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 virtual and/or phone counseling services for Individuals, Couples, and Families. 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 and Cathy Walters-Gilhuly are clinical members of the Association of Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Terri Manuel is a member of ATSA. Randy, Cathy, and Terri are trained in a variety of assessment tools and use up-to-date “state of the art” researched tools to help assess the risk that person may pose in society, in the family, and to children. Additionally, they complete risk assessments on persons who have sexually offended. These tools include actuarial tools, computer inventories, and viewing time tools which aid in completing accurate assessments.
Cathy Walters-Gilhuly 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.
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
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.
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 expects to be a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario in the near future.
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.
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:
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Social Work Therapist