About Us

We are a team of caring and committed social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors providing mental health and relationship services in Sarnia-Lambton & Chatham Kent. 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.

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

  • Working with children and teens

  • 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.

 

Stacey Copp, BSW, MSW, RSW

I am a Clinical Social Worker, with a 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.

 

Some of my areas of specialty are:

  • Working with teens

  • Aging adults

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anxiety

  • Work related stress

 

My greatest pleasure is being a mom to my adult and teenage children. I also love to cook and travel.  I was fortunate enough to have the privilege of adopting older children later in my life and understand the challenges of navigating changing family dynamics.

 

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 Fodor, BSW, MSW, RSW

I am a registered Social worker with the Ontario College of social Work and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and a Masters Degree in Social Work.

 

I have received Advanced Training in Perinatal And Post partum mood changes, Traumatic Birth, New motherhood transitions and Pregnancy after Loss Support.

 

I have over 15 years of direct practice experience working with children, youth and families.  My skill set includes individual and group counselling, parenting skills education, and case management.

 

I have an eclectic approach to therapy tailored to each individual client which may include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness.  

 

In January of 2019 I earned my yoga teacher certification and I am a registered yoga teacher with the International Yoga Alliance.  I believe in the connection between the mind and the body and I am able to integrate yoga and meditation into my therapy upon request.  I believe in a positive safe therapeutic environment in order to achieve a healthy mindset and inspire personal growth.

 

Some of my areas of specialty are:

Postpartum Depression

Motherhood Transitions 

Working with new parents 

Anxiety and Depression 

Separating and divorcing families

 

In my free time, you will find me chasing after my two pre-schoolers or at the Yoga Studio.

 
 

519-383-4357

297 Wellington St. 

Sarnia, ON, N7T 1H3

 

info@juliecartercounselling.com

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