About US

Our Mission


Calming Tree Counselling is an experienced social work 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. Calming Tree Counselling has emerged as a professionally credentialed social work counselling centre located in the Doon South area.


Tonya Beattie, MSW, RSW





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.
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Jeff Barber, MSW, RSW




Kaitlyn Power, MSW, RSW




Dannika Mete, MSW, RSW




Joscelyn Guindon, MSW, RSW



Craig Cunningham, MSW, RSW



 
 
 

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