Qualia is built on a team approach to therapy. Bringing together our unique specializations on topics such as parent-child conflict, mental health, stress, crisis management, gender identity and many others, we work together to offer the support that best serves your needs.
The Qualia Team
Every one of our team members is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, pairing their individual passions with a proven approach to effective mental wellness. Contact us today to find out more about how our team can support you, or learn more about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Administrative Assistants: Andrea Barrales-Hall, Courtney King, Melissa Alexander, Alison Gillard, and Adam Opper
Bookkeeping and Human Resources: Brandon de Jong
Brett Fleming, BA, MA,RP
Favourite Book: “As A Man Thinketh” by James Allan
Favourite Place: Southampton, Ontario
Favourite Quote: “A grateful heart is continually at feast.”
Charity Fleming, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You” by children’s author Nancy Tillman
Favourite Place: Beach of La Concha, San Sebastian, Spain
Favourite Quote: “It is part of our condition as mortal beings to sometimes feel as though we are surrounded by darkness. We might have lost a loved one; a child might have strayed; we might have received a troubling medical diagnosis; we might have employment challenges and be burdened by doubts or fears; or we might feel alone or unloved. There may be some among you who feel darkness encroaching upon you. You may feel burdened by worry, fear, or doubt. To you and to all of us, I repeat a wonderful and certain truth: God’s light is real. It is available to all! It gives life to all things. It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound. It can be a healing balm for the loneliness and sickness of our souls. In the furrows of despair, it can plant the seeds of a brighter hope. It can enlighten the deepest valleys of sorrow. It can illuminate the path before us and lead us through the darkest night into the promise of a new dawn.” – Dieter Uchtdorf
Jenny Powell, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Guess how much I love you” by Sam McBratney
Favourite Place: Hatchet Lake, Nova Scotia…skipping rocks and roasting marshmallows by the campfire.
Favourite Quote: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
Ashleigh Reid, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Remnants of a Life on Paper” by Bea Tusiani
Favourite Place: The Grotto, Tobermory
Favourite Quote: “Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth” & “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso
Emily Gaede, BSW, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd
Favourite Place: Vancouver Island and anywhere with my family.
Favourite Quote: “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher
Jillian Calvert, BA, MA (Approved RSW Supervisor)
Favourite Book: “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell
Favourite Place: In a comfy chair near the fireplace with a good book and a cappuccino.
Favourite Quote: “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Liz Curran, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Safak
Favourite Place: Killbear Provincial Park or my garden.
Favourite Quote: “Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
Nicola Gladwell, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney
Favourite Place: The Isle of Iona, a tiny island among the Inner Hebrides on the South West Coast of Scotland.
Favourite Quote: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger, meet.” – Frederick Buechner
Samantha Martin, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
Favourite Place: La Cloche Silhouette Trail, Kilarney, ON
Favourite Quote: “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”
Daniel Good, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Speaker for the Dead” by Orson Scott Card
Favourite Place: Silver Lake
Favourite Quote: “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.” – Robert M. Pirsig.
Meriam Rizkalla, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
Favourite Place: Anywhere with my family, fresh air and trees
Favourite Quote: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” – C.S Lewis
Becky Peter, BA, MACP, RPQ
Favourite Book: “Identical” by Ellen Hopkins
Favourite Place: The Grotto Tobermory, Ontario
Favourite Quote: “Be your own kind of beautiful.”
Brittany Vincze, BA, BSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Room” by Emma Donoghue
Favourite Place: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Favourite Quote: “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Sarah Gross, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Love You Forever” by Robert Munch
Favourite Place: Anywhere that my family is with me.
Favourite Quote: “Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.”
Thomas Brown, BMTh, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown
Favourite Place: My cottage on the Bruce Peninsula.
Favourite Quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
Sarah Courtney, MA, MSc, RMFT (Approved RSW Supervisor)
Favourite Book: “I Know This Much Is True” by Wally Lamb
Favourite Place: At my grandparents’ farm surrounded by family, good food and fresh air!
Favourite Quote: “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African Proverb
Gillian Leeming, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
Favourite Place: My cottage in Temagami
Favourite Quote: “The paradox underlying much of the push-pull ambivalence
in human relationships is that we are wired both for self-protection and
for connection” – B.Atkinson
Jennifer Hackbart, BASc, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer
Favourite Place: Crane Lake, Muskokas
Favourite Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kate McLeod, BA (Approved RSW Supervisor)
Favourite Book: “A Handful of Time” by Kit Pearson
Favourite Place: Cottage on Methuen Lake, Kawarthas
Favourite Quote: “Allons-y”
Karen Suk, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Favourite Place: The woods
Favourite Quote: “Write your own story”
Spencer Small, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael A. Singer
Favourite Place: Anywhere with great people and great food!
Favourite Quote: “I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” – Leo Rosten
Bridget O’Hagan, BA, MEd, CCC
Favourite Book: “Why suffering? Finding meaning and comfort when life doesn’t make sense” by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale
Favourite Place: My cottage on Mephisto Lake. Hearing the loons while watching the sunset.
Favourite Quote: “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi
Nicole Oliver, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Favourite Place: Lake Huron’s Boiler Beach in Kincardine
Favourite Quote: “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and abandon oneself, to be light.” – Frida Kahlo
Sabrina Martelli, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Favourite Place: Anywhere near the water in the sunshine with my children and husband.
Favourite Quote: “The only thing stronger than fear is hope.”
Rob Sacco, PHD, MSC, RP
Favourite Book: “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
Favourite Place: Banff National Park
Favourite Quote: “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
Kalen Orme, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Favourite Place: Inverhuron, ON
Favourite Quote: “The quality of your life is directly related to the authenticity of the dreams you choose to follow” – Anonymous
Saria Reynolds, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn
Favourite Place: Right here, right now.
Favourite Quote: “The thought manifests as the word; the word manifests as the deed; the deed develops into habit; and habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddah