Qualia is built on a team approach to psychotherapy. Bringing together our unique specializations on topics such as mental health, play based cognitive behaviour therapy, 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 psychotherapists has specialized training 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.
Office Managers: Alison G & Ashley K
Administrative Assistants: Andrea B, Kendra C, Patricia W, & Katelyn S.
Bookkeeping and Human Resources: Brandon D
Charity F, BA, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 P, BA, BSW, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 R, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 G, BSW, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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
Meriam R, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 P, BA, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist
Favourite Book: “Identical” by Ellen Hopkins
Favourite Place: The Grotto Tobermory, Ontario
Favourite Quote: “Be your own kind of beautiful.”
Crystal C, MPsyc Candidate, BA, CDP
Favourite Book: “Care of the Soul” by Thomas Moore
Favourite Place: In the sun with a cup of coffee
Favourite Quote: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
Kurtis W, MDiv, Clinical Counsellor
Favourite Book: “The Inner Voice of Love” by Henri Nouwen
Favourite Place: Haliburton Ontario
Favourite Quote: “We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.”
Brittany V, BA, BSW, Registered Social Worker
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 G, BA, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 B, BMTh, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 C, MA, MSc, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
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 L, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 H, BASc, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 M, BA, Registered Social Worker
Favourite Book: “A Handful of Time” by Kit Pearson
Favourite Place: Cottage on Methuen Lake, Kawarthas
Favourite Quote: “Allons-y”
Karen S, MSW, Registered Social Worker
Favourite Book: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Favourite Place: The woods
Favourite Quote: “Write your own story”
Bridget O, BA, MEd, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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
Raquel S, BA, MSW, Registered Social Worker
Favourite Book: On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman
Favourite Place: Lake Huron and new found love of Exploit Islands (NFLD) – really anywhere my family is and clean and vibrant energy
Favourite Quote: “Love would never leave us alone” ― Bob Marley
Kalen O, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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 R, MSW, Registered Social Worker
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