Our Staff

All of the psychotherapists at KW Counselling Services have Masters level education and experience working with kids, teens, and families.

Mandi Cowan

Therapeutic Counsellor & Public Educator

Mandi Cowan holds an HBA in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MSW from Carleton University. She is a Registered Social Worker. Before coming to KW Counselling Services, Mandi worked at the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre and the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre. Mandi is proudly a member of the LGBTQ2+ community and enjoys volunteer work and advocacy in the community. Outside of work Mandi enjoys hiking, camping, reading and watching cheesy sci-fi shows.

Madison Fitzgerald

Therapeutic Counsellor & Public Educator

Madison Fitzgerald is a queer identified registered psychotherapist (qualifying) that has experience working with individuals, intimate partners and families. In therapy, Madison works from a client centered, anti-oppressive and trauma informed approach. Madison is trained in a number of therapy approaches such as dialogic, solution-focused, narrative and emotionally-focused therapy. Madison uses these models to engage in collaborative and non-judgmental therapeutic conversations to support client’s goals for healing and change. Madison is committed to exploring client’s experiences, perspectives and relationships with attention to broader social and cultural factors. Madison holds a BA in Social Justice and Peace Studies from King’s College at the University of Western Ontario and an MSc in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph. Madison started out at KW Counselling Services as an intern in the spring of 2018 and has since joined the OK2BME program as a therapeutic counsellor. Outside of therapy Madison loves reading, music/going to live shows, long walks and candy.

Sandra Harrison,
Therapeutic Counsellor & Public Educator

Sandra Harrison holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Guelph and an MA in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. Sandra is a proud ally and advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. Sandra uses a client-centered, anti-oppressive and trauma informed model. She has previous experience in conflict resolution, human resources, and developmental services. Aside from therapy, Sandra is passionate about her family, her dog and supporting the local YM/YWCA.

TK Pritchard, Group Facilitator

TK holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and is an openly trans identified person. He is an Educator for the Male Allies Program at the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region. TK enjoys guiding meaningful conversations with people of all ages about masculinity, gender, healthy relationships, consent and more, using engaging activities and evidence based practices. He is passionate about queer and trans issues, intersectional feminism, body positivity, and ending gender based violence. Previously, TK has worked as a Sexual Health Educator for SHORE Centre (Planned Parenthood) and a Chapter Coordinator for a national mental health charity. Currently, he volunteers on the board for the Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition.

Washington Silk,
OK2BME Coordinator, Therapeutic Counsellor & Public Educator

Washington P Silk holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Lethbridge and an MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University. They are a Registered Social Worker and work as a Therapeutic Counsellor with the OK2BME program. Wash is a gender queer person, and uses they/them pronouns, open and interested in helping people meet their goals, enjoy life and increase self-knowledge. In therapy, Wash uses a client centered, anti-oppressive and trauma informed model. Wash has experience supporting youth who are LGBTQ2+ who may be questioning or thinking about their gender or sexual identity, coming out or struggling with mental health or substance use/addiction issues, as well as family issues. Wash also has experience supporting youth from different cultural backgrounds, having worked in China and studied in Ecuador. Wash has previously worked at Egale in Toronto and oneROOF Youth Services in Kitchener. Outside of therapy Wash’s main interests include their dog, family and science fiction.