Kindred Hope Wellness

The reason Kindred Hope Wellness became its name is based on hope in change and growth while surrounding ourselves with supportive friends and family (kindred spirits). There is saying "the darkest nights produce the brightest stars." 

We are passionate in our careers as Registered Psychotherapists, especially with consideration of being open with our clients with a safe, empathetic and trusting environment.  Feel free to ask questions and share your concerns. Kindred Hope Wellness believes strongly in trust, compassion and  openness with each others as it is built both ways. 

Kindred Hope's Team
Trish Joyes  Executive Director, Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellor

I provide individual counselling and group therapy. I am passionate about working with all individuals from teens  to adults. I believe strongly in openness, compassion and safe environments for clients. Over the past 10 years, I have worked with neurodivergent individuals with exceptionalities (disabilities), particularly autism (ASD), Asperger's, ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, and others. As I explored this area of expertise, I have also built a broad understanding of chronic pain or medical concerns that impact daily lifestyles. 

I have experienced working with individual's daily life struggles, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, organization, and other Mental Health concerns that are addressed. I believe it is important to take in consideration of what makes each client truly unique and the expert of themselves. 

I have a passion in assisting individuals with complex lives as an adult, post-secondary student, or teen. Complexities between our professional and personal lives impacts so many factors of a client's lifestyle. So I continually build my knowledge on ways to assist clients to create a smoother, more balanced lifestyle in their lives. 

My experience with teens and parents involves experience with learning centres and high schools assisting their teams with strategies to support their students and clients. In doing so, I have worked with parents to build consistency in strategies and skills during daily life for their teens, as well as for themselves. 

Professional and Educational Information

Therapeutic Approaches in my Counselling

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Humanistic Approach
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • AIM (Accept, Identify, Move)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychotherapist - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) License #10366
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) License #10008434


  • 10 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families with complex needs, particularly with Autism (ASD) and Asperger's.
  • Extensive experience and training as a Psychometrist for Psychoeducational Assessments.
  • 4 years experience as an ABA (applied behavioural analysis) Behavioural Instructor Therapist.


  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) - Yorkville University, 2021
  • Bachelor of Arts in Honours - Trent University, 2001

Professional Development

  • ADHD Summit: What's New, What's Next in Supporting Neurodiverse Clients Certificate
    • ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (CCSP)
  • Identifying and Working through Problematic Parenting Patterns in Child and Adolescent Treatment, CCMH
  • Meditation Certification and Teacher Training
  • MAP Facilitator: Mindfulness without Borders - Mindfulness Ambassador Program
  • AIM Training
  • LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Clinical Training in ADOS-2
  • Telehealth and Mental Health Professionals: Distance Therapy Training
  • Trauma Therapy: A Cutting-Edge Approach for Resolving Trauma and Healing PTSD
  • Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: New Directions for the Treatment
  • Addiction, Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Neuroscience
  • Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking
  • ACT Bootcamp for Behavioural Analysts
  • CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Emotional Support Pet

Echo, Kindred Hope's Kitten

Echo joins many sessions. He mostly naps during sessions, but occasionally he'll join in by patting my screen, making some noises and letting clients know he cares too. He brings smiles and joy, especially when we are struggling emotionally.

Echo is a snuggly kitten that is always close to his family. He is sweet with his loud purrs and curling as close to our chins as possible. It is Echo's way of showing you he cares. Often, we consider him as a kitten that acts like a puppy with a big personality., especially because he comes rushing to the door if we've been out for a bit. Echo does the same during sessions, if he isn't asleep, or spending time with my kids. 


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