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About Us

We are a team of caring and committed social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors providing mental health and relationship services in Sarnia-Lambton. We have extensive experience and training in a variety of areas, allowing us to provide services to meet our clients’ individual needs.


We are committed to providing helpful services in partnership with our clients to assist them to improve their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing.  Our passion is helping people delight in themselves, their relationships and their lives.

Accepting clients age 16 and up

Sarnia Office

Julie Carter, BSW, MSW, RSW

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have a Bachelor's of Social Work from Laurentian University and a Master's of Social Work from McGill University.  I have also partially completed a PhD in Social Work from the University of Windsor.


I have worked for over 20 years providing social work services to children and families. During this time, I have worked with children and families in various capacities including as a private practice therapist. I draw on various models of therapy, so that the treatment approach is suitable and unique to you.  My primary focus is forming a trusting relationship with the client and creating a climate of hope. I use mindfulness and meditations techniques to assist my clients to bring awareness into the present moment and get in touch with their authentic selves. Additionally, I offer the option of Walk and Talk Therapy as I believe in the benefits of mind and body healing and because not everyone is interested in seeing me in a traditional office setting. I also offer Clinical Hypnotherapy.


Some of my areas of specialty are:

  • Parenting issues

  • Working with professional caregivers  

  • Working with new parents

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Couples Counselling

  • Work related stress


In my free time, you will find me with my twin teenagers and twin boxers. One of my greatest passions is travelling the world with my loved ones.

Julie Carter

Stacey Copp, BSW, MSW, RSW

I have been in the Social Work profession for over 30 years. I obtained my Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University, and a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Windsor. I am a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.


I have experience working with diverse populations. I offer a collaborative and client centered approach that is individualized to your needs, strengths and goals. My approach integrates several techniques and modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, and motivational interviewing. I love helping others see their true potential to live a fulfilling life.


I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. I understand the complexities of navigating interpersonal relationships. I also love to cook and travel. I believe having a balance is important in managing life/ work/ stress and have the benefit of all my experiences to help you do the same. 

Some of my areas of specialty are:

  • Working with teens

  • Aging adults

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anxiety

  • Work related stress


Sarnia Office

Stacey Copp

Sarnia Office

Diana Hewett, BA, RP.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  I have 35 years of experience working with children and families and I am passionate about helping families and individuals lead happier, healthier lives. I began my career in Child Welfare and have spent almost 30 years working at the Family Counselling Centre providing counselling services to adults, children and adolescents.


I believe that my greatest strength as a therapist is my ability to connect easily with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. My approach to therapy is informal, compassionate, and results oriented. I draw from many therapy modalities to create an individualized treatment plan for each person. Over the years, I have received specialized training in several play-based and Expressive Arts assessment and treatment models for traumatized children and adolescents. Currently, I am completing a Mindfulness Certificate course for treating Kids and Teens: Interventions for ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and emotional regulation.


Some of my areas of specialty are:

  • Women and Self-Esteem

  • Children and Divorce

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Parenting children of all ages

  • Trauma, grief and loss

  • Gender Identity concerns

  • Challenges with Life Transitions


I moved to Sarnia 35 years ago. Together my husband and I  have raised three great kids and a couple of cats. We are a busy active family and love the outdoors. 

Diana Hewett
Heather McKinlay

Sarnia Office

Heather McKinlay, BSW, MSW, RSW.

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria and a Master of Social Work from the University of Waterloo.


I have provided Social Work services to adults, children and families for over eleven years. During this time, I have supported individuals as they navigate trauma, grief, and the varied challenges encountered along life’s journey. I draw from various modalities, such as cognitive behavioural and solution-focused approaches. I provide a supportive setting to aid individuals in feeling safe to explore their emotions while processing the challenging life events they encounter.


My professional and lived experiences include grief and loss, trauma, chronic illness, familial relationships and parenting insecurities, anxiety and depression, and self-identity.


When I am not working in my private practice or as a Social Worker at London Health Sciences Centre, you can find me supporting my teen son in one of his various sports, enjoying a good book, lunching with friends and planning my next travel adventure.

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