Donna Phillips, BA, BSW, RSW
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.
Miriam Laskey, BSc, BSW, RSW
Originally from the Grand Lake area, Miriam has recently come back to the province after living in the West and Nova Scotia. She offers to counsel for PTSD, trauma, grief and loss, suicide and crisis intervention, depression and anxiety, anger management, 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. Also serving First Nations Clients via Non-Insured Health Benefits program.
(506) 206-7737 or 506-292-5818 cell
Judy L. McKinney, BSW, RSW
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.
Donna Claybourn, BA, BSW, RSW
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 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
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.
Don Persaud, B.Sc., BNRN, M.Ed., CCC
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
Marsha Clark, BSW, RSW
Marsha has a very diverse educational background including experience in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON); a diploma in Craft and Design from Sheridan College (Oakville, ON) and a Bachelor of Social Work from Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS). She has used her creativity to inform practice in a therapeutic setting by offering an approach that includes expressive arts.
Marsha is trained in critical intersectional feminist theory and offers affirming support to folks of all sexuality, gender identity and expression. She has a background in the intimate partner violence prevention field and offers a trauma-informed, client-based environment. She is dedicated to creating a safe place to bear witness to experience, and to build strength and capacity as we work together towards a fuller, more flexible life.
Population served: people who have experienced intimate or interpersonal violence; sexual violence; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; relationship issues; sexuality and gender issues; depression and anxiety.
Sara Mackie, BA, BSW, RSW
Populations seen: Adults, Adolescents
Sara provides compassionate and holistic counselling that utilizes tools from cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and narrative therapy approaches. Sara utilizes her skills to partner with clients toward a healing journey that is client-centred and empowering.
Sara has an in-depth educational background with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Social Work from Dalhousie University, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work from the University of Waterloo.
Sara specializes in helping individuals identify, cope, and heal from disordered eating patterns, struggles with body image, and loss of identity, and self-esteem through a lens of self-compassion.
Additionally, Sara has a strong background in working with survivors of intimate partner violence and abuse.
Other areas of competency include:
- Depression – chronic, manic, situational, seasonal, and suicidal ideation
- Anxiety – generalized, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Trauma – general, complex, post-traumatic stress disorder
To book a session with Sara contact the Haven for Hope office at (506) 206-7737
-or- email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.