About the Counsellors

Leslie Haynes-Hodgins RN,BSW,MSW,RSW

Leslie Haynes-Hodgins is a Registered Nurse, and holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson Polytechnic University as well as a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. Leslie has had post-graduate training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Hypnosis.

Social workers are legislated to be part of a professional and regulatory body called the Ontario College of Social workers and Social Service Workers.  Leslie is registered with the Ontario College of Nurses.  She is in good standing with the Ontario association of Social workers and is fully insured.

In addition to enjoying a generalist private practice for over ten years, Leslie has extensive experience in psychiatric nursing settings such as the Clarke Institute (now CAMH), Toronto General (now University Health Network) as well as Medical Social Worker at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. 


Emma Springford BSW,RSW

Emma Springford is a dedicated social worker whose interest and experience is in working with children. Emma focuses on the grief process in children whether it is as a result of the loss of a loved one, or loss of an intact family through divorce.  She also has an extensive child welfare background and has been involved with contract work in this area.  Emma works part time for the school board and has extensive experience with school social work and crisis intervention.


Cynthia Huskilson

Cynthia Huskilson is an exciting addition to the practice.  Cynthia is our health and wellness expert who is an enthusiastic personal trainer; nutritional consultant and motivational life coach. She has recently been interviewed on the “Wolf radio station” and is the personal trainer of “the White Beaver”.

Cynthia has a beautiful in-home, completely private, exclusive fitness studio.  A tranquil setting which allows her clients to maintain anonymity and have complete attention while they achieve their fitness goals.

At Haynes-Hodgins and Associates we believe that the mind /body connection is tantamount.  An individual cannot have one with out the other and it reflects our holistic approach to overall health.
Cynthia also takes part in the health and wellness sections of our group therapy.

For more information please see Cynthia’s own independent website: www.cynthiahuskilson.com