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Welcome to We Thrive

We are a holistic wellness centre, in Downtown Belleville, offering a wide variety of services, classes and events in a safe and welcoming environment.  Everyone is welcome here.

Lemongrass & Ginger Luxe Pedicure

Completely unwind during this private treatment that goes way above and beyond your regular pedicure experience.

In the Studio

We believe in the power of connection and community. Step into our studio, the heart of our center, where healing happens through laughter, learning, and shared experiences. Everyone is welcome!

Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Kristen MacCarthy is a Registered Social Worker (MSW) with particular expertise in helping clients navigate anxiety, co-dependency, shame and stress.

Stand Up for Mental Health™

Buy your tickets for this upcoming comedy show on June 8th, in support of mental health!

We Offer Holistic Care

At We Thrive, we work within a Circle of Care Model. We know that people heal in complex ways. What works for one person, may not for another. That means our work with clients varies for each person we serve. Our team consults with each other, to ensure we offer collaborative and holistic care.

We work alongside our clients, honouring each person’s knowledge of their own health. We present options and information, and practice deep listening. We want clients to have agency in their own healthcare decisions. We witness transformations in our clients’ health and happiness every day. We are humbled by this and grateful to be a part of it.

Our Services

About Our Care

Kindness Matters

At We Thrive, kindness and compassion are the language we speak. We put love at the heart of everything we do. We know that humans heal in a state of love and rest, not stress and fear. This is why we strive to always work in the most caring way possible.

A Community That Cares

At We Thrive, we know that our health and happiness is elevated when we feel a part of a community that understands us and cares for us. This is why our philosophy of care is grounded in an experience of community and connectedness.

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Feels Like Home

The typical clinical experience has been turned on its head at We Thrive. Our physical space is intentionally designed to support healing. We create comfortable, safe space that feels inviting, familiar and warm.

Everyone is Welcome

To heal we need to be seen and understood. And we need to feel safe to be ourselves. At We Thrive, we honour each client’s individual journey. It is our commitment to our clients and staff to create inclusive care that welcomes everyone equally. 

Our team cares about you.

Meet them.

Dawn Benway

Dawn Benway

Director of Client Experience

Dawn Benway is most often the first face you see when you come into our cozy home. She manages our Reception Team, our Client Experience from start-to-finish, and welcomes clients into our caring community. Dawn is passionate about holistic nutrition and makes the best fresh-pressed juices around!

Stef Bourke

Stef Bourke

Meditation & Alignment Coach

Stef Bourke is a certified Meditation and Alignment Coach. She provides practical tools to help people experience more mindful moments in their day. She loves nature, animals and authentic connection. When she’s not practicing meditation or yoga, she’s outside drinking in the experience of the world we live in.

Sarah Angela Clarke

Sarah Angela Clarke

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

Sarah Angela Clarke takes a holistic approach to therapy, considering the person as a whole – mind, body and spirit. She has a diverse background, and has expertise in Spiritual Psychotherapy, LGBTQ2S+, Art Therapy, Spiritual Direction, Play Therapy, Family Therapy and Body/Somatic Inquiry.​

Val George

Val George

Account & Project Manager

Val George is a coordinator-extraordinaire at We Thrive, handling the behind-the-scenes details for clients to ensure we are able to offer direct billing and other value-added services for our clients. Val is an avid student of the Course of Miracles and loves to spend time with family and friends.

Kim Harding

Kim Harding

Registered Massage Therapist, RMT

Kim enjoys working with people and loves being a massage therapist. She has experience with pregnancy massage, treating sciatica, TMJ dysfunction, scar tissue, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash and many more common issues. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, pre-natal and cupping massage.

Sarah Hutchison

Sarah Hutchison

Energy Therapist & Reiki Master

As Co-Founder of We Thrive, Sarah Hutchison is a passionate advocate for radical self-care and holistic healing. Her Energy Therapy practice offers clients a deeply restorative and unique experience, that combines Integrated Energy Therapy®, Usui and Karuna® Reiki, with intuitive and self-development guidance.

Joanne (Jo) Manzara

Joanne (Jo) Manzara

Receptionist & Yoga Teacher

Joanne Manzara, affectionally known as Jo, is the friendly face you will see part-time at our Reception Desk. Jo is fun, positive and loves to help our clients feel welcomed and at ease. Don’t get into a board game or trivia game against Jo, especially if the topic is the hit show “Friends”. She’ll clean your clock!

