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We are a group of counsellors and therapists that offer therapy and assessment services to individuals, couples and families. Our therapists are trained in a variety of modalities and create a safe space for you to explore concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress and coping, relationship, general mental health concerns, parenting and child behaviour—and more. We provide counselling services to ages 12 and up.

We are currently taking new clients for both in-person and online appointments. We currently have no wait time for counselling services with some of our clinicians, who are available for immediate referrals.

Please see our clinicians and their services below or send an email to to inquire for more information.

Kimberly Maich, Registered Psychologist



Kimberly Maich, Registered Psychologist #654 (NL), Clinical Psychologist #7252 (ON), Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (Doctoral) #1-15-18468, Certified Teacher #510494 (ON)

Kimberly Maich is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador and a Clinical Psychologist in the province of Ontario. Clinically, she focuses on assessments of children, youth, and adults with neurodevelopmental issues (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, specific learning disorders, ADHD) and behavioural consultation. Kimberly also offers no-fee brief consultations around the assessment process or single-session (fee-based) appointments that include brief consultations around the assessment process with assessment screening. She also enjoys counselling youth and adults with neurodevelopmental diagnoses or identifications as well as youth and adults with general mental health concerns focused on changing their life circumstances. 

As well as owning her own private practice (Exceptionally Yours Psychological Services), she is currently a full, tenured professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University, researching, teaching, and providing community service primarily in the field of autism. Her recent books include ASD in the Canadian Context, Reframing Mental Health in schools: Using Case Stories to Promote Global Dialogue, and Leadership for Inclusive Schools: Cases from Principals for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs. Kimberly is also a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (Doctoral), an Ontario Certified Teacher, and a special education specialist, using these experiences to inform her assessment and counselling practice. In addition to her undergraduate degrees in psychology, education, and inclusive education, Kimberly’s assessment work is also impacted by her graduate degrees: MEd (Exceptionalities) from Memorial University, MADS (ABA) from Brock University, MEd (Counselling Psychology) from Memorial University, and PhD (Cognition & Learning) from Brock University. Kimberly is a proud parent three grown neurodiverse children, a delighted grandparent to two rambunctious grandsons, and a busy dog-mom to two adorable puppies.

Fee Information:

As of January 2022, Kimberly’s fees are $210 per clinical hour; however, assessments services typically have a flat rate fee and vary depending on the type and depth of assessment. Please check with your insurance company to see if your psychological services are covered and if there are any requirements for that coverage. For example, some insurance companies require a physician’s referral.  Kimberly bills through QuickBooks and clients can pay with credit card or e-transfer and a receipt will be issued for insurance and tax purposes.  Kimberly is a provider for Qualipu First Nation Non-Insured Health Benefit, Salvation Army, Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers Association, and Public Service Commission EAPs, as well as Veterans Affairs Canada, RCMP, and the Canadian Armed Forces


Seeking immediate counselling services

Shannon O’Dea, Registered Psychologist
Shannon O’Dea, Registered Psychologist



Shannon is a registered psychologist in Newfoundland Labrador. She has a master’s degree in counselling psychology (MEd) and a doctorate in psychology (PsyD).  She has been in practice for over a decade, initially working in private practice part-time while working full time at Eastern Health as a behaviour management specialist. Shannon has since transitioned to full-time private practice work, is a director at Insight Counselling and Assessment Services Inc., and maintains her own private practice.

Shannon works with clients ages pre-teen and up, including individuals and couples, offering services to those struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, OCD and interpersonal issues.

Shannon has a special interest in neurodiversity, particularly attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder and offers both assessment and therapy services. Shannon is trained in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale -2 (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) and offers screening and comprehensive assessment for adults for Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD for adults.

If you would like to set up a free 15-minute consultation or to inquire about any service Shannon offers, please email her directly.

Fee information:

Shannon’s fee for individual and couples therapy is based on the recommended rate set by the APNL at $210 per clinical hour. Payment for late cancellation or no shows is billed at half the clinical hour rate.

