Over the Walls of Anger Into Each Others Arms

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Meet the Author

Susan Armitage

Susan Armitage, M.Div., RP, RMFT, CAMS is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and a Certified Anger Management Specialist with the National Anger Management Association. 

She has been in private practice since 2009 helping individuals, couples and families. Her particular focus has been on abuse and trauma recovery, in particular Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its effect on controlling anger. Susan is trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Susan is the supervisor who heads up  Rock of Peace Counselling and Over the Walls of Anger where she and her team run the Over the Walls of Anger program for individuals and couples, which is based on her book: Over the Walls of Anger, Into Each Other’s Arms Managing Anger Through the Lens of Attachment Theory.  

Susan and her husband Bob, co-owned and ran a thriving court reporting business for twenty years. They have raised four children, five puppies, and they enjoy their three awesome grandchildren.

Our team

Suzanne Dumis

Suzanne Dumais

Oakville, Ontario

Suzanne Dumais, MDiv., RP, RMFT, CCFT, has a Master of Divinity degree with a major in counselling from Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto. She is a clinical member of the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a certified Couple and Marriage Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).   

For the past 10 years, Suzanne has been in private practice with a focus on non-judgemental treatment in areas such as domestic violence, divorce recovery, women’s issues, various forms of abuse, trauma, marital problems, family conflicts, individual stress, depression, and anger management.

Suzanne is happily married with adult children and delighted to be a grandmother. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, gardening, cooking, travelling, and cultivating an interest in art.

Brenda Chan

Mississauga, Ontario

Brenda Chan, MDiv., RP, RMFT, holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Counselling, with extensive counselling experience in helping individuals, couples and families through loss, grief, shame, guilt, relationship and marital issues. 

She uses a client-centered therapy approach to treat a wide range of conditions including: depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, isolation, family conflict.

Having been a Family Connections Counsellor in a social agency for many years, Brenda helps support individuals, couples and families identify their needs and strengths in order to help them foster healing, growth and relationship restoration. Brenda is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Over the Walls of Anger, Into Each Other's Arms

Managing Anger Through The Lens of Attachment Theory


What if I were to tell you that much of your anger happens because when you are hurt, you fear disconnection and therefore want to draw your partner closer for comfort?

Couples Therapy

Although an individual may seek help with controlling their anger, if that person is in a relationship, the issue is almost always best addressed in couples therapy.

Our Program


Notice to clients and potential clients:  At this difficult time of learning to cope with the fear and anxiety you may be experiencing due to COVID-19 or Corona Virus in our communities, we are offering:

*   Tele-counselling (Online or by phone) only as we are not meeting in person at present

*   Lowered fees until the end of April, to further assist you, given many fearing financial struggles. The sliding scale for sessions with our intern is now between $10 to $40 per 50-minute session.

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