapy.




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Natalie MacLaggan, BSW, RSW


Natalie MacLaggan – Counsellor

Natalie has a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts from Crandell University in Moncton. Natalie has been practicing Social Work for the past ten years in Fredericton. She has experience in crisis intervention, forensic interviews and community outreach. She has worked with all age groups, emphasizing intimate partner violence, trauma, and abuse.

Natalie can provide support on anxiety, low self-confidence, parenting and the adjustment to parenthood.  She works collaboratively with clients to navigate the challenges they may be facing and come up with solutions that work for them. Natalie is passionate about helping people and having them recognize their strengths.

Natalie works to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where clients feel encouraged and leave empowered. Natalie’s practice approach is client-centred and solution-focused. Natalie understands that we all face hardships in life, and we should never have to face them alone.



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KellyO’Neil-Morin, BSW, RSW

Kelly O’Neil-Morin – Counsellor

Kelly is a lifelong New Brunswicker. She has had 25 years of experience working in the mental health field with depression, anxiety, DBT, and CBT skills. In 2016, Kelly returned to university, completed her Social Work Degree, and is a member in good standing with the NBASW and CASW. She has had experience in Mental Health, Child Protection, Hospital, Education, and working closely with Indigenous communities. Currently, Kelly is completing her Master’s in Social Work and accomplishing her placement experience with Haven for Hope. Kelly is seeing people in person, virtually, and on the phone; she is available in the Fredericton and the newest location in Perth Andover, NB




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Catherine Smith, MACP, CCC, LCT-C

Catherine Smith – Counsellor

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree emphasizing psychology and criminology from St. Thomas University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, both obtained right here in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor in addition to a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate.


Catherine practices solution-focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, client-centred therapy, ACT, CBT, and others.


She works with clients from all walks of life and aims to aid her clients in becoming the best version of themselves. She works with individuals who present with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, borderline personality disorder, trauma, grief, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, and more.


Catherine can meet with individuals either in person (Fredericton & Oromocto locations), over the phone or virtually.

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