Bayridge Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

Location Near Therapist: Hamilton, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Bayridge Counselling Centre.
Couple/Family CounsellingIndividual Counselling
Children/AdolescentsAddictions
Depression/Anxiety/StressAnger Management
Sexual AddictionsGrief/Trauma

At Bayridge you get a counselor, and a multi-disciplinary team of specialists! Rarely is there just one issue! Therefore our strength is the breadth of our amazing team. After serving 40,000 individuals and families in the community for over 25 years, we know people!

Elisabeth Needham, M.T.S.

Therapist

Location: 565 Sanatorium Rd., Suite 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Elisabeth.
IndividualCouple Counselling
Anxiety/DepressionSelf-esteem
CommunicationAnger

It is not easy. I see struggle, pain and inner turmoil. Through that turmoil, there is growth, change and hope. I thank my clients and am inspired by them for entrusting me with their stories, their pain and their dreams.

Barb Kirkham, BA, MA

Therapist

Location: 565 Sanitorium Rd. Unit 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Barb.
IndividualCouple Counselling
Anxiety/DepressionAnger Management
Pre MaritalCommunication

It takes courage and wisdom to seek assistance when we are faced with challenges in life. I really appreciate the strength it takes to share your personal story of pain. I feel privileged to be invited to come along side you and to help guide you toward a place of hope.

Karen Zicari, Ph.D., C.P.C.

Therapist, Registered Professional Counsellor

Location Near Therapist: Hamilton, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Karen.
Couples & IndividualsTween, Teens & Young Adults
Stress & AnxietyCareer: Transition & Growth
Abuse RecoveryDepression & Anger
Trauma & DissociationSpiritual: Heal & Strengthen

Life can be hard. When losses mount up, problems feel unmanageable or go on too long it can all feel overwhelming. Contact Karen to work together in an effective, warm and caring environment. To get the 'life' back in your life.

William Stokeld, MA

Therapist

Location: 565 Sanatorium Rd. Suite 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
Fast Contact: Email or Call William.
AddictionsAnxiety/Depression
Cognitive BehaviouralCommunication
Individual TherapySelf-Esteem
AbuseDistorted Beliefs

I believe we are all unique, and not one specific skill set or therapy will restore a healthy state of being to everyone. Therefore, my style and approach to counselling is an eclectic one.

Sheila Hutchinson, M.Ed. ( psych ), member of OACCPP

Sheila Hutchinson

Location: 86 Homewood Avenue, Hamilton L8P 2M4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Sheila.
DepressionAnxiety
AddictionsAbuse
Marriage CounsellingPersonality Type Assessment
CodependencyStress

My purpose as a therapist is to help my clients to break free from debilitating and dysfunctional behaviour patterns in order for them to make healthy and life-giving choices

Chad Tomlinson, MTS, M’Ed, MA, OCT

Chad Tomlinson, Therapist/Counselor

Location: 565 Sanatorium Rd., Unit 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Chad.
Grief & LossAnger Management
DepressionFamily Therapy
Christian CounselingAddiction
Anxiety & StressCouples

If you’re reading this you have made an excellent choice. Whether you’re single or wanting to revitalize a relationship, I will help you find the happiness you deserve. I’m not the answer to all of your problems, but I can help you find them in a fun and inspiring way.

Michelle Pennells, H.B.A. Psychology; D.T.A.T.I.

Art Therapist and Counsellor

Location Near Therapist: Hamilton, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Michelle.
Anxiety, DepressionTrauma
Adolescents, Families Individuals, Groups

I believe that everyone has a story to tell. I am someone willing to listen to your story. I can come alongside you to help you as you find your voice, face these challenges in your life, and grow in your confidence to overcome them.

Dan Watterworth, BTh., MDiv.

