Who We Are
Jessica Cowan Royle
B.Sc, M.Ed, CCC, ND, Co-Founder & Director (she/her)
Jessica is a Certified Canadian Counsellor and holds a master degree in Counselling Psychology. She is a member in good standing with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy and EMDR International Association.
Jessica’s approach to therapy is collaborative and she works with clients to develop a treatment plan that is meaningful and impactful. She prioritizes cultivating a safe and accepting therapeutic environment by building an authentic therapeutic relationship with her clients. Jessica works with folks across the lifespan to navigate life transitions, trauma, relational challenges, anxiety, depression, and attachment and parenting concerns.
Jessica has extensive experience in working with children (12 and younger), youth and their caregivers . She is dedicated to supporting this population in the areas of anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, attachment concerns, trauma, grief and bereavement, and divorce and separation. Jessica’s work with children and youth is informed by her training in Play Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy.
In her work with adults, Jessica believes in supporting individuals to acknowledge their own inherent strengths and resiliency. She works with folks to explore new ways to cope with old patterns that are no longer serving them and prioritizes supporting them to practice compassion and build a felt sense of safety. This creates space for people to better understand their life experiences, allowing them to move toward their values and the life they want to live. Jessica has post graduate training in EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and Theraplay.
Jessica looks forward to connecting with you to see if she is the right fit to support you, your child, youth, or family in making meaningful and adaptive life changes. The fee for a 50-minute session is $145 + hst. Sessions may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling, psychotherapy and naturopath provider categories.
B.Sc, M.Ed, DCP(c), CCC, ND, PMH-C
Co-Founder & Director (she/her)
Laura is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and holds a master degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy (CAPT) and a member of the Postpartum Support Institute International (PSI) as a Perinatal Mental Health Certified Clinician (PMH-C). She is currently completing a Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy degree and is a DCP candidate. She works with children, teens, adults, and couples in-person and virtually. Laura is trauma informed with training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and practices through a neuro-affirming lens.
Laura has extensive experience working with children and their families and offers counselling services to children (age 12 years and under), teens, parents, and young adults. She is passionate about supporting children and family members who are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and challenging behaviours. She places emphasis on providing a warm and inviting, non-judgemental space to explore these worries, stressors, and support her clients through life events and transitions. Her goal is to help guide your journey toward healing and growth by developing a therapeutic relationship built on the foundation of trust, acceptance, and hope.
When working with children, Laura takes a play-based approach. She has completed extensive post-graduate certificate training in the area of Play Therapy. She believes that play is a child’s natural form of communication and children use play to process their experiences and problems. She has training in Sandtray Therapy and her counselling space includes a professional sandtray, puppets, and art materials.
In her work with teens and adults, Laura uses an eclectic and integrative approach to counselling. She is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), while drawing from Dialectical Behavoural Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, and the Creative Arts based on individual client needs. Laura believes creative art therapy exercises can be incorporated as a modality to complement traditional approaches, such as CBT and DBT, as an effective way for managing anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and PTSD. Laura offers hands-on experiential techniques as well.
Laura is also drawn (personally and professionally) to the area of perinatal mental health, infertility, and parenting. She holds deep compassion for individuals and couples who find themselves faced with fertility challenges. She recognizes there are challenges unique to this province which are difficult for the individual and couple to navigate during an already incredibly stressful time.
Finally, Laura is trained in The Gottman Method for working with relationships and couples and is accepting couples clients. The fee for a 50-minute session with Laura is $145+ HST for individual therapy and $165+ HST for couples/marriage therapy. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursement/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling and/or naturopath provider categories.
Director of Psychological Assessment
Jaclyn Browne (she/her) is a Registered Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador. She holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Education (Intermediate/Secondary) and a masters degree in Counselling Psychology, all from Memorial University, paired alongside two years of postgraduate supervision.
Since receiving her academic training, she has worked as a Psychologist with Western Health, a School Psychologist within the school system and in private practice. Jaclyn is equipped to combine her academic training alongside her hands-on experience working with individuals across the lifespan which enables her to deliver assessments and supportive interventions with competency and a client-centered approach.
