All in person counselling will require that both clinician and client wear masks for the duration of the session. If you are not comfortable with wearing a mask we kindly ask that you book a virtual session with your counsellor.
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Calming Tree Counselling is an experienced counselling practice where everyone; regardless of race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or age will be met with warmth, empathy and confidentiality. Counsellors employ a personalized, holistic and client-centred approach that ensures clients feel safe, respected and understood.
Our Story began in 2004 with a dedicated friendship that evolved over time to include a collegial relationship and has now culminated into a business partnership at Calming Tree. Our shared interests include a commitment to social work, continued education, parenting and a love for travel. Supporting one another through Masters of Social Work programs resulted in a shared employment opportunity as counsellors at a private practice in Waterloo.
Calming Tree Counselling has emerged from our passion to provide professional, accessible counselling services. We believe that our practice will be a space where people will feel connected and nurtured to navigate life’s challenges and heal. Having supported individuals and couples for over a decade, we are dedicated in addressing the need for an accessible counselling service in the South Kitchener area.
Counsellors at Calming Tree are Registered Social Workers, Registered Psychotherapists or Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying) who are members in good standing with their Ontario governing body and who have a Master’s level of education.
Lirondel Hazineh MSW, RSW PhD(c)
Lirondel offers a safe, compassionate and confidential place to talk through the problems and challenges that life brings. She works with couples and individuals through a strength and resilience based approach, to ultimately help clients discover more satisfying ways of being and relating. Lirondel takes a number of approaches to counselling, depending on the needs of the client, including narrative, solution-focused, cognitive behavioural and emotionally focused therapies. Lirondel invites you to share your stories with her, and looks forward to working with you to explore new possibilities and preferred futures.
Read more about Lirondel HERE!
Our Junior Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying.
A Junior Counsellor has a Master of Social Work degree and is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). A Qualifying Registered Psychotherapist is required under The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) to have a period of “Qualifying” psychotherapy practice after they have completed their Master’s program and formal training. Junior Counsellors and Qualifying Registered Psychotherapists are under clinical supervision and continue professional development as they offer services at a reduced rate.
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