Open 10AM - 5PM Monday to Friday,  1PM - 6PM Saturday

​​joy health & Research Centre

Kafui Sawyer (Director)

Kafui is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. Kafui is the Founder and Executive Director of Joy Health and Research Centre based in Ottawa, Canada. The goal of Joy Health and Research Centre is to promote resiliency and social emotional life skills for individuals, families, schools and faith communities and to assess and treat mental illness. Kafui is an accredited facilitator for prevention programs and early intervention programs such as the FRIENDS anxiety programs and the Adult Resilience Program-Strong not Tough. As a researcher Kafui is well-vested in promoting positive mental health across communities.
Kafui specializes in Child, Youth and Family Therapy; Trauma Counselling and Addictions Counselling. Kafui completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Theology from the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario. Kafui completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. Kafui received her clinical training from the Ministry of Children and Family Development in British Columbia. Kafui also furthered her clinical training in child therapy with Bart Begalka and Associates, a Private Clinical Practice in British Columbia.  

Prior to becoming a mental health consultant on preventing mental illness, Kafui received further training from world renowned Australian Psychologist, Dr. Paula Barrett, whose extensive work on prevention programs has been recognized by the World Health Organization.

Kafui is a clinical supervisor for practitioners in psychotherapy as well as graduate students (Masters and PhD) in counselling and psychotherapy programs. Kafui also works for Health Canada providing individual, couples, and family counselling.

With an interest in community wellness programs and mental health promotion, Kafui continues to be involved in mental health literacy programs, youth consultation, suicide prevention training, couples’ workshops, and resiliency trainings for children, adolescents, and adults.

Kafui believes that her Christian spirituality, passion and enthusiasm for mental health initiatives help individuals and families build a mentally healthy community together.

Kafui Sawyer
M.A (Counselling Psychology), Registered Psychotherapist
Member of the Canadian Psychological Association
Mental Health Consultant/Executive Director