The Relationship Centre

Feeling Better Starts Here

The Relationship Centre is a team of caring therapy professionals dedicated to helping get through anything holding you back.

Discover how to feel happy and handle whatever life throws at you.

We Believe Getting Help Should Be Easy

“We know how hard it is to ask for help. It takes courage. To contact someone you’ve never met and share that you’re struggling. But we encourage you to take that first step. Because we know what’s waiting for you on the other side. A better way to live.”

Mary Joan Brinson MSW, RSW
Founder & Director

Because we understand how discouraging and stressful life can be when you don’t have the support you need. Getting help shouldn’t be difficult too.

You want to feel safe and secure with people you can trust. That is why you can request a therapist or have one carefully chosen for you. Each therapist is trained with expertise in trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, perinatal mood disorders and couples therapy.

You Weren’t Meant To Solve Every Problem On Your Own

Because struggling to feel better on your own can be a lonely battle. And sometimes, you need to reach out and ask for help.

Whatever brought you here today know that you are not alone and you are one step closer to feeling better.

Take That First Step

Asking for help puts you one step closer to the happy life you deserve.

Our Team is Built Around A Common Desire to Help

We share a joint vision to offer a safe place where people can do this important work.

Mary Joan Brinson MSW, RSW

Founder & Director

Mary Joan has taken her 25 years of clinical experience helping clients and couples to now directing and supporting the work of The Relationship Centre. She is committed to helping people experience the incredible growth and healing that can come from doing deeper emotional work.
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Sonya Ross MSW, RSW

Clinical Director

Sonya believes in offering her best and full self to others, fostering a space of safety and trust through warmth, compassion, and unconditional acceptance. With over 20 years of experience in the Social Service area, she draws on various therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance Therapy, Polyvagal Therapy, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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Heather Baker, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Heather recognizes the courage it takes to begin therapy – to look at and accept what is not working, to explore options and make health changes and, to trust a therapist to help you grow and heal. While trained in a number of modalities, she works with people in the ways that are most helpful to them.
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Jennifer Moore, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Jennifer understands we all face challenges and stressors throughout our lives and therapy is a powerful tool to help people cope, achieve their goals, and enhance their lives. She is warm, non-judgemental and creates a safe space to do this work.
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Tara Gingrich, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Tara believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship to heal, transform, and nurture growth. She helps people form a holistic understanding of themselves while developing emotional awareness and achieving their potential.
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Julie Wiltshire, B,Sc., RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Julie experiences a sense of joy in working collaboratively with people as she helps them tap into their strengths. She sees people as the experts in their own lives and she helps them navigate through challenges to experience positive change in their lives.
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Andrew Garnett, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Andrew provides a safe, supportive, warm and calming environment for exploration and discovery to happen.  He understands that we can sometimes behave or engage in ways that we don’t understand or want, and that can take us off course.  He helps people understand what drives their behaviour so they can make better choices and move towards their desired outcomes.
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Jenni Beaver, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Jenni’s goal is to provide therapy from a place of sincerity, kindness, and compassion. She shares that she doesn’t take herself too seriously and has a good sense of humour creating a safe calm space for sharing and collaboration.
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Stephanie Wilson, MA

Therapist in Training

Stephanie loves people and hearing their stories and that is what draws her to this work. She has a passion for working with couples as she feels the change process is the greatest and most transformative.
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Holly Knowles, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Holly is a compassionate therapist with 20+ years of experience. She specializes in depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, she empowers clients to cultivate joy and calm. Inspired by nature and yoga, she finds balance alongside her cherished family and goofy chocolate lab, Nala.
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Lindsay Steele, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Lindsay believes in practicing from a heart-centred approach that is grounded in acceptance and presence. She helps people understand how their experiences have shaped the person they are and decide how they want to show up in their lives now and in the future.
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Rachel Nobrega, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Rachel is a compassionate and dedicated psychotherapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate life’s challenges. With a commitment to continuous growth and an integrative approach to therapy, she creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their therapeutic goals.
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Tara Buchan

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Tara guides individuals on their journey to self-discovery and healing, drawing from 18 years of varied experience, including roles as a Clinical Therapist and Police Constable. Her client-centered approach tailors therapy to individual preferences, values, and beliefs. Utilizing evidence-based modalities like Emotional Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Tara specializes in emotion regulation, stress management, and more, collaborating with clients to foster growth and healing.
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Daniel Forsythe

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Daniel understands the struggle of feeling trapped in cycles of pain and disconnection. Armed with an MA in Counseling Psychology, he specializes in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples, fostering connection over labels. Specializing in Solutions-Focused Therapy for Complex PTSD, he offers hope without reliving trauma.
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Step Inside Our New Sanctuary of Support Where Your Comfort Matters

We've just opened the doors to our calm, soothing office space – your haven for healing and growth.

At The Relationship Centre, we believe getting help should feel easy and uplifting. That's why we've designed every aspect with your comfort and well-being in mind. It's your retreat from life's stresses — where you can breathe, connect, grow, and heal.

Our doors have been open since 2006 as Mary Joan Brinson’s private practice. The Relationship Centre was established in 2018 to help even more people love deeply and live fully.

Your journey to a happier, healthier you starts here. Come on in. We look forward to welcoming you soon.