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

Melissa Rossi, MA, RP

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Masters of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counselling, Medaille College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Brock University
Practice Approach:
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Brief Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Motivational Therapy

Stephanie Colic, MACP, RP-q

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Masters of Arts, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Brock University
Practice Approach:
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Brief Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Group Facilitation
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Tina Marie Hardman, MA, RP, MSW, RSW – CRPO# 007188 – RSW# 835480

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  • Master of Arts, Psychology, Brock University
  • Honours, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Brock University
  • Master of Social Work, University of Windsor
Practice Approach:
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Family Therapy: Experiential and Structural
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Motivational Therapy

Nina Wallace, MSW, RSW

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Master of Social Work, University at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Niagara University
Practice Approach:
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Group Facilitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaborative Problem-Solving

Susanne Dorder, M.A., RP.,EXAT

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the College of registered psychotherapist (CRPO).Reg # 005033
  • Master in counselling psychology from Yorkville University
  • Bachelor in psychology from Brock University
Practice Approach:
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Brief-Single Session Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy (Includes Indigenous-Aboriginal perspectives, two-eye-seeing)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Group Facilitation

Jesse Mudie, MSW, RSW

Qualifications:

• Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
• Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
• Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, York University

Practice Approach:

• Strengths Based
• Trauma-Informed Therapy
• Narrative Therapy
• Parenting Support
• Family Violence
• Child Development
• Expressive Arts
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health Support

Dee Neuman, MSW., RSW.

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Hons.BA Sociology/Psychology
Practice Approach:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Strengths Based Therapy
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy

Owyn Persia, MSc, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO #009943)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselling, Niagara University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Brock University

Practice Approach:

  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Aksana Kavaliova, MACP, MMT, RP, MTA

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Master of Music, Music Therapy, Colorado State University
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy (Hons.), University of Windsor

Practice Approach:

  • Trauma-Informed therapy (children and adults)
  • Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM)®
  • Brief-Single Session therapy
  • Music Therapy and Psychotherapy
  • Child Development
  • Special needs
  • Family Violence
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Elaine Falzon, BAA, BSW, MSW

Qualifications:
  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  • Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Manitoba
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts, Ryerson University

Practice Approach:

  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-informed Therapy
  • Attachment informed Therapy
  • Post Adoption Family Therapy
  • Reunification Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Group Facilitation – Caring Dads