Donna Phillips, BA, BSW, MSW, 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 office


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.

(506) 206-7737 office

Bruce Van Stone,  M.Ed. CCC LCT-C

Bruce Van Stone – Counsellor

Bruce Van Stone is a Canadian Certified Counsellor who also has his Masters of Education in Psychological Counselling.  He is also a Licensed Counselling Therapist in New Brunswick.  He has worked at the Haven for Hope for five years and has been a Counsellor for ten 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.  

(506) 206-7737 office


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.

(506) 206-7737 office

Saiddie-Anne Coutiño, BA, MA, CCC-Q, 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.

(506) 206-7737 office


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.


506) 206-7737 office

Melissa Lanteigne, MEd, CCC, LCT-C


Melissa Lanteigne – Counsellor

Melissa, a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate, has a background as a school counsellor since 2017. Completing her Master of Education at UNB in Counselling in May 2018 and becoming a certified Yoga Instructor in August 2019, her approach is holistic and considers the mind-body connection.   Melissa uses various therapeutic techniques, including mindfulness and yoga, ACT, and work from a Solution-focused, Strength-based, person-centred framework.  She is open to seeing individuals of all ages for a variety of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health challenges and services including, but not limited to stress, chronic illness, anxiety, eating/weight challenges, substance use/abuse, relationships, life and career transitions, identity, trauma, depression, and self-regulation of emotions.  She is currently accepting clients face-to-face and virtually.

 (506) 206-7737 office

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.



(506) 206-7737 office


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.  


(506) 206-7737 office