Monthly Archives: October 2022

Dana Diamond

Dana Diamond

Dana Diamond

Registered Psychologist
B.A., B.Ed., B.S.W., M.Ed., R.Psych

Individual & Family Counselling
Ages: Children (5-11)


Dana has over 10 years experience working with children and adolescents in school, clinic and private practice settings. She helps children and families dealing with anxiety, attachment issues, grief/loss, self esteem, social phobias, stress, emotional regulation and adjustment to life changes (divorce, mourning).

She uses an integrative play therapy approach, she makes use of music, art, sand tray and traditional counselling to help children process emotions, foster problem-solving skills, nurture resiliencies and make sense of their experiences.

Dana Diamond

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
  • Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta, AB
  • Conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Major in Psychology, Minor in French), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Registration

  • Registered Psychologist – NL & Lab Psychology Board #524
  • Registered Psychologist – College of Alberta Psychologists #4220
  • Registered Play Therapist – American Play Therapy Association #T3019
  • Medavie Blue Cross Provider #5240

Professional Membership

  • Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA) - #13251
  • Association for Play Therapy United States #T3019

Contact:

Email: help@aholdingplace.ca 
Tel: (709) 738-0432

Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose

Registered Social Worker
B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

Individual & Family Counselling

Ages: Children (10-12), Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24), Adults


Samantha has a BSW and MSW from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is currently working on her PhD in Social Work from Memorial University.

Samantha has been practicing as a social worker for over 9 years in numerous capacities. She has experience providing individual counselling, family counselling, group counselling and play therapy to children, youth, and adults. Samantha has also developed and facilitated psychoeducational groups as well as mutual-aid support groups.

Samantha practices from a person-centered perspective and utilizes solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and sand-tray therapy. Samantha has training in brief focused counselling, and sand-tray therapy. She believes in a strengths-based approach to underpin her therapeutic modalities.

Samantha Rose

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Master of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

Registration

  • Registered Social Worker with Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers, #3306

Contact:

Email: help@aholdingplace.ca 
Tel: (709) 738-0432

Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh

Registered Social Worker
BA.(Sociology/Psychology), B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

Individual, Couples & Family Counselling
Ages: Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24), Adults, Seniors


Katie has over a decade of experience working alongside individuals, couples and families both in-person and virtually. Most of this time has been spent in community health care supporting individuals experiencing severe/persistent mental health challenges, persons/families living with addiction, those experiencing a mental health crisis and/or suicide ideation, providing counselling/therapy using a variety of modalities, as well as completing critical incident debriefs for those whom just experienced a traumatic event.

In her work, Katie is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). She is a solution focused and strengths-based practitioner who puts emphasis on a motivational interviewing lens to ensure she is using a client-centred approach. She is dedicated to lifelong learning and post-graduate training is something that she values when it comes to staying current and using best practice.

Katie places emphasis on creating a non-judgemental, open and comfortable environment to support others.

Katie Walsh - A Holding Place

Katie Walsh

Education

  • Master of Social Work - Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL
  • Bachelor of Arts - Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Registration

  • Registered Social Worker with Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers, #3309

Professional Membership

  • Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers (NLCSW)

Contact:

Email: help@aholdingplace.ca 
Tel: (709) 738-0432

Helen MacKinnon

Helen MacKinnon

Helen MacKinnon 

Certified Counsellor
B.A.(Psychology), M.Ed.(Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

Individual, Couple & Family Counselling
Ages: Adults, Seniors


Helen has a wide range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with a variety of issues including anger, anxiety, aging-related issues, stress, grief, loss, relationship problems, self-esteem, life transitions, and separation & divorce.

She is trained in EMDR therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and she has completed level one and two of Gottman Training for Couples. She has facilitated mediation services as well as psycho-educational groups related to positive parenting, setting healthy boundaries, and support groups for separated and divorced individuals.

Helen takes a holistic approach when working with clients and is open to include one’s spiritual beliefs and values in the counselling process.

Helen MacKinnon

Education

  • B.A. Major-Psychology, Minor-Sociology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS
  • Specialized courses in Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
  • M.Ed. Counselling Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Certification

  • Certified Counsellor – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, #4097
  • Certified Member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN)  #17-6192

Professional Membership

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Member of EMDR Canada
  • Member of EMDR International Association
  • Member of ICEEFT - Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Training

  • EMDR Level One and Two completed 2010
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship completed 2011
  • Gottman Training for Couples Level One and Two completed 2018

Contact:

Email: help@aholdingplace.ca 
Tel: (709) 738-0432