Robin Oldroyd, BA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 15 years of clinical counselling experience. I work from a client centered, strength-based approach.  I believe that healing encompasses all elements of body, mind and spirit and therefore there is greater benefit in holistic healing.

I specialize in assisting clients to recognize and embrace their own resilience to adversities through a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities.   I have worked extensively with adults and children experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma and substance abuse disorders. I also work with family members to provide understanding and support when dealing with an individual who may be struggling to cope. Lives can be transformed through self-discovery, making connections, understanding and appreciating each person’s unique journey thorough life experiences. 

Jordon Iorio Hons. BA, MA Counselling, CCP (Certified Life Coach)

Counsellor and Coach

Jordon was born and raised in Brantford and has dedicated his career to helping people in his community overcome life’s challenges and lead happier and healthier lives.

What makes Jordon’s approach to counselling and coaching unique is how he brings his personal and professional backgrounds together. His experience with overcoming personal struggles as a young adult, coupled with his education and passion for helping.’ These are all reasons why Jordon is able to bring such a unique and dynamic skillset to our practice.

Jordon uses a holistic, solution and client focused approach in helping his clients, and organizations, not only achieve goals and make positive changes, but learn how to better navigate life’s obstacles.

As an ‘Empath,’ Jordon treats each client as an individual and tailors his approach to them as exactly that, individually, looking at their personality, how they ‘operate,’ their self-narrative, their current relationships, communication style(s), feelings and behaviours. It’s Jordon’s belief that if a professional does not consider all of these aspects of their clients’ lives, they won’t be able to assist them in producing positive, ‘real’ and long-lasting changes.

Jordon has a background as a clinician (counsellor/clinical therapist), and has also worked in vocational rehabilitation and career coaching/consulting. He holds a Master of Arts in Counselling from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons. Double Major – Social Sciences) from Wilfrid Laurier University. Jordon is currently working under the supervision of a Master of Social Work (MSW/RSW) in order to become registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) (once regulatory requirements are achieved and accepted by the College). Jordon enjoys working with those experiencing high levels of stress, anxiousness/nervousness, low mood, interpersonal issues and difficult life transitions.

Jordon offers the following services and modalities to his clients (Ages 16+) and organizations:

Specialties:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Coping Skills
  • Guidance Counselling
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching / Personal Development
  • Low Mood
  • Men’s Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues / Interpersonal Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Skills Counselling
  • Stress & Time Management
  • Workshops, Seminars and Public Speaking
  • Solution-Focused
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
  • Youth Life Skills

Sarah Potvin, B.A., M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In a society where talking is more common than listening, I aim to provide a place where you feel heard and not judged. It is my personal goal to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can explore who you are, find resiliency, and walk on the path towards healing. I am committed to walking with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.

I offer individual counselling for ages 14+. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, simply meaning that I have a toolbox from which I choose various therapeutic models that best cater to the type of therapy that will help on your journey. These include Self-Compassion, Strength-based, Trauma-informed, Mindfulness-based, Narrative, Solution-focused, and Cognitive Behavioural therapies. This reflects my belief that therapy needs to fit the client’s personality and needs at the time.

I believe a holistic approach is important to one’s healing journey. Thus, I incorporate not only mental and emotional healing aspects but can also bring awareness to physical and spiritual development needs. Even if you don’t know how therapy works, I will walk with you step by step to help you feel comfortable in the process.

Shelley Hall, BA, BSM, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

Shelley is a registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. She has experience providing counselling to individuals who struggle with Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Postpartum Mood Disorder, coping with Chronic Illness and Injuries, Anger Management, Adjustment, Loss, Grief, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury, and Trauma. Shelley’s background empowers her to be an effective social worker who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.

Shelley believes in the value of the therapeutic relationship as a foundation for change. She embraces the philosophy of an eclectic approach while providing a safe, non-judgemental, and emotionally understanding atmosphere while supporting clients in their own personal growth. Through the counselling process, Shelley will guide you in identifying unique personal goals and encourage you to build upon your personal strengths and resources to help you navigate life’s struggles, and live your best life.

Shelley earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Waterloo. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Waterloo and also a Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies also from the University of Waterloo. She also has a diploma in Law and Security Administration from Niagara College.

Tammy Adams

Certified Grief Support and Recovery Specialist

When I talk about ‘grief’, I do so from a place of personal experience. I had a challenging childhood. The patterns that I learned in childhood, I went on to replicate in my working life. Trust me, those sentences allude to decades of carrying the real burdens of grief.

There came a point when I had no more interest in continuing to live with insecurities, sadness and grief. I took these challenges and did two things:

The first is that I became a life-long searcher, looking for the tools that would help me move into a happier, more positive, and empowered life.

The second move was to create a career in grief counseling that nurtured others as they tried new avenues.

For over 30 years, I have taught children and adults, provided education supports, training and coaching in the corporate and educational worlds. You could say that my focus has been on “helping people move towards their desired futures” through grief therapy.

The great thing about us as humans, is that we keep trying to ‘finish the story’. You will know when you find yourself in the same situation over and over again … and you just don’t know how to stop it.

Many of my clients share the feeling of “being stuck”. My ultimate goal was to find a way to deal with life more effectively, for all of us.

Office Staff

Anita Lavery – Reception

Denise Murray – Reception

Amy Dougley – Owner

Amy is the owner and social media manager at Brant Mental Health Solutions. Her passion for mental health began after one of her children was diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

After seeing first hand how devastating it can be for families and then realizing how under served Brantford and Brant County was in terms of mental health care, she became determined to create a safe and non judgemental space for people to go for help.

It is her passion and goal to hire the most qualified and professional therapists and to educate the community on how to cope with mental health disorders and how to care for a loved one with a mental health disorder.

Brant Mental Health Solutions is Amy’s passion and she is dedicated to shining a light on mental health and helping to destigmatize it in our community.

When she isn’t working, she loves being with her three kids, spending time with family and friends and writing for her Rethink Brant mental health series!