PSYCHOTHERAPY

(SOCIAL WORK SERVICES)

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I have 10 years counselling experience working with individuals, couples and families.  Currently I work in Georgetown and area. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations, and thereby understand the importance of adapting to and being flexible with individuals from varying ages and backgrounds; being empathetic and respectful of the unique needs and situations of each individual; and working collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to support and assist them in their effort to move towards optimal wellness.

In working towards work life balance, I found that yoga and mindfulness practices helped in different areas of my own life. With such love for yoga, I decided to get yoga teacher training in 2014 as a way to incorporate it further personally as well as professionally.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, Master of Social Work (MSW)

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, Bachelor of Psychology (BA)

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

 

APPROACH

I provide counselling and interventions using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Yoga + Mindfulness practices.

 

CLINICAL TRAINING

  • "Externships in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy" - Certified EFT Trainers: Dr. Sue Johnson, EdD, C Psych and Gail Palmer, MSW, RSW

  • “Yoga Skills in Clinical Practice: helping Clients Manage Their Emotions” - Amy Weintraub, MFA, e-RYT 500 and Linda MacKay, MSW

  • “Mindfulness, Wisdom, and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Moving Beyond the Basics” - Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

  • “Couple and Family Therapy Studies” Certificate, University of Guelph

  • “Culturally Adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy” - CAMH

  • “Counselling Interventions for People Experiencing Loss and Grief” - Douglas C. Smith, MA, MSc, MDiv

  • “Mindfulness Practice in Clinical Settings and Everyday Life” - Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD