A time for change
Addiction, mental health, trauma, grief, and criminal justice counselling services.
Addiction, mental health, trauma, grief, and criminal justice counselling services.
Randy Scott Clinical Services (RSCS) provides therapeutic phone counselling services for Individuals, Couples, Families, and work places. We practice from a people first, strength-based, non-judgemental view of individuals. We offer support, understanding, and encouragement to you as you make your journey toward change in your own way. We welcome private clients, as well as client referred from other agencies including Family and Children Services.
Randy Scott is a clinical member of ATSA and has over 20 years of experience completing risk assessments on persons who have sexually offended. Cathy Walters-Gilhuly and David Sidhu are members of ATSA and with Randy are trained in a variety of assessment tools and use up to date “state of the art” research tools to help assess the risk that person may pose in society, in the family, and to children. These tools include actuarial tools, computer inventories and viewing time tools which aid in completing accurate assessments.
Cathy Walters-Gilhuly is a is a Social Work Therapist who provides counselling services to individuals, couples, and families in private counselling, as well as providing therapeutic counselling services for Probation Clients. Cathy is a Registered Social Worker, a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, and a Registered Early Childhood Educator. She has completed Level 1 and 2 Training in Gottman Methods Couples Therapy and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her therapy work with couples. Cathy has a trained therapy dog, named Libby, who accompanies her to several locations where they work together.
Cathy strives to support each individual she meets to make the changes they want in their lives. The writer works with individuals who need support specifically to address addictions, mental health concerns, violence or abuse issues, the impact of sexual abuse or offences, and trauma. Her strengths include working with individuals and couples who have issues within relationships and within the family.
Counsellor Randy Scott has worked in a variety of clinical settings including child welfare, probation offices, and in correctional facilities. Randy is a Social Work Therapist who is a registered social worker, a clinical member of the Ontario College of Social Workers, and of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). He is an Associate Practicum Professor at the Lyle Hallman Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University and supervises graduate level counselling students. Randy has thirty-five years of experience providing counselling to individuals in conflict with the law. In addition to direct clinical work, he has worked as a trainer, clinical supervisor, and administrator. Randy has been a manager in both government departments and in large non-profit social service agencies. Randy is qualified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis, sex offender treatment, critical incident stress debriefing, and mediation.
David Sidhu is a Registered Social Worker and works with Randy Scott Clinical Services. As a Social Worker, he provides private counselling to both individuals and groups. David completed his Masters in Social Work at the University of Windsor. Prior to completing his Masters Degree, he completed a Honours Degree for Psychology at York University. He also obtained a Vocational Rehabilitation Certificate with Seneca College.
David has undergone extensive online training with individuals suffering with Anxiety – as well as mastering Practical Intervention Strategies to help equip him to address Anxiety. David’s strengths include working with individuals living with addiction, brain injuries, and developmental challenges.
Barb has lived and worked social services in Waterloo Wellington for almost 30 years. Barb has worked with clients living with life shortening diagnosis, bereavement, mental health challenges, addictions, housing struggles, poverty and limited income resources, survivors of abuse and trauma, people in conflict with the law, older adults, LGBT2SQ and Indigenous communities.
Barb engages a trauma-informed approach combined with a strengths-based understanding in working towards creating meaningful changes as determined by those she works with. Barb’s work is informed by a wholistic, person-centred, strengths-based, trauma focused, and anti-oppressive framework, and works in a collaborative, empowering, respectful manner that promotes dignity and well-being.
Barb’s goal in counselling is to support individuals to work towards their personal goals, engage their personal wisdom and resources, identify their existing strengths and areas to strengthen, overcome barriers, and foster resiliency all with the aim of supporting folks to become the version of themselves they hope to be.
Barb holds an MSW, Indigenous Field of Study from Wilfrid Laurier, BSW from Renison College (University of Waterloo) and a BA in psychology from University of Waterloo and is a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and a member of the Ontario Assoc. of Social Workers. Additionally, Barb has completed certificates in: Trauma Interventions; Mindfulness Practices; and Dying, Death and Bereavement.
