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

Counselling Staff

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.

Susan Smart

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

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