Counselling

Make mental health a priority.

Counselling is a way to gain insight into your moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. It helps patients learn how to take control of life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.

Carleton Place counselling services include:

  • mental health counselling
  • addiction(s) counselling
  • dealing with difficult situations
  • transition management
  • family and couples counselling
  • chronic pain management
  • and more

Meet Our Counsellors

Carleton Place Counselling with Lina MasoodLina Masood, MSW/RSW, Psychotherapist
Lina is a bilingual clinical social worker with extensive training and over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Ottawa. Lina’s clinical interests include, but are not limited to, working with persons affected by crisis and trauma, Operational Stress Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, loss/bereavement, dissociation, anxiety, adjustment disorders, self-esteem and generalized lifestyle coaching for adaptation and reintegration, attachment, and couple’s counselling. Lina’s approach: Lina provides compassionate and evidence-based therapy that includes the use of emotionally focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) solution-focussed brief therapy (SFBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and other approaches.

Virtual Appointments with Lina: Lina offers virtual and in-person appointments to new and existing clients. To start, both new and existing clients need to create a client profile on the client portal. Follow this link to create a profile. Once you have created your profile and Lina has verified your account (this is done within a few hours), you will be able to access online booking, intake and consent forms, and secure client messaging. The Owl Practice Video Therapy platform is Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) compliant as well as fulfils the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) requirements.

Carleton Place Counselling with Michelle King-StaceyMichelle King-Stacey, MSW/RSW, Psychotherapist
Michelle is a clinical social worker who works with individuals and couples. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Carleton University in Ottawa. Practicing since 1991, Michelle’s experience includes work with Big Sisters of Ottawa-Carleton and ConnectWell Community Health where she continues to provide support to vulnerable families. Michelle’s approach: Michelle uses a strengths-based approach to therapy, which includes emotional regulation (coping skills), emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), attachment therapy, mindfulness therapy, solution-focussed brief therapy (SFBT), gratitude therapy, positive psychology, and other approaches.

Originally from Newfoundland, Michelle’s connection to nature plays a big role in her life. When not working, she spends time with her family at the cottage, travelling, skating, snowshoeing, and skiing. She is also enthusiastic about live music (whether it be a festival, pub, or campfire singalong), spending time with friends, and walking her Pug, Jiggs.

Counselling: Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of the most commonly asked questions about counselling at our Collaborative Care Centre. Read more on our Resources page.

Do you have extended health benefits?
Many insurance providers offer financial coverage for this and other services offered at our Collaborative Care Centre. Please check with your provider for details. Certain medical expenses are also eligible to claim on your personal income tax. Refer to Canada Revenue Agency for details.

There are many specific types of counselling, each with its own approach. Counselling style is tailored to each individual. Let us work with you to help you manage the issues in your life that you can’t get around. Counselling appointments can be made in person at Heritage Fitness, by phone, or online through our app.