Pauline Lake-Devine MSW, RSW


Pauline is the Director of Ruah Counselling Center. She is a registered social worker (BA, BSW, MSW) with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers for over 20 years, with specialized training in the area of clinical counselling and a focus on spirituality in social work practice.

Pauline has extensive experience in providing couples and family therapy and had a private practice for seven years. She has completed training in related areas of spirituality, grief and loss, end of life, conflict resolution, mediation, critical incident debriefing, parenting, and child and adult development. She has experience in group facilitation (e.g.; body image; anger; emotional eating; grief and loss; rebuilding lives after separation and divorce).

Pauline is presently Co-Director of the Presentation Sisters and Associates and her community involvement has included work with various organizations such as Community Mediation, The Wiseman Centre, The Family Life Bureau and The Lantern.

Other Ruah Staff & Facilitators

Contact Ruah Counselling Centre

The Lantern Building

35 Barnes Road

St. John’s, NL A1C 3X1


Pauline Lake-Devine, MSW,RSW

Administrative Assistant

Samantha Lake

Tel: (709) 579-0168

Fax: (709) 579-2799


Counselling Staff

Amelia O'Dea, MSW, RSW

Susan Smart,

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

Elizabeth Belbin, MSW, RSW

Samantha Rose, MSW, RSW