Counselling, based on the grace of God, provides a professional relationship between a professional counsellor and counselee to overcome life challenges in any form: personal, marital, social or psychological. Counselling is not preaching or advising of what to do or not to do; it is a team effort to explore the grass-root issues, relevant causes, and optimal ways to overcome them. Success of counselling depends, not only on the counsellor’s personality and skills, but also on the counselee’s willingness to understand issues and change unhealthy behavior.

For more information on booking a counselling appointment, please email [email protected]

Counsellors meet with individuals, couples, and families to discuss personal, marital, family, social and psychological issues.  They listen to issues, analyze situations holistically and devise a treatment plan for optimal resolution.  This team effort aims at securing the counselee’s commitment to work on a treatment plan and assessing progress going forward.        

Counsellors are independent practitioners and they provide their professional services at SMSV. Counsellors are either volunteers or paid practitioners.  All counsellors adhere to the professional code of ethics and confidentiality.  

The Counselling office at SMSV is located at the lower level near the entrance of the underground parking.  During the current pandemic, counselors conduct all counseling sessions virtually on different online platforms.  

If you would like counselling help, please send us an email at [email protected] to schedule an appointment or you may contact counselors directly.

Volunteer Counsellors

Raef Ghali (FMP graduate)


Jihan Adly


Heba Metias (FMP Graduate)


Paid (fee for service) Counsellors

Nabila Mounir, Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

Nabila Mounir is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) since 2017, and an associate member of the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).  Specialized in individual, couple & family counseling: helping clients in issues related to self/body image, self-esteem, relationships, and finding better coping strategies. She uses different techniques in therapy.


Joe Saad, Certified Christian Counselor and Mental Health Coach (CMHC)

A Certified Christian Counselor and Mental Health Coach (CMHC) specializing in couple and family counseling.  Joe is experienced in helping clients identify & address the root causes of issues & restore hope in relationships. A Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).  A Christian Counselor using eclectic counseling techniques and spiritual guidance as inseparable of counseling process.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


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Women were indeed called to serve in the early church, as is seen in the example of Deaconess Phoebe (Romans 16:1), Tabitha (Acts 9:36), and many others. Hand made work alternating with praying was recommended to St. Anthony to stay focused. In Deaconess Phoebe sewing ministry we follow the footsteps of a virtuous wife, she willingly works with her hands (Proverbs 31:13). We offer our sewing skills to help and teach women.

For more information on alterations, please contact Maha at (416) 702-1307 or [email protected]

She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms