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 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.

(506) 206-7737

Miriam Laskey, BSc, BSW, RSW


Miriam Laskey - Counsellor

Miriam Laskey – Counsellor

Miriam will not be taking on clients in 2020.                        
Several new counsellors will be taking on clients in 2020.  Updates will be coming in January.                                         

(506) 206-7737 office. 

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

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 with children and adults for the province of Nova Scotia.  Donna has several years experience dealing with palliative care, exploring issues of death and dying, ageing, living with illnesses, as well as depression, separation, life issues, addictions, sexual abuse, PTSD, trauma, suicide/crisis intervention 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-centred, strengths-based, and cognitive-behavioural 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

Bruce Van Stone,  M.Ed. CCC LCT-C

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 four years and has been a Counsellor for nine 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.  



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


Don Persaud - Counsellor

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. (506) 206-7737, 506-449-0083 Direct Line



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.