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: Maria Georgiou, Kayla Bauman, Brandon de Jong, Melissa Alexander, Alison Gillard, and Adam Opper
Bookkeeping: Andrea Moore
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.”
Alexa Stovold, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown
Favourite Place: Muskoka, Ontario
Favourite Quote: “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Gail Devers
Sarah Tkaczuk, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles” by Darlene Rose
Favourite Place: Spending quality time with my family; and working in the garden or on the farm!
Favourite Quote: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
Suzanne Bowen, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams
Favourite Place: My cottage at Sturgeon Point in the Kawarthas.
Favourite Quote: “Forgiving is not forgetting, it’s remembering and letting go” & “Adversity introduces a man to himself”
Robyn Jackman, BSW, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Outliers” by Malcom Gladwell
Favourite Place: Italy
Favourite Quote: “If you don’t like something change it, if you cant change it, change your opinion.” – Maya Angelou
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.
Melissa Pyne, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Until I Find You” by John Irving
Favourite Place: Golden Lake in July…surrounded by tall trees, fresh water, campfires, delicious food, loud family and happy wet dogs!
Favourite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Raechel Pefanis, BA, MDiv, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant
Favourite Place: A great meal, people I love, and a glass of white on the Danforth.
Favourite Quote: “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths, because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.” – M. Scott Peck
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
Hannah Singer, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch
Favourite Place: Cottage on Colpoy’s Bay
Favourite Quote: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response, lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor Frankl
Lindsay Klassen, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown
Favourite Place: Algonquin Park
Favourite Quote: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King
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
Kathleen 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”
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
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.”
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
Kyla Denomme, BA, MSW, RSW
Favourite Book: “Rising Strong” by Brené Brown
Favourite Place: Lake Eugena, Ontario
Favourite Quote: “Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown