Welcome to Cambrian Counselling and Wellness (CCW), where we embrace the spirit of the Canadian Shield, also known as the Precambrian Shield, an expansive geological wonder spanning across Ontario, Canada—right where our clinic thrives and serves.

Much like this enduring geological formation, at CCW, we hold firm the belief that relationships form the bedrock and essence of a fulfilling life. We recognize the intrinsic need for human connections, understanding that both giving and receiving support are fundamental to our well-being. You're not meant to navigate life's challenges in isolation.

Therapy is a transformative journey accessible to everyone, irrespective of whether you're experiencing acute crises or seeking guidance through life's transitions. Many of our clients engage in therapy for various reasons, such as pre-marital counselling or creating a safe space for unbiased reflection and processing.

Cierra Garriow Therapist sitting on a couch smiling
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Group of 6 therapist smiling at each other

Here at CCW, we don't just focus on a singular aspect; we embrace your entire world—the relationship with yourself, family, friends, work, and the broader context of society shaping your experiences. Our approach involves immersing ourselves in your reality, understanding, and supporting you every step of the way. You're never alone in this journey.

We understand that the cornerstone of successful therapy is the connection between the client and therapist. At CCW, nurturing this bond is paramount; we deeply value and honor the relationship we build with you, ensuring it's founded on respect and compassion.

Allow us the privilege of joining you on your journey. If we're not the perfect fit, we're committed to assisting you in finding a clinician who resonates with you—making the search for mental health support feel like finding your way home. Your well-being matters to us, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

Meet the Team

Our team is a diverse group of clinicians based in Ontario who are Registered Psychotherapists, Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying), Registered Social Workers (RSW, MSW), and Registered Occupational Therapists.

Please see below and click on each person's picture to learn more about our team and visit our Team Page for detailed portfolios of each clinician's niche and clinical orientation.

Cierra Garrow

Clinic Director & Registered Psychotherapist

Cierra Garrow

BA., MACP., RP., MFT., EFT-C

Susan Briggs

Registered Social Worker

Susan Briggs

BSW., RSW., MSW

Karlie Chalmers

Registered Occupational Therapist

Karlie Chalmers

BA., Msc OT

Janae Grafham

Registered Occupational Therapist

Janae Grafham

B.Sc., B. Ed., MACP

Janay King

Intern & Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Janay King

BA., MACP Candidate

Lauren Fisher

Intern & Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Lauren Fisher

BA., MACP Candidate

Faye Moreau

Intern and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Faye Moreau

HBA., MACP Candidate

Karin Thoms

Client Care Coordinator

Karin Thoms

THERAPIST MATCH-MAKER

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

our commitment

At Cambrian Counselling & Wellness (CCW), our therapists are dedicated to making everyone feel welcome and respected. We believe in embracing differences and making sure that everyone, no matter their age, background, abilities, where they're from, who they love, or what they believe, feels supported. We deeply honor and prioritize diversity, continually striving to expand our knowledge and employ evidence-based practices that support individuals facing diverse challenges.

CCW acknowledges that our work, alongside our community partners, occurs on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples throughout the province. We hold deep respect for the history, spirituality, and culture of the 46 treaties and other agreements that encompass the land now known as Ontario. We express gratitude for the opportunity to live and work in these territories, recognizing the stewardship of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples who have cared for this land and its waters for generations. As Treaty People, may we all honour this land with respect and foster peaceful, harmonious relationships among its diverse communities

Through ongoing education, social advocacy, and raising awareness, we actively confront and address the challenges of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our communities. We care about fairness and making sure everyone gets the help they need, no matter who they are. We're always trying to improve by learning more and speaking up about what's right.

As Social Workers, Social Service Workers, Psychotherapists, and Occupational Therapists, we see the chance to make a real difference in people's lives. We have a unique opportunity to impact our clients and communities through acknowledgment and actively addressing systemic racism and dismantling oppressive practices experienced by our marginalized clients.

In our therapy rooms, our therapists bring their complete humanity, fostering an atmosphere where clients are encouraged to authentically show up as their true selves. We are dedicated to nurturing a space where individuals feel safe and empowered to express their genuine identities during our therapy sessions. At CCW, we stand by our commitment to creating an inclusive, supportive, and affirming environment for all.

What are the next steps?

no. 1

Select Relevant Area of Lifespan (Season)

Identify your current life stage, or "season," to best align with your needs:

Spring (6 - 18 years old): Children / Teens, their parents / caregivers & family.

Summer (19 - 29 years old): Young Adults.

Fall (30 - 64 years old): Middle-Aged Adults.

Winter (65+): Older Adult / Senior & their caregivers and families.

Understanding your current "Season" helps us tailor our services to better cater to your specific life stage and needs, ensuring you receive the most relevant support and guidance during your therapeutic journey from a specialized therapist.

no. 2

Pick Your Service Location and Therapist

Once you've identified your relevant "Season," you can then choose the Service Location (All Locations offer Virtual in Ontario) that suits you best.

Additionally, you have the opportunity to select a Therapist from our team who specializes in addressing the presenting concern and the "Season" of life you are in.

If you're uncertain about which Therapist or Service Location might be the best fit for you, our Client Care Coordinator is available to assist. They can guide you through this decision-making process, providing insights and recommendations based on your needs and preferences.

no. 3

Book your Complimentary 20 Minute Initial Consultation

Ready to get started? Schedule your free 20-minute initial consultation over the phone or through a video call. This is your chance to:

Introduce yourself and get to know your potential therapist.

Share what's on your mind or what you need help with.

Ask any questions about therapy or how we can assist you.

There's no pressure to continue if you're not sure. Your comfort matters most! If it turns out we're not the best match, we'll help you find someone who might be a better fit. The decision is entirely up to you!

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