Amelia Ballak, MMT, MTA, RP

Individuals & Teens

-    Addictions
-    Depression/Anxiety
-    Relationship Issues

-    Conflict resolution
-    Communication & Intimacy
-    Trust & Fidelity

-  Coping skills for ADHD
-  Anger management and behavioural  difficulties
-  Learning personal boundaries  (eg:   people pleasing, or not respecting the limits of others)
-  Learning the skills to regulate/manage strong emotions

Eunice uses creative approaches when working with children to allow them to feel safe to genuinely express themselves in a way that feels natural to them.  A creative approach helps children to become more in tune with their feelings and better able to put their feelings into words.  Eunice also helps children to start developing their own problem-solving skills. Eunice has a warm and playful approach with children and seeks to help them to recognize their already existing strengths.

She seeks to create a space for teens that feels safe and comfortable. There are many problems like anxiety, low mood, school stress, friendships, identity, and conflict with parents that can make things stressful and overwhelming. Eunice connects with teens with empathy, curiosity, encouragement, and humour to help teens to find clarity with their own thoughts/behaviours/feelings, to connect with their core values, and to develop their own solutions. Eunice works with the teen and their parents to build healthier relationships that will allow the teen to feel well supported as they are getting on track.

Eunice also works with young adults who are finding life transitions into college/university or the workplace overwhelming and stressful. This may be a time where you are suddenly presented with many new experiences, are wanting to better understand yourself, or are trying to find your place in the world. Eunice maintains a nonjudgmental and supportive approach to helping young adults process various issues in therapy.. 

Derek Johnson, MSc. 

Many children struggle to allow space for both positive and negative emotions. Some people find it difficult to feel any positive emotion such as joy or excitement and others find it difficult to sit with negative emotion such as anxiety or sadness. The reality is, it’s healthiest to be able to feel a broad range of emotions, including the positive and negative.

Through various research-based approaches Michelle works with clients to meet their individual goals. Michelle aims to empower her clients to see their resiliency and personal strengths, while allowing space for painful emotions. While it’s important to allow oneself to feel negative emotions, these emotions can be so painful and more so if felt in isolation.

Clients appreciate Michelle’s ability to understand and empathize with difficult and complex concerns. 

Registered Psychotherapist

Tired of having the same old argument? Derek is an experienced couple therapist who has been working with couples since 2000. He helps couples understand their problems, improve their communication, work as a team towards solutions and reconnect to the love that first brought them together.

Derek also helps individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. He offers a safe and non-judgmental space to work through the issues you're facing. 

​Derek is certified in doing the MBTI and Grip Birkman personality assessments. 

Are you concerned about where your teen is at? Derek has a special interest in helping teens and has a natural affinity relating to them.

Clients enjoy Derek’s humour and down-to-earth style.  He has extensive experience working with a wide range of issues and population groups and has worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years.​

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Call: 888.699.7817

Crystal McCarty, MDiv

Kendra takes a client-centered approach that focuses on a child's strengths and making sure that your child’s voice is heard. She believes that making room for laughter and play can be important in the healing process in therapy and uses play therapy and creative approaches to help clients express themselves. She works with children and teens who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship challenges. If you are experiencing conflict with your child or teen, Kendra works with you as a family to resolve these tensions. She also works with children with behavioural challenges and anger.

In addition, Kendra works with teens and young adults who are experiencing self-esteem and body image challenges. The teen and young adult years are years of self-discovery and life transition. She has a special interest in helping teens and young adults navigate these times in order to better understand themselves and their place in the world.

Kendra is a compassionate, warm and supportive therapist, who loves to help clients feel and know that the counselling room is their space to be themselves. 

Individuals & Teens
-   Depression
-   Anxiety
-   Sexual Abuse
-   Domestic Violence

-  Trauma

​-  EMDR


​-   Conflict resolution
-   Emotional Connection/Intimacy
-   Communication

Do you want an empathic ear and a voice that instills hope in times of stress, anxiety and depression? Brian offers a safe and non-judgmental space to work through the things you are facing.

Brian also works with couples looking to improve their communication. He is skilled at finding each person’s love language, improving conflict resolution and helping couples connect.

Brian is passionate about helping people improve their relationships and live happy and healthy lives. He offers a compassionate and supportive space to face and overcome challenges. 

Nicole Wrightson, MSW, RSW

-       Anxiety/stress
-       Depression
-       Life Transitions
-       Anger/Behavioural Challenges
-       Parent/Child Relationship

Sue Sass

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Is your child or teen showing signs of anxiety, depression, behaviour problems or social withdrawal?  Nicole is a social worker with a special interest in youth.  She has a natural ability to relate to children and teens, identify the roots of problems, help them find solutions and move forward.  Nicole offers a safe and non-judgemental space to talk and work through issues.

She also works with young adults, helping them manage the stress that working, living independently or higher education presents. Nicole specializes in assisting individuals, who are navigating this stage of life, work through the issues that surface at this time.

As a Registered Social Worker, she is often covered under Extended Health Benefits. 

In addition to talk therapy, Nicole offers creative approaches.  Nicole is a warm, dynamic and attuned therapist who puts her clients at ease. 

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Meet Our Team

Office Administrator 

Christina uses play and art therapy in her work with children and teens.  A creative approach can help children dealing with adjustment issues, anxiety and stress to feel safe to express themselves.  She works with both children and parents to help them build healthier and more connected relationships.  Christina has a special interest in children with behavioural problems and defiance. Creative interventions give children a voice to express what they may have difficulty putting into words. The approach she takes also helps children become more able to verbalize their feelings.

Do you have a teen girl you are worried about? Christina creates a safe space for girls struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety and stress, peer relationships and conflict with parents.    

