A time for change
Addiction, mental health, trauma, grief, and criminal justice counselling services.
Addiction, mental health, trauma, grief, and criminal justice counselling services.
We are a team of registered social workers who are committed to providing compassionate and effective solutions to our clients. Our services include therapeutic in-person, virtual, and/or phone counseling services for Individuals and couples. Our goal is to empower our clients to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. We are here to support you every step of the way.
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.
Cathy Walters-Gilhuly is a Social Work Therapist who manages Randy Scott Clinical Services. Cathy is a Social Work Therapist who is a registered social worker, a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers, and a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). She supervises Randy Scott Clinical Services staff as well as students from The University of Windsor, Wilfrid Laurier University and has served as Adjunct Community Faculty in the School of Social Work at the University of New England. She provides counselling services to individuals, couples, and groups for Probation clients as well as therapeutic counselling services for private clients.
Cathy previously co-facilitated the Intensive Sexual Offenders – geared toward the prevention of sexual offending, and she has co-facilitated the Domestic Violence group – Towards Healthy Relationships since 2013. Cathy’s work includes individual counselling assessments, intervention, and the use of therapeutic measures to assist clients with identified issues. She works with individuals who need support specifically to address addictions, mental health concerns, violence or abuse issues, the impact of sexual abuse or sexual offences, and trauma. Cathy strives to support each individual she meets to make the changes they want 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
Svetlana Mrzic is a Mental Health professional with a passion for supporting individuals who are experiencing a variety of life challenges.
Svetlana holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University as well as an Honours degree in Religion and Philosophy from McMaster University. She is a current member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists.
Svetlana’s areas of interest include working with individuals who struggle with substance use, are in conflict with the law, or are experiencing crisis situations. Svetlana has considerable experience working with vulnerable and high-risk populations in a number of therapeutic environments including the community, institutions, and non-profit organizations. Svetlana works from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive/racist, and strengths-based approach which allows her to develop strong therapeutic relationships with her clients.
Christian Appleton is a clinical social worker who has worked with families and children in a variety of roles for over 15 years in child welfare. He has experience working with individuals who struggle with addiction and mental health issues, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. Christian has a particular interest in working with men and supporting and encouraging them to improve their lives, relationships, and parenting. Christian holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. He works primarily from a cognitive-behavioral framework and has skill and knowledge in incorporating philosophical, artistic, spiritual, and religious themes as a part of the therapeutic process.
Maryam Motia is a Ph.D. Candidate in Social Work at Wilfred Laurier University. She obtained her master's in counseling in Iran and provided counseling services, individually and within groups, mainly to women clients dealing predominantly with poverty and migratory-related challenges. Since September 2022, Maryam has attended the Good Life Group for individuals who sexually offended and has worked with individual probation clients in Guelph with Randy Scott Clinical Services.
She has worked with clients on probation supporting mental health and well-being, life skills, quality of life, and personal growth. She is particularly interested in working with clients who have a strong passion for raising their self-awareness and moving toward self-actualization. She is working with individuals who have sexually offended to help them develop an understanding of their offending pathway which in turn is to decrease the possibility of offending in the future. In her practice, she uses client-centered, cognitive behavioral, psychoeducation, and solution-focused modalities through a biopsychosocial and spiritual lens to assist her clients.
Dana Rourke is a Social Work Therapist who is passionate about supporting individuals through life’s uncertainties and difficult moments. Dana holds a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a Certified Yoga Teacher, and is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
Dana co-facilitates the Intensive Sexual Offenders Program with Randy Scott Clinical Services and brings her knowledge of mindfulness, self-compassion, and the mind-body connection to the group. Dana’s trauma-informed, client-centered approach is informed by her training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and conflict resolution skills and is rooted in curiosity and compassion. Dedicated to reducing violence and harm in her community, Dana applies a whole-person (biological/psychological/social/cultural/spiritual) lens t support individuals in shifting personal beliefs, narratives, and behaviours that are both fuelling conflict and limiting growth and change in their lives. Working with individuals at RSCS and in her own private practice, Dana has a passion for working with people who are looking to deepen their understanding of themselves, and others, to cultivate more supportive, fulfilling, and healthy relationships in all areas of their lives.
Annelise Mota is a Registered Social Worker and MSW Student at the University of Windsor experienced in youth and adult mental health. She is passionate about working with individuals who have been involved in the justice system and has previous experience working as a probation officer. Annelise works from a trauma-informed, person-centered lens while integrating a strengths-based CBT approach into her work. Her current role involves working with diverse populations in family advocacy, crisis support, brief counseling support, and group facilitation. Her strengths include supporting those impacted by trauma, commitment to assisting clients in developing healthier, more positive life choices, and creating a safe, positive, and caring environment for clients.
Randy Scott Clinical Services (RSCS) provides therapeutic in-person, virtual, and/or phone counselling services for Individuals, Couples, and Families. We welcome private clients, as well as clients referred from other agencies including Family and Children Services and Legal Representatives.
RSCS is a leader in providing clinical services to persons in conflict with the law. In the form of counselling individuals are referred by probation officers for individual counselling or group counselling. We offer counselling for individuals before the courts or applying for parole. We offer sexual offence risk assessments. We offer workplace mediation, critical incident stress debriefing, and professional training and development.
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.
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, Terri Manuel, and Cathy Walters-Gilhuly are clinical members of The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. The intensive treatment group focuses on the prevention of sexual offending by developing programming based on current research and recognized practice in the field.
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.
Randy Scott, Cathy Walters-Gilhuly, and Terri Manuel are clinical members of the Association of Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). RSCS clinicians complete risk assessments on persons who have sexually offended or have been accused of a sexual offense.
To complete assessments RSCS clinicians are trained in a variety of assessment tools. Proven actuarial tools are used to help assess the risk that a person may pose in society, in the family, and to children. These tools include actuarial tools, and viewing time tools which aid in completing accurate assessments and comprehensive reports.
Work Place Debriefing
Is your workplace 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.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing When a crisis takes place in the workplace, 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 in person, by phone, and/or via Zoom.
To request services or to learn more about our services please call or email:
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Social Work Therapist