In her work, Jaclyn’s particular focus and interest has been attuned to understanding and supporting individuals with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities and other Neurodevelopmental and behaviour based concerns. She is committed to practicing with a neuro-affirming lens, recognizing and valuing the unique strengths and needs of each individual. In doing so, she acknowledges and respects the diverse profiles of her clients, ensuring that her assessments and interventions are tailored to their specific needs and strengths.
Despite her broad academic background and work experience, Jaclyn continues to remain current and active with developments in their field. She actively pursues post-graduate training in various areas related to her assessment practice and her interest in neurodevelopmental work. To name a couple recent examples, she recently attended the CADDRA ADHD Conference and has been selected to attend National training in Toronto through Hexagon Psychology focused on administering Virtual Assessments. Jaclyn is trained in the ADOS-2 (toddler-adult), MIGDAS, and is currently accepting referrals for Autism Evaluation and diagnosis.
Outside of her work, she is an active member of her profession. She is a member of the Association of Psychologists of NL and serves as an executive member (co-communications) on the newly formed Psychologists in Education Special Interest Council.
Jaclyn’s ultimate goal is to provide clients, individuals and families with exceptional care and support while instilling hope and joy- and occasional humour!- into the assessment process. She enjoys developing a rapport with each client to create a comfortable and supportive environment for those navigating the assessment process and lending a hand in navigating the steps beyond.
Mental Health Clinicians
B.Ed, BA, M.Ed., CCC, ND. (she/her)
Maggie is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and holds a master degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has over a decade of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families in various capacities including the non-profit, education, and health sectors. Maggie is a member of the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT) and Postpartum Support International (PSI).
Maggie believes in creating a safe and non-judgemental space for her clients so they can work collaboratively to set individualized therapeutic goals. She takes an eclectic approach to counselling, drawing primarily from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. In addition, Maggie has post-graduate training in OCD and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Play Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, and child development.
Maggie has extensive experience and a love for supporting children, teens, and their families. She offers support to this population in the areas of anxiety, OCD, grief and loss, trauma, challenging behaviour, parenting support, emotional regulation, self-esteem, and relationship challenges. Her work with this population is often informed by her training in Play Therapy and child development. Her therapy space has a sandtray, puppets, games, art and craft supplies.
Maggie also provides counselling services to adults. She discovered a passion for working with adults who are experiencing trauma and grief through supporting survivors of sexual abuse and newcomers to Canada. In addition, her experience with becoming a new mom during the heights of the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn her to the area of perinatal mental health and working with individuals during pregnancy, postpartum, fertility challenges, and loss. She also provides support for adults who are experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, and life transitions.
Maggie enjoys working with clients of all ages and is accepting referrals for children, teens, adults, families, and the perinatal population. The fee for a 50-minute session is $140 plus HST. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursement/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling and/or naturopath provider categories.
BA, M.Ed., CCC, ND.
Becky is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has worked alongside adults, children, and teens for over a decade in various community and private-sector supportive roles. Becky is a warm, down-to-earth therapist who focuses on practical solutions to both everyday problems and complex issues. She believes that people have the solutions, but can often use a little help getting there.
Becky has extensive experience supporting people who drink, use substances, and/or are harmed by their substance use. She takes a harm-reduction approach to helping people live their lives more safely with substances and increasing their whole-person wellness. She also specializes in working with young people on their mental health, including working with neurodivergent youth and children. Becky has completed The Gottman Method training for couples and marriage therapy. She enjoys working with all couples and helping people navigate healthier relationships- including queer and 2SLGBTQIA+ relationships. She also has years of experience supporting people that have experienced trauma, as well as gender-based violence (including family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, etc.).
Becky is a solution-focused practitioner, integrating narrative, feminist, and motivational interviewing lenses. She takes a pragmatic approach to adapting therapy for the person sitting in the chair, and what works best for them. She also offers some creative approaches to counseling, such as Walk-and-Talk therapy, for those who benefit from something a little less traditional.