Please check with your insurance company and EFAP programs to see if sessions are covered and if there are any requirements. For example, some insurance companies require a physician referral. 

Forms of payment:  Shannon accepts debit, credit, cheque or email money transfer (EMT). Payment is due at the time of the session and a receipt will be issued for insurance and tax purposes. Some EFAP programs offer direct billing.

Some programs Shannon is affiliated with as a provider include the Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers Association (NLTA)  and Veteran’s Affairs Canada (VAC). 

Assessment fees vary depending on type of assessment; Please email to inquire.

Psychologist services are covered by most insurance programs. Please inquire to your specific insurance provider as to amount of coverage provided.


Heidi Pond
Heidi Pond

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) & Canadian Certified Counsellor

My name is Heidi Pond and I’m a St. John’s-based Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I fully recognize that life is not always easy, and I care deeply about helping you navigate life’s greatest challenges.

Understanding that each client is unique, each session is tailored to your specific needs. I bring warmth and empathy to the counselling room, creating a space where you’re able to feel a sense of comfort. My approach to therapy combines a variety of helpful theories and interventions to find what’s suitable for your needs. Some include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy. My areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, trauma, life change, and stress.

First of all, I’m so glad you’re here! Taking the first step in a healthier lifestyle can sometimes be challenging, but know that reaching out for help is so incredibly brave. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and helping you navigate through life’s more taxing seasons!

Lisa Denty
Lisa Denty

Registered Nurse / Canadian Certified Counsellor

Lisa Denty is a Registered Nurse (RN) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who is passionate about providing her clients with a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space so they can begin to identify solutions to their challenges. She is experienced in supporting teens and adults of various genders and cultures facing challenges involving trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, stress, separation and divorce, compassion fatigue, burnout, grief, intimate partner violence, 2SLGBTQ+ issues, chronic pain and illness, parenting, suicidal ideation, women’s issues, perinatal concerns, and more. Lisa graduated from Memorial University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Nursing and from Yorkville University in 2023 with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, and draws upon various therapeutic approaches such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFST) to meet each individual’s unique needs.

Lisa is also particularly interested in working with nurses and other care providers experiencing burnout, compassion fatigue, and struggling to create a work-life balance.

Megan Lockyer

Registered Social Worker

Megan is a registered social worker and holds both a master and bachelor of social work from Memorial University.  She has a passion for supporting neurodiverse individuals, specifically adults with ADHD, and is a proud member of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA). She aims to provide a holistic and person-centered approach that helps clients empower themselves by focusing on what is working for them. She believes utilizing what is within our environment can support us in the change process. She also encourages skill development, when appropriate, to assist in managing life challenges. Megan draws on several approaches to inform her practice, including but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.  She can assist with a number of mental health challenges including: anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, emotional dysregulation, trauma, and life transitions. She can also support adults and parents navigating an ADHD diagnosis.  She typically works with individuals ages 13 and beyond, and looks forward to connecting with you.

Kristan Barnes

Registered Psychotherapist

Kristan is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) (#11605) and member of the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association). She currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. Kristan comes with years of experience in Applied Behavioural Analysis and Behaviour Management from working at multiple health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

As a psychotherapist, Kristan takes a person-centered and collaborative approach to therapy and provides integrated support to children (10+), teens, adults, and couples. Kristan’s past experiences and education have influenced her in practice to provide a holistic path comprised of compassion and support to aid her clients in navigating their issues and bettering their lives.

In practice, Kristan applies a wide variety of therapeutic techniques including using Trauma-Informed approach to care, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, and Gottman Method for Couples. To ensure quality of treatment delivery, Kristan engages in external supervision with a Registered Psychotherapist.

Kristan believes in fostering skill building and creating a positive toolbox of coping techniques exclusive for everyone’s specific needs.  To Kristan it is of utmost importance that her clients seeking therapeutic intervention experience a safe and non-judgemental environment to share and heal. At times it can be difficult to determine what we are looking for or what we need, Kristan is an empathetic and receptive therapist who is determined to help you navigate your way through life in a way that works best for you.