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We are accepting new clients!


NEW Covid-19 UPDATE: 

Sessions continue to be offered virtually. 

 Effective August 26, 2021, staff and clients over the age of 12, as well as those accompanying clients under the age of 12 must present proof of second covid vaccination in order to engage in sessions in-person. 


Valley Connections Counselling

Connecting in life's valleys...

Affordable Counselling Options

Making therapy accessible

Counselling at reduced rates

In 2017, Valley Connections Counselling began offering internships to Masters-Level Counselling Interns. We are now one of Hamilton's most sought-after sites for future Psychotherapists to complete their practicums. Our Counselling and Psychotherapy Interns, practicing under the supervision of our Executive Director and our C‚Äčlinical Director, offer Counselling to our clients at reduced rates. For $115 per hour, you can get help for a range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, challenges with life transitions, self-esteem and body image concerns, stress, and more.‚Äč


Free Consultations

All of our Counsellors and Registered Psychotherapists offer 30 minute Consultations at NO CHARGE so that you can meet your therapist and decide if you are a good fit for each other.

Natalie & Katie are Master's Level Psychotherapy Interns providing online and in-person psychotherapy and counselling in our new Burlington Office.


Natalie Quinn, BA, MA (Cand.)

Psychotherapy Intern

Youth & Adult Therapist


Hello, my name is Natalie Quinn (she/her). I am a Psychotherapy Intern at Valley Connections Counselling at the Burlington location. I am completing my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University

and I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Women Studies and Sociology, from Wilfrid Laurier University.


My approach to counselling is person-centered. You are the expert on you and I am here to learn from, collaborate with and ultimately empower you throughout your mental health journey. I place great

value on building and maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship as it is a fundamental component of the healing process. The goal of the therapeutic relationship is to model a healthy connection comprised

of support, equality, genuineness and acceptance which can be powerful when we have been hurt by poor relationships in the past. 


I am committed to listen and understand you to the best of my ability as we tackle your greatest obstacles together. We are shaped throughout our lives by many experiences. We may adopt unhealthy patterns in childhood, feel pressured by societal and cultural expectations, or be the victim of trauma, shaking up everything we once knew. All of which can leave a lasting and detrimental impact on our mental health. However, I believe that life can get better no matter how dark it may seem at times. And through my own experience with trauma, I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I believe we have the resiliency to relearn what was once taught to us and heal the wounds of the past. It will be my commitment to you, to reintroduce you to your resiliency through finding your inner happiness and

strength. It is my goal to provide a safe space for you to feel comfortable enough to share and be vulnerable with me.


I have an interest in working with youth, adolescents, adults and couples. I welcome clients from the LGBTQ2S+ community. I incorporate a range of therapeutic treatments, but ultimately tailor my

approach to suit your needs. If you would like to explore whether I am the right fit for you, please book a free consultation. I would be honoured to be chosen by you to begin working toward a more fulfilled life.


Katie Chown BSc, MA (Cand.)

Psychotherapy Intern

Youth & Adult Therapist



Hello, my name is Katie (she/her), and I am a counselling and psychotherapy intern at Valley Connections Counselling. I am currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.


I graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours) and a Minor in Religion and Diversity. I am a Registered Kinesiologist through the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, and I have worked in various academic and healthcare settings as an educator, researcher, counsellor, administrator, and clinical technician. Further, I am experienced serving various populations, including athletes, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and children. With my educational and experiential training, I will support your overall well-being holistically by considering the mind, body, and spirit.


I will meet you where you are. Through collaboration, I will support you in identifying and attaining your goals and cultivating the life you want. I am committed to holding a compassionate, non-judgemental space for you while offering a flexible, accessible, individualized therapeutic experience. My approach to therapy is integrative and comes from a place of authenticity and gentleness. I welcome clients of diverse backgrounds, religious/spiritual affiliations, gender identities, and sexual orientations.


I know how it feels to be sitting in the client's chair, so I intimately appreciate the significance of the therapeutic relationship; I strive to be the psychotherapist I would want to seek support from.

I understand how daunting it can be to seek therapy, and I am so proud of you for showing up here. If you would like to explore the possibility of working together, I am happy to answer any questions you might have or schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation.


Book with our Interns