MEET THE TEAM

Meet Katherine

Founder / Clinical Therapist

          Hi there! I’m Katherine, but you can also call me Kat. I am a Licensed Counselling Therapist Candidate and the founder of Prism Counselling. Building a team of diverse mental health professionals has always been the dream, and I still have to pinch myself when I think about the wealth of experienced, passionate therapists I am lucky enough to be surrounded by.

          As the team continues to grow and my responsibilities do too, I’d say I’ve become a therapist on more of a part-time basis. Nonetheless, creating meaningful relationships with my clients is by far my favourite part of the job. I love that everyone has a unique story. Being trusted to support people write out their future chapters all while making sense of the previous ones is something I can’t quite put into words. I learn from my clients just as much as they learn from me – definitely more, actually! Collaboration makes room for so many doors to open and so much perspective to be had. I love it.

          Prior to finishing my master’s, I have worked in the field of mental health in various capacities for about five years now, both in the private and public sector. My scope of practice is always evolving as I gain education and experience, but my primary areas of interest at this time are: helping clients regain a zest for life, relationship and intimacy issues, stressful life changes such as parenthood or tragedy, and career counselling. 

Katherine Licensed Counselling Therapist

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of New Brunswick

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Yorkville University

Licensed Counselling Therapist Candidate / LCT-C (#LCT-C22-003) with the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick 

Level 1 Gottman Method Certification for Couples Counselling

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Course


Meet Melissa

Clinical Therapist

"Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone"  - Lisa Olivera

          Hi, my name is Melissa and I want to help you on your journey, whatever that looks like for you, be it healing trauma, self-discovery, life changes, or something else entirely. You don't have to walk the path alone. Beginning therapy can be hard for anyone and I aim to make the experience as safe and comfortable as possible for all clients through a person-centred, strength focused, trauma informed lens and judgment free space. I want to meet you where you're at in your life and help you reach your goals.

          My approach is tailored to individual needs and situations, all while recognizing that the therapeutic rapport/alliance is of the utmost importance.

          I work with individuals ages 13+ as well as couples, with my areas of interest being neurodiversity, LGBTQ2SIA+ and polyamorous issues, trauma/PTSD, self-discovery infertility, and grief.



Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Psych/Criminology - St. Thomas University 

Bachelor of Social Work - Dalhousie University 

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Yorkville University

Registered Social Worker (#3438) with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers

Mental Health First Aid Certification

Meet Peter

Clinical Therapist

          Hello! I’m glad you’re here seeking support and recovery from the challenges of life. Taking this important first step means you’ve already begun the journey toward a better future. I would love to be a part of this process with you, getting to know your unique history, personality, preferences, and style. As a counsellor with extensive experience working with people who have been through severe trauma and everything this leads to, please know that you will not be judged, that you’re not alone, and that progress is possible. Nothing is too big or too insignificant to be addressed.

          Along with trauma and PTSD, my areas of focus also include dissociative disorders, depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and substance abuse. If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, let’s talk in confidence and make a good plan. My approach varies depending on the person and situation at hand, and I enjoy working with individuals and couples from approximately age 8 to 100.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Communication Studies - Taylor University 

Master of Social Work - University of Austin Texas

Registered Social Worker (#4418) with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California (#LCSW86760)

Meet Lyne

Clinical Therapist 

          Hello everyone!  My name is Lyne and I am a Registered Social Worker and Clinical Counsellor at Prism Counselling. Asking for help can be such a difficult thing to do and I am honoured to be part of that process for anyone who gives me the privilege. Each person’s story is important and valid. My passion for helping people drives my work, dedication, and empathy. 

          I have worked in the field of mental health in some capacity for over a decade and continue to learn every day. I have experience with both children and adults with severe trauma and mental health disorders, including but not limited to:  OCD, BPD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I also provide play therapy for young children, including games, for those who do not enjoy face-to-face conversation alone. My work with children is driven by my personal experiences. I want children to feel heard, understood and supported. I have always known I was meant to do this work and am determined to make a difference by offering a safe space for those who need it.

          I meet people where they are at. This is not my journey, it is yours. I am here to guide you, provide support, and help you work on yourself in whatever way works for you. Everyone is welcome without judgement or pressure, and we work together to better each individual situation.


“We will either find a way, or make one”

-Anibal Barca

Lyne is fluently bilingual and able to offer services in both French and English.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Human Behaviour - St. Thomas University

Bachelor of Social Work  - University of Manitoba 

Registered Social Worker (#4001) with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers

Meet Taylor 

Counselling Intern

          Hi! My name is Taylor and I am so excited to be joining the Prism team in September as a counselling intern. I strive to make sure my clients are as comfortable as possible during sessions, and hope to create a sense of peace and warmth. My office is a safe place for people of every race, religion, and sexual orientation. I favour a solution-focused approach to counselling, but my main goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance with each of my clients. 

