Staff & Facilitators 

Ruah Counselling Centre


Our Staff

Pauline Lake-Devine, MSW, RSW
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Jessica Abbott
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Counselling Staff

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

Denyse Lane | M.Ed. (Couns. Psych.), CCC 

Ruah Counselling Centre

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Denyse Lane

Denyse Lane

Denyse holds a Master’s Degree in Education in the area of Counselling Psychology M.Ed.(Couns.Psych) from Memorial University and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

She began her work with Ruah by completing her internship and then continued on to work as a full-time Counsellor.

Denyse’s passion is helping adults learn strategies to cope with mental illness; this is strengthened by her own personal story and life experiences in this area. In addition to this, other areas of practice are: facilitating groups on Mindfulness in coping with Anxiety and Depression as well as Anger Management techniques. Denyse’s theoretical grounding includes Positivism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

Denyse is dedicated and passionate about counselling/group facilitating and brings empathy, kindness and an approach that helps make her clients feel at ease. Denyse also holds a Bachelor of Music and Music Education and is a qualified Suzuki Violin Instructor.

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Ruah Counselling Centre 

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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

Amelia O’Dea, MSW, RSW

Amelia O'Dea|MSW, RSW

Ruah Counselling Centre

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Amelia O'Dea

Amelia O'Dea 

Amelia O'Dea is a registered social worker (BSW, MSW) with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, with a ‘children and their families’ specialization.

Amelia has experience in clinical assessment, counselling, and case management with individuals, children, youth and families. She has completed intensive training in Attachment - Focused Family Therapy (AFFT), as well as additional training in Family Therapy, sensorimotor and trauma-informed approaches to clinical work.

Amelia has experience in group facilitation (e.g.; support for youth who have experienced sexual abuse and assault, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - Anxiety treatment groups for children and their parents, parenting groups, and is a certified group facilitator for FUN FRIENDS and FRIENDS for Life (emotional resilience programs for children and youth).

Amelia brings a strengths-based, non-judgemental approach to her clinical work. She is passionate about helping clients identify their strengths and feel empowered to embrace these strengths to overcome challenges and improve their well-being.

Other Ruah Staff & Facilitators​

Ruah Counselling Centre 

Referral Process

Group Registration 

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Contact

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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

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

Susan Smart|M.Ed. (Couns.Psych.) CCC

Ruah Counselling Centre

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Susan Smart

Susan Smart

Susan (B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed. (Couns. Psych.) is a certified, professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and also an active member of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.

In attaining her Bachelor of Science degree, Susan majored in Psychology. This, along with her Education degrees and other professional development, has allowed her to gain specialized training in child and adult development. Susan has completed additional training in the areas of stress, trauma, and suicide intervention.

While much of her work experience has been with children and families, Susan has worked clinically with clients of all ages. She also has experience facilitating groups such as Parenting Teenagers, Parenting Children, and Dealing with Anxiety & Depression.

Susan is passionate about bringing a Positive Psychology approach to her work, enabling her to focus on using individual strengths and resources to help clients build resiliency, transcend difficulties, and grow to their full potential.

Other Ruah Staff & Facilitators​

Ruah Counselling Centre 

Referral Process

Group Registration 

Events / Retreats

Forms & Resources

Fees

Contact

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

Kim Oldford-Walters
M.Ed. (Couns. Psych.), CCC

Kim Oldford-Walters|M.Ed. (Couns. Psych.), CCC

Ruah Counselling Centre

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Kim Oldford-Walters

Kim has a Masters degree in Education, Counselling Psychology, and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Kim brings to Ruah her diverse counselling experience in the areas of anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, stress, self-esteem, separation and divorce, and work place issues. She also has experience in working with couples and has training in Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy. Kim has extensive experience in the facilitation of psycho-educational groups for adults and youth. Her work with clients typically incorporates a variety of counselling modalities that includes: Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focussed, Positive Psychology and elements of mindfulness. Kim endorses a holistic approach to well-being (mind, body and spirit) and also endeavours to work collaboratively with clients to discover and foster their personal strengths.

Other Ruah Staff & Facilitators​

Ruah Counselling Centre 

Referral Process

Group Registration 

Events / Retreats

Forms & Resources

Fees

Contact

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


Our Facilitators

Jeff Pardy
M. Ed. (Couns. Psych.), CCC
Jeff Pardy|M. Ed. (Couns. Psych.), CCCRuah Counselling Centre __CONFIG_widget_menu__{"menu_id":"96","color":"tve_red","dir":"tve_horizontal","font_class":"","font_size":"18px","ul_attr":"","link_attr":"","top_link_attr":62731384,"trigger_attr":"","primary":"","title":""}__CONFIG_widget_menu__ Jeff Pardy Currently a school counsellor (BA, MA, B.Ed., M.Ed.(Couns. Psych.) CCC,[...]
Nicole Cooper, MSW, RSW
Nicole Cooper|MSW, RSWRuah Counselling Centre __CONFIG_widget_menu__{"menu_id":"96","color":"tve_red","dir":"tve_horizontal","font_class":"","font_size":"18px","ul_attr":"","link_attr":"","top_link_attr":24837747,"trigger_attr":"","primary":"","title":""}__CONFIG_widget_menu__ Nicole Cooper Nicole Cooper Nicole (BA, MSW) graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with her[...]
Robyn Hamlyn, MC, CCC
Robyn Hamlyn|MC, CCCRuah Counselling Centre __CONFIG_widget_menu__{"menu_id":"96","color":"tve_red","dir":"tve_horizontal","font_class":"","font_size":"18px","ul_attr":"","link_attr":"","top_link_attr":35505216,"trigger_attr":"","primary":"","title":""}__CONFIG_widget_menu__ Robyn Hamlyn After graduating with her bachelors’ degree from Memorial University in 2005 (BA, MC,),[...]
Elizabeth Belbin, MSW, RSW
Pauline Lake-Devine - Director|MSW, RSWRuah Counselling Centre __CONFIG_widget_menu__{"menu_id":"96","color":"tve_red","dir":"tve_horizontal","font_class":"","font_size":"18px","ul_attr":"","link_attr":"","top_link_attr":73332462,"trigger_attr":"","primary":"","title":""}__CONFIG_widget_menu__ Elizabeth Belbin Elizabeth BelbinElizabeth is a registered social worker (BSW, MSW) with the Newfoundland[...]

Contact Us

Ruah Counselling Centre

The Lantern Building

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