Karen Hurley Psychotherapy Associates are a dedicated team of experienced mental health professionals with expertise in various issues for adults, couples, families, children and adolescents. Each professional associate in their field of practice, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and social work is highly trained and qualified and brings their own expertise and specialization in distinct areas of practice.

Karen Hurley


Karen practices from a belief that psychotherapy is an exploratory process of getting to know ourselves in a more enriched and deepened way. We conduct our lives through a self-and-world view we have constructed from our subjective experience of struggles, losses and triumphs. In therapy we become aware of entrenched patterns of interaction in our relationships that may prevent us from enjoying our life to the fullest.

Most transformative processes usually take place through a difficult or painful experience that often activates a need for change. For some, the desire of relief from distress or confusion: for others, the quest for understanding and creation of new meaning in their lives. Sometimes we are prompted by a sense that we don’t want to feel this way anymore or a need to do something different. It is often then, that we experience the catalyst to become more aware of how we are living our lives and desire to make changes for a healthier sense of well-being.

After attaining a Master of Social Work degree at University of Toronto, Karen completed post -graduate training including studies in couples therapy at Harvard Medical School, emotionally focused therapy, (EFT) and insight-oriented psychoanalytical therapy.

Karen is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) and a clinical member with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT). She is an associate of Dr. Jon Mills, of Mills Psychology, a board certified clinical psychologist and a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. 

Karen is also a member of the Canadian Society for Clinical Hypnosis - Ontario Division (CSCH-OD) and registered with the National Guild of Hypnotists as a Certified Hypnotherapist.


Irene Mellas


Irene is committed to providing professional therapy to individuals who are experiencing various emotional or psychological difficulties.


Ellis Nicolson
M. Div: RMFT

Ellis Nicolson is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


Lorraine Franco

Lorraine Franco is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing individual and family counseling...


Judith Pascoe-Wong


Judith Pascoe -Wong specializes in play therapy with children, helping them express their emotions, regulate feelings, anxieties, and attachment issues.