          Being a military dependent my entire life, and now a military wife, my interests are in working with military children and their families as they transition to their home here in New Brunswick. I am also hoping to specialize in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as their families.

          I firmly believe that sometimes we all need a little help with everything that life throws at us, and I’m here to help you through it.


Taylor is currently being supervised by Jordan Jardine at Pura Vida Counseling. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of New Brunswick

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (April '23) - Yorkville University 

Meet Rebecca

Counselling Intern

          Hello! I am excited to be joining the Prism team in offering inclusive services to support mental health and well-being. 

          My main objective is to establish a connection with my clients and provide them with a safe space to work towards achieving their goals. My unique combination of education and experience has provided me with a skillset to support individuals and families, specifically targeting anxiety, depression, behavioural challenges, anger management, and social-emotional learning. My interests and skillset include working with adults and youth, as well as individuals who identify as neurodivergent (including ADHD, ASD, and ODD). I favor a CBT and Emotion-Focused approach to therapy while collaborating with clients in selecting a therapeutic approach that works well for them.

          I value the therapeutic relationship and meeting clients where they’re at to make the counselling experience both positive and productive. I hope to come alongside my clients to support their journey towards fostering mental health, resiliency, and well-being.


Rebecca is currently being supervised by Shelley Hansen. 

Rebecca - Counselling Intern

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Criminology - St. Thomas University

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (December '22) - Yorkville University 

COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES

Meet Michelle

Certified Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist

          Hello! I’m Michelle and I am a Certified Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) Practitioner.

          I love this modality of therapy as it allows clients to understand the root cause of any issue (physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal etc.). When we identify what is perpetuating our suffering and face it head on in a safe and supportive environment, then we can finally release our battle with it. This creates space for new, empowering beliefs that allow us to live much more enjoyable lives, free of past pain and unwanted patterns. My hypnotherapy program involves:

  • 30-minute Intake Session to discuss your issue and goals
  • 90-minute Hypnotherapy (RTT) Session to work through the root cause, let it go, and build in new beliefs
  • 15-minute personalized recording to listen to for 21 days for long-lasting results.
  • Email support available over 21 days, option to book additional Support Meetings to assist with transition over 21 days.

          We will work with one issue at a time. Significant shifts generally occur after 1-3 sessions. You will definitely feel much more empowered after the first session! We all have our struggles. Whatever your issue may be, I am here to support you, remind you that change is possible, and help you get there!

Michelle - Certified Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist

Qualifications

Certified Hypnotherapist (C. Hyp.) / Rapid Transformational Therapist - International Institute for Complementary Therapists

Meet Laura

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

          Hi! My name is Laura, and I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. I am passionate about person-centered, trauma-informed care for clients and their families. This means that I always ensure any plan we come up with prioritizes dignity for the client and values rapport above all else - trust is key! I have been working with neurodiverse individuals for over 12 years, and have experience working in a variety of settings including private, public and non-profit sectors, both providing comprehensive program delivery as well as consultation to individuals, families and organizations. I believe strongly in a collaborative approach - including the client, their families, their community and any other professional involved. I think that when we all work together towards the same goals - we see the best success. My mission is always to improve quality of life, and meet people where they are with their unique needs. I look forward to working together!

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Queen's University

Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis - Queen's University 

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst - BACB

Meet Vanessa

Registered Dietician

          Hi there! I am Vanessa Langille, a mental health Dietitian and owner of Langille Nutrition. I help people optimize their mental health through nutrition. Improving your eating habits can help increase energy, boost mood, and enhance mental clarity. You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental illness to reap the benefits of a healthy eating pattern.

          My philosophy is that all foods fit. When you work with me, we focus on what you can add to your diet. The goal is to nourish your brain and body so it can run efficiently. Food does not need to be an extra stressor in your life, let me help! Some areas I can help with:

  • What to eat to support your mental health, meal and snack ideas for tough times, regulating your appetite, cravings, support and guidance in making changes, managing gut health symptoms, eating strategies to keep you energized throughout the day, creating a better relationship with food, and more!

         The reality is, if you are not fueling your body properly – it will not run efficiently. Nutrition is an important tool to have in your mental health toolbox and it can be tough to navigate on your own. Let me help you out. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or to see if we might be a good fit! 

Vanessa - Registered Dietician

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Western University

Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition - Mount Saint Vincent University