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Valley Connections Counselling

Connecting in life's valleys...

Avril Maxey, BA, MA
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Counsellor

My name is Avril Maxey and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Valley Connections Counselling. I have a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2010 from Brock University and have worked in social services for the past 8 years as a counsellor, advocate, and educator in addictions recovery centres, elementary and high schools, group homes, women’s shelters and in child protective services.

Through my experiences, I have gained valuable clinical skills working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My work experience has included counselling and advocacy in sex work, addictions, anti-human-trafficking, mental health and intimate partner violence. I have cherished experience with many LGBTQ2 clients and understand the importance of gender identity and sexual orientation.

I thrive working from a strengths-based approach to empower my clients! I understand that each person needs a unique approach and finesse in order to be successful. I celebrate individuality and believe in each and every one of my clients!
Avril's services are eligible for insurance coverage under health benefit plans that cover the services of Registered Psychotherapists.

Meet my Therapy Dog, Rosie.  She is available to provide company and support to you in your sessions.


Special Areas of Focus

Intimate partner violence
Women's health concerns
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Life transitions
Body image