Chatrath Counselling Centre, Steinbach MB
Chatrath Counselling Centre - Reception

You are Welcome Here!

No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, or who you love, we believe you should be uniquely YOU!

Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we. We work with great counsellors from a wide variety of backgrounds because we fully believe that it makes our clinic stronger, and because it ensures that all of clients feel welcomed.

Chatrath Counselling Centre is committed to creating a diverse clinical environment. We will continuously address issues related to equity-seeking groups that include, but are not limited to, those represented by race, colour, religion (or non-religion), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, national origin, socioeconomic status, genetics, disability, or age, you are welcome here. In the spirit of reconciliation, we will also strive to develop and enhance existing Indigenous relationships.

We believe equity, diversity, and inclusion is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, representative of our unique Canadian population.

Our goals are to foster a diverse and inclusive environment by continuous and active engagement of all counsellors to remove barriers faced by equity-seeking groups.

Our Therapists

Cheryl-Lynn Chatrath
Cheryl-Lynn Chatrath

B.A., B.S.W., R.S.W., M.A., Registered Social Worker

Registered Social Worker, Counselling Clinician


I have been a practicing social worker since 2009, I am a member of the MCSW and a professional member of the CCPA. I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in both Arts (Sociology) and Social Work from University of Manitoba.


Dana Naismith
Dana Naismith

B.A., BScPN, MHS, RPN, Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Contract Counselling Clinician

I am a practising registered psychiatric nurse since 2003 and hold a licence with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba. I hold a Master’s degree in Health Studies and a Bachelors degree in Arts (Sociology) from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelors of Science degree (Psychiatric Nursing) from Brandon University.

Colleen Boomer
Colleen Boomer

R.S.W., B.S.W., B.A. Registered Social Worker

Registered Social Worker, Contract Counselling Clinician

I have been a social worker in a clinical setting for over 20 years. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and their parents. I am a registered Social Worker (RSW) as well, I hold a BSW and a BA: with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.
Megan Braun
Megan Braun

R.S.W., B.S.W., B.A. Registered Social Worker

Registered Social Worker, Contract Counselling Clinician

I have been a practising social worker since 2013, and am a member of the MCSW. I hold a Bachelors degree in Arts (Major in Psychology) and Social Work from the University of Manitoba.

Tess Boomer-Ens
Tess Boomer-Ens

B.A. (Hons.), M. Ed. School and Applied Child Psychology

B.A. (Hons.), M. Ed. School and Applied Child Psychology, Contract Counselling Clinician

Hello! I am happy to join the team at Chatrath Counselling Centre. I completed my Bachelors (Honours) degree in Arts at the University of Manitoba (Major in Psychology), and then I received my Master of Education degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary.

Naomi Evans
Naomi Evans

MSW, BA, RSW, Registered Social Worker

MSW, BA, RSW, Registered Social Worker, Contract Counselling Clinician

I have been practicing social work since 2013. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from the University of Manitoba. I also have a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University.

Cherish Payjack
Cherish Payjack

MSW, Registered Social Worker

RSW, Registered Social Worker, Contract Counselling Clinician

I earned my Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba and I’m excited to start my Master’s and EMDR training in 2024. My main goal? To create a welcoming space where you feel truly seen and heard. I believe in a personal, down-to-earth approach, meeting you right where you are.

Patricia (Patty) Audette
Patricia (Patty) Audette

B.A. (Psychology), CCPA Student Member, MACP Student

Practicum Student Counselling Clinician, Contract Counselling Clinician

Hello my name is Patricia (Patty). My area of experience has been working in crisis support services with survivors of domestic abuse. I have a wealth of knowledge regarding the cycle of abuse, safety planning, and the effects of trauma.

We Support the Following Areas:

Our Session Types

Individual Counselling

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Embrace Life’s Challenges

Life is in a constant state of changes and can throw many surprises at us, and can at times feel overwhelming. While we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. 

Individual counselling sessions are tailored to suit each clients’ need and comfort as we collaboratively work together to meet your specific counselling goals.  

Specializations in individual therapy include stress management (work related, life transitions, relationship), anxiety, panic attacks, trauma and abuse, depression, identity and self-esteem, and grief and loss.

Parent & Child Coping Skills

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Managing Big Feelings Better

This service is a favourite among many of our clients, as it is often times one of the keys to a happier, healthier life for both children and parents. Improving a child’s ability to self-regulate with improved coping skills often leads to a more harmonious home environment and positive school experience.  

Working together in sessions with both the child and their parent/caregiver, we will build a coping skills toolkit. Big feelings will be explored and a variety of different coping skills will be introduced and practised. Parents will become confident as  their child’s self regulation coach and children will finish sessions with an individualized coping skills tool kit that they can use anywhere.

Also offered in a group setting of ten sessions twice a year

Relationship Coaching

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Communication, Connection, Commitment

Vulnerability, communication, trust, and intimacy can be challenging areas within relationships. Sessions will focus on three key areas. First, to seek to uncover relationship interaction patterns using a family systems approach. Second, identify individual attachment profiles and explore how those attachment profiles impact relationship interaction.  Third, enhance communication effectiveness.

Whether in the early stages of your relationship or in the seasoned years taking the time to visit and understand these three areas can bring you increased connection and contentment within your relationship.


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Making sense of


Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.

People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.

Relationship Challenges

Arguments and disagreements occur within all close relationships, and are a normal part of dealing with differences in ideas, beliefs, and perspectives.

However, chronic relationship conflict and stress is a serious issue. It has been linked to poorer mental and physical health1 and can affect other areas of life such as relationships with family and friends, and work colleagues2. Children also suffer when exposed to high levels of conflict at home, and are at greater risk for anxiety, depression, behavioural problems, and poorer health.

Learning effective and respectful ways to communicate differences is an important step in building a healthy, fulfilling relationship, and which can benefit our overall wellbeing and those around us.

Life Transitions

Life transitions are periods in life involving lots of change to your lifestyle. They might also be a result of important events that make you stop and evaluate your life. Life transitions may run smoothly but people often struggle to adjust to change and may find these periods of life highly stressful and perhaps distressing. People often have problems adjusting to the concept of entering ‘middle age’ and may experience what is commonly called a mid-life crisis – they may go out and buy a sports car, leave their partner for a younger person or make extravagant purchases. This is because people start to evaluate their lives and their successes, a process that can be very painful and emotional and in which people may feel stuck.