Stephen completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Providence Theological Seminary. He is a registered psychotherapist.
He has worked with youth, individuals and families in a wide variety of settings including child welfare, schools, hospitals, community health centres and outpatient treatment programs for addiction and mental health. His areas of practice include anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, grief, emotional dysregulation, mindfulness, couples therapy, and parenting. Stephen works from the philosophy that counselling often results in growth by seeking a fine balance between change and acceptance. Healing and increased awareness can be achieved out of a collaborative relationship of trust between a counsellor and their clients.
Beyond the office, Stephen explores the outdoors with his young family by bicycle, canoe and on foot.
Megarrah is the Studio Coordinator for RE-create Outreach Art Studio. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art from York University, with a focus in photo-based art. Megarrah has spent the past 9 years working in the not-for-profit sector in both Toronto and Hamilton doing volunteer management, community engagement and supporting those living with mental health and addictions issues.
When she’s not working, Megarrah can be found cycling, swimming or hanging out in one of Hamilton’s many amazing parks with her husband and their two small children. She also loves to bake, sew and eat ice cream.
Emma is the Youth Outreach Worker and Community Developer for Recreate Outreach Art studio. Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology from McMaster University and has worked with youth for over 6 years in a variety of settings. Emma started as a volunteer with Recreate the summer of 2015, ran the “Growing up Queer in the Hammer” project from January 2017-June 2017 and previously worked for 2 years as a personal support worker with adults with developmental disabilities.
Emma is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care at Laurier’s Lutheran Seminary and can often be found hiking the bruce trail, making ink and water-colour drawings, wearing glitter and learning how to foster healing and growth for the people she holds dear in her life. Emma has an interest in enriching the lives of the dying, and reframing our perceptions of death in Western society, and would like to open a palliative care center in the future.
Mary was introduced to WrapAround when meeting the Director as a student advisor for the SSW program at Mohawk College, in her second year of studies. WrapAround and Shalem were intriguing enough for her to want to be involved. With-in a very short time after that meeting, Mary became one of the first to be trained in the newly developed Canadian training and then was hired to be the Administrator of the initiative.
Through the generosity of the Hamilton Community Foundation, Shalem received funding to start a senior’s WrapAround through the Women 4 Change Initiative to reach out to women 55+ who live in isolation. Mary now co-ordinates this effort.
Ruth provides administrative support for the Congregational Assistance Plan Program (CAP) as well as intake services support for the Hamilton clinic. Ruth graduated from Queen’s University with a major in History and then obtained a Diploma in Office Administration. After working and travelling in Europe for a year, she returned to Toronto and began administrative work in the Human Resources Division at the TD Bank; then owned and operated a catering and retail shop; and latterly worked in the Insurance industry.
Outside of work, Ruth loves travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
As a counsellor, Amelia has worked with individuals, couples and families around a broad range of issues including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety and other challenges. Amelia is passionate about working with vulnerable children and their families. She is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner and desires to support children from hard places on their journey toward restoration and hope. Working from an attachment framework, Amelia strives to support clients with her clinical skills and warm, empathetic approach.
Amelia earned her B.A. in Psychology at McGill University and her M.Div. in Clinical Counselling at Tyndale Seminary. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Amelia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading novels and traveling.