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.

(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.  

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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-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.






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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 and she is open to seeing individuals of all ages for a variety of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health challenges and services – dealing with, 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.


 (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.



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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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Michelle Windle, BA, BSW, MSW (candidate)

Michelle Windle – Counsellor

Originally from the upper river valley, Michelle has been a social worker since 1996 where she graduated from St. Thomas University with her BSW. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of New Brunswick along with a Certificate of Gerontology from Mount Saint Vincent University. Currently, she is working towards her MSW through the University of New England. Adept in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, STEPPS Program, DBT and Motivational Interviewing. And will be certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (Trauma Therapy) after October 18, 2021.  She is Reiki II certified and takes a person-centred, holistic, empowerment approach to her practice. With years of experience in a variety of social work fields including, child protection, mental health, court social work, hospital/psychiatric social work, extra-mural social work and military social work. Focusing on depression, anxiety, anger, axis II work, trauma, grief, palliative care and military family issues.

(506) 206-7737 office




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.

(506) 206-7737 office



Jedediah (Jed) Wilson, MA, LCT-C

Jedediah Wilson – Counsellor

Jed has an interest in working with trauma after using Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Therapy for several years to assist veterans with PTSD.  During this time he has worked to understand the nervous systems of individuals who are impacted by trauma and brings this information in his counselling practice.

He provides an array of counselling services to teenagers, young adults, and adults.  Concerns include, but are not limited to anxiety, depression, past and current trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, marriage and couples counselling, and issues facing the LGBTQIA2S+ population.  Jed tightropes a clinical model with holistic work by blending various therapeutic approaches, such as CBT, CPT, REBT, Narrative, and Humanist approaches, while pulling aspects from Mindfulness and DBT.

(506) 206-7737 office




Kassidy L. Morin, BSW, RSW

Kassidy Morin – Counsellor

Kassidy Morin is a Registered Social Worker with the New-Brunswick Association of Social workers. Since earning her degree, she has worked with many populations across several fields, including individual counselling, group counselling, and crisis intervention. Over the last three years, she has worked with children and youth within Woodstock First Nation as a Child Protection/ Crisis Intervention/ School Social Worker. Kassidy has a proven track record providing effective counselling services for the following areas: phobias, trauma-related work, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict/relationship building, anger management, and many more.


(506) 206-7737 office



David Swanton ACC CPRC – Substance Abuse Counsellor Candidate

David Swanton – Associated Counsellor

I am a passionate Associate Addictions Counsellor through the CACCF and Recovery Coach Professional through the IAPRC who serves with integrity, understanding, and empathy.

I have worked at youth and adult residential rehabilitation programs, sober living homes, counselling clinics, offered online coaching, and continue to serve the homeless population. My own “lived experience” further informs my approach.

I have a background in teaching, coaching, crisis intervention, and with training in non-profit fundraising and have worked with both individuals and families. These experiences have instilled in me the value of creating a safe and supportive therapeutic alliance with every person I have the privilege of partnering with.

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