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Our Youth department is led by Shauna Joyce MSW MA, who also serves as our Special Projects Coordinator.

Meet our Youth Counsellors!


Shauna Joyce, MSW, M.A is our Special Projects Coordinator working on expanding our youth and adult programs and services. She comes with many years of experience working as a school administrator and as the Executive Director of a summer camp for Montreal's more vulnerable youth. She holds a Master's degree in Social Work as well as a Master's in Educational Leadership from McGill University. 

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Linda Aber is an Attachment-Focused Parent Coach, Nurtured Heart Approach® Trainer, Theraplay® Group Specialist, HeartMath® Anxiety Reduction Practitioner, Family Life Educator and proud adoptive mother.


For over 24 years, Linda has been providing parent coaching, educational/support groups, and social skills & emotional regulation groups for parents, youth & families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, mild autism, anxiety, oppositional defiance & attachment disorders. Linda also presents teacher workshops at various Montreal schools and organizations.


Bill Yong is a Drama Therapist originally from Edmonton Alberta. He holds a Masters of Arts from Concordia University and a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta.


He has worked clinically for the West Montreal Readaptation Centre, Centre d'éducation des adultes Outremont, Centre of Arts in Human Development (CAHD), Native Montreal and is currently a youth counsellor for Chabad within the English Montreal School Board.


Bill is interested in how creative elements such as play, storytelling and embodiment can help clients imagine and take on new roles, such as a sober self and encounter it in an organic, patient and playful manner. 


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