Christina also works with young adults facing the stresses and life choices this age often involves.  Recognizing this can be a time of great opportunity and excitement, but also great transition and challenge, Christina offers a nonjudgmental and supportive space to process a variety of issues facing young adults.

Christina maintains a soft yet strong presence and cares deeply about the children, families and individuals she works with.

Michelle Best, MDiv. 

-       Anxiety/Stress
-       Depression
-       Work/Life Balance
-       Relationship Challenges

-       Communication
-       Affair Recovery
-       Conflict Resolution
-       Increasing Intimacy

Teens & Children (8-12 years)
-    Academic Underachievement
-    Anxiety/Stress 
-    Depression
-    Conflict & Anger
-    Peer Issues

Young Adults
-    Relationship Issues
-    Life Direction decisions
-    Stress/Anxiety/Depression

Individuals & Teens
-   Anxiety

-   Stress
-   Depression
-   Trauma
-   Self-Esteem

Are you burdened with intrusive thoughts from your past? Anxious and overwhelmed looking at present circumstances or with thoughts about the future? Crystal will work with you to explore the root cause of your struggle, offering fresh perspectives and new strategies to help you move forward.

Struggling with communication and conflict in your relationship? Crystal works with couples from an emotionally focused perspective exploring individual attachment styles and the cycle of conflict keeping them stuck. Crystal has experience working with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Practicing from a trauma-informed perspective, Crystal uses a client-centered, strength-based approach to psychotherapy. Crystal’s compassion, intuition and well-grounded presence creates a safe environment to explore difficult issues and intense emotions.

Registered Psychotherapist

Professional Art Therapist 

Founder & Director

Do you find yourself worrying more than you'd like to? Are you being impacted by the pandemic and all of the changes and restrictions we're experiencing? Eunice offers a safe and non-judgmental space to work through the challenges you're facing. She helps people recognize their inner strengths, empowering them to reach their goals.

She works with both teens and adults dealing with stress, anxiety, trauma, loss, and self-esteem.

Eunice is compassionate and caring, offering a supportive and empathetic presence for those looking for healing and growth.

Sue is the voice you hear when you call in.  She offers support in connecting you with the therapist who will best meet your needs.  She is also there to assist if you need to change or cancel your appointment.  

Sue came to us with over 25 years of office administration experience.  

Sue is also affectionately known as our "Professional Cat Herder" as she works hard to keep us organized and on track.

Eunice Chau, MDiv.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

-    Grief/Loss
-    Anxiety
-    Anger/Behaviour issues

-    Depression/Anxiety
-    Relationship Issues
-    Work/Life Balance
-    Boundaries

Registered Psychotherapist

Radhika Chellaiah, MDiv. RP


-    Anxiety
-    Anger and Behavioural Issues
-    Adjustment Issues
-    Children on the autism spectrum

-    Peer relationships
-    Anxiety and Stress
-    Depression

 Young Adults
-    Stress/Anxiety & Depression

-    Life Direction & Decisions
-    Relationship Issues

Christina Main, MA

Text: 226.916.5309

Brian Martin, MDiv.

Eunice Chun, MDiv.

Registered Psychotherapist

Heidi Neu, DTATI, MDiv

Text: 226.916.5309

Are you looking for a place of warmth and compassion for your child to process difficult emotions? Radhika works with children and parents to help them find the clarity and support they need in the midst of a variety of life challenges. She sees children and teens dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, behavioural issues, and managing anger.  Using creative approaches including art and play therapy to help engage clients and give them ways to express themselves, Radhika assists in developing their ability to put thoughts and feelings into words.  

Rather than adopting one methodology for all clients, Radhika draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach to each individual.  In addition to her work with children and teens, Radhika also offers therapy for adults dealing with a variety of life challenges.

She provides a place of honest caring without judgement and her calm and empathetic demeanor helps people feel the support and safety they need to process their thoughts and feelings and achieve their goals.   

Amelia uses music therapy as a way for you to express yourself creatively and authentically. Music therapy is an engaging and motivating way to address life challenges and meet your goals. No musical experience or training is needed in order to benefit from music therapy.

As an Accredited Music Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, she uses creative approaches to help children and teens work through emotions and struggles both verbally and nonverbally. Her approach aims at building strengths and resilience and nurturing healthy relationships with self and others.

Amelia is passionate about working with children and teens in an environment that offers a safe space for sharing and expression. 

-  Anxiety/Depression
-   Anger management
-   Trauma & Loss
-   Relational Struggles
-   Sense of Self

Kendra Finalyson, MDiv.

Accredited Music Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist

Clinical Child Counselor 

Compassionate, safe and professional counselling services

Registered Social Worker

Heidi uses creative approaches in her work with women, children and families. Art and play therapy help children express and process their emotions. Young children need an approach that is developmentally appropriate for them. As a Professional Art Therapist, she uses art and play therapy to help children express what they may have trouble verbalizing. She partners with parents to tailor an approach that is attune to their child's needs.

She also works with women needing a warm and supportive place to process a variety of life issues.

Heidi is gentle, intuitive and accepting in her approach and has worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Call: 888.699.7817

All of our therapists have a Masters degree or its equivalent and are able to use CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) along with other counselling models.  In addition to counselling, we offer creative approaches to therapy.

Children & Teens
-  Anxiety/depression
-  Anger & behavioural challenges
-  Relationship concerns
-  Self-esteem/identity

Young Adults
-  Stress/anxiety
-  Depression
-  Identity and life direction
-  Relationship concerns

GreenValley Counselling Services

​Offices in Brantford, Cambridge, Hamilton, Kitchener, and Burlington Ontario