Meet The Team


Teri Lane MSW RSW

Founder and Therapist

Teri has worked in Children's Mental Health in Waterloo Region for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with children, youth, parents and families experiencing challenges with mental health and with family functioning. 

As a Registered Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work, as well as certification and training in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Trauma and Attachment, Neurobehavioural approach, Motivational Interviewing and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Teri utilizes an eclectic framework to ensure that every individual and family is supported according to their unique needs.


Teri created Thriving Families Counselling in recognition of parents' desire to better understand the 'why's' behind their child/youth's behaviour and to learn new ways of responding and interacting that foster positive communication and healthy family relationships. 


Kendra Seymour

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Kendra is a seasoned Mental Health Worker with nearly 15 years experience supporting children, youth and families in Waterloo Region. She works from a client-centred, trauma and attachment lens in every interaction and clinical session she facilitates.


Kendra is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. With many years experience utilizing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT),  Kendra also integrates various approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to best meet each individual client's needs. 


Kendra is in the process of completing certification in Grief Therapy and welcomes individuals and families of all ages experiencing grief and loss as well as end of life decision-making and transitions.