Nancy is a Clinical Social Worker and Educator who has been counselling Youth, Families, Children, The Elderly, and Individuals on mental health issues relating to: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Addiction, Eating Disorder, Low self-esteem, Suicidal ideation, Poverty and (GLBTQ2spirited issues). She also counsels couples on marital issues relating to Intimacy, Co-parenting, Divorce, Anger and Anger management, sexuality; roles and functions. For over a decade, Nancy has been working nationally and internationally with, and counselling individuals including Immigrants and Refugees (Adults, Children and Youth) living with, and dealing with the trauma of war Post Trauma Distress Disorder (PTSD), having also been a victim of war. She is presently completing her PhD in the Trauma of war and its implication for social work education and practice
Nancy uses various counselling approaches in her work with clients including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Multicultural Approach, The Systems approach especially; with Families, Solution Focus, Anti-Oppressive Approach, Anti-racist, Anti-discriminatory, Feminist, Intersectionality, Colonial and Post-Colonial theories, and the Indigenous approach. The used of pictorial diagrams like the Eco-Map, Geno-gram and Cultural-Gram are also essential to her practice with clients to help them visualized the issues. As a Christian, Nancy is very comfortable working with clients using the Spiritual/Religious approaches in a non-judgmental way.
Qualification: Nancy has done her Bachelor of Social Work in Gerontological Social Work and Disability Studies, and her Masters of Social Work in policy, and international social work as a project Social Worker in Southern Africa. Both of her degrees were acquired from the University of Manitoba.
Languages: Fluent in English.
Availability: Nancy is available for counselling in Brampton.