Registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers # 820503.
Offers: Counselling/Psychotherapy, NIHB, therapeutic writing, support and consultation for helping professionals, training, workshops and resources.
Reaching out for help can be difficult. We strive to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Anne-Suzie, our receptionist will greet you and offer tea, coffee or water while you relax in our comfortable waiting room and enjoy complimentary wifi. She will inform me that you have arrived.
Stella, takes her role very seriously. She greets clients and does her best to make them feel relaxed. She will sit with you if you wish, and let you pet her. If you prefer, she can sit with me.
My new podcast 'Just a Moment with Dima' is now available. Created with my clients in mind, I wanted to offer short segments of information and strategies to help them cope with stress and anxiety.
I hope to post new episodes weekly. Available on several podcast platforms including Anchor, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Apple Podcasts. The audio works better when using a podcast app rather than a computer.
Write, learn, and be where the earth meets the sea.
Aug 22 will be a journal writing retreat (writing for self-care and self-knowledge) followed by two days of training for helping professionals or anyone wanting to learn how to facilitate journal writing groups in their community. Earn 18 Continuing Education Credits.
The retreat can be attended on its own, but those participating in the training must attend the retreat. See trailer.
Registration begins March 1.
If this is an emergency, please call 911 or present yourself to a hospital emergency department.
Check out the Information and Resources page for crisis numbers, information about anxiety and depression, helpful worksheets, information guides and apps.