The Counselling Centre

Our Staff


Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris, MEd
Assistant Director of Student Services
902-420-5601
sarah.morris@smu.ca

Sarah is the Assistant Director of Student Services, overseeing The Counselling Centre and Chaplaincy, along with the Multi-faith space. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science with honours in Psychology from Dalhousie University and a Masters in Educational Psychology from Dalhousie as well‌. Sarah sits on various campus committees for Student Services.

 

 



Caroline Danis

Caroline Bradley, MEd
Registered Counselling Therapist
902-496-8766
caroline.danis@smu.ca

Caroline has a Master’s Degree in Educational Counselling as well as a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. She has experience working with children, youth and adults and has worked in community and university settings. Caroline uses cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused approaches to counselling. Her areas of particular interest include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, assertiveness and anger. Caroline is comfortable providing counselling in both English and French.



Bobbi Beuree

Bobbi Beuree, B.A. / Certified CAN Coach
Intake & Programs Coordinator
902-496-8797
bobbi.beuree@smu.ca

Bobbi earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Saint Mary's University and has since completed Certificates in Professional Counselling, Leadership Development, and Life Coaching. She has been employed as Intake & Programs Coordinator since 2006. Bobbi provides Intake sessions for students new to The Counselling Centre to offer support, assess how we can be most helpful, and make referrals both on and off campus. She also offers individualized Academic & Life Skills Coaching sessions to provide support around issues that impact a student's university experience - topics include overcoming procrastination and exam anxiety, learning effective time and stress management strategies, interacting professionally with professors, and more. She is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential.


Cindy Boland, MEd
Psychologist
902-496-8172
cindy.boland@smu.ca

Cindy completed her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University. She has worked in universities, addiction treatment settings, community practices and most recently at the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre supporting survivors of sexual violence. Areas of particular interest include trauma, shame/self-worth, anger, relationship struggles and boundaries. Cindy’s approach to therapy is highly collaborative, as she believes empowering clients is key to growth. Her orientation is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


Mel Quigg, MSW, RSW
Clinical Therapist, Social Worker
902-420-5610
melanie.quigg@smu.ca

Mel has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from St. Thomas University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Brunswick.  Mel has worked in various counselling roles over the past 17 years with the majority of her work being in the Mental Health and Addictions Program at the IWK Health Centre.  Mel uses various types of evidence based therapy modalities that are the best fit for the presenting issues as well as each person’s individual needs.


Daniel Abar, MEd
Registered Counselling Therapist
902-420-5614
daniel.abar@smu.ca

Daniel has a Master’s Degree in Educational Counselling as well as a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Daniel has experience working with children, youth, adults and families. Daniel has a background in trauma informed care and uses cognitive-behavioural and motivational interviewing.  His areas of interest are wide ranging but include anxiety, depression, and  gambling/internet/substance use issues.


Ashleigh George  
Ashleigh Dempsey
Secretary
902-420-5615
counselling@smu.ca

Ashleigh has a Paralegal Diploma from Maritime Business College. Ashleigh can be found booking personal counselling and academic & life skills coaching appointments for current students at Saint Mary's. She can answer any questions students may have about The Counselling Centre.