Let’s Get To Know Each Other

I want to help you live your best life

Hello! I’m Anya

RSW, Private Practice Counsellor in Burlington, Ontario.

I provide mental health support, including maternal mental health services, to women who might be struggling with life’s challenges. 

I focus on women, and their partners. If you have suffered the loss of a baby (perinatal loss) whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, or termination or are struggling with pregnancy or postpartum issues, I would love to provide you with the tools and strategies to help you.

On a personal note, I love being active. Most days you’ll find me in the gym lifting weights, recently I was introduced to crossfit and it’s safe to say I’m hooked! I’ve experienced the positive impact that physical activity has had, not only on my physical health, but on my overall mental wellbeing. It’s generally my go-to stress reliever.

My second passion in life is travelling and learning about diverse cultures. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to volunteer abroad, helping those less fortunate build sustainable living quarters in several developing countries around the world. When I’m not travelling, you’ll find me daydreaming about it!

My Approach & Values

I am trained in and comfortable working from a variety of clinical models. I take a person-centred approach, and believe that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust, respect, compassion, acceptance, validation and understanding.

Clinical Models

Solution-Focused Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy

Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Narrative Therapy

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My Experience

Infertility Therapy & Support

Perinatal Mental Health Expert

Pregnancy Loss

Anxiety

Stress & Overwhelm

Depression

My Education

Registered Social Worker 

Master’s of Social Work (University of Toronto)

Bachelors of Social Work (McMaster University)

Bachelors of Arts in Sociology (McMaster University)

Getting Started Is Easy

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Free 30 Min Chat

Reach out to me via email or telephone and we will book a 30 minute phone consult

Book Appointment

If we’re a good fit, we’ll book a session for you to come in and meet. We will start tackling whatever issues you are facing together.

1st Session!

We will identify goals for therapy that we can accomplish together.

I Work With You, Wherever You Are On This Journey

Individual Counselling

We can meet in person at my office or go for a walk. When clients are willing and able, I like to take our therapy sessions outside to walk and talk.  This makes things less clinical and is an opportunity to work towards trying to reduce some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.

Infertility Therapy & Postpartum Support

Becoming a mom and being a mom can be challenging. Finding an hour in your week to share with a supportive, well-trained infertility therapist & support can be a gift you give yourself and your partner.

Online Counselling

Our online sessions are just as effective online – done from the comfort and convenience of your own home.  We provide Hamilton therapy, Oakville counselling all alone, or in our quiet and private office in Waterdown. It means not having to worry about childcare or having to leave the house. You can even meet with me in pj’s!