• Benjamin Hesch, M.S.W., RSW
      Benjamin Hesch, M.S.W., RSWDirector, Mental Health Services

      Ben Hesch is a Registered Social Worker with over 10 years experience in the field. He has previously worked in health settings, providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. Ben is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Encounter-Centred Couples Therapy, and Clinical Supervision, among others. Ben manages the Mental Health Services at Compass and currently does not provide direct therapy with clients.

    • Jodi Hocken, M.S.W., RSW
        Jodi Hocken, M.S.W., RSW

        Jodi Hocken is a Registered Social Worker with 10 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in a variety of clinical settings. Working from a person centered perspective, Jodi assists clients in navigating life’s challenges with compassion and respect. Jodi has a particular interest in the process of grief and loss. She has completed trainings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Trauma, and Clinical Supervision.

      • Sarah Sytsma, M.S.W., RSW
          Sarah Sytsma, M.S.W., RSW

          Sarah Sytsma is a Registered Social Worker and has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a range of settings in the Guelph- Wellington area for over 15 years. Sarah deeply values the connections formed with clients in therapy, and enjoys working with adults, adolescents, older children and couples. Sarah works predominantly using attachment-based interventions, mindfulness- based interventions, systemic and narrative therapy interventions. Sarah is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Sarah has a particular interest in complex trauma, anxiety, couples and grief work as well as providing clinical supervision for Social Workers.

        • Sheri Wyndham, M.S.W., RSW
            Sheri Wyndham, M.S.W., RSW

            Sheri Wyndham is a Registered Social Worker and has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a range of settings in the Wellington and Waterloo areas for over 22 years. Sheri has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults; she uses Narrative, Strength-based, and Solution-Focused approaches. Sheri is very holistic in her approach, taking into consideration the mind-body connection.  She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindful Self-Compassion Coaching, Neurofeedback, Classical and Advanced Hypnosis . Sheri also enjoys providing clinical supervision for Interns and Social Workers.

          • Shirley Kell, M.S.W., RSW
              Shirley Kell, M.S.W., RSW

              Shirley Kell is a Registered Social Worker; she has over 15 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings including child welfare, children’s mental health, addictions and schools. She has been specifically focused on children and trauma over the past 8 years. She practices from a trauma and attachment lens and comes with both Circle of Security and Connect training. Her passion is working with children and families to build resilience. She is also very excited to be returning to work at Shelldale!

            • Casey McKay, M.S.W., RSW
                Casey McKay, M.S.W., RSW

                Casey McKay is a Registered Social Worker with over 3 years of experience in the field. She has a experience with a broad range of client presenting issues, and is passionate about working with those involved in the criminal justice system.  Casey facilitates the Partner Assault Response program at Compass, and supports mandated clients to attend group or individual sessions to learn about intimate partner violence and healthy relationships.

              • Heidi Czulinski, M.A., M.Div., RP (Q)
                  Heidi Czulinski, M.A., M.Div., RP (Q)

                  Heidi has worked in the pastoral counselling field for many years, and recently returned to pursue her second masters degree. Heidi began with Compass as an intern and recently transitioned to a staff role. Heidi integrates a number of psychotherapeutic approaches as she works with her clients including Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative, Mindfulness, Family Systems and Solution-Focused.  She is excited about collaboratively building strength and resilience in those who have a desire for personal change and growth.  She is passionate about working with couples.

                • Anne Cherian, M.A., M.S.W. (c)
                    Anne Cherian, M.A., M.S.W. (c)

                    Anne Cherian is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree from University of Toronto. She completed her M.A in Psychology from University of Kerala, India, and has been practicing in the field for the past 6 years. Anne has worked with individuals, children and families in a variety of settings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Canada. Anne is passionate about work related to trauma and the cultural aspects of healing. Anne is able to deliver psychotherapy in English and three other languages including Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil.

                  • Rashida Carter, M.A., RP (Q)
                      Rashida Carter, M.A., RP (Q)

                      Rashida is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying); She is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults. Rashida recently completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and has served the Guelph community in various settings, including our telephone support line. Rashida strongly believes that clients are their own experts. She works collaboratively with clients from a trauma-informed lens to reinforce their strengths and positive feelings, emotions, and behaviours to reach their goals. Rashida is trained in solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and narrative therapy and is excited to expand as she continues to grow.

                    • Amy Krug, M.S.W., RSW
                        Amy Krug, M.S.W., RSW

                        Amy has over 15 years of experience providing clinical counselling and psychotherapy. She specializes in the field of trauma, wellness, and mental health. Amy provides clinical services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Solution-Focused therapy. She draws from many clinical interventions and modalities in her therapy work and uses a holistic model to foster strengths-based collaboration with clients. Amy is also a yoga instructor and enjoys integrating yoga practices into her clinical work.

                      • Kevin O’Boyle, M.Div., RP (Q)
                          Kevin O’Boyle, M.Div., RP (Q)

                          Kevin is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). After completing his internship at Compass, Kevin is pleased to join the staff team. Kevin is passionate about supporting individuals through collaborative counselling. He completed his Masters degree in Divinity at Tyndale University and has lived and worked in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph areas for his career. Kevin uses a strengths-based approach to psychotherapy, meeting the clients where they are at. He is trained in Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy and utilizes elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy too.