About Us

Our History

Established in 1983, Guthrie and Associates has served many thousands of couples, families and individuals like you. We were the first private family counselling clinic to practice in Brantford. Building a strong reputation over the past thirty-five years, we are a recognized place in the local community and receive referrals from many professionals, including doctors, lawyers, and social workers.

Our Mission Statement

Enhancing quality of life by improving personal adjustment and interpersonal relationships.

Meet Our Counsellors

In addition to many years of experience, our counsellors have a Master Degree in the field of clinical social work. They are active listeners, who will give you their full attention in order to assess your area of concern. Our counsellors are recognized by professional organizations such as the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Greg Guthrie
  • Greg Guthrie
  • Established Guthrie & Associates in 1983 – (Retired)
  • Qualifications: Master of Social Work (University of Toronto)
  • Experience: Clinical social worker and supervisor of a metropolitan Children's Aid Society. Former Executive Director of a family service agency.
  • Memberships: Registered Social Worker and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
     

Adam DeWeger

  • Adam DeWeger
  • Qualifications: Master of Social Work (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Experience: With Guthrie and Associates since 2014. Prior to Guthrie and Associates, worked as a clinical social worker at a family counselling agency. Completed social work internships at Hamilton District Schoolboard and Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton.
  • Population: Individuals, Couples, Families; Adults, Adolescents and Children ages 5 and above.
  • Memberships: Registered Social Worker and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Joan Russel
  • Joan Russell
  • Qualifications: Master of Social Work (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Experience: With Guthrie and Associates since 1989. Prior to that, a clinical social worker and supervisor of the psychiatric day care program at the Brantford General Hospital. Special interest in the healing of childhood trauma, inner child work, divorce recovery, and grief work.
  • Population: Individuals, Couples, Families; Adults and Adolescents.
  • Memberships: Registered Social Worker and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
     

Carol Churchill

  • Carol Churchill
  • Qualifications: Master of Social Work (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Experience: With Guthrie and Associates since 2000. Prior to that, a clinical social worker and supervisor in a child and family agency.
  • Population:Indiviuals, Couples, Families; Adults, Adolescents and Children ages 5 and above.
  • Memberships: Registered Social Worker and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Andrea Zahra
  • Andrea Zahra
  • Qualifications: Master of Social Work (University of Toronto)
  • Experience: With Guthrie and Associates since 2015. Clinical training and supervision at the University of Toronto; Clinical social worker in a mood disorders clinic at a Toronto hospital. Commitment to anti-oppressive and culturally sensitive practice.
  • Population:Individuals, Couples and Families. Adults and Adolescents.
  • Memberships: Registered Social Worker and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Michelle Kukulski
  • Michelle Kukulski
  • Qualifications: Master of Social Work (University of Windsor)
  • Experience: With Guthrie and Associates since 2016. Prior to that, a clinical social worker at a Hamilton family service agency.
  • Population: Individuals, Couples and Families; Adults, Adolescents and Children ages 5 and above..
  • Memberships: Registered Social Worker and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Marilyn Guest
  • Marilyn Guest
  • Qualifications: Master of Social Work (University of Windsor)
  • Experience: With Guthrie and Associates since 2016 and currently also a counsellor at WLU Student Wellness Centre. Prior to that, worked with Addiction Counselling Services of Peel, and a Hamilton Health Sciences Medical Social Worker.
  • Population: Individuals, Couples and Families. Adults and Adolescents.
  • Memberships: Registered Social Worker and member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

     

Pat White

  • Pat White
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science specializing in family studies (University of Guelph)
  • Experience: With Guthrie and Associates since 2003. Extensive experience as a credit counsellor, including 8 years as the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services.
  • Population: Individuals, Couples and Families.

Testimonial

I am thankful for the support and insights I have received from my counsellor at Guthrie and Associates over the past years. Facing difficult challenges left me feeling defeated and at times hopeless. When I would share these difficulties with my counsellor, their experience and empathy helped me face the challenges with courage.