Meet Our Team

We’re glad you’re here.

You may be looking for support, guidance or clarity in some aspect of your life – whether you’re struggling with difficult circumstances, difficult thoughts and feelings, or looking to change patterns and cycles in your behaviour or relationships in order to feel better and live well.

We’re here to help.


Vanessa Hazelwood, M.A. RP
Registered Psychotherapist

With nearly 10 years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of settings, I have had the pleasure of supporting, guiding and holding space for clients experiencing a broad range of concerns, including: stress, life transitions, loss, identity and self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship challenges, and all of the complexities in between.

Together, we build a warm, trusting therapeutic relationship, where you can have a safe, non-judgemental place to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I take a conversational and collaborative approach to the counselling process.

In our work together, I ensure to individualize the therapeutic approach for each client’s needs and goals, and I may draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies, or Integrative Therapy.

I bring a combination of professional experience, education, training and personal, lived experiences to my work with individuals and couples. Please reach out if you’d like learn more about how I can support you.


Suzie St Denis M.A. RSSW
Registered Social Service Worker

Hi, I’m Suzie, I am passionate about supporting individuals (adults and youth) navigating challenging times, whether coping with life changes, including career or relationship transitions, grieving the loss of a loved one, or whether you’re seeking support in managing your mental health or changing your substance use. I believe your counselling experience is an opportunity to explore your own internal world, and life experiences, with the goal of coming to a greater understanding of yourself, so that you can take positive steps forward. I’m here for you every step of the way.

I have had the pleasure of supporting diverse individuals and groups over my 14 years of experience in the Social Work field, primarily supporting individuals living with substance use and mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mood, anxiety-related or personality disorders, in addition to supporting survivors of domestic violence.

I enjoy supporting Indigenous communities, and am a proud ally for the LGBTQ2S+ community. For all clients, I value creating a safe, accepting, non-judgemental relationship with my clients, built on trust, respect and authenticity.

I provide psychotherapy under the OCSWSSW, and hold an honours Diploma in Social Service Work, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I practice from an array of theories and techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Attachment, the ITATM approach to trauma processing, Logo Therapy and Gestalt Theory, which enable me to work with a variety of difficulties that may bring you to therapy. I am enrolled in trainings for Disordered Eating, and EMDR Trauma Processing.

I look forward to supporting and collaborating with you in processing through your pains, help you reach your goals and prepare for the next step.

Makayla Fallis, BSW, RSW, CYW
Registered Social Worker, Child & Youth Worker

Hi, I’m Makayla. I have strong passion for working with children, adolescents and families who encounter difficulties with anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem or challenges related to eating, attending school, socializing and other aspects of functioning.

I take a client-centered approach to counselling and focus on building a comfortable therapeutic relationship, incorporating clients’ interests and strengths into my therapeutic approach. Together, we will collaborate to identify goals which are meaningful to you or your child, and create a feasible plan to support you in reaching those goals.

In our work together, I may draw from Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Mindfulness Practices.

I have worked in a variety of settings, supporting clients with a range of concerns. I speak English and American Sign Language (ASL), and in valuing cultural humility and sensitivity, I am open to incorporating healing traditional healing practices when supporting Indigenous individuals.

Valerie Labelle-Savard, BSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker – Bilingual

Valerie is presently on maternity leave. We wish her all the best in the months ahead! Valerie plans to return to practice part-time at the end of 2022. If you would like to inquire about services with Valerie, please email the practice owner: vanessa@claritycounsellingservices.ca

Hi, I’m Valerie, a Registered Social Worker offering one-on-one and group counselling in English or French. I welcome new and returning clients to engage in phone, video, or walk and talk sessions, and aim to provide a safe, comfortable experience for all clients. I enjoy providing guidance, and empathetic support to clients along their healing journey through life’s challenges.

I have had the privilege of supporting a diversity of clients through a range of challenges, including: anger, boundary setting, self-esteem, conflict resolution, communication, grief, inner child work, domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, and intergenerational trauma.

I utilize client-centered, evidenced-based approaches in counselling in order to tailor services to your needs. In therapy, I may draw from various therapeutic techniques, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy or Attachment Therapy. I also have training in working with male survivors of sexual assault, anger management, and Trauma Integration therapy.  

I can help bring clarity to the challenges you’re facing by helping you gain a deeper understanding of the thoughts, emotions and behaviours you may be experiencing. I am passionate about helping clients recognize their inner strengths in order to cope better, and achieve wellness and resiliency.

At Clarity Counselling Services, we recognize that it can be daunting to share personal thoughts, emotions and experiences with a therapist. You have taken a courageous step by searching for a therapist. Please feel free to book a consultation, we would be happy to connect with you!

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