Jennifer Maleus

Jennifer Maleus

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

As an integrative psychotherapist, Jennifer collaborates with clients to facilitate a deeper understanding of themselves. She inspires clientele to create new identities through conscious navigation of our past, present and desired future. Through groups and individual therapy, she guides clients home to themselves.

Efthimia (Mia) McEvoy

Efthimia (Mia) McEvoy

Esthetician & Owner - The Spa at We Thrive

With 20 years experience in the esthetics and spa industry, Mia McEvoy has countless 5-star reviews for good reason. Skilled and award-winning at aromatherapy massage, Mia’s organic facials and bodywork treatments are raved about. She also offers manicures, pedicures and waxing.

Kirsten Munro

Kirsten Munro

Registered Massage Therapist, RMT

As an RMT, Kirsten Munro listens to the body, offers thoughtful communication and a collaborative approach to reaching clients’ specific goals. Kirsten provides her clients with a therapeutic touch, getting deeper into their muscles as needed, but also giving them an experience of deep relaxation.

Leslie Richards

Leslie Richards

Registered Physiotherapist & Yoga Teacher

Leslie Richards combines her two practices to provide patients with personalized treatment plans. She has experience in Orthopedics and Sports Injury Clinics, Long Term Care Facilities, and has specialized in Pelvic Health, with a special interest in Women’s Health and Yoga Physiotherapy. 

Breanna Shanque

Breanna Shanque

Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW

Breanna works with individuals and couples, using Cognitive Processing Therapy, Mindfulness-Based CBT, couples and family therapy, child and youth therapy and other evidence-based therapy techniques to provide mental health support to people of all ages and stages in life.

Cristol Smyth

Cristol Smyth

Chief Empowering Officer, CEO & CAO

As Co-Founder of We Thrive, and a Chiropodist with more than 25 years in practice and business ownership, Cristol leads our team with compassion and kindness. Always ready with a silly meme or joke, her sense of humour keeps things light. A lover of all animals, especially the vulnerable ones, Cristol cares deeply.

AnnMarie Wolf

AnnMarie Wolf

Registered Yoga Teacher

AnnMarie Wolf retired from teaching in 2014, and the very next day began her studies in yoga teacher training. AnnMarie has trained in vinyasa, hatha and restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, roll model therapy, yoga for seniors and yin yoga. Her personal mantra is “You are never too old, nor too stiff.”

Carrie Taylor

Carrie Taylor

Certified Hypnotist & Yoga Teacher

Carrie’s passion for yoga and meditation, led her to study hypnosis and HypnoBirthing®. Hypnosis is similar to guided meditation, but at a much deeper level. In her gentle yoga classes and hypnosis sessions, Carrie encourages people to connect with their deeper selves and make positive changes in their lives.

Kristen MacCarthy

Kristen MacCarthy

Registered Social Worker MSW, RSW

Kristen helps clients reconnect with their inner guidance, nurture a sense of safety in the body, develop self-acceptance, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. She does this through the practice of EFT, Somatic Therapy, IFS and CBT, and has particular expertise in helping clients navigate anxiety, co-dependency, shame and stress.

Brittany Tracey

Brittany Tracey

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

Brittany is recognized for her non-judgmental approach and commitment to fostering safe space for her clients. She provides therapy for a variety of mental health concerns, with expertise in addictions and anger management. She uses CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and ACT in her practice. 

Cristol & Sarah

Cristol & Sarah

Co-Founders & Best Friends

In 2016, the idea for this centre was placed on both our hearts – unbeknownst to the other – within the same 24-hour period. With a synchronicity like that, you don’t say no. Years later, we are proud, beyond words, of how this kindhearted team has taken the original idea and created what We Thrive is today.

Thank you, thank you, thank you ♥

The Studio

We believe that people heal more deeply when they feel connected to a community that cares for them. Inside We Thrive, our studio is the heartbeat of our centre. Clients gather regularly, laughing and learning together. Over the years, thousands of people have enjoyed our popular programming.

Our Studio Offerings

Everyone is welcome.

Meditation & Sound

Meditation & Sound

Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes

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