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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Lorraine Franco

MSW, RSW

 

 



Lorraine Franco is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing individual and family counseling.  She is also a Private Adoption Practitioner who is approved to conduct home studies and supervise adoption placements.

Lorraine is passionate about her work in Family Therapy and Adoption. Her goal is to help individuals and families attain more joy in their lives and overcome whatever difficulties they encounter. Whether it is related to mental health issues, grief, trauma, marital discord, infertility or addictions, Lorraine has helped numerous clients through complex and multi-layered situations.

Lorraine has a Masters of Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University and a Bachelor of Arts from York University in Psychology. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is an active member of numerous associations including: the Ontario Association of Social Workers, the Ontario Association of Private Adoption Practitioners, the Adoption Council of Ontario, and the North American Council on Adoptable Children.

Loarrain specializes in:

• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with children, youth and adults with Anxiety or Depression
• Adoption Competent Counselling with Adoptive parents and Adoptees
• Marital Therapy, Infidelity and Compatibility issues
• Trauma assessment and treatment
• Separation and Divorce
• Grief and Loss
• ADD/ADHD
• Austism/Aspergers
• Parenting strategies & behaviour management
• School difficulties and Learning Disabilities
• Anger Management and Aggression
• Infertility Counseling
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PSYCHOTHERAPY
& PSYCHOLOGY
ASSOCIATES


Karen Hurley
MSW, RSW, RMFT

Karen practices from a belief that psychotherapy is an exploratory process of getting to know ourselves in a more enriched and deepened way.

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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.

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Irene Mellas
MSW, RSW


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

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Judith Pascoe-Wong

MSW, RSW

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

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