Su Chaw (Owner)
Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT-C), Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), ADHD Service Provider, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Mindfulness Instructor
Welcome to The Therapy Nest! I’m Su and I am the owner and founder of The Therapy Nest (@thetherapynestcanada).
So, a little about me. I currently call Fredericton home and have roots in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
I finished my undergraduate studies in Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2012 and graduated with a Master of Counselling Psychology from New Brunswick in 2021.
I became very interested in the field of counselling psychology after meeting several student counsellors while working in group homes and providing Homecare services to the elderly. I have a wide range of interests and am honoured to be able to provide mental health services to individuals who wish to work with me.
My areas of specialty include ADHD, Brainspotting, trauma, mindfulness, CBT, panic attacks, anxiety and grief. I also often support clients with addictions, family issues, postpartum anxiety/depression, and provide mindfulness training.
Su is also a Certified Mindfulness Instructor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT-C), Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Certification Candidate
Melanie has been working in the mental health field for 5+ years and completed her Master in Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
She specializes in:
emotional dysregulation [often resulting from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)] trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress.
She uses a trauma-informed approach and elements of both Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) depending on what is most beneficial for the client.
Melanie uses a collaborative approach with clients, emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic relationship, and creating a safe space for individuals to explore their issues.
Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT-C), Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Savannah works from a humanistic, client-centered, and trauma-informed approach. She aims to foster an open and collaborative environment for clients while integrating self-awareness and mindfulness based techniques in session.
Savannah provides individual counselling therapy to adults and young adults (16+). They have an interest in supporting clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, abuse, addictions, struggles with suicidal ideation, relationship issues and other mental health struggles.
As a queer person with a background of studies in sexuality and gender, she aims to create a queer-positive space that is trauma-informed. Allowing clients to explore struggles of gender identity, expression, sexuality, family dynamics, and more. They strive to integrate safety and emotional regulation throughout all sessions.
Outside of practicing counselling, Savannah enjoys creating art of all forms, exploring nature and spending time with loved ones.
“Engaging in therapy is a challenging, insightful, and rewarding journey. I’m here to support you as you engage with your own healing and self-discovery.”
Counselling Therapist and Social Worker (Couples and Family therapy)
Ken Reid is an experienced social worker. He has a Masters of Social Work and have been working in the field of Family Therapy since 1998. He has had positions such as child protection/foster care/adoptions/intake and youth corrections for 16 years.
Ken has also worked in child development at the neurology unit at Janeway Children’s Hospital (St. John’s, Newfoundland), working with families and youth who are neurodivergent.
In terms of current positions, Ken has worked with the Association for New Canadians where he designed a therapy program for newcomers including those from Ukraine, Syria and other countries. At the moment, Ken is working with Choices for Youth where he is helping families and youth grow.
Areas of expertise include addictions, family therapy, domestic violence, anxiety, and depression. Ken is also the owner of his own business where he is a long time dog trainer and consultant. Ken also provides animal assisted therapy.
Alyssa is a Master of Arts Counselling Psychology student at Yorkville University.
She previously completed her B.Sc Psychology and Certificate of Criminology at Memorial University in 2021.
Her approach to counselling is rooted in creating a non-judgmental, safe space and an authentic connection in collaboration with clients. During her internship Alyssa will be exploring various therapeutic methods, practicing from a holistic, trauma-informed approach best suited to her clients.
She is currently accepting clients aged 12+. Book online or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org