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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.


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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
Sarah Wingrove

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Sarnia Office

Sarah Wingrove, BSW, MSW, RSW.

I am a registered Social Worker with the College of Social Workers and a Registered member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I completed my Honours Bachelor of Social Work in 2013 at Laurentian University and completed my Masters of Social Work in 2015 at the University of Windsor.


I have practice experience working with children, young adults and families. My goal is to recognize the specific needs of each individual to ensure their time with me is meaningful. I utilize a range of practice modalities to allow flexibility and a tailored approach to each individual with a specific focus on strengths perspective and solution focussed work.

Some of my areas of specialty:
Depression and Anxiety
Working with teens
Grief and Loss
Personal growth and self-esteem


In my free time, you'd find me doing home renovation projects and playing with my two cats Milkshake and Courage.

Lisa Hodgins, BSW, MSW, RSW

I am a registered Social Worker with the  Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have over 30 years of experience working with both adults and children. I graduated from the University of Windsor with a Masters degree in Social Work in 1991 and returned to Sarnia to continue my work at the Family Counselling Centre.


For the past 8 years I have worked primarily with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. I have facilitated numerous Groups for individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, suicide loss and  recently separated parents to assist with co-parenting.


I am committed to providing professional and confidential counselling services for clients.  My goal is to work together with individuals, couples or families to work towards goals that are attainable and realistic for those involved.

My approach to clients is engaging, supportive and I genuinely care about the clients I see. I am process, goal oriented and skills based and want clients to walk away from counselling getting what they need to make positive and lasting changes in their life. I work with many different modalities such as CBT, EMDR, (eye movement desensitization reprocessing, level 1 and 2) solution focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing to name a few.


I work with adults and some of my areas of specialty are:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Suicide Loss

  • Dealing with past trauma

  • Family violence

  • Parenting

  • Later life transitions

In my free time you will find me enjoying the outdoors with my three adult children and husband boating, camping and hiking. I am grateful for the opportunities of travelling and spending time with family and friends.


Petrolia Office

Lisa Hodgins

Petrolia Office

Works exclusively with children, youth and young adults.

Emily Powell, MSW, RSW.

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers. I completed my Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto where I specialized in Health and Mental Health. 


My passion is working with and building resilience among children, youth and families. Creating a trusting and authentic rapport with my clients is the pillar to my practice.


I have experience providing individual and group counselling to clients facing a variety of mental health concerns in both community and school-based settings. I have training in a number of treatment modalities; some of which include: Dialetical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I tailor my sessions to meet my client’s needs and we work collaboratively to determine goals that will help them cope with and adapt to life’s challenges.


Some of my areas of specialty include:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Grief and Loss

  • Behavioural and Relationship Issues


In my free time you can most definitely find me outdoors. Whether that’s exploring new trails with our dog Gretchen, travelling, lounging by the pool, camping with friends, or playing/coaching sports. I am a firm believer in “practicing what I preach”. I see the importance in finding time to slow down, enjoy the little things in life and practice self-care. I hope to meet you soon!

Emily Powell

Jessica T. MacIntyre, BAH, MSW, RSW

I am a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. My passion for learning about the intricacies of the psyche and human experience motivated me to earn my Bachelor of Arts (Honours with Distinction) degree in psychology and religious studies from Queen’s University in 2010. A strong desire to pursue a career in human services lead me to complete a Master of Social Work degree with the University of Windsor in 2014. 

Through my varied practice experience I’ve recognized that even the strongest of us require extra support from time to time. I believe that we process and make sense of our difficult life experiences through speaking with others, and that in some circumstances it is most beneficial to do so in a confidential, compassionate space with a caring professional. I endeavour to form a warm and genuine therapeutic alliance with all of my clients, where you can safely explore challenging thoughts, feelings and behaviors, while developing strategies and skills to improve and maintain your overall well-being.


My approach to counselling is informed by a strengths-based, client-centred perspective where we will collaboratively develop a treatment plan that fits your unique values, goals, and needs. I am continuously learning and use techniques from a variety of counselling theories, with a particular emphasis on humanistic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and the mind-body connection.


Currently, I provide service primarily to individual adults. Concerns of special interest to me, and upon which my professional development is focused, include:


  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-care and self-compassion

  • Neurodiversity


I am a strong advocate for personal growth and development, so during my leisure time I’m most often researching (with a cat on my lap), nose-deep in a book, or engaged in my home yoga practice. When the weather is beautiful I putter in my garden daily, enjoy long walks with my husband and our dog Lucy, and sip in quiet evenings around a campfire.

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Petrolia Office

Jessica T. MacIntyre
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