It is an important part of therapy to connect with your therapist and to have your therapist able to connect with you. Studies show that therapy is more beneficial when you have a good relationship with your therapist.  At  West Wellness we would like to help facilitate better relationships with our clients by sharing about ourselves. For one week every month we will shine the spotlight on one of our therapists so you can get to know us better.

Meet Novelette!

Hi! I’m Novelette.

What Is Your Approach To Therapy?

I understand that the decision to seek help can be a difficult one. I provide a warm and gentle approach to help you feel safe and secure during the therapeutic process. I believe that there is strength in knowing when to reach out for support.

What Is Your Experience?

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

How Long Have You Been A Therapist?

I have worked in Social Services for over 25 years and have extensive experience in child welfare, families, adolescents, mental health, crisis intervention, domestic violence, poverty and oppression. I have an anti-oppressive approach and am culturally sensitive.

What Type Of Therapy Do You Specialize In?

At this time I practice individual therapy with adults (18 years+) and do not provide family, couples or child/adolescent counseling.  My areas of focus are:




Coping Skills

Emotional Disturbance

Life Transition

Peer Relationships


Public Adoption

Women’s Reproductive Mental Health

Cultural Issues

Racial Identity

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I take an eclectic approach to meet the unique needs of each client. I take a client centered and systemic approach. I am trauma informed, strength based and utilize aspects of narrative therapy and mindfulness practices.

If You or someone you know is in need of mental health care, we would love to help you at West Wellness.


American Psychology Association, “Better Relationships with Patients Lead to Better Outcomes”. Tori DeAngelis, November 1, 2019.

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