Therapy - Registered Social Work
In general, social workers help people to address problems and stressors in their everyday lives. Social workers focus on the person within the wider context of their family, community and culture, and believe that personal problems are connected to larger societal issues. Social workers practice in many settings such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, health centres, schools, government offices, addiction treatment settings, in private practice, and more.
Many social workers are trained in psychotherapy, sometimes called counselling or therapy. In Ontario, to use the term ‘social worker,’ all practitioners must be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). The college regulates the practice of social work and promotes ethical and professional practice.
Our mental health professionals offer counselling to those dealing with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship difficulties and grief. With therapeutic interventions we support clients so that they can understand their thoughts and feelings in new and more helpful ways, a process that can lead to healing. Sometimes therapy can be anxiety-provoking; during sessions, we strive to create a comfortable and calm experience for you.