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, MA  
Clinical Director, Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellor, Psychometrist

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 15 years, I have worked with neurodivergent individuals with exceptionalities, particularly autism (ASD), ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, and others. As I explored this area of expertise, I have also built an 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. 

Trish's Professional and Educational Information

Therapeutic Approaches in my Counselling

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • 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


  • 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families with complex needs, particularly with Autism (ASD) and ADHD.
  • 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

  • Inter-Provincial Occupation Awareness Training
    • Occupationally Aware Healthcare Provider
  • 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
Peter Savo, MA (cand.)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 

I have had the privilege to accumulate over two decades of experience supporting children, youth, and adults in various helping roles. As a passionate and dedicated professional, my journey in working with at-risk youth to supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental exceptionalities has been incredibly rewarding. 

During the past 20 years I have adopted a strong case-management and client-centered approach that integrates clinically proven interventions that foster both social interaction and personal growth. Having developed group counselling programs for provincially funded community-based programs to my consultation work with educational and clinical settings, I am now excited to amalgamate my years of experience and knowledge with evidence-based therapeutic interventions. 

Utilizing a strength-based and solution-focused approach that includes cognitive behavioural and narrative therapy techniques, my client-centred perspective recognizes the needs and challenges of each individual while building upon their unique strengths. This collaborative effort and strong therapeutic alliance between myself and my clients have proven to be particularly transformative in my current work with adolescents and young people with ADHD and high functioning autism. 

It is my deep belief that everyone deserves access to compassionate and professional mental health care. Now as a registered psychotherapist (qualifying), I am honoured to be given this opportunity to better serve our clients personal growth and resilience with a therapeutic team that shares that same commitment. 

Peter's Professional and Educational Information

Therapeutic Approaches in my Counselling

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy

Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) License #14774


  • 12 years of program development and case management experience working with at-risk youth involved in the criminal justice system.
  • 7 years of clinical experience as a behaviour support specialist for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
  • 3 years of group counselling experience facilitating social skill programs for neurodivergent children and youth including Asperger’s and ADHD.


  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) - Yorkville University, 2022-2024 (candidate) 
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology - York University, 1990-1994

Professional Development

  • CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Instructor Certification
  • Certificate of Completion for 40-hour RBT training program



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.