Staff Profiles

Paul D. Scuse (Founder)

Paul D. Scuse (Founder)

B.Sc. M.Div. M.Th. D.Min. RP RMFT

Paul is the founder of Emmaus Counselling Services. He provides consulting and counselling for individuals, couples and families.
Paul has completed the Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counselling from Wilfrid Laurier University and has graduated from the Internship program in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Interfaith Pastoral Counselling Centre in Kitchener. He also received Mediation Skills Training from the Lombard Mennonite Peace Centre.
Paul is an Assistant Professor (retired) at Tyndale Seminary and was the co-ordinator of the Masters of Divinity, Counselling Major for 15 years.
Paul is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (C.R.P.O.). Paul is also a registered Marriage and Family Therapist and approved supervisor with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (C.A.M.F.T.). He is also a certified sex therapist and a registered member of the Board of Examiners in Sexual Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (B.E.S.T.C.O.) and has had specialized training in sexual therapy.
Paul was ordained by the Anglican Church into parish ministry in 1979. He served parishes in Oshawa, Toronto, Stouffville, Richmond Hill and Pickering. He is now an honorary associate priest at St. Paul’s on the Hill, Pickering.
Paul and his wife Elizabeth have been married for over 40 years. They have three adult children: Erin, Jennifer and Jason.

Elizabeth Scuse

Elizabeth Scuse

MDiv RP RMFT

Elizabeth has been working with individuals, couples and families at Emmaus Counselling Services for over 8 years. She completed her M.Div. degree specializing in individual, couple and family counselling after having worked in classrooms with the York Board of Education for over 19 years. Elizabeth is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is member of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT). Elizabeth is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (C.A.M.F.T). She became a registered member of the International Focusing Institute in 2005.
Elizabeth has also received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Sandtray Therapy.
Elizabeth has performed volunteer leadership ministry in churches since the 1970’s. She has been part of itinerate teams travelling in North America and Europe; run bible studies; run programs such as Alpha, The School of Healing Prayer (by the MacNutts), and the Alpha Parenting Courses. Elizabeth has been (and continues to be) a support person for those who are experiencing: relational disconnects, times of trauma, grief, shock, disillusionment, celebrations, births, and weddings. Elizabeth also has been and continues to be a support to church leadership who from time to time need a safe respite in order to “re-charge their rundown batteries” or to receive their own healing touch from God.
She is the wife and life partner of Paul Scuse. They have been married for over 40years and are proud parents and grandparents

Paul and Elizabeth as Team

Paul and Elizabeth as Team

Paul and Elizabeth also enjoy and value working together in co-therapy. They each bring unique gifts, training, experiences and perspectives into the counselling room. Their desire is to focus on providing the best care they can possibly give to those seeking their help.

Paul & Elizabeth have worked together:

With individuals, couples and families to help resolve issues around communication, conflict, stress, parenting, bereavement, sexuality and addictions.
With churches – helping congregations to process traumatic events, conflict and change
With organizations – processing interpersonal relationships within institutional structure
With front-line care givers – providing supervision and a safe place to debrief
Offering prayer and ministry to those who seek it