A Holding Place, M.Ed., (Counselling Psychology)

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Helen MacKinnon

B.A. (Psychology), M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

Helen has a wide range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are dealing with a variety of issues including anger, anxiety, aging-related issues, stress, grief, loss, relationship problems, self-esteem, life transitions, and separation & divorce. She has facilitated mediation services as well as psycho-educational groups related to positive parenting, setting healthy boundaries, and support groups for separated and divorced individuals. Helen takes a holistic approach when working with clients and is open to include one’s spiritual beliefs and values in the counselling process.

Janis Campbell

B.Mus, M.Ed (Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

Janis Campbell works with individuals and couples using a person-centered, holistic and strengths-based approach.  She has worked successfully with clients experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, stress, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, communication skills, career and life transitions.  Janis has also co-facilitated groups on separations and divorce, anger management and the Makeyouthink program for youth.  Janis has completed training in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson.  Janis believes that every client is unique and focuses on their own strengths and goals in session.  Janis has brought her counselling and artistic backgrounds together in her practice and uses creative approaches in her work.

Tracy Duffy

B.A. (Psychology), M.Ed.) (Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

With a diverse range of work experience, Tracy believes in working with people from both a strengths- based and client- centered perspective.  Having gained vast experience in a variety of setting, Tracy is a skilled counsellor, facilitator and educator, with training in mediation, conflict coaching, crisis intervention and various counselling methodologies.  Special areas include: working with children (under 12yrs), incorporating play therapy methods to assist on issues of stress, grief and anxiety.  Working with adults, she has successfully assisted clients in dealing with grief/loss issues, crisis intervention, life transitions, self- esteem/assertiveness, anxiety/stress, and conflict management/communication work. With proven skill in both individual and group work, she has also developed and facilitated a broad range of groups on the topics of: stress management, assertive communication, compassion fatigue, play therapy and self-esteem. Tracy approaches all challenges with positive energy, and looks forward to sharing many insights in therapeutic work as a collaborative process with clients.

Arwa Brown

B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology), C.C.C.

Arwa has a natural ability to connect with clients using a holistic counselling approach.   She helps clients to understand the essence of being present through mindfulness in order to see more clearly how personal growth is possible and attainable.  Arwa has expertise in working with diverse clients – individually and in groups—experiencing a wide range of client issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, job loss and career transition, childhood sexual abuse, transition from adolescence to adulthood, and coping with adult effects of parental divorce.  Arwa draws from a variety of counselling theories and perspectives and also uses imagery and visualization techniques when working with clients.  She believes the counsellor-client connection is integral to effective counselling and helps clients to look at themselves with compassion, openness, and curiosity.


Jenna Kean

BSc. (Hons), MSc. (Clinical Mental Health Counselling). C.C.C. 

Jenna’s focus is on assisting children and youth, ages 6-18, thrive in their environments. She believes that all children want to succeed and she has a passion for helping parents, youth and children learn the necessary skills. She also enjoys working with families and individuals in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger, parenting, stress management, trauma, and self-esteem. Jenna has considerable experience conducting risk assessments and working with individuals experiencing suicidal ideations. She has run psycho-educational groups for parents on topics such as Collaborative and Proactive Solutions and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and group therapy for youth displaying abusive behaviors towards their parents, and those experiencing anxiety. Jenna generally works from a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach, but also has training and experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Jenna remains client-centered and adapts from other treatment modalities when necessary.

A Holding Place Reaches

Mount Pearl NL