The fee for a 50-minute session with Becky is $140+HST. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursements/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling and/or naturopath provider categories.
M.Ed, CCC, ND.
Chantel is a Canadian Certified Counselor who holds a bachelors degree in Fine Arts (Theatre), Education (primary/elementary) and a masters in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy (CAPT).
Chantel has 15 years experience working with children and their caregivers and offers counselling services to children (12 and under), youth, caregivers and adults. Chantel has vast knowledge in early childhood intervention, child development, emotional regulation, social communication and challenging behaviours. She is genuine and authentic with her clients and prioritizes making a therapeutic connection to help them establish goals and explore strategies to encourage growth and change.
As a mother of three, Chantel has a special interest in Perinatal Mental Health and providing services to clients throughout their journey. She is committed to continuous learning and is passionate about walking with clients on their path to self-exploration. Her approach is never as the expert, but as someone who has years of practice and a toolbox of information. Chantel takes a collaborative approach, drawing from Person-Centred Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and approaches within a play-based model.
The fee for a 50-minute session with Chantel is $140+HST. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursements/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling and/or naturopath provider categories.
B.A, M.Ed., M.PEd., CCC, ND.
Jessica is a Certified Canadian Counsellor(CCC) and Naturopath (ND) holding a masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial Univerity and a masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from The University of Western Ontario. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Jessica has extensive experience working with children and their families and offers counselling services to children (age 12 years and under), teens, parents/caregivers, and adults. She has a passion for supporting others facing challenges with anxiety, depression, behaviour challenges, emotional regulation, and parent/caregiver support. Jessica values creating an open, warm, and safe space to explore these challenges and provide support in navigating and creating change. Jessica takes an eclectic approach to counselling drawing from Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and embraces a play-based model.
Jessica enjoys working with children, teens, and adults. The fee for a 50-minute session with Jessica is $140+HST. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursements/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling and/or naturopath provider categories.
B. Ed., B. Spec.Ed., M.Ed., CCC, ND.
Tracy is a Certified Canadian Counsellor and holds a master degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Tracy has 15+ years experience working with children, adolescents, and families in various capacities including the non-profit, education, and health sectors. She has worked with individuals who present with diverse social, emotional, and behavioral concerns and has extensive experience with child development, behaviour challenges, and parenting support.
Tracy uses a trauma informed, integrated approach drawing from Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, to help individuals struggling with a variety of concerns. She is passionate about supporting children, adolescents, and families who are facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, behaviour challenges, emotional regulation, and sexuality. Her goal is to work with clients to set personal and educational goals, develop positive self-identity, and establish meaningful relationships.
The fee for a 50-minute session with Tracy is $140+HST. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursements/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling and/or naturopath provider categories.
Crystal is a registered social worker with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers. She holds both a bachelor and master’s degree from Memorial University. Crystal has worked primarily with children, adolescents and families for the past 15 years, in both government and community settings.
Crystal practices from a trauma informed, strengths based approach. She believes connection and safety are key components in a therapeutic alliance and strives to ensure clients feel safe to show up as themselves. She strongly values the therapeutic use of self and using a collaborative approach with clients as they move toward healing.
In her work with children, Crystal often utilizes play based approaches, alongside other interventions, to assist them in exploring areas of concern. Crystal has completed post graduate training through the Institute of Child Psychology as well as the Canadian Association for Play Therapy.
As all individuals are unique, interventions and skills used in session are client and family centered. When working with adolescents and adults, Crystal incorporates a variety of therapeutic strategies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Crystal is dedicated to helping individuals across the lifespan who are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, grief and loss, self-esteem, relationship struggles and parenting challenges.
The fee for a 50 minute session with Crystal is $140. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursement/tax purposes. Your session can be covered by insurance under the registered social worker category.
MA, RP(Qualifying), CCC, ND
Curtis is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Canadian Certified Counsellor, and Naturopath with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. He has worked primarily alongside adults, teens, and relationships and has completed external training in The Developmental Model, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and hormone care planning.
