A registered Social Worker/Therapist with 27+ years of experience. Specialty in Youth Counselling. Background includes child welfare, criminal justice and mental health. Experience in assessment and treatment services that are evidenced-informed, gender responsive and relationship focused. Extensive training and experience in therapeutic services for children, youth, families and individuals. Application of multi-modal interventions reflective of diverse and complex needs presented by clients.
Experience in cognitive-behavioural and dialectical interventions and modalities that are reflective of best practice approaches using ‘in-between’ session handouts and assignments such as journaling. Ian is skilled in providing assessment, treatment plans and interventions to youth as well as adults in individual and family settings. Making use of brief, solution-focused, emotion-focused, cognitive and dialectical behavioural, and mindfulness therapies.
Broad knowledge base of current policies, practices and legislation related to Education, Criminal Justice, Mental Health, Child Welfare, and Social Service systems.
“Counselling is a wonderful opportunity to reflect, to gain insight and to pursue goals that are realistic and attainable. Counselling provides an experiential journey for positive growth and development.”
Ian has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Physiology) from University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Social Work from York University and Master of Social Work from University of Toronto. Ian also holds certifications in Addictions Counselling, Dispute Resolution, CBT – Level I and II (U. of T./OISE), DBT – Level 1 and II (U. of T.), EFT, SFBT, Mental Health and Clinical Supervision (U. of T.).
Friday: 1:00PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
On-Line Video Counselling – By Appointment