Meet The Red Maple Team

You can do things I cannot do. I can do things you cannot do. Together we can do great things.
-Mother Teresa
I get by with a little help from my friends.
-The Beatles
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RAECHEL PEFANIS, BA, MDiv, MSW, RSW, PCC

Registered Social Worker, Professional Certified Coach

Owner & Director of Training

Raechel Pefanis is a 25 year Registered Social Worker. She is a clinician, instructor, clinical supervisor and professional coach (International Coaching Federation). Red Maple is Raechel's third business, reflecting Raechel's entrepreneurial nature and dedication to helping businesses innovate and grow. A thought leader in her field, Raechel regularly speaks on the topic of wellness at work and the impact of organizational health on human vitality. 

Billing: Your session with Raechel is eligible for coverage if the designation of an "RSW" is recognized by your plan, or by private pay.

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ADRIENNE HAFEMANN, BSW, MSW, RSW, PCC (Cand.), AccFM (Cand.)

Registered Social Worker, Professional Coach

Director of Clinical Services

Adrienne Hafemann is a veteran Registered Social Worker with two decades of experience. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Waterloo, followed by her Master of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. Adrienne is specially trained in cognitive behaviour therapy (including CBT for trauma), dialectical behaviour therapy, and motivational interviewing, and she also has specialist training in transformative mediation. She is a long-time instructor and curriculum developer. 

Billing: Your session with Adrienne is eligible for coverage if the designation of an "RSW" is recognized by your plan, or by private pay.

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SUSANNA MUNTZ, BA/BEd, MTh&C (Cand.), PCC (Cand.)

Professional Coach

Director of Corporate Services

Susanna is a formally trained educator, coach, and current Masters student. With over 20 years of experience in leadership and human development, Susanna helps people thrive in the midst of complexity. As a professional coach, she resources clients to discover the clarity, compassion and bravery they need in their lives. Susanna equips leaders to design their context for resilience, staff retention and high engagement, coaching for skills within her clients such as vision, building for diversity, and team development that is built on connection, trust and clarity of purpose. 

Billing: Your session with Susanna is eligible for coverage if the designation of an "RSW" is recognized by your plan, or by private pay.

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KARA STEYAERT, BA, CGFI, CMC, PCC (Cand.), MPsy (Cand.)

Professional Coach, Therapist in Training

Student Intern

Coming from a background in hedge fund management before formally transitioning into the coaching industry, Kara brings years of experience as a career, wellness and spiritual coach. Specializing in helping others maximize their potential, she guides people as they discover their WHY, and she empowers them with tools to minimize stress and cultivate focus for a meaningful life as well as a purposeful career. She also facilitates group coaching workshops and training seminars for organizations on topics like trusted leadership, psychologically safe corporate culture, and high-performance teams. She supports her clients in becoming champions of thriving lives and careers; where they feel whole and healthy, are connected to their heart-centered selves and others, and belong to a community.

Kara is a certified coach and current study of the Masters in Psychology. 

Billing: Your session with Kara is eligible for coverage if the designation of an "RSW" is recognized by your plan, or by private pay.

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TESSA GRACIE, BSW, MSW (Cand.), RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Clinical Associate

Tessa is a Registered Social Worker who has completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree and is currently completing her Master of Social Work degree at University of Waterloo.  Tessa has worked with individuals, families, and communities for over 18 years from a strength-based and client-centered approach to provide education, empowerment, growth, and emotional support. Her experience and knowledge in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationship and family dynamics, conflict, and prenatal/perinatal education present an opportunity to support individuals, couples, and families in a meaningful, educational, and compassionate manner so that each client may connect to their own intuition while building skills, strength, and empowerment. 

Billing: Your session with Tessa is eligible for coverage if the designation of an "RSW" is recognized by your plan, or by private pay.

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CATHERINE MCNINCH, BA/BEd, MSW, RSW 

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Clinical Associate

Catherine is an accomplished social worker with over 25 years of experience.  She has earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto and a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.  Catherine has worked in the education system, inpatient and outpatient mental health, as well as in community practice.  She utilizes a wide spectrum of treatment modalities including Narrative Therapy, CBT, ACT, and Systems Intervention, while consistently working from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens.  Catherine enables clients to build upon and trust in their unique capacities, and expand their sense of resilience. 

Billing: Your session with Catherine is eligible for coverage if the designation of an "RSW" is recognized by your plan, or by private pay.