Transitions Counselling Services

"The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place." — Barbara De Angelis


Transitions Counselling Services was the dream of two best friends - Laureen Mitchell and Sarah Michelle Ogden. They wanted to create a safe, welcoming place where staff and clients alike felt valued, cared for and celebrated. They wanted to create an atmoshphere of love and caring, where difficult, courageous conversations could be had, and respect and kindness were always at the forefront. A place where their friendship, and from that, their relationships with their clients, came first and were never compromised. They wanted to provide best-practice, evidence-based and trauma-informed compassionate care to the community. They wanted to, where at all possible, remove the barriers to care, by ensuring a percentage of their caseloads were reserved for clients who may not be able to afford the fees typically associated with psychotherapy. They envisioned a place where all felt safe and comfortable, a place where diversity was celebrated and nourished. Out of this dream and vision, Transitions was born. The grand opening was in April 2018.


Olivia Mitchell is the fantastic Office Manager & Intake Worker for Transitions, and also provides admin support to Kind-Natured Psychotherapy. In January 2023, Transitions is excited to welcome Andrew Vanderstoop MSW to the team. Transitions is also pleased to welcome Shannon Azzarello (and her practice Kind-Natured Psychotherapy), who will be sharing office space as of January 2023. 


Transitions and Kind-Natured Psychotherapy offer individual, couples, and family therapy, as well as group therapy and programs. As of August 2023, we also offer Transitions Career Counselling Services. Watch our pages for more information to come on the types of therapy and services provided. In the meantime, feel welcome to call our office with any questions about our services - 705-947-2256.


Learn more about Sarah Michelle here


Learn about Andrew here.


Learn more about Transitions Career Counselling Services here.


Learn about Shannon and Kind-Natured Psychotherapy here.


Watch this spot for a future page where you can learn more about Laureen's legacy.


Please note: To offer clients choice and shorten wait times, Transitions Counselling Services & Kind-Natured Psychotherapy hold a shared referral/waiting list. Prospective clients will have the option to see any of the three clinicians available between the two practices.


Late Transitions Co-founder Laureen Mitchell & Co-founder Sarah Michelle Ogden in 2018

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