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ABOUT

CHRISTIE FRENETTE

Christie Frenette, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker 

Owner of Riptide Counselling

Christie holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, along with a Masters of Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. She is registered with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers (NBASW), the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), a registered member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (iCEEFT), and registered member of the Canadian Association of Play Therapy (CAPT). 

 

Christie has experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. She has worked in the mental health field for over a decade and currently devotes her time to pursuing certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy, along with Play Therapy. She has specialized experienced in the areas of at-promise youth and families, international and domestic adoptions, as well as military families. Christie’s overall expertise is grounded in the knowledge of trauma and attachment.

 

Christie’s passion is to help individuals, couples and families build strong bonds; improving their sense of security and connectedness within their most valued relationships, and ultimately fostering resilience in the next generation. 


 

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Seeking support can be daunting.
Bearing your soul to another is the most vulnerable act you can choose to do. My belief is that everyone has inherent value and worth and that we are all human. I will join you in the waves of life, through the current, as you enter a place of healing for yourself, your partnership, and/or your family.

Christie Frenette, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker 

Owner of Riptide Counselling

NICOLE OUELLETTE

Nicole Ouellette, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker 

Riptide Counselling Affiliate

Nicole Ouellette holds a Bachelor of Neuroscience from Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia, along with a Masters of Social Work from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She is registered with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers (NBASW) and a registered member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (iCEEFT).

Nicole has specialized knowledge in family violence, and the impact of trauma and exceptionalities on emotional processing along with experience working with military families. She is passionate about community development and has worked primarily in the non-profit sector. During her MSW Nicole specialized in trauma-informed community development; investigating the impact of community and individual trauma on people and communities.

 

Nicole has experience working with individuals, couples and groups, along with her community work. She believes that individual and community health is intimately tied to relationship health. She is currently working towards certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, deepening her capacity to support couples and families in an effective and meaningful way.

Nicole provides sessions in English and French. Nicole offre des suivis en français et l’anglais.

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We are not our brother's keeper; we are our brother and we are our sister. We must look past complexion and see community. - Maya Angelou

SYDNEY KLASSEN

Sydney Klassen, BA, RECE

Marketing Manager & Admin Assistant 
Volunteer of Riptide Counselling 

Sydney holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University and is a self-taught entrepreneur with many years experience in the world of creative media. She has had the opportunity to work in various marketing roles for businesses in Ontario, with a focus on photography and digital media production. 

 

Sydney is passionate about mental health awareness and accessibility, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work. Sydney graciously offers her marketing expertise to Riptide, melding together her passion for mental health and marketing, using them as a conduit to increasing access and accessibility for mental health supports. 

 

Sydney currently manages and edits the Riptide Website and the content for Riptide’s Social Media. We hope you have already experienced her as the initial warm welcome to Riptide, which she offers through her social media management, sharing Riptide’s daily affirmations and support to the community.

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Life is full of froth and bubble, 
Two things stand like stone:
Kindness in another's struggle,

Courage in your own.

Adam Lindsay Gordon