Affordable Counselling

Clinical Internship Program

We believe mental health resources and support services should be available to all. Our Clinical Internship Program provides our community with low-cost counselling options.  This program includes Psychotherapist and Social Work Students who will continue building skills in working with children and youth through direct client counselling.

Our Clinical Intern Therapists work directly under the supervision of Anna Raworth (MSW, RSW, CPT), Director of Acorn Counselling.

Benefits of Working with our Student Therapists:

Affordability: Access to quality mental health support without the need of insurance benefits.

2 for 1: Our Clinical Intern Therapists work closely in collaboration with their supervisor to provide you with the best support to meet your goals.

Fresh Perspective: Our Clinical Intern Therapists are invested in their education and training and can offer the latest and most effective treatment options.

Our Clinical Interns are accepting new clients.

Affordable Counselling Program Hamilton

Amanda Lucia

MA Candidate, RP (Qualifying)

Amanda has a passion for working collaboratively with children, youth, and families to help build strong, healthy, and positive environments for all individuals to thrive, both independently, as well as within their families. She has a keen focus on helping empower her clients to look within to find self-compassion, working towards building resiliency and coping mechanisms to help create strength in family connections as well as other relationships.

Amanda draws on parts work, attachment theory and emotion-focused family therapy while integrating a trauma-informed and culturally responsive lens. She also works with parents to help foster positive relationship changes in the home. 

Reduced rate psychotherapy and counselling in Hamilton

Laura Belford

MA Candidate, RP (Qualifying)

Laura understands that balance is a crucial aspect of wellness. Through an empathetic, client centered approach, she seeks to empower people of all ages to draw on their unique strengths and coping skills.  Laura believes that in a supportive and collaborative space, clients can grow and make meaningful changes that expand to other aspects of their lives. Laura is a certified teacher and has experience working with students from preschool to high school.

During her practicum, Laura will be co-facilitating a Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) groups for caregivers of children struggling with anxiety, in addition to supporting community members of all ages. 

Lauren Comeau-Russell

BA CYC, MA Candidate, RP (Qualifying)

Lauren helps parents and adults find balance and empowerment. 

As a former Acorn Counselling counsellor, Lauren is now rejoining the team as a psychotherapy intern. She has extensive training in supporting parents, and is assisting with the Parent Support Team through parenting support as well as individual therapy. 

Affordable Counselling therapist

Sabrina Rodrigues

MA Candidate, RP (Qualifying)

Sabrina is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and  holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Psychology from McMaster University.  

Sabrina enjoys working with children, teens, and adults striving towards finding balance, perspective, and  peace. She believes counselling is most effective when it is collaborative. Working together, Sabrina hopes  clients feel heard and seen while building confidence, strength, and strategies to help move toward a life they  want. Through personal and professional experience, she is aware of the shame and stigma that often  accompanies mental health struggles. With that, Sabrina acknowledges how difficult it can be to ask for help  when life challenges you the most. She will provide empathy, compassion, and a non-judgmental space to  promote self-growth and well-being.

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