Personal Counselling staff directory

For a full listing of Personal Counselling Services staff, please visit the Brock University directory. More contact information and hours of operation can be found on our contact page.

Our small team of in house therapists are professionals with a minimum of a Masters degree or equivalent in psychotherapy. All are trauma-informed, with a minimum of ten years experience. To see one of the in-house therapists you need to be a Brock registered student and need a referral from a Brock physician or LifeWorks counsellor. We do have a wait list. General counselling is provided via LifeWorks counsellors.

Make an Appointment

Booking an appointment is easy and can be done 24/7. Simply call 1-833-276-2533 (1-833-BROCK33) to schedule an appointment.

Brock counsellors

Erika is a caring, friendly and genuine clinician. She works from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens that focuses on the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship to provide safety, choice and empowerment.

Erika is a psychotherapist and registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Erika holds a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology and in Human Rights and Equity Studies.

Erika takes a comprehensive approach to therapy and uses a mix of various modalities, including Eye Movement-Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and crisis de-escalation.

Erika offers a safe space for individuals to feel supported and validated. Her goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you process difficult emotions, see different perspectives, create goals, and build resiliency and confidence that you can take into all areas of your life.

Mohammad is a compassionate, caring and understanding registered psychotherapist and one of the counselors at the Personal Counseling (PC) at Brock. Mohammad’s educational background is in Clinical Psychology for both his bachelor and master’s studies and is doing his PhD in Psychology with a focus on Youth’s Social Media Use and Decision-Making.

For over 5 years, Mohammad has been working with students and young adults to harness their potential to successfully overcome obstacles, manage life transitions, and find their identity. He works alongside clients to help them make important decisions, overcome their fear of change, regulate their emotions, and manage their relationships and school life. He has provided services for a wide range of people, including those with Depression, Suicide Ideation, Lack of Motivation, Low Self-Esteem, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and Trauma. He also offers a supportive environment for clients navigating sexual and gender identity.

Mohammad has experience in many psychotherapeutic approaches, including CBT, ACT, and DBT. He also has three years of training and supervision in adolescent clinical psychology.

You can attend his drop-in hours at Student Health Services, Harrison Hall on Thursdays or book an online appointment using the self-booking form:

Suzanne is a caring, considerate and understanding psychotherapist. She enjoys working with students, getting to know them and tends to focus on their strengths (what “works” rather than what is “broken”). Suzanne has been known to empower students to achieve their desired outcomes and create positive change.

Suzanne has been counselling individuals, couples and families for 20 years. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Suzanne has a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and is highly skilled in psychotherapy treatment modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Relational Life Therapy (RLT) and Gestalt Therapy.

Suzanne takes great pride and joy in helping students who are struggling emotionally, relationally or mentally with life’s challenges. Her hope is to co-create a plan for each individual student so they can achieve their goals and live a fulfilling life.

Suzanne is also a clinical supervisor for students working on their practicum.

Tiffany Scriver

Tiffany is a compassionate and empathetic therapist that is dedicated to helping people become the best version of themselvesShe is a psychotherapist and registered member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology. 

Tiffany’s work is grounded in collaboration, non-judgment and takes client tailored focus depending on the person’s lived experiences, goals, and values. She uses an integrative and holistic approachdrawing from a mix of various modalities and theories including, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) Narrative Therapy, Attachment & Polyvagal Theory. 

Tiffany believes that connection is vital to the healing process and works to create a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals to help empower them through the therapy process. She works from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens that focuses on creating an inclusive and safe space where individuals can learn the tools and skills, they need to reach their goals. 

Learning strategist

Jennifer is a warm and compassionate facilitator. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology and Education from the University of Toronto. She believes that individual and academic growth is rooted in providing individualized support and promoting self-efficacy. Jennifer works with students to identify their strengths and understand areas for improvement. She utilizes this evidence to create individualized goals with explicit strategies to achieve each goal. Jennifer provides learning support for students in a variety of areas including goal setting, time management, essay writing, study skills and more.  

