Donna Phillips, BA, BSW, RSW


Donna Phillips

Donna Phillips – Counsellor/Owner

Donna returned to her hometown of Fredericton after living away for 30 years. Working alongside a team of other counselors, 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 counseling engaging clients from a person-centered, empowerment approach to counseling. 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.

(506) 206-7737

Miriam Laskey, BSc, BSW, RSW


Miriam Laskey - Counsellor

Miriam Laskey – Counsellor

Originally from the Grand Lake area, Miriam has recently come back to the province after living in the West and Nova Scotia. She offers counselling for depression and anxiety, anger management, LGBTQ /PFLAG community, grief, and loss, living with illness, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness training, exploring spirituality and the modern world, child and family counselling. Based in the Fredericton/Oromocto area, she will travel upper Saint John River Valley (Woodstock and area), Grand Lake area and Doaktown.

(506) 206-7737  cell (506) 292-5818

Judy L. McKinney BSW, RSW


Judy L. McKinney

Judy L. 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.

(506) 206-7737

Heidi Hanson, MACP, CCC


Heidi Hanson

Heidi Hanson – Counsellor

Heidi has experience working with a variety of client concerns, such as depression, anxiety, family violence, self-care management, grief management, self-esteem, and stress management. Heidi counsels primarily from strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused therapeutic perspective, while also utilizing some mindfulness techniques in collaboration with other therapeutic approaches.

Heidi has a future goal to work directly with autistic individuals, and their families, navigating the process of diagnosis and potential adaptation after diagnosis

(506) 206-7737

Donna Claybourn BA, BSW, RSW


Donna Claybourn - Counsellor

Donna Claybourn – Counsellor

Donna is originally from Fredericton but spent several years working away in Nova Scotia. She has worked for Social Development in Child Protection, Adult Protection, and Juvenile Delinquency. Donna has several years experience dealing with palliative care, exploring issues of death and dying, aging, living with illnesses, as well as depression, separation, life issues, addictions, sexual abuse, and grief. Donna brings not only her academic knowledge but also her personal life experiences into her counselling sessions with clients. She enjoys working with various life challenges utilizing various holistic, client empowerment approaches to counselling.

(506) 206-7737  cell  (506) 471-6763

Linda Groeger MEd, CCC, LCT


Linda  Groeger

Linda Groeger – Counsellor

Linda provides counselling to adults, children and youth with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, lack of self-esteem, trauma, relationship issues, anger, and stress. Linda provides holistic counselling that is influenced by a person-centered, strengths-based, and cognitive-behavioral approach. In her practice, she uses mindfulness, art, and play as a tool when suitable. Linda has a passion to help others heal their invisible wounds, create a positive view of themselves, and live balanced lives.

(506) 206-7737  cell  (506) 259-7352

Mariama Aregbesola, BA, BSW, RSW


Marima Agrebesola - Counsellor

Marima Agrebesola – Counsellor

After living in various parts of Africa, Western Europe, Western and Eastern Canada, Mariama and her family now call Fredericton home. She has past experience as an administrator and supporter of families within her community, subscribing deeply to the adage: it takes a village to raise a child. Mariama is a graduate of Dalhousie University School of Social Work and greatly enjoys continuing her learning through a variety of formal and informal opportunities. Mariama is an advocate dedicated to ensuring that all people from all walks of life feel welcome and safe in spaces she shares within the community.

Mariama has great respect for empowerment, narrative, strength-based and client-centered approaches to practice. She provides service to a variety of client groups including individuals, youths, and families. Mariama honors her clients by ensuring they feel confident and free to make decisions and take steps forward in their life plans at their individual pace.

(506) 206-7737

Bruce Van Stone – M.Ed. CCC. 

Bruce Van Stone - Counsellor

Bruce Van Stone – Counsellor

Bruce Van Stone is a Canadian Certified Counsellor who also has his Masters of Education in Psychological Counselling.  He has worked at the Haven for Hope for approximately two years and has been a Counsellor for seven years.   His areas of expertise include addiction counselling, PTSD, and trauma, harm prevention (bullying, sexual abuse, self-harm, domestic violence), managing anger, anxiety and depression and relationship counselling.  His clients range in age from young children to senior citizens.  














Haven for Hope is pleased to be affiliated with:


Bruce Van Stone at Bruce Van Stone Counselling Services 
Judy Muir at Soul Care Resource Centre Inc.
Jeanette Merriam at J.E.M. Counselling Services