Ellen Crump MSW, PhD

Ellen Crump has a PhD from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master’s in Theological Studies in Pastoral Counselling. She is a Certified Social Worker and Professional Certified Parent Coach, certified through the Parent Coach Institute at Seattle Pacific University. Ellen has been working with children and families for 30 years. She has held positions as an Individual and Family Counsellor, clinician with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Lay-Minister, Private School Director, and Director/Owner of Oxford Learning Centre.

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Thrive Counselling for Children and Teens

Thrive is an educational and counselling program that fosters emotional resilience in children and teens, staying with them for life.  For children struggling with the influences of anxiety, depression, divorce or anger, Thrive counselling offers a toolbox of coping skills.

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Family & Parent Counselling

Thrive Parent Counselling is a fresh approach to family counselling, equipping families with a capacity for change, renewal, and vision.  We believe, “What you pay attention to grows!”  

I have never gotten anything out of reading books. Any family counseling I have had, did not focus on me, just the issues. Ellen is a very kind and caring person, and being with her was very comfortable, soothing and relaxing. She made me realize my own self value and the good qualities of my family members, which you never really stop to think about. Ellen opened my eyes to things I had not really thought about. She asks hard thought provoking questions. Ellen provides tools and strategies to help. . It was rewarding to see the progress and process from start to finish.

Mother of Teen and Tween

Thrive Individual Counselling

Individual Counselling & Mindfulness

Deeply interested in your personal story, we join you in a unique counselling dialogue and a mindfulness focus.  Thrive Individual counselling address the influences of anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions and spirituality. 

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Private Educational Guidance Counselling

Our educational guidance program offers a “private guidance counsellor” for students and young adults.  Our coach provides the tools needed for students and parents to make confident decisions about the future.

Sometimes we find ourselves in an uncertain place and need to reach out for help….

Thrive for Change offers individual counselling, family counselling, child and adolescent counselling to move you from surviving to thriving.