Jennifer creates a warm, welcoming and collaborative environment to support open communication, goal-setting and individualized learning. She enjoys developing meaningful connections with students. Jennifer’s mission is to provide a supportive environment for students to learn, grow, and experience fulfillment in their daily life as a post-secondary student.  

LifeWorks counsellors

April is a compassionate, patient, and kind-hearted counselor. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work and has experience with diverse populations in Canada and China. With professional training and practice, she is skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Couple Therapy (Certified Gottman Therapist). Also, she can provide counseling services in both Mandarin and English.

April is a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is helping individuals and families to overcome difficulties and issues, such as mental health wellness, homesick, life transitions, PTSD, and academic/ career issues. She is a great listener to be with you and talk about your feelings and thoughts.

Karen (Kay) is warm, compassionate and empathetic. She is excited and energized while working with students and looks forward to meeting you, whether in-person or virtually. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work and has experience with diverse populations in Canada, United States and Africa.  Kay has worked with individuals and families to develop coping strategies in the areas of holistic mental health/wellness, domestic/family violence, grief/loss/life transitions, poverty & generational cycles, LGBTQIA+, and trauma, and has worked with all ages from infants to seniors.

Kay aims to assist students to be their most successful selves, however they choose to define success. She takes a strengths-based, holistic and collaborative approach to counselling, focusing on the whole person and empowering students to realize their potential in many areas of life and academics.

Kay is a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is friendly and naturally curious about people, languages, cultures, spirituality, and the way that these elements can affect daily living, academics and relationships.  She aims to approach everyone in an open and non-judgmental manner in order to help them achieve their goals.

Katie is a warm, compassionate and empathetic counsellor. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Katie is a Registered Psychotherapist and active member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

She has experience working with students experiencing difficulties related to stress, academic overwhelm, anxiety, depression, perfectionism and procrastination, self-harm and suicidal ideation and interpersonal conflicts. Katie approaches counselling from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and feminist intersectionalist lens where she honours students’ stories and values meeting them where they are in their journey with their mental health. She is a collaborative therapist who makes use of a range of evidence-based therapy interventions (e.g. CBT, DBT, Narrative, Solution-Focused therapy) that are individualized to her students needs. Incorporating aspects of mindfulness and self-compassion in her work, she aims to support students in building resiliency and increasing overall well-being. Katie excels at building collaborative relationships with diverse individuals and supporting them in the changes they wish to make in their lives. She is proud to join the team of counsellors at Brock University.

Renate joined Life Works providing personal counseling at Brock in 2022

Renate has a passion for partnering with her clients towards their own vision of a “Life Worth Living”.
She believes mental and emotional wellness is achieved through developing a lifestyle of balance, mindfulness and healthy human connections; that healing happens in relational contexts, inner resilience can be cultivated, and ultimately that as we grow, we can all learn to become authors of our own precious lives.

Previous to Brock, Renate has enjoyed a long career in a variety of settings from children’s mental health, EAP, domestic violence recovery programs to adult mental health

Renate has previously provided:
Individual, couple, family & group therapies.
Her joy was to design a relaxation skills practice group called “Body/Mind/Spirit”, and one of her greatest fulfillments co-creating the “Hope Recovered PTSD Therapy group”.

Renate uses eclectic, client tailored approaches depending on the person’s lived experiences, learning style, personality, cultural identification, faith background, personal identifications and life stage.

While providing Short-Term Counseling through Lifeworks SSP, she draws from a long list of trainings done over the years, not limited to the following:
Trauma certificate (Hincks-Dellcrest)
Prolonged Exposure Training (Royal Ottawa Hospital)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Advanced training through TIC)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Level I (cMaster University)
Power & Control Model &
Anti-Oppression Theory (Duluth Minniseota)
Art Therapy Strategies for Children (Violet Oaklander and others)
Structured Family Therapy (Marriage & Family Therapy Institute, Kitchener)
Meditation (Diane Bridges and others)
Mindfulness (mainly through Self study, Personal practice)

Renate is registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers # 778554

Other staff

Manager, Personal Counselling and Student Health Services

Mehroon Kassam:

Student Services Coordinator

Jenny Philavanh,