We’re very excited to be able to welcome Bonnie Taylor Counselling to our Farm!

When we first met Bonnie, her wisdom and compassion for others and for animals was immediately evident. We wanted to learn more about her practice and were completely elated to learn that her values aligned with ours. So when we started talking about a retreat, it just made sense!

Bonnie Taylor, MSW, RSW is a Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers. Bonnie is a graduate of the Master of Social Work program at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Bonnie is known for her compassion, understanding and non-judgmental approach. For the past 25 years Bonnie has worked within the social services and education sector, providing mental health support to individuals, families and groups in the urban and rural areas of Ontario.

Bonnie provides therapy to teens (16 years and up) and adults experiencing a range of mental health, physical and developmental needs.

Bonnie works with clients of diverse race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and faith

To learn more, or book an appointment, please follow the link below to speak with Bonnie.

Areas of specialization include (but not limited to):

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Disabilities and Chronic Illness/Injuries
  4. Educational stress
  5. Grief and Loss
  6. Life transitions (i.e. school, workplace, relationship status, retirement)
  7. Mental Health in Agriculture workers
  8. Occupational stress (including Education workers, First Responders, Firefighters, Police, Paramedics, Mental Health Professionals, Healthcare Workers)
  9. Ongoing mental health management
  10. Relationships
  11. Self esteem and confidence building
  12. Stress (workplace, relationship, health, life)
  13. Trauma

Mindset Coaching

We’re very excited to have Brie Wittmann joining us on the farm for her signature “Grit to Grace” Mindset Coaching.

A mindset coach helps clients discover, practice, and master new ways to be more intentional in shaping their mindset and focus. We help you take stock of your beliefs, behaviors, and thought patterns to identify what is helping and what is hurting. Brie has a strong passion for helping others and a deep love for horses. After 15 years in the education field as an EA, a serious injury left Brie searching for a way to empower women to change their mindset and overcome adversity. Brie obtained her certification to be a coach and found Transitions. We knew when Brie arrived, that she would be an excellent addition to the team and welcomed her aboard with open arms. Brie is now a Certified Equine Facilitator with Dreamwinds/ Cartier Farms.

Brie is available for mindset coaching and Equine Assisted Learning

Other Supports

While we are ASIST and SafeTalk Certified, here is an additional list of resources if you find yourself in need of help:

1. CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services – Hub – Ingersoll – Walk-In Counselling Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
19 King St E, Ingersoll, ON N5C 1G3

2. CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services – Regional Centre – Tillsonburg – Walk-In Counselling
41 Broadway St, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3P4

3. CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services – Regional Centre – Woodstock – Peer Support
522 Peel St, Woodstock, ON N4S 1K3

4. Canadian Mental Health Association – Ontario Division Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
180 Dundas St W, Suite 2301, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

5. Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI)
600 Sanatorium Rd, London, ON N6H 3W7

6. Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre (French language services or programs offered to customers/clients on a consistent basis)
1064 Colborne St, London, ON N6A 4B3

Please call or text 9-8-8 as soon as possible if: you are having thoughts of ending your life, you have thoughts about the steps you are going to take to end your life or you have made a plan, you feel a loss of hope for the future, or you are experiencing emotional pain that feels hard to bear.

If you are feeling unable to keep yourself or others safe, please call 9-1-1 or go to the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.