Laurie brings over 15 years of experience in the addiction field to her role here at Terradyne Wellness. She has extensive involvement in human services and in leadership roles throughout her career. With a background in women's studies and addiction treatment, and having worked with women in addiction at previous treatment centre's, Laurie brings a unique understanding of the need for treating the whole person during their care. Laurie's calming energy and empathetic nature are soothing for those navigating their way through the initial stages of their recovery journey.
Laurie’s role as Executive Director oversees the complete care for each individual in the program by working with Terradyne's team members to ensure current best practices are in place. Laurie is dedicated to ensuring that all of our clients receive the best care during their healing journey at Terradyne.
With over 20 years of experience as an administrator in both the private and non-profit sectors, Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge to her position at Terradyne Wellness Centre.
Kathy’s role at Terradyne oversees the administrative side of our clients’ residential stay and helps to ensure the smooth operation of day-to-day administerial operations at the Centre.
MA COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY, RCT, CCC, EMDR THERAPIST, CCTP, C-DBT
Ashley is both provincially and nationally certified as a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT), and as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Ashley is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with the International Association of Trauma Professionals, and is Certified in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (C-DBT) which is recognized as the gold standard for treating co-occurring disorders.
Ashley is also trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, highly effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
During her master’s, Ashley focused her research efforts on the impacts of addiction on both the individual’s life and how it affects their families. Ashley uses this knowledge to employ a trauma-informed, person-focused approach when helping individuals at Terradyne.
LORENA R. NORWOOD
Lorena is a graduate of Smith College with a B.A. in Clinical Psychology. She has been supporting families and individuals across the lifespan in strength-based human services for 30 years.
Lorena collaborated on several projects with social, health and justice providers for 10 years for the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium. She developed and delivered trauma-informed interventions in the areas of domestic and family violence and addiction recovery and which centered inclusion of affected community members in the design. As a Program Director, she co-created a nationally recognized initiative named as a best practices model by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the USA.
Lorena moved to Canada to join her partner and make their home on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia where she can be found beachcombing year-round.
Inspired by her first loves of science and nature, she became a lifelong student of the healing arts to integrate challenging life experiences and passes this on through her counselling practice. She also brings experience in somatic coaching, the principles of interpersonal neurobiology, and the healing power of music and movement as their JourneyDanceTM Facilitator.
Edith attended Dalhousie University and spent over 20 years with NSHA Mental Health and Addiction Services in various capacities such as individual, group, and community work.
Edith was working in the Halifax office of Addiction Services when Harm Reduction was presented as the new "best practice." She worked in the Detox Unit at NSHA and recognized the need for greater emphasis on discharge planning and aftercare. She spent a year on the "Mayflower Unit" - Acute Care; which she states was one of the greatest learning experiences with respect to mental health. Edith finished off her work at NSHA at the Opiate Treatment Program.
Edith retired from her role at NSHA in 2018 and found herself in a 'unique' situation. She wanted to go back to work and missed her clients. She has been working at the NOVA Institute in Truro - a federal prison for women since its opening in 1995 and currently facilitates a weekly Substance Misuse Program and Relapse Prevention.
Edith has been with Terradyne since 2019. Her experience, passion, and enthusiasm to help others dealing with addiction makes her a natural fit for the Terradyne team.
ITP ADMINISTRATOR/PROGRAM SUPPORT
Terri-Lyn is a creative support worker having spent several years working in a mental health resource setting and as an adult educator.
Terri-Lyn's natural soothing nature is both inspiring and nurturing to the human spirit.
With an educational background in Disability Supports and Services, Human Services NSCC, Terri-Lyn is an effective conflict and crisis mediator, and a strong advocate for vulnerable populations.
She has also specialized in assisting at risk individuals acquire tools to become independent and in charge of their own wellness within the community.
As a resident of the Eastern Shore, Terri-Lyn is pleased to be a part of the Terradyne team.
Stephany has a diploma in Social Services, a degree in Bachelor of Arts Community Studies, and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Social Work.
Stephany has 4 years of experience working in a shelter alongside those who experience homelessness, mental health, and addictions. She has supported individuals through initial stages of change through to goal setting, maintaining, and creating aftercare plans for recovery.
Stephany facilitates some of our daily programs and the Aftercare Program at Terradyne. She dedicates her work to providing ways to keep people safe, use the skills they have learned, build new healthy relationships, and maintain connections in recovery!
Stephany has extensive experience in group facilitation, has filled the roles of a crisis counsellor, supervisor, and intake worker. Her positive energy accompanies her dedication to assist individuals in their journey towards a sustainable life of recovery.
Rose joined the Terradyne team after working for 30 years with the Government of Canada. It was there that she developed a keen interest in Mental Health and Wellness.
Rose consistently demonstrates an empathetic client focus and fosters a positive healing ambiance. Her strong dedication to the Terradyne program allows her to best support each client during their journey to recovery through an enriching environment.
Rose enjoys helping others to become more connected to themselves and nature through outdoor activities, guided meditations and Indian Head Massage. As a Level 3 Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Rose also offers Reiki Healing Sessions.
Rose is honoured to be part of a team which surrounds clients and themselves with open hearts and unconditional love as a source of inspiration.
Jason is educated as an addiction counsellor and has been accredited as an AAC with the CCACF. In a private practice, Jason filled the roles of Intake Worker and Addiction Group Facilitator for an addiction aftercare and maintenance program.
Jason has over 20 years of experience in the recreation field designing, managing, and facilitating programs. He has worked in camps, detention facilities, and community centre's to deliver programs.
In his personal life, Jason has a passion for canoeing, snorkeling and board games.
Chuck holds degrees in psychology and education and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) are his theoretical interests.
Chuck has over twenty years of experience as an educator, child and youth worker, and coach. His work in these areas has focused on young people with behavioural issues and facilitating the transition from high school to post-secondary education and athletics.
In addition to these pursuits Chuck is also a published fiction author and black belt in Wing Chun and Sanda Kung fu. He has four adult children and currently lives in East Lawrencetown with his wife.
Samantha is a Certified Recreation Therapist, who graduated from Dalhousie University in 2017 with a B.Sc, specializing in therapeutic Recreation. Samantha uses recreation and leisure activities to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional health of her clients by seeking to reduces symptoms associated with depression stress and anxiety, while building confidence and exploring healthy ways to socialize.
Aside from her work as a Recreation Therapist, Samantha is a certified personal trainer who believes regular exercise has many wonderful benefits for our body and mind, especially for individuals in recovery. Samantha facilitates weekly fitness classes and develops individualized workout plans for clients based on their fitness goals. She is excited to be part of the Terradyne team and looks forward to helping motivate others throughout their recovery.
Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Rob has deep maritime roots. Having travelled for ten years from the West Coast of Canada to Australia, Rob has a unique gastronomic style.
With a focus on fresh local ingredients, Rob loves to create healthy and flavourful dishes. Having over 20 years experience in a multitude of restaurants, his passion for learning new and innovative cooking styles has always been at the forefront of his mind.
Joining the Terradyne team in August of 2020, Rob loves the opportunity to be creative in his cooking and interaction with the clients through weekly cooking classes. Having attended a treatment facility and currently being in recovery himself, Rob has a unique perspective on the importance of food during treatment.
Amanda was born and raised on the Eastern Shore and was a stay-at-home mom. She is still actively invested in her community and is heavily involved in volunteer work. Amanda can often be found offering her time at various organizations within her hometown.
Amanda is a personable individual whose positive energy illuminates her working environment, and she is a valued member of our team.
Amanda is excited to be part of an organization that is devoted to helping individuals better themselves during their recovery process.