Current Student Clinicians at North Simcoe Therapy Network
Local to the Simcoe County area, outdoor enthusiast Abigail has a BA (Hons) in International Development from the University of Guelph. Furthering her studies, Abigail is currently completing her MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She has decided to pursue a career in the mental health field because of her caring nature and passion towards helping others. Abigail’s professional journey has always included helping others in some capacity.
Abigail has a strong person-centered approach to counseling. She tends to integrate CBT, solution focused and mindfulness practices into her therapeutic relationships. She takes pride in helping clients foster a greater sense of self-awareness and growth throughout their counseling journey.
When not in the office, you can find Abigail enjoying the great outdoors. with her four-legged sidekick Charlie.
Originally from Simcoe County, Stephanie now resides in Fernie, BC where she lives with her partner and 2 year old daughter. She has an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Ryerson University and is currently working on her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. Over the years, Stephanie has been working with women and families who have or still are experiencing family violence or have experienced trauma at any point in their life. She believes in working from an open and honest client-centered approach and likes to intertwine various yoga/mindfulness techniques and integrate the body into psychotherapy. Stephanie looks forward to building on her diverse counseling skills and techniques with North Simcoe Therapy Network and the clientele that this agency serves.
When Stephanie isn’t in session with clients or completing school assignments, she is generally outside in nature with her partner, daughter, and dog. She is an avid outdoor person and lives in an amazing mountain town where she snowboards, hikes, kayaks, trail runs, and camps.
Born and raised in Cottage Country, Ashley received her undergraduate degree upon moving to Simcoe County from Lakehead University (HBASc in English and Geography) and Bachelor of Education in 2006, and returned to her post-secondary studies recently. Ashley is now a student of Georgian College’s Addictions: Treatment and Prevention program, with the plan to become a mental health and addictions counselor to serve the community upon completion.
Ashley is a member of the Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nations and was raised off-reserve– which provides the unique opportunity for her to render specialized care. Ashley is well-versed in trauma informed care and has a personal understanding of the mental health struggles some individuals from the Indigenous community have faced as a result of the Residential School System as well as the associated inter-generational challenges and difficulties resulting from stigma, stereotyping, and discrimination. Her upbringing and education give her unique insight and ability to treat various minority populations within the community.
Ashley believes in an approach of Motivational Interviewing and utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) when working with clients; meeting clients where they are currently and helping them build appropriate skills to make changes or set goals. In addition, Ashley believes in the benefit group therapy can offer to clients and will be participating in many of the current clinic-run group therapies.
Tiffany has a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lakehead University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree through Yorkville University. While her academic and employment careers have taken several twists and turns, they have always centered around providing care and services to others in a helping capacity. Tiffany’s open and compassionate nature allow her to connect with clients from all walks of life who are experiencing a wide range of unique and ever-changing life events. She considers it a great privilege to accompany clients on their individual journeys toward improved self-awareness, self-compassion and self-leadership. Therapeutic modalities that are interwoven with Tiffany’s person-centered counseling approach include Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Compassion-based Mindfulness practices. She also strives toward having an informed perspective by seeking ongoing professional education and development.
In her down time, Tiffany loves spending time with family and friends, exploring in nature, baking (especially with chocolate!), and watching interior-design/home renovation shows.