Hi, my name is Ashley Baldwin and I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW) in the Province of Ontario. I am a Certified member of both the OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers); as well as the OASW (Ontario Association of Social Workers). I have 10+ years’ experience in community mental health including work within mental health agencies (such as CMHA), addiction treatment, women's shelters, hospice, and long-term care. Who do I work with & What can I help with? I work with clients of all ages (minimum age 6) in addressing all areas of life from a “whole body” perspective (mind, body, and spirit). I focus on many areas including depression & anxiety, self-compassion, self-harming behaviours; family relationships (including healthy boundaries), teenage development, work-life balance, and behavioural concerns in childhood (including school-related barriers). I work within various modalities depending on the concern, including DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy skills); CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy); and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy).
What is my therapeutic style? My therapeutic style is calm yet affirming with a goal to help you reach your desired outcome in a timeframe that best suits your needs. Through empathetic listening, re-framing, and guidance, I will assist you in viewing your concerns from all angles, offering insight and alternative coping techniques to help support and heal; offering outside resources and support as needed within the community.
What else should you know? It is important for you to know as much as you can about a counsellor before you choose them. It is essential that you feel it is the right "fit" for your personal needs. Not every counsellor will be right for you, and not every client will be right for a counsellor. In order to have the most effective counselling treatment, it is important that you are working with someone that can provide you the right amount of support that you are comfortable with, and that you feel you need.
See you soon! -Ashley
Nancy Friedman MSW, RSW
My name is Nancy Friedman and I am a Registered Social Worker with extensive experience providing counselling in the areas of mental health, child welfare, family and relationships, anger management, and corporate wellness education. I hold a Bachelor of Art in Psychology; a Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Social Work and a Certificate in Teaching Effectiveness.
Who do I work with & What can I help with? I offer various therapies, including: Brief Solution Focused; Narrative and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to children, youth, adults, couples, and families to help people with any challenges hindering their everyday lives. I assist my clients in managing issues such as: Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Attachment, Blended Families, Body Image, Burnout, Care-giving, Communication, Custody& Access, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Employment, Feeling of Sexual Inadequacy, Family Violence, Immigration adjustment, Intimate Partner Violence, Intergenerational Issues, Job Satisfaction, Life Transitions, Loss, Parent-Child Conflict, Post-Partum Depression, Relationship, Self Esteem, Stress, Suicide Ideation, Surviving Physical, Sexual , Emotional Abuse and other trauma, and Work Related conflicts.
My Specialties I am trained in facilitating anger management courses in which a certificate can be provided if needed. This can be done on an individual basis. I also work from the "co-parenting handbook" with parents to assist with conflict relating to current or potential separation or divorce. Finally, I love working with children in the areas of social skills, anxiety, depression, bullying and parental conflict/divorce support. My Approach I will walk along side you as your coach and cheerleader to achieve your goals at your own pace and to support your journey to healing as a compassionate listener who is non-judgmental and wants to help facilitate your growth. Training I also facilitates workshops to organizations in the areas of: Critical Incident Debriefing, Business Assessments, Program Design, Positive Psychology, Wellness and Self-Care as well as Inspiring Professional Autonomy and Resilience to improve morale, job satisfaction and retention, productivity and quality of services and reduce sick leave and absenteeism.