Hi, I’m Emma (she/her). I’m a registered clinical social worker (MSW, RSW) currently specializing in brief counselling and groups for young adults. I’m also passionate about social justice, activism, sexuality and gender diversity, research, and social policy. My own past mental health challenges and experiences volunteering as a sexual assault crisis counsellor inspired me to change career paths and engage in this work.
I use a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and harm reduction perspective; and time with me usually focuses on compassion, values (how we find meaning in life), and behaviours (what are the things we want to see ourselves doing in that meaningful life?). I centre radical genuineness and collaboration in my approach. My practice is shaped by narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), mindfulness, attachment theory, and relational psychotherapy.
The other important parts of myself include: being a bisexual intersectional feminist, cyclist, writer, aunt, daughter, tarot enthusiast, and dog devotee.
Master of Social Work, Mental Health & Health | University of Toronto, 2017
Bachelor of Social Work | York University, 2016
The Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers, member in good standing since 2017
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