Staff Directory

Bruno Mancini

Bruno has an MSW and offers professional individual and group therapy from a social work background, mainly working with Graduate Group Circles and students from OVC.

Carrie Charles

Carrie Charles is a Counsellor/Therapist at the University of Guelph. She Uses an eclectic approach to therapy including CBT, ACT, DBT, and other modalities. She has experience working with individuals and groups experiencing; anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, eating disorders, chronic pain, identity issues, etc. Through her experience and education in Sports Psychology, she has assisted athletes in gaining greater focus and clarity for reaching their optimal performance goals. Using a mindfulness approach, balance is supported; Mentally, Emotionally, Physically, and Spiritually. 

Cheryl Bradshaw

Cheryl Bradshaw is a Counsellor/Therapist with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Education, and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO. Her approach is client-centred, supportive, and strength-based. She works collaboratively with students to help them find individualised skills, strategies, and approaches to help them overcome their challenges at their own pace. Using a variety of approaches including CBT, ACT, narrative, SFT, DBT, mindfulness, and others, Cheryl works with students in an individualised style and approach that allows each student to engage comfortably in the counselling process and to meet their unique needs and goals.

Diana Abdi Chinnery

Diana is a Registered Social Worker with a particular interest in helping individuals address issues of anxiety and depression through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Sher enjoys working with students as they realize changes that they can make in their lives, empowering them to make those changes, and supporting them through their journeys. Diana believes that change can happen in a short period of time by challenging perspectives, teaching new skills, and working with students to find solutions. 

Dorothy Goettler

Dorothy Goettler is a Counsellor/Therapist with extensive experience in couple, family, individual and group therapy. She is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Social Worker. She works in collaborative conversations with people to discover strengths and resources and to build skills to enable them to navigate challenging circumstances, life transitions and crises in relationships. Working from a social-constructionist worldview, tools for therapy include narrative therapy as well as cognitive-behavioural and family or origin approaches.

Erin Lipsitt

Erin Lipsitt is a Counsellor/Therapist and a Registered Social Worker with experience working with individuals, families, and groups in a variety of educational, community, and hospital settings. Her approach to counselling is based upon principles from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Erin enjoys learning each person's unique story and personal experience while working together to develop the insight and strategies to create meaningful change. 

Jay Jung

Jay Jung is a Korean-English speaking Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in counselling. He has many years of experience in community mental health and counselling, including group facilitation and conducting community seminars. He has worked with clients with various mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD) as well as relationship issues (e.g., couples conflict, family conflict, domestic violence, parenting, and has a specialty in engaging men/fathers). Jay works with various intervention modalities (e.g. Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT) and enjoys watching his clients experience inner healing, find directions for their problems, and build healthy relationships with their loved ones.

Kathy Waltner-Toews

Kathy Waltner-Toews is a professional Counsellor/Therapist with a Masters in Health Sciences. She is a couple and family therapist (RMFT, OAMFT and AAMFT clinical fellow) and a mental health professional with an extensive clinical repertoire working with individuals and groups. She enjoys working from a strength based approach, is creative and uses evidence based therapies in engendering change.

Peter Wedel

Peter Wedel is a professional Counsellor/Therapist with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. He has worked with individuals and groups dealing with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relational problems, self-esteem, spirituality, grief and trauma. Peter is also experienced in working with couples and families with issues such as communication, conflict resolution and relational dynamics. He draws on diverse approaches including narrative, cognitive-behavioural, solution-oriented, and family of origin.

Rachel Mahrer

Rachel Mahrer is a Registered Social Worker who has worked with students from several different universities and from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from the LGBTTTIQQ community. She has a background in trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety and depression management, sexual identity issues and challenges with disabilities. She uses strength based and solution focused approaches as well as cognitive behavioural therapy and attachment based models. She works with individuals, couples, and groups. She facilitates groups dealing with depression and anxiety including social anxiety. 

Stella Mfoafo-M'Carthy

Stella is a professional Counsellor/Therapist with a Master’s degree in Social Work, is a Registered Social Worker, and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked extensively with Individuals, couples, families, and groups on a variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, separation/divorce, domestic violence, and grief/loss. As an eclectic social worker, Stella works from a strength-based perspective using diverse interventions such as narrative, solution-focused, and cognitive–behaviour therapy.

Suzanne Welstead

Suzanne Welstead is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT/AAMFT), and Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO).  She has also studied theology. Suzanne utilizes cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, narrative, and experiential approaches in her work with individuals, couples and families. She has facilitated self-esteem and body image groups, as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) groups. Her areas of specialization include anxiety, crises of meaning, sexual concerns, depression, self-harm and grief/loss. Suzanne welcomes the opportunity to work with members of the LGBTTTIQQ community.

Trish Schmidt

Trish Schmidt is Manager of Counselling Services. Trish helps people identify patterns and plan out strategies to accept or change those patterns. She believes that change is about practicing new behaviours and that behaviours can change without knowing why they began. She runs a group in mindfulness. She is a Registered Social Worker.