In his working alliances, Curtis values connection and authenticity. He believes a validating, safe space is crucial for exploring ourselves and our relationships. Taking an emotionally focused approach, Curtis understands that the health of our relationships is an indicator of our personal well-being. He is passionate about deepening clients’ emotional understanding and building healthy relational communication skills to support emotional fulfillment.
Curtis has lived experience within the 2SLGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, which he integrates into his practice. Whether our counselling goals involve finding practical coping mechanisms, exploring our internal and relational weather, or seeking safety from external pressures, Curtis prioritizes a queer and neuro-affirming, empathic, non-judgemental approach.
In his spare time, Curtis enjoys socializing with family and friends, listening to a new audiobook, playing board games, and snuggling with his cat, Touton! He also spends time between his Newfoundland home and Ontario, where he visits his long-term partner and son.
The fee for a 50-minute relationship/couples therapy session with Curtis is $160+HST. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursements/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance under clinical counselling and/or naturopath provider categories.
Ashley is a registered clinical social worker with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers and holds both a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has over 12 years of social work experience, working alongside individuals and families, within a variety of practice settings.
Ashley’s practice stems from a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach, with a focus on creating safe and inclusive spaces for all. She is passionate about supporting adults and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, emotional regulation, grief/loss and relationship difficulties. Through an intentional emphasis on creating a warm, welcoming, and judgement-free space, Ashley’s objective is that clients feel a sense of hope, and find comfort in discussing and exploring the challenges they face and discovering strategies to help navigate them. An integration of a variety of interventions and skills are used in sessions and will vary for each client, but can include elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Ashley is trained in the Gottman Method for working with relationships and couples and is currently accepting both couples and individual clients. The fee for a 50-minute session with Ashley is $140 for individual therapy and $165 for couples/marriage therapy. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursement/tax purposes. Your session can be covered by insurance under the registered social worker category.
Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
MSc-SLP, R.SLP (C)
Marlena is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, graduating from the University of Alberta in 2013. She has experience working with clients across the lifespan from preschool children, school-aged children/youth, to adults. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, schools, and public healthcare. She has a special interest in working closely with language delayed preschool children (Late Talkers) and their families, supporting them to make meaningful connections, improve communication, and generalize these skills through fun, play-based interactions. She has completed training in It Takes Two to Talk ® - The Hanen Program ® for Children with Language Delays. Marlena uses a strength-based and neurodiversity affirming approach that focuses on improving interactions and communication using a child's current skills and interests. Building a trusting rapport is her top priority when working with young children and their caregivers.
Marlena is a mother of 3 young children and knows the benefits of supporting children with warmth, kindness, and empowering them to communicate confidently. She also recognizes the concerns of caregivers and strives to work together to create collaborative goals that work for the child and family.
She also has experience in assessing and treating children and adults with social communication differences (ASD), articulation (speech sound) disorders, fluency (stuttering), and voice concerns.
Marlena offers individualized assessment and treatment as well as baby-caregiver play groups.
The fee for a 50-minute session with Marlena is $140. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursements/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance. Please check with your insurance provider.
M.Sc. R-SLP (C)
Stephanie is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a master’s degree in the field from the University of Alberta, and is certified with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (C). She has over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages in private practice, school system, public healthcare and community environments.
She loves working with children and believes in making speech therapy a fun and enjoyable experience for kids! Stephanie offers a warm and inviting space where therapy is approached with patience, understanding, and enthusiasm to help children feel confident in their communication abilities.
Stephanie strongly believes that building trust and a friendly rapport creates a strong foundation for the therapeutic relationship. She incorporates a flexible and family-centered approach, and understands the importance of including caregivers in the treatment process.
Stephanie specializes in the areas of articulation (speech sounds), phonology (sound patterns), and apraxia (planning & coordination of oral-motor movements). She also has extensive experience in expressive and receptive language, literacy, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
Stephanie offers individualized assessment and treatment sessions, as well as baby-caregiver play groups.
The fee for a 50-minute treatment session with Stephanie is $140. Receipts are provided for insurance reimbursements/tax purposes. Your session may be covered by insurance. Please check with your insurance provider.