Registered Social Worker, Family Therapist, and Counsellor
OISE, University of Toronto
Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Membership with the Ontario Association of Social Workers
Enrolled Provider with NIHB (Health Canada's Non-Insured Health Benefits program). Providing mental health counselling to Indigenous Canadians.
Areas of Experience:
> Anxiety (all diagnostic categories of anxiety, including OCD)
> Trauma and histories of abuse and/or neglect
> Family, parenting and relationship difficulties
> Emotional regulation
Chris has practiced and developed skill in the different kinds of counselling and therapy, including (but not limited to):
> EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
> CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
> EFT and EFFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
> Family Therapy
> Narrative Therapy
> DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
> Solution Focused Therapy.
Over 25 years of helping experience.
Years of practice have provided Chris with great opportunity to develop counselling knowledge and skill. A wide range of practice settings, with people of all ages, cultures and nationalities, and many walks of life has fostered an appreciation for the value of individual differences. And the strengths of each unique person.
In psychiatric and correctional institutions; as an outreach worker on the streets; and in several community health organizations; Chris has provided counselling and therapy.
In small, medium and large communities, Chris has worked with groups, individuals and families. He has worked with both victims and perpetrators; parents and children; people coping with depression and anxiety; and people coping with poverty and childhoods of neglect and abuse.
Chris considers himself fortunate, as he genuinely enjoys his work, and the people he continues to meet along the way.