About Me

Hello! My name is Ivonne and I'm a Registered Social Worker. I provide counselling for individuals, couples and families in the Waterloo Region.

For me, the therapeutic relationship is so important. You need to feel like this is a good fit for you, to allow for trust, growth and a successful therapy process.


For this reason I offer a free consultation to meet me, see my office and ask any questions you may have. I know counselling can be scary; it is my hope that the consult helps make you comfortable and calm those nerves.

I come from a strengths and humanistic perspective. I use several different therapeutic approaches to best meet your needs and concerns, some include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. 

Individual Counselling

My practice with individuals is designed to help you understand and manage a number of challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues.


Couples Counselling

My work with couples is to be a curious observer of the relationship, and help you understand and communicate through the challenges you are going through.

What to Expect

Sessions consist of learning who you are, where you came from, and what goals you may have. I follow your lead and attend to what you are bringing into the room, including your feelings, thoughts and body language.

Areas of Practice



Effects of Trauma


Healthy Relationships

Family Systems

Relationship Challenges

Work/School Life Balance