Our Team

Avril Ferguson

BA, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor 
Clinic Owner

Avril is the owner and founder of Norfolk County Counselling & Psychotherapy. Avril is a Registered Psychotherapist, has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Since 2011 she has worked in social services as a counsellor, advocate, and educator.

She thrives working from a strengths-based approach to empower clients. She understands that each person needs a unique approach and finesse to be successful.

Avril’s specialized treatment areas are perinatal mental health and birth and reproductive trauma.

Avril has specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapies.

Avril celebrates individuality and diversity and believes in a person’s ability to change.

Avril Ferguson Registered Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Sarah Sibany Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Sarah Sibany

BA, BSW, MSW
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Sarah is a registered social worker who has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Sociology. 

Sarah has worked for over sixteen years helping children, teens and adults in various roles in child welfare as well as work in mental health, domestic violence and with the school board.  

She is strength based, non-judgemental, and compassionate.  She strives to build meaningful relationships with clients built on trust and support.  She draws from a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,

Sarah has specialized trauma training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. 

Hannah Doyle

BA, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist

Hannah has worked within the social services for several years. She has expeience in residential programs with children and adults and  the shelter system with folks experiencing homelessness. Through this, she has gained invaluable experience in harm reduction, trauma informed practice, and community mental health.

With her own experience with mental health and ADHD, Hannah is familiar with the challenges it brings. Hannah strives to connect with people and provide them a space where they feel heard, understood, and respected. Working from a strength based, attachment focused approach, Hannah understands that each client is uniquely different and she values these differences.

Hannah is our virtual specialist and works primarily remotely. She has very limited in person space. 

Hannah Doyle Registered Psychotherapist
Tania Clastoff Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Tania Clatsoff

BA, BSW, MSW
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Tania has helped people for over fifteen years in the field of social work. She has worked in a hospital setting, long term care and in child welfare. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Western University; a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University and a Master of Social work form the University of Calgary. Her clinical experience has included working with people who have experienced trauma, attachment issues, grief, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.  She has also worked with individuals experiencing separation and loss, and parenting issues.

Tania is excited to offer individual counselling at Norfolk County Counselling & Psychotherapy. She looks forward to helping clients achieve their goals by providing an individualized therapy experience in a compassionate and safe setting. 

Tania’s toolbox has a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help her clients develop skills to manage life’s stressors, find and set healthy boundaries, and maintain motivation. 

Tania has lived in Haldimand-Norfolk for most of her life and is very proud to be a part of this wonderful community.

Brenna Bomberry

BSc, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Brenna has various experiences within the social services field over the past 5 years ranging from working with youth in recreational settings to brain injury clients to adolescents in residential facilities. Throughout these experiences she has obtained irreplaceable experience in grief, trauma, life transition challenges, and community mental health. 

Brenna has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Post-Graduate Diploma in Brain Disorder Management and is in the final stages of obtaining her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. With this extensive education, Brenna has taken advantage of experiences outside the classroom setting to expand her knowledge on mental health across the ages. Brenna has developed a passion for helping others through their hurdles in life to obtain the perspective on life they deserve. Brenna takes a person-centered approach and assists others in making their lives one that they enjoy and can flourish in. Brenna’s goal for clients is to ensure they enter a therapeutic environment where they feel understood, respected and most importantly heard.

Brenna Bomberry Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Stephanie DiBiase BSW MSW

Stephanie DiBiase

BA, MSW
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Stephanie is a registered social worker with over ten years experience working in community mental health and addictions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Guelph; post-graduate certificate in Concurrent Disorders and a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Her clinical experience in primary care has focused on helping adults who are living with addictions, anxiety, depression and chronic stress. Stephanie has a passion for working with individuals experiencing difficulties and stress related to parenting, as well as those who struggle with managing healthy boundaries in relationships.

Stephanie uses a strength based, person-centred approach in therapy to best understand unique individual needs. Collaboratively, she works alongside individuals to develop a plan for recovery. Her specialized training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) contribute to her eclectic therapeutic approach.

She aims to provide clients with a safe space to learn skills that can help break down the roadblocks that are standing between them and the life they deserve.

Katie Friesen

BA, MACP (cand.)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Psychotherapy Intern

Katie has worked in the social services field for 6 years. Throughout this time, she has gained invaluable experience in harm reduction, trauma-informed practice, safety planning, psychosocial rehabilitation, and community mental health.

Katie has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University and is a graduate student at Yorkville University in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program. She is thrilled to be joining the team as a practicum student and offering her services to members of her hometown community. Katie takes a person-centred, strength-based approach and is passionate about working collaboratively with folks to achieve the mental wellness that we all deserve.

Having faced mental health challenges of her own, Katie appreciates how difficult this can be and is committed to providing others with a safe space where they can feel truly heard, supported, respected, and valued just as they are. She celebrates diversity and aims to meet folks where they’re at and empower them to play an active role in directing their therapeutic treatment.

Katie is happy to be able to offer reduced rates for clients.

Katie Friesen
Hannah Kochany Client Care Coordinator and Executive Assistant

Hannah Kochany

BSW (cand.)
Client Care Coordinator and Executive Assistant

She is currently a full-time student in the Bachelor of Social Work program at Toronto Metropolitan University. After completing her studies, she hopes to pursue a career as a therapist or related field within the social services industry.

Please contact Hannah with questions regarding booking, rates, or general inquiries.

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