The counsellors at the Community Health Assessment and Therapy Team (CHATT) Inc. are highly qualified and experienced and they share a team approach to the treatment of mental and emotional health issues. It is this team approach which allows CHATT Inc. to offer such a wide range of counselling services.
Nadine Lulu B.A., M.Ed. Registered Psychotherapist (RP)
Founder and Director of CHATT
Therapist for Adolescents, Adults and Couples
Special Interest in Trauma and Mood Disorders
Nadine is a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist (CBT), who has been providing counselling while working with community agencies, hospitals, post-secondary schools and in private settings, since 1999. Nadine is the Founder and Director of CHATT Inc.
Nadine is known for her exceptional warmth, humour and problem-solving abilities which she applies to her work with individuals experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, post-trauma, motor vehicle accidents, relationship issues (maintenance or ending), and life-disrupting mental illnesses. Nadine uses a recovery-based cognitive model (CBT) treatment which teaches new ways of thinking and behaving as a strategy to solving most emotional issues. She also provides Independent Psychological Assessments in relation to Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Workplace Health and Safety Board claims (WSIB).
Nadine is a Gottman Seven Principles Certified Trainer. The Gottman principles are based on over 40 years of research on what couples can do to strengthen their relationship and better resolve conflict.
Nadine obtained her Master of Arts degree in counselling psychology from the O.I.S.E. at the University of Toronto and has since received intensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is a Registered Psychotherapist.
Terri-Lynn Oliver M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist (RP)
Therapist for Adolescent and Adult Individuals
Special Interest in Trauma, Addiction, Anger and Career Development
Terri-Lynn actively enables her clients to find novel ways to improve their quality of life and move towards new possibilities and potentials. Terri-Lynn is a psychotherapist who has been working in the community for over 14 years. She provides individual counselling to those over the age of 16 who are looking for hope, support and growth. With a background in addictions, trauma, abuse, mood disorders, grief and other areas of mental health, Terri-Lynn believes that everyone deserves the right to be heard and that change, growth and hope are always possible.
Terri-Lynn holds a Master’s Degree in Education Counselling Psychology and is a Registered
Psychotherapist (RP). She has worked for a variety of community mental health organizations providing psychotherapy to a wide range of clients of varying backgrounds, ages and cultures. Terri-Lynn uses several different counselling approaches, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative and strength-based therapy models and is skilled in teaching her clients to use mindfulness and meditation to assist with pain reduction and emotion regulation.
Marietta Minett MSW, RSW
Therapist for Children, Adults, Couples & Families
Special Interest in Children, Crisis Response & First Nations
Marietta is a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. Marietta has worked in pediatrics, special care nurseries, maternity wards and child emergency services in various settings including hospitals, community agencies and crisis response services. Marietta easily engages with her clients and is committed to providing the highest quality of care to promote healing and personal growth. Her approach to therapy is client-centred and multi-disciplinary as each client comes with unique needs and abilities to cope with life’s challenges. Marietta uses Mindfulness-based counselling to reduce stress, to help skillfully manage emotions and to address a wide variety of other presenting problems.
Due to her proven track-record, she has held prestigious positions as a Director of Social Work and a Clinical Chief of Social Work. Marietta provides expert care in crisis response and counselling for children, youth and their families who are experiencing mental health problems or stressors in their lives. Marietta is skilled in working with couples to resolve conflicts and strengthen their relationships. She also treats children and adults who have experienced trauma to resolve the problems and issues standing in the way of moving forward in their lives.
Merietta is a Gottman Seven Principles Certified Trainer. The Gottman principles are based on over 40 years of research on what couples can do to strengthen their relationship and better resolve conflict.
She teaches parents and caregivers skills for the effective management of child behavioural issues, provides psycho-social assessments, suicide prevention, grief counselling, trauma counselling, manages chronic illness or pain, and conducts self-esteem groups for pre-teens. Marietta has experience in culturally sensitive counselling for First Nations.
Marietta obtained her Master of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Christina Leschied B.Hsc, M.A.D.S., BCBA
Special Interest in: Child and Youth Mental Health and Behaviour; Parenting
Christina provides Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy and counselling to children, adolescents, families and individuals with developmental disabilities, disruptive behavior problems, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges, as well as those struggling with self-esteem and emotional regulation. Christina uses very systematic, goal oriented and reinforced based methods, to meet the goals collaboratively set out by the family or individual, while keeping their values and beliefs at the fore front.
Christina completed a Master’s degree in Applied Disability Studies, specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Brock University. In June 2012, she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board in the United States. She has also been trained in CBT, ACT and dialectical problem solving. She has a passion for continuous learning to further enhance what she can offer as a clinician.
Christina has worked both in private and government funded agencies, as part of a multidisciplinary team, to ensure client’s needs are all being met. She has provided parent coaching, staff training, supported individuals in educational settings, as well as mentored parents in being strong advocates for their children. Christina has a personal passion in helping individuals struggling with self-esteem and anxiety that is affecting their daily living.
She has a warm and friendly approach to foster a strong rapport with clients and believes in supporting their goals while offering her personal and professional insight.
Michelle Watson Registered Social Worker, MSW
Therapist for Children, Adolescents and Parents
Special interest in trauma, mood disorders and school challenges
Michelle is a registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. Michelle has worked in the education, public health, and mental health sectors. Her warm and engaging approach allows her to connect with youth of all ages and engage them in building the skills they need to cope with life’s challenges. Michelle’s approach to counselling depends on the needs of the client and can include: play and art based approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, mindfulness based approaches, narrative therapy, dialectical behavioural (DBT) and systems approaches.
Michelle obtained her Masters Degree from Wilfrid Laurier and holds a certificate in play therapy from Western University. She has additional training in CBT, narrative and solution-focused therapies, as well as, crisis and trauma intervention.
Michelle works collaboratively with caregivers to address issues around school refusal, anxiety, behaviour and co-parenting after separation or divorce. She provides parental support with stress, anxiety, coping and resiliency. For children, Michelle provides psychosocial assessments, grief counselling, trauma counselling, counselling to address mood disorders, suicide prevention, emotion regulation, behavioural issues, learning challenges and crisis intervention for post traumatic events.