About US

Our Mission

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

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.

Our Counsellors

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.

Tonya Beattie, MSW, RSW -Currently not taking new patients

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!

Jeff Barber, MSW, RSW

Kaitlyn Power, MSW, RSW

Nadine Rubie, MSW, RSW

Casandra Di Benedetto, MSW, RSW

On Maternity Leave

Ivanna Van Holst, MSW, RSW

Rose Singh, MSW, RSW

Stacey Wadden, MSW, RSW

Tara Harvie, MSW, RSW

Hilary McCulloch-MACP

Hilary McCulloch MACP, RP

Hilary McCulloch-MACP

Joseph Thomas, MAAP and RP (Qualifying)

Hilary McCulloch-MACP

Rana Shami, RSW, MSW

Hilary McCulloch-MACP

Sarah Tremblett, RSW, MSW

Hilary McCulloch-MACP

Emina Hodzic, RSW, MSW

Hilary McCulloch-MACP

Dana Cressman, MA, RP

Master of Social Work Interns and Psychotherapist (Q) Interns

Amy Meyers Kitchener Counselling

Amy Meyer, BA, BSW

Monika Goetz Counselling in Kitchener

Monika Goetz, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.S.W. Intern

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