Therapist, Counsellor

Location: 565 Sanitorium Rd., Unit 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dan.
Anxiety/DepressionGrief
CommunicationCouples/Relationship Issues
Pre-Marital Parenting
Affair RecoveryFamily Conflict

My work focuses on helping you achieve your goals related to relational and personal health. My approach to therapy is an integration of established therapeutic practices, spirituality and a warm, empathetic environment.

Pat Allen, R.N. CPMHN(C), R.S.W.

Pat Allen

Location: 565 Sanatorium Road Unit 204A, Hamilton L9C 7N4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Pat.
DepressionAnxiety
Self- EsteemTrauma
Grief/LossPregnancy/Adoption Issues
PTSDRelationships

I have worked with many youth and adults experiencing pain in their lives. It has been my joy to see these individuals become whole, experiencing a satisfied life. The life they were meant to live.


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Therapy Hamilton, ON

Lower City, Escarpment, Mountain, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Stoney Creek, Beasley, Central, Durand, Corkton, North End, Westdale

The ‘City of Waterfalls’, Hamilton  is situated between Oshawa and Niagara Falls on the western shores of Lake Ontario, in an area referred to as the ‘Golden Horseshoe’ which is  150 miles in length and 50 miles wide. A huge attraction for families, and children young and old, it draws thousands of visitors each year. George Hamilton purchased a farm after WWI which was the beginning of this important city.  In this manufacturing and industrial area known as the Steel Capital of Canada the major players have been Stelco and Dofasco. In 2006, Dofasco was honored by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, producing products for construction, automotive, energy and manufacturing.  From the 1990s onward the economy of this region has shifted to the health and science services employing 10,000 residents in the health and mental health fields (including psychotherapy), which serve over two million people. 

Growth continued and the United States company of Procter and Gamble and the Beech-Nut Packing Company were opened around the 1920s.  The fertile ground was attracting agriculture to the area.  A high-rise was constructed in 1929, the McMaster University moved in from Toronto, and Canadian Tire opened its second store in 1934.  The airport was opened in 1940, the Studebaker automobile assembly line in 1948 and in 1964 the first Tim Horton’s coffee house.1 Hamilton is half way between Toronto, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. Therapy can bring illumination and answers for individuals seeking spiritual help with their lives. The city’s major attraction features the Hamilton Harbour on the northern limit.  The book, ‘Green city: People, Nature and Urban Places’ by Mary Soderstrom, shows how this industrial city is placed within parks, green spaces and tall forests enjoyed by wild game.

Mental Health in Hamilton

Hamilton is a beautiful port city in Ontario that has a population of around 519,949people. Mental health and addiction problems are high in the area. Around 20% of people that have a mental disorder are prone to a co-occurring substance abuse problem. Youngsters aged 15 to 24 are more prone to experiencing a mental illness as compared to any other age group. Sadly 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year. Economic burden, increased tobacco use and family problems all contribute to the mental illnesses.2

The St. Joseph�s Healthcare Hamilton is a Mental Health and Addiction Service that has unique programs that help eradicate the stigma and disability issues associated with different mental illnesses and addiction problems. The service of St. Joseph�s is dedicated in helping patients recover to their full potential by working with other community partners in mental healthcare. Call 905-522-1155 for further assistance.3

Current Initiatives

The Canadian Mental Health Association,Hamilton has an initiative on Friday March 14, 2014 known as the �Clara's Big Ride for Bell-Let's Talk� that will bring together community agencies that can provide mental health services along with advocacy for the Hamilton community. This will help promote sound health and fitness. Call (905) 521-0090 for more assistance.4


References

1. Wikipedia. (2014) . Hamilton, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton,_Ontario.
2. CAMH. (2014) . Mental Illness and Addiction Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/about_camh/newsroom/for_reporters/pages/addictionmentalhealthstatistics.aspx.
3. St. Joseph�s Healthcare Hamilton. (2014) . About Page. Retrieved from http://www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/mental-health-addiction-services.
4. Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton. (2014) . Clara�s Big Ride For Bell-Let�s Talk. Retrieved from http://www.cmhahamilton.ca/.