Deborah Alton (B.A., N.L.P., M.A.C.P., R.P.)
Deborah is a Registered Psychotherapist and has been providing psychotherapy and mediation for over 35 years to adults, couples, adolescents, and families. She also spent 15 years in the social service sector working with troubled adults and youth as a probation officer. Deborah was an associate for many years at the well known Yonge/Lawrence Centre of Counseling and Consulting in Toronto. Deborah relocated to Barrie and created the Reflection Centre in 2004. Deborah is passionate about her work with families, which is evident in the results achieved by her clients.
Deborah is a member of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario and is on the board of the Simcoe Collaborative Law Association. Deborah has experience in Parenting Coordination and has completed training with Dr. Barbara Fidler and Dr. Shely Polak around Foundations of Parenting Coordination and Children Resisting Post-Separation Contact. She provides Couples Therapy as well as Divorce/Family Coaching. She is committed to assisting couples and co-parents towards a decision making process that is 'win-win' and she provides a safe environment to explore change. Deborah guides her clients towards removing the barriers to love's presence, and empowers them to live their lives at their FULL potential. She is a passionate public speaker, teaching groups, teams, and corporations how to effect positive change and transformation. Deborah is a co-author, and workshop/group facilitator.
Elyse Ayliffe (B.S.W., M.S.W. (cand)., R.S.W)
Elyse is a Registered Social Worker and has been providing counselling at the Reflection Centre since 2014. She is a compassionate professional who provides counselling and therapy services to families, adolescents, and adults. Elyse has experience in mental health, relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, family/couple conflict, managing emotions, flexible thinking, coping skills, life coaching, and supportive counselling, implementing an eclectic approach with her clients.
Elyse has completed her Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree and is currently completing her Masters in Social Work. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Social Work. Elyse is a certified New Ways for Families coach and helps guide families to learn how to manage their emotions and bring flexible thinking to problem-solving.
Victoria Spataro (B.A, B.E.D., M.A.C.P (cand.))
Victoria is an individual counsellor completing her Masters of Counselling Psychology. With years of experience as an educator, Victoria has an authentic way of connecting with families, couples and children. She is highly empathetic and dedicates her time to understand each clients’ perspectives, needs and experiences. Her purpose is to guide clients to evolve, to heal and become empowered to be the best version of themselves that they can be.
Much of her work has been centred around understanding the complexity of child development and the importance healthy family relationships play in human growth and development. She deeply and passionately strives to help individuals, couples and families work through the toughest parts of their lives so they can move toward a purposeful and peaceful state of being.
Dave MacQuarrie (M.D., Ph.D)
Dave is a retired physician with a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Behavioural Science and extensive training in Gestalt Therapy and NeuroLinguistic Programming. Much of his work consists of exploring anger and grief. Dave Is an NLP Practitioner and NLP Coach. He is also an International Laughter Leader in laughter yoga. Dave is no longer funded under OHIP as he has retired his medical licence. He has been the Consultant Physician (Anger Management) to Bellwood Health Services in Toronto. His book "Blowing Out the Darkness--The Management of Emotional Life Issues, especially Anger and Rage" is available from Amazon or from AuthorHouse.com.
Cindy McAfee (R.S.S.W)
Cindy is a graduate of the Social Service Worker Program and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is experienced in group and individual counseling. Cindy has 13 years experience working with clients dealing with addictions to alcohol and drugs. She has facilitated groups in Barrie and works as an addiction specialist at the Reflection Centre. She also works at identifying and resolving a range of difficulties using a strength based perspective to empower her clients to live life to the fullest.
Laura Pageau (M.A.C.P., N.L.P)
Laura has trained in Psychotherapy and is a Certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner. She has a Masters in Counseling and Psychology. Passionate about working in the healing field, Laura offers a unique blend of loving presence, genuine curiosity and compassion in the counseling relationship. Together with the client, Laura allows the unfolding of the process to occur at the clients' pace, which leaves room for the agenda to change and evolve along the way. Laura works in our Lambton Centre and has experience utilizing a variety of counselling interventions, including short-term goal focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, motivational and strength-based therapies.