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Valley Connections Counselling


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Valley Connections Counselling

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  • Danielle McCallum, Registered Psychotherapist
    Experienced Registered Psychotherapists
  • Jeweley Smith, Counsellor
    Reduced Rates with our Counselling Interns
  • Individual Counselling
    Individual Counselling
  • Couples Therapy
    Couples Counselling
  • Child and Youth Counselling
    Child, Youth, & Family Therapy
  • Perinatal Counselling
    Prenatal & Postnatal Counselling
  • Professional Connections Supervision Group
    Clinical Supervision for Registered Psychotherapists, Interns, and other Mental Health Professionals
  • Mindful Moments therapy group
    Mindfulness and Meditation strategies to manage anxiety and stress
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At Valley Connections Counselling, our Registered Psychotherapists and Counsellors provide counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, children and youth/adolescents, and families from Dundas, Hamilton, Guelph, Kitchener, Brantford, Toronto, and the surrounding areas.  We provide sessions in person at our 2 clinics, in Dundas, Hamilton, and online.  We welcome clients from all backgrounds, we are a trauma-informed centre, and we are LGBTQIA positive.  Valley Connections Counselling also offers Clinical Supervision and Consultation recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) services to mental health


All of our Counsellors and Registered Psychotherapists (RP) are eligible for insurance reimbursement under health benefit plans that cover the services of Registered Psychotherapists.

People come to the Valley Connections Counselling Clinic when they are facing relationship difficulties or breakups, addiction, disordered eating, postpartum challenges, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, and difficulties with life transitions; problems that impact most of us at different stages of our lives.

We utilize evidence-based counselling approaches that fit each individual client, couple, or family, and their respective goals. We see counselling and psychotherapy as a collaborative journey and process, which we navigate together with our clients.  We help people to deepen their own wisdom and develop skills so they can better face life’s challenges, heal wounds, and grow.

We believe people are resilient and adaptive, and that everyone needs help sometimes.

How is
Valley Connections Counselling unique?

1. We are a Multi-Therapist Practice:
We offer individual counselling to anyone age 6 and up at 2 clinic locations in Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario. We also offer couples and family psychotherapy and counselling with Registered Psychotherapists and Counsellors .  We are currently accepting new clients!  Click to book online.

2.  Schedule a Free Consultation:
We offer new clients a complimentary 30 minute Consultation with one of our Registered Psychotherapists or Counsellors to help you make an informed choice.

3.  We offer Reduced Fees with our Counsellors:
Meet with Avril Maxey or Jeweley Smith, our Masters-Level Counselling Interns, at a lower cost.

4.  We offer Online Counselling and Psychotherapy:
If you are outside of the Hamilton and surrounding areas, or it is difficult for you to arrive in person for your sessions, try counselling online with a Registered Psychotherapist or Counsellor.

5.  We provide Clinical Supervision:
Our Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC is a Clinical Supervisor recognized by the CRPO.  If you are a Counselling Intern, Qualifying RP, Registered Psychotherapist or other Mental Health Professional practicing in the community, book individual or dyadic supervision appointments or join one of our monthly supervision groups - Professional Connections, offered in person at our Head Office in Hamilton, Ontario.

6.  We offer In-Home Counselling and Psychotherapy to mothers of new babies: 
If you are looking for post-partum support following the birth of your baby and you find it difficult to get out of your house, we offer the option of in-home sessions. 

8.  We offer Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP) utilizing the Natural Lifemanship method.  Valley Connections Counselling has partnered with Brightstride Equine in Troy, just 15 minutes outside of Dundas.  EAP is an option for the treatment of such issues as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, attention deficit, relationship difficulties, communication challenges, and abuse/trauma.  No previous experience with riding or horses is required to engage in this type of psychotherapy.

7.  We offer GROUPS:
Attend our COUPLES CONNECTIONS group with your partner and learn how to build and nurture a healthy relationship.

Finding a Good Fit

Special Areas of Focus

  • Relationships
  • Perinatal concerns
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Addictions
  • Shame & Guilt
  • Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Relational-cultural
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Dialectical-Behavioural
  • Emotion-Focused
  • Cognitive-Behavioural
  • Imago 
  • The Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Brief Solution-Focused
Finding a good fit with a therapist is perhaps one of the most important factors in whether therapy is useful or not.  Take a moment to read a bit about our therapists practicing in 2 locations in Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario:

Psychotherapy, Counselling in Dundas, Ontario:
Main Office
65 Creighton Road Dundas, ON L9H 6E3:

Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC
Executive Clinical Director and Founder
Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Certified Meditation Instructor
*provides Clinical Supervision for Mental Health professionals, Counselling Interns, Qualifying Registered Psychotherapists
*provides Individual/Couple/Family Psychotherapy for Adults

Kiara Panetta, BSc, MA, RP
Registered Psychotherapist
*provides Individual/Couple/Family Psychotherapy for Adults

Counsellor (reduced fees)
*provides Individual Counselling for Children, Adolescents/Youth and Adults

Counsellor (reduced fees)
*provides Individual Counselling for Children, Adolescents/Youth and Adults

Dundas, Satellite Clinic
163 King St W Dundas, ON L9H 1V3

Danielle McCallum, BA, MA , RP 
Registered Psychotherapist 
*provides Individual/Couple/Family Psychotherapy for Adolescents/Youth and Adults
Individual Counselling
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Individual counselling sessions are available in person or online.

Perhaps you are going through a difficult period in your life right now with a breakup, relationship stress, or a life transition. 

Counselling can provide a safe space to explore and process feelings, problem solve and reach solutions.  Read more...
Couples Counselling
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It is not uncommon for couples to struggle in their relationship, but too often, they wait too long before deciding to get some help.

At Valley Connections Counselling, couples counselling aids in creating a safe, accepting connection between partners, using skills and evidenced-based methods read more...

Postpartum Counselling
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Postpartum Counselling and support for your role as parent, with the option of meeting in the comfort of your own home.

 Few things in life can prepare you for the love, pain, excitment, and terror that comes with parenthood.

 That's why we offer the option of counselling and support for you in your own home read more...