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Jennifer Kay MSW RSW


 

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I've provided therapy for over 25 years.  It is my life's work.  I specialize in cognitive behavioural therapy.  It is considered by many, to be the gold standard treatment for mental health and wellness. 

Neervana began her education in the field of Social Work back in 2009 where she completed her SSW at George Brown College. She then went on to travel to the Caribbean and South East Asia on various humanitarian and education focused projects. Neervana then returned to complete her BSW at Ryerson University, and then her MSW at the University of Toronto where she specialized in Health and Mental Health.

As a therapist, Neervana’s approach is grounded in non-judgment, empathy, and compassion. In the initial phase of treatment, she focuses on building rapport and creating a safe and collaborative space where clients can openly and comfortably navigate and explore their unique circumstances. Neervana brings a decade of experience from the social work sector where she provided comprehensive psychosocial support to widely diverse client populations. This allows her to draw from the varied experiences of clients and proactively participate in their journeys of healing and wellness.

Neervana is passionate about supporting her clients from a holistic lens and guiding clients on a unique journey to explore inherent strengths, to discover their resilience, and to learn and adopt new coping skills. In her practice, she is also committed to utilizing evidence-based interventions such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Trauma Therapy. 

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Neervana Ramotar MSW RSW

Patti Dekowny MSW RSW

I really enjoy working with people to help them accomplish the changes they want to make in their life. I have 23 years experience in counselling with children, youth, adults, families and couples.  I try to help people find out what may be getting in their way to make changes and to come up with strategies to over come these “road blocks” that will create a lasting change.  I believe in developing a good working relationship, like to use humor during sessions and clients are the experts of their own lives.

Therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Eye Movement Integration Therapy (EMI)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Motivation Interviewing

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

  • Trauma Focused CBT

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Terry Smith MA RSW

My Story

I am a licensed social worker with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from York University in Toronto. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and have over 30 years of experience helping people like yourself. I have extensive experience helping couples, individuals and families resolve troubling circumstances. I have worked with people struggling with anger, depression, anxiety, infidelity, parent teen conflicts, assault and abuse, separation and divorce, trauma, post traumatic stress, self esteem issues, and has done crisis counselling helping individuals with work related stress and violence. 

I have experience with Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Client Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. These are just a few of the effective modalities used to help you and your family get to a better place in life. 

 

My Values and Beliefs.

I am committed to empowering people to overcome difficult situations that they need help with. It is my experience that people often just need the right direction and support to get past their current challenges which is just what counselling can give them. 

I have empathy and respect for what people go through having overcome some very serious personal challenges in my 20's. 

I have watched people become who they wanted to be by taking responsibility for their current situation and doing something about it and you can too. 

I believe in people and what they can do once they have a sense of empowerment over their current situation. And that's what counselling can help them do. Life can get better, much better, if you accept the professional help that is available to you.

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