Ruah Counselling Centre 


About Us

Ruah Counselling Centre provides individual, couple and family counselling as well as psycho-educational groups. Our services seek to support interdependence between individuals, relationships, communities and our environments. We provide individual, couple and family counselling in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, stress, anger, worklife challenges, life transitions, parenting and interpersonal relationships.

Our psychosocial groups are based on the following five pillars:

  1. Parenting
  2. Relationship Building
  3. Wellness
  4. Youth
  5. Spirituality​

Our services are client-focussed and goal-oriented. We provide professional counselling services in an environment which supports client autonomy and well-being.


What does 'Ruah' mean?

The word “Ruah” is a Hebrew word that means “Spirit”. Ruah Counselling Centre believes in the intrinsic value of each person and in the need for steady attention to the quality of life we are creating for ourselves and our relationships.

Counselling can be an act of hope as we respond to the stirring within our lives to make changes to deepen self-awareness and relationships in a spirit of continual growth and development as people. Often, during one’s life stages, counselling may be needed to deal with serious life challenges and can require facing painful life experiences and issues that require exploring physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and/or social dimensions.

Contact Us

Ruah Counselling Centre

The Lantern

35 Barnes Road

St. John’s, NL A1C 3X1

Director

Pauline Lake-Devine, MSW, RSW 

Administrative Assistant

Jessica Abbott

Tel:  (709) 579-0168

Fax: (709) 579-2799

Email: ruah@rcsj.org

Counselling Staff

Denyse Lane,

M. Ed. (Couns. Psych.), CCC

Amelia O'Dea, MSW, RSW

Susan Smart,

M. Ed. (Couns. Psych.), CCC

Kim Oldford-Walters,  

M. Ed. (Couns. Psych.), CCC

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