Pauline Lake-Devine - Director|MSW, RSW

Ruah Counselling Centre

Elizabeth Belbin

Elizabeth Belbin

Elizabeth is a registered social worker (BSW, MSW) with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers. She has a Bachelor of Social Work (1996) and a Masters of Social Work (2009) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has worked as a social worker in Newfoundland and New York City. She has trained in various types of meditation such as Mindfulness Meditation and Transcendental Meditation and was certified to become a meditation teacher in New York City in 2012. She has had a meditation practice for 25 years. She is a mixed-media artist, who has been studying, creating and teaching mixed-media art since 2011. She teaches intuitive art, in which students follow their intuition and create what feels right to them in the moment. This method of trusting your intuition can be very therapeutic and beneficial to 

​ students in other areas of their lives. She has been juicing almost everyday since 2014 and has received many health benefits such as, increased energy and mental clarity. She feels so passionate about the benefits of juicing that she is compelled to share all that she has learned with others so that they can be inspired to include juicing in a healthy lifestyle.

Elizabeth is the owner of "The Purpose of Life is to be Happy," a company which offers psychotherapy and classes in meditation, art and wellness.

At Ruah Counselling Centre, Elizabeth offers a course called, "How to Live a More Conscious, Joyful Life”. This course consists of 3 classes: introduction to meditation, introduction to healthy juicing, introduction to intuitive art.

Contact Us

Ruah Counselling Centre

The Lantern

35 Barnes Road

St. John’s, NL A1C 3X1


Pauline Lake-Devine, MSW, RSW 

Administrative Assistant

Jessica Abbott

Tel:  (709) 579-0168

Fax: (709) 579-2799


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