Meet Me, Samantha!

I'm a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW) with an online clinical practice based in Ontario (OCSWSSW Registration #827270). I'm also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Thanks to technology, I support my clients all over the province through video or phone calls. I offer services in English or Spanish. I specialize in areas of anxiety, stress, and trauma. Therapy is available for individuals 19+. Click Here to learn about My Approach. 

 

My clients typically struggle with: 

  • Anxiety or stress

  • Feelings of insecurity or anger towards themselves 

  • Relationship difficulties 

  • Old wounds from past traumas

 

In therapy you will:  

  • get a deeper understanding of your current situation.

  • learn to be more accepting of yourself and your emotions

  • learn to shift habitual/automatic reactions into more intentional responses

  • work through self-criticism, shame and perfectionism

  • Learn how to effectively ask for what you need and say not to what you don’t want in relationships. 

  • gain tools and confidence to achieve your goals and live in accordance to your values

Additional   Certifications and Trainings

I'm dedicated to professional development which led me to obtain a number of additional certifications and continuing education training to broaden my skillset. These are listed below:   

                  

  • Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Parents and Families, Dr. Joanne Dolhanty, York University Psychology Clinic

  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy Training, Dr. Joanne Dolhanty, Ryerson University

  • Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience, Dr. Kristin Neff, Mission Empowerment

  • Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers – Level 1, Natalie Drozd, Hincks Dellcrest Centre- Gail Appel Institute

  • Understanding the Foundations of Trauma and Attachment Lori Gill, Certified Trauma Specialist, The Attachment & Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH)  

  • Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation,  Lori Gill, Certified Trauma Specialist, The Attachment & Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH)

  • Trauma Recovery: Processing Guilt and Shame, Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre- Gail Appel Institute

  • TF-CBT Web – An On-line Training Course for Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Daniel W. Smith, Ph.D, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Introductory and Intermediate Skill-Building Workshop in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Steven C. Hayes, Contextual Psychology Institute

  • Single Session Training – SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health

  • Motivational Interviewing, Adam Lodzinski, PhD, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre- Gail Appel Institute

  • Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Certification, New Skills Academy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Kids, Adam Lodzinski, Ph.D. and Seri Eggleton, B.A., Hincks-Dellcrest Centre- Gail Appel Institute

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Anxiety in Youth: Practical Evidence-Based Strategies – Dr. Philip Kendall Ryerson University

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Living Works