Jennifer Banks Registered Counselling Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist
Hello, my name is Jennifer Banks and I have been working with children & youth for almost 20 years in various schools as a School Counsellor. As well, I have been working with adults for many years and strive to do my best to help clients achieve their goals. I promise to be there for my clients every step of their therapy journey through individual counselling, relationship counselling, or EMDR therapy. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. As well, if you are attending with a partner, as a couple, you will have the opportunity to explore your patterns and emotions in a safe, secure environment. I look forward to connecting with you!
Angela Peh Registered Social Worker
Hello I am Angela Peh and I am a clinical social worker. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) to provide hormone readiness assessments and I am a certified Cool Kids [anxiety] facilitator. I am in the process of becoming a certified CBT practitioner through the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (CACBT).
My core belief is the value of relationship. It is through authentic relationship we can work together and ultimately accomplish your goals. If you are struggling in one or more of my areas of practice or are seeking general supportive counselling please reach out to determine if you are interested in working together. I provide in-person and virtual appointments.
Lisa Beck Registered Social Worker
Lisa Beck is a clinical social worker who works with people of all ages to overcome mental health and emotional issues to help them resume an optimal level of functioning in daily life, employment and interpersonal relationships. This is done by providing a non-judgmental space to explore individual challenges, validating emotional responses and learn new skills to create change. Her philosophy of practice is that we are all doing the best we can at this moment with the knowledge and skills we have.
Beth-Ann Prime Registered Social Worker
Hello, my name is Beth-Ann Prime. I am a Registered Social Worker who has been working as a therapist for almost 20 years. I have a lot of experience working with people struggling with their mental health and addiction related issues. I offer a warm and non-judgemental space. My goal is to be collaborative and recognize the unique and diverse experiences of my clients. I work to instill hope and optimism when things feel bleak or overwhelming. I want you to leave a session with me feeling heard, having a sense of direction and with confidence you’ve found a safe place.
Agnieszka Gallina Registered Counselling Therapist
Agnieszka received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dalhousie University where she focused her studies on learning theory and the interplay of environment and behaviour. Following her passion in how unhelpful habits and behaviours lead to dysfunction in relationships and connection within, she continued her studies in applied behavioural analysis, completing her advanced diploma in behavioural intervention and went on to complete her Masters in Counselling Psychology. She has worked with young adults with challenging behaviours and instructed for Dalhousie’s College of Continuing Education where she helped students reach academic success through an understanding of how emotional reactions and behavioural patterns can lower one’s ability to succeed in reaching goals in life. Agnieszka has spent the last 5 years working with men and women with addiction and substance abuse disorders with co-occurring mental health issues. Her work in this field has led her to develop a strong person-centred approach when working with clients with an emphasizes on the importance of strengthening one’s self-identity, self-worth and self-compassion. When not working with clients Agnieszka enjoys spending her time outdoors with her family and two dogs.
Petra McNaughton Registered Counselling Therapist, Registered Art Therapist
Hello I'm Petra McNaughton and I'm a Registered Counselling Therapist, and Registered Art Therapist. I've been providing therapy for lots of years. I like to meet clients where they are at, foster a compassionate therapy space that's comfortable, encouraging and resourceful. I utilize a variety of therapy approaches, education, and skill building based on current research and client needs and goals. When you are considering therapy or re-considering, I acknowledge the courage it takes to reach out. A bit about myself: I like being in nature, learning, painting and observing birds in their natural habit. I also like to laugh; it is after all 'good medicine.'
Kaitlyn Cormier Social Media Manager
Kaitlyn is our Social Media Manager amongst other things at SMB Counselling. Without Kaitlyn, things would not run so smoothly! She is a recent graduate in her field and keeps the practice running efficiently!