Therapist Quispamsis

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We would like to introduce Kingsway Counselling, formally known as Cynthia Veniot & Associates. We are a team of experienced and compassionate mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping our clients overcome life’s challenges and achieve greater wellbeing. We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where our clients feel heard, understood, and supported throughout their therapeutic journey.

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About us


Our compassionate leader, Cynthia Veniot, has added competent, knowledgeable, and empathic therapists to the team. Cynthia currently works out of her home office in Quispamsis, and the rest of the team works out of the Saint John office, conveniently located in the Simply for Life building on Rothesay Ave, Saint John.

Cynthia Veniot

Cynthia Veniot, a Licensed Counselling Therapist, offers therapy to individuals suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. Cynthia is dedicated to helping her clients live meaningful and fulfilling lives, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.

Cynthia is fluently bilingual in French and English, and welcomes clients who are seeking mental health support in either language.

Kimberly Price-Ritchie

Kimberly is a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate who has an instinct for therapy and helping people. Whether it is empathizing with others, understanding their struggles, or suggesting practical solutions, she consistently demonstrates a deep understanding of the human experience and a sincere desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Her intuitive nature allows her to quickly establish rapport with individuals, creating a safe and trusting environment where they feel comfortable sharing their innermost thoughts and emotions. With her innate talent for therapy, she has the potential to make a significant impact in the lives of those seeking guidance and healing.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate who believes in strengthening clients to achieve their goals through the right tools and giving people space to talk about their unique circumstances.

He helps clients change their relationship to their unwanted or difficult thoughts on issues including anger management, addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and bereavement.

He takes a collaborative, client-centered approach, helping clients act in alignment with their goals in life. A dash of humour goes a long way, too.

Heather Fifield

Heather Fifield is a Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse with over 20 years of experience working with individuals struggling with trauma and grief. Heather is trained to assess mental health conditions, develop and deliver treatment plans and provide psychotherapy for individuals of all ages who struggle with a range of mental health conditions. Additionally, she offers counselling to both couples and families.

Heather is currently completing formal training to become a Licensed Counselling Therapist, as well as a certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Heather provides a sliding scale rate, which means that the fee for counselling sessions will be adjusted based on income and financial circumstances.

Heather is a registered mental health provider with WorkSafe NB.

Shelby Arsenault

Shelby Arsenault, a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate, helps clients identify, manage and overcome a variety of mental health struggles. Specifically, she specializes in psychological trauma and PTSD with the adolescent and adult population. Shelby also offers couples and family counselling, where she helps couples and families navigate challenging relationship issues with compassion and understanding.

Chelsea Steeves-Babineau

Chelsea Steeves-Babineau is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Counselling Therapist with a strong educational background and a wealth of experience. Chelsea possesses a diverse skill set and enjoys working with individuals spanning from adolescents to seniors. She tailors her approach to therapy by utilizing various techniques such as solution-focused, client-centered, and cognitive-behavioral therapy, among others, to best meet her clients’ needs. Emphasizing the importance of a strong therapeutic bond, Chelsea prioritizes creating meaningful and lasting connections with her clients.

Fluent in both official languages, she is able to provide counselling services in either English or French. Chelsea’s areas of expertise include addiction, anxiety, burnout, chronic illness, depression, end-of-life support, life changes and transitions, relationship difficulties, separation and divorce (individual work), sexual assault, and worry. With Chelsea, clients can expect a safe, supportive, and empathetic environment as they navigate their personal journeys towards healing and growth.

Katie Adshade

Katie Adshade is a dedicated Administrative Assistant with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

With a friendly and professional demeanor, Katie is the voice on the phone that will go above and beyond to assist you in scheduling appointments and answering any inquiries that you may have.

Our Team’s Specializations

In-person and virtual sessions available
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Transitions
  • Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Disabilities and Chronic Illness
  • Personality Disorders
  • Career Transitions
  • Family Counselling
New Brunswick

Our story

Since 2017, it has been Cynthia’s mission to create a transformative and empowering therapeutic journey for her clients. Our team at Kingsway Counselling firmly believes that by working with the right therapist, you can achieve the life that you want.

Est. 2017 - Cynthia Veniot Counselling

Cynthia Veniot is a Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT) with the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick, as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She graduated with a Master of Education, Counselling, and Psychotherapy degree from the University of New Brunswick. 

In 2017, Cynthia started her private practice as a Licensed Therapist on a part-time basis, all the while working as a School Counsellor with children and adolescents. 

 She continues to work with her clients out of her home office in Quispamsis.

2022 - Cynthia Veniot & Associates

Recognizing the increased demand for mental health support in the wake of the pandemic, Cynthia expanded her practice to include an office in Saint John. She also added Shelby Arsenault, a Licensed-Counselling Therapist-Candidate to the team.

2023 - Kingsway Counselling

At Kingsway Counselling, we have responded to the continually growing demand for mental health support by adding new team members – Kimberly Price-Ritchie and Richard Jones, Licensed Counselling Therapist Candidates, and Heather Fifield, Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse. Our new name and team expansion reflects our commitment to providing high-quality mental health services to our clients in a comfortable and supportive environment. 

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