Meet our Therapists

Welcome to the Family Counselling Centre of Niagara. Our services are completely confidential and we are fully accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. We are proud to employ professional therapists who have a wide array of skills and qualifications to serve you better. Please take a moment to meet our therapists.

John McLachlan, MSW, RSW
Qualifications:
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  • Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Hon. B.A., Psychology (Brock University)
Practice Approach:
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Trauma-informed Therapy
Nicole Franklin, MA, MSW, RSW
Qualifications:
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Masters of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Masters of Arts in Child and Youth Studies, Brock University
  • Hon. B.A. Psychology and Child and Youth Studies, Brock University
Practice Approach:
  • Child Development
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Family Violence
  • Group Facilitation
Christine Harvey, MACP, RP
Qualifications:
  •  Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  •  Masters of Arts, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  •  Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Brock University
  •  Play Therapy Intern, Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (Levels I, II, III)
Practice Approach:
  • Child Development
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Attachment, Regulation, and Competency
  • Group Facilitation
  • Play-Informed Therapy
Liz Timmers, MSW, RSW, LCSW
Qualifications:
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  • Registered with the Board of Registration of Social Workers in Massachusetts
  • Master of Social Work, University of Akron
  • BGS General Studies, Psychology and Health Education Focus, Kent State University
Practice Approach:
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Attachment, Regulation, and Competency
  • Multi-systemic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
Robert Lucyk, MSW, RSW
Qualifications:
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  • Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Hon. B.A., Psychology, University of Ottawa
  • B.A Sociology, McMaster University
Practice Approach:
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Family Violence
  • Group Facilitation
Carolyn Fish, MSW, RSW
Qualifications:
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  • Master of Social Work (Carleton University)
  • Hon. B.A., History and Women’s Studies (Queen’s University)
Practice Approach:
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Trauma-informed Therapy
  • Group Facilitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Violence
  • Working with Children/Youth
Larisa Fry, MA, RP
Qualifications:
  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Masters of Arts, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Windsor
Practice Approach:
  • Trauma-informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Art & Attachment
  • Assault & Sexual Assault
  • Family Violence
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital Challenges
  • Custody Mediation
  • Group Facilitation
Amanda Fidler, MA, RPC
 
Qualifications:
  • Registered with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
  • Masters of Arts, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Brock University
  • Diploma, Educational Assistance Special Needs Support
Practice Approach:
  • Trauma-informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Person Centered, Strength-Based Approach
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Group Facilitation
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)