Our Staff

John M.
John M.Lead Counsellor
John graduated from McMaster University where he specialized in Addictions and is a member of CACCF. He worked in the Youth Justice sector as well as the Developmental Sector dealing with high risk clients with substance abuse issues in a supervisory role and as a counselor. He also counseled youth and parents regarding substance abuse when he was working in the vulnerable sector.
John brings an understanding that addiction is real, and that recovery is very much related to supports and the environments that present themselves. He intertwines an empathy and passionate interest in concurrent disorders and how they have come to exist in people’s lives.
Mariah L.
Mariah L.Counsellor
Mariah graduated from St. Lawrence College with an Honours Bachelor in Behavioural Psychology. Throughout her education and work experience, she has worked with various populations including individuals in long-term addictions treatment, youth, acquired and traumatic brain injuries, and developmental disabilities. Mariah has a passion for helping those affected by addiction and specializes in working with anxiety and low self-esteem issues and recognizes that humans are complex beings and believes in taking a whole person approach when treating addiction. She draws from a variety of treatment modalities to create individualized programs in collaboration with clients. Mariah does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach. To promote recovery, she assists clients to build a program around their specific needs, not fit the individual to the program.
Alicia N.
Alicia N.Counsellor
Alicia is a certified Canadian Addictions Counsellor, with experience working in community-based and residential treatment settings. With over 5 years’ experience, she has worked with concurrent disorders, dual-diagnoses, ABIs, among others, while specializing in trauma. Until recently, she has worked downtown Ottawa with the homeless population who are struggling with substance abuse. In addition to work experience, she has volunteered for numerous agencies, including serving on the Board of Directors for Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre. She uses a holistic paradigm, incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Clients have described her as focused, engaging and resourceful.
Kim
KimCounsellor
Kimberly graduated from Yorkville University with a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Throughout her education and work experience, Kimberly has worked in both community and hospital settings providing group and individual therapy for a variety of populations including individuals with acquired brain injuries, addictions, developmental disabilities, mental health, and cognitive impairments. Kimberly’s therapeutic approach is highly influenced by both dialectical behaviour therapy and emotion focused therapy.
Bryce F.
Bryce F.Counsellor
Bryce comes to us with a Diploma in Addictions Counselling. He has worked with a wide population of clients including men in long-term treatment homes and youth through the justice system
Having a genuine passion for the addictions and mental health world, Bryce adapts his personality, knowledge and experience in making people feel comfortable in order to be most successful in therapy.
Dwayne A.
Dwayne A.Counsellor/Interventionist
Dwayne has been in the field for over 10 years as an addictions counsellor (CCAC) and interventionist, as well as supervising past programs. He understands the ordeals that addictions place on both one’s personal and professional life. Dwayne’s focus is on meeting clients where he can lay out individualized recovery programs. A survivor and 13 years clean sober Dwayne is adept in working with behavioural clients and enjoys the challenges that exist with people in this sector.
Natasha T.
Natasha T.
Natasha graduated from St. Lawrence College and comes to us with a strong background in Human Resources from CFB Trenton. As well, she brings experience as a WSIB Coordinator and in-depth familiarity in facility healthcare.
Sarah D.
Sarah D.Co-Lead, Nursing
Sarah graduated with distinction from the Registered Practical Nurse program at St. Lawrence College. She has worked in a variety of settings since graduating, but always knew addictions and mental health is where she wanted to focus.
She believes in using a holistic approach in her nursing, caring for the client as a whole, not just their addiction. Sarah is dedicated and works closely with the facilities Doctor to ensure the best possible steps are taken to manage withdrawal symptoms to help in the recovery process.
Sarah J.
Sarah J.Co-Lead, Nursing
Sarah graduated from the Registered Practical Nurse program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. She worked for 12 years at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital where she worked closely with conditions associated with dual diagnosis, concurrent disorders, as well as mental health diagnosis such as schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder, dual personalities and anxiety disorders.
Sarah brings an empathetic, caring approach that permits patients to feel comfortable and safe during their care planning and detoxification process.
Phil G.
Phil G.Nursing
Phil graduated from St. Lawrence College (Nursing) and brings 22 years’ experience working in the Mental Health Care field. Areas such as Forensics, Dual Diagnosis, Psycho-Geriatrics, Community Mental Health and Corrections and all within acute and long-term care settings.

Phil’s experience and on-going education focuses on health teaching and advocating for the clients while maintaining a holistic approach and to assist clients reach their optimum level of functioning while on their path to recovery and well-being.

Victoria C.
Victoria C.House Keeping
Victoria has worked in in various facilities and 5-star hotels over the past six years. She has overseen as Supervisor for Housekeeping facilities as well as participating in the daily general upkeep of rooms/building according to ministry standards.
Victoria is a proud lifelong local 1000 Islands Resident who provides a positive atmosphere to our facility and family.
Nancy B.
Nancy B.Fitness/Yoga/Meditation/Mindfulness
I have over 20 years of experience in fitness education and instruction, wellness coaching and behaviour modification.
I hold a professional certification through canfitpro in personal training and fitness instruction. In 2015, I received a secondary certification in nutritional and wellness.
I attended and completed programs and courses in behavioural science and psychology at St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University.
My goal is to facilitate a healthy productive lifestyle, as well as providing motivation and education one needs to achieve personal wellness goals.
I take an integrative approach which focuses on functional fitness training, stress resiliency and nutritional information necessary for your health and well-being.

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