Trauma Mental Health Counselling

Our Trauma Mental Health Counselling program employs an evidence-based, trauma-focused model which centres the needs of the client.

Clients work with our team to define the goals and outcomes they would like to achieve through therapy, including an individualized plan to identify indicators of change and track progress. The program is committed to transparency, accountability and informed consent in all decisions regarding the women and their children.

Some of the topics and goals addressed through the program include exploring and recognizing the after-effects of trauma, learning new self-regulating strategies to manage overwhelming emotions, understanding and changing relational patterns, and improving self-care.

North York Women’s Shelter counselling program is currently accepting new clients. Interested individuals can contact our counsellor directly at rose@nyws.ca or (437) 777-3399 for more information.

About Rose, NYWS Trauma Mental Health Counsellor:

Hi there, I am a registered social worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I offer support that honours the strengths, resiliency and choices of individuals. The work I do is trauma-informed and supported by anti-racist, anti-oppressive and feminist frameworks. Creating a safe, warm and non-judgmental dynamic between myself and clients is always a priority and through collaborative efforts we will explore the life experiences that led you to counselling. I use an eclectic, client-centred approach that draws from mindfulness, narrative, strengths-based and cognitive-based therapies.

My areas of focus are:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Personal Development
  • Burn-out and Self Criticism
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity Issues