Nikki Stewart is Social Worker with 10 years of experience working with youth, young adults, parents, and families. Nikki completed her Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers. She has worked in a variety of environments including custody facilities, residential care settings, probation offices, schools, client homes and community organizations. Over the course of her career, Nikki has worked with clients struggling with addiction, homelessness, mental health concerns, family breakdown, child apprehension, criminality, individuals involved in the sex trade and victims of domestic violence. She approaches her work through a trauma-informed lens and has completed training in attachment-based parenting strategies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and a wide variety of mindfulness techniques for managing stress, anxiety, and depression. Nikki is well-versed in behaviour modification techniques and is specially trained in arson prevention. She is a dynamic professional who connects easily with clients and has extensive knowledge of community resources. Nikki strives to assist clients to identify their needs, harness their strengths and build the skills necessary to create meaningful change in their lives.
Terri Manuel is a clinical social worker who prides herself on cultivating strong, meaningful therapeutic relationships with clients. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is member of the OCSWSSW and the Association of Social Workers in good standing. She is trained in level 1 and 2 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, holds both Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Certificates and has experience working with individuals who struggle with addiction and mental health issues, anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. She has been a clinical therapist co-facilitating groups and working with individuals at Randy Scott Clinical Services since 2016. Her passion and focus is working with clients using a strengths based model to develop solutions and empower them to make positive and sometimes difficult changes in their lives.
“People only seriously consider change when they feel accepted for exactly who they are and that’s why the therapeutic relationship can be not just valuable, but might be the most powerful part of therapy of all – it offers a chance to finally experience what healthy relating actually is. For the first time, you can drop the mask and the games and feel safe just being who you are, and learn what a trusting, authentic relationship feels like.” – Carl Rogers
RSCS offers therapeutic counselling for individuals, couples, and families. Rooted in cognitive behavioural approaches, our counsellors are trained in various counselling modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, narrative, and brief therapy approaches. RSCS is a leader in providing clinical services to persons in conflict with the law. We welcome private clients, as well as clients referred by other agencies including Family and Children Services.
We offer work place mediation, critical incident stress debriefing, and professional training and development. Over the past 20 years we have assisted various organizations with a broad range of services including work place meditations between employees, and professional training to organizations on a variety of topics including work-life balance, stress management, and specialized clinical treatment tools. Specialists in the areas of criminal justice and clinical treatment, we can develop and provide services that meet your agency’s needs.
We have been providing counselling services to Probation Clients, in Waterloo Region, Wellington County, and Grey Bruce County under contract to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, since 2004. Counselling will emphasize the strengths and internal resources of each client, carefully strengthening protective factors, and enhancing their community supports. Counselling will accentuate community safety, and accomplish this by delivering humane and respectful treatment.
Everyone has their individualized needs that bring them to counselling. At RSCS we strive to understand your needs and work toward a hopeful future with changes that enhance you and your relationships. Our specialties include: Trauma, sexual issues, anger, domestic violence, parenting, grief, anxiety, depression, pain management, and addiction counselling. Our expertise includes working with individuals with developmental disabilities, capacity assessments, and risk assessments.
RSCS has developed methods and interventions for individuals who have had domestic challenges. The program, Towards Healthy Relationships, is based on innovative approaches to Domestic Violence. Some components of the program explore: Anger Management, personal awareness, Meditation, Mindfulness, family of origin, and communication. The sequence of counselling typically begins with individual intake, then group programming, followed by individual counselling or couple counselling.
RSCS has offered specialized programs for individuals who have sexually offended since the early 1990’s. Randy Scott is a clinical member of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. The group focuses on prevention of sexual offending by developing programming based on current research and recognized practice in the field.
Is your work place experiencing interpersonal conflict or tension that is interfering with a harmonious work environment? RSCS is experienced in conducting interventions using narrative mediation that can help to restore an enjoyable and positive working atmosphere in your work setting.
When a crisis takes place in the work place, we can offer help, support, and appropriate intervention. We understand the detrimental impact of a critical incident or a sudden loss of life in a work setting. Randy Scott has been a Critical Incident Stress Debriefer for over 20 years.
Randy Scott Clinical Services has social workers working with clients by phone or Zoom at this time.
To request services or to learn more about our services please call or email:
RECE., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Social Work Therapist
26B6A, Lombardy, Ontario K0G 1L0