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.

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Irene Mellas




rene is committed to providing professional therapy to individuals who are experiencing an emotional or psychological difficulty. Irene practices from a belief that therapy is a transformative process, one that often begins when a person reaches a "crisis" as a result of a difficult or painful experience that activates a deep need for change.

Irene strongly believes that each and every person has the innate ability, the courage, and the internal resources to reach a place within themselves where they can get "unstuck" and can move toward a more joyful and a richer, more rewarding life. For many, this journey requires a compassionate, open minded, safe and non-judgemental approach where they can freely discuss their concerns.

If you are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, phobias, addictions, bereavement/loss, relationship problems, work stress, life transitions, and old wounds from childhood, Irene will listen actively, engage meaningfully, and will facilitate seeing these issues through a new perspective while creating a warm, safe, therapeutic space.

After attaining a Master of Social Work degree at University of Toronto, Irene also completed post graduate training in Conflict Mediation thought the Harvard Negotiation Project, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) training, Emotional Focussed Therapy (EFT), and insight oriented therapy. In addition, Irene utilizes a Mindfulness based approach throughout the therapy process which enhances the client experience.

Irene is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), as well as a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). 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).

Irene has a special interest in women who are struggling through various life transitions, and is passionate about supporting these individuals to evolve into their "best selves".


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.


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.