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Eastern Ontario 
London, ON, CA
Eastern Ontario
Central Ontario - East of GTA - Peterborough
Ottawa, ON, CA
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
London, ON, CA
As an adoptee and a psychotherapist with over 25 years experience, I bring my personal and professional experiences of adoption to my work with children and families. My training in attachment based, trauma informed and play therapy approaches...
Eastern Ontario
Your permanency journey has so many layers regardless of whether it is through the Children’s Aid Society, private domestic, or intercountry adoption. Navigating a system which can be bogged down with bureaucracy adds further challenges....
Dundas, ON, CA
Caroline is a registered social worker in private practice, who seeks to journey with adoptees, adoptive, kinship and/or birth parents while providing supportive counselling. She has been a parent for over 20 years and has adopted both...
I am a Clinical Mental Health Therapist with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Studies from Brock University. I am a registered member of the Ontario College of Social...
I work using a combination of theurapeutic approaches including but not limited to Solution-Focused, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioural and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). I use techniques and concepts from each of these approaches to...
I am an Child & Youth Worker providing support to all families that are joined through Adoption, Kinship or Permanency I am an educator providing groups with parenting education and support I also assisting families with home/community issues...
Mississauga, ON, CA
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
Toronto, ON, CA
Welcome. My name is Dana, pronounced (Dan-nah), like a banana. I also respond to (Day-na). Makes me wonder, what's in a name... ? I am Permanency & Sex Positive, Anti-Ableist, as well as a LGBTQ2S+ & BIPOC Ally. My approach to practice...
Whitchurch-Stouffville L4A and Markham L3P, ON, CA
Darby is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO). She is a strength-based counselor who empowers clients to realize their strengths and abilities. She offers compassionate, non-judgmental counseling. Ms. Crosby has over 20 years experience working...
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
Dr. Catherine Horvath, C.Psych. is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of the Ottawa Centre for Resilience (OCFR), a mental health centre for childhood trauma & dissociation, attachment, adoption,...
Peterborough, ON, CA
Central Ontario - East of GTA - Peterborough
Mississauga, Ontario, 40 ST CLAIR AVE EAST SUITE 200, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CA
I have been a social worker with a Masters of Social Work, for over 30 years working in the area of Children's Mental Health and Family Therapy. I work from a trauma informed, attachment focused perspective within a solution focused model of...
Elaine Quinn, RSW Calgary , Alberta Elaine has been a Social Worker in Child Welfare for over 30 years. She is a registered Social Worker in Ontario and Alberta. She has worked with all parties in the adoption...
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
Sault Ste Marie, ON, CA
I am an occupational therapist and psychotherapist registered with both the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. For the past sixteen years, my clinical practice has focused on supporting...
Jackie is a certified CYC and a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the CRPO and a member in good standing with the OACCPP. Jackie has extensive experience working with parents, children and youth dealing with various life...
Orillia, ON, CA
Toronto, Scarborugh, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, ON, CA
Jacquie worked for 25 years at the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) working mainly as an adoption worker and adoption reunion counsellor. Over time, Jacquie became very interested in providing counselling and support to children and...
Eastern Ontario
Cobourg, ON, CA
Central Ontario - East of GTA - Cobourg Jean Skelton is a clinical social worker working in child welfare. She works within a multi-disciplinary team to provide clinical support to families. Jean is a Certified Solution Focused therapist, and...
Eastern Ontario
Thunder Bay, ON, CA
Judy is a mental health professional with over 40 years of experience specializing in adoption, child-in-care and special needs (i.e., grief, loss and trauma, FASD, etc.) issues. Before returning to Ontario in 2013, Judy had the privilege of...
Burlington, ON, CA
Woodstock , ON, CA
First and foremost, I am the adoptive mother of an extraordinary Moroccan boy. Secondary to that I am a registered Masters of Social Worker with over 15 years of child welfare experience. I have completed the ACO's Adoption Competency training,...
Eastern Ontario
Thornhill, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Newmarket and GTA, ON, CA
Karen has worked in the field of Child Welfare and adoption, as an Adoption Worker in South Africa and in Canada. She has also been an approved Private Adoption Practitioner for over 30 years. Karen has a passion for training and she has been...
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
As a Registered Social Worker, I have extensive experience in Child Welfare and Post-Adoption Support for almost 30 years. My personal experience, as an Adopted Person and Adoptive Parent, brings something even more valuable than my clinical...
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
Brantford, ONTARIO, CA
Western Ontario - Brantford
Lorraine Franco is a Private Adoption Practitioner and Family Therapist, working with families for the past 20 years. She is also a Trainer for the Adoption Council of Ontario for the Pathways to Permanency Program, ACT, and she facilitates the...
Peterborough, ON, CA
Lynda has many years of experience as an adoption specialist at CAS and as a private adoption practitioner. In these roles she has experience as a birth parent counsellor as well as providing homestudy assessments. Lynda is employed as a therapist...
Toronto, ON, CA
Ottawa, ON, CA
Martha's professional passion is working with individuals and families formed through adoption and donor-conception. Adoption was the focus of her academic research and studies while completing a Master's in Counselling, Psychotherapy and...
Priceville, ON, CA
Mary-Jo Land is a Registered Psychotherapist (#001782), Certified Play Therapist, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, and Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. She practices in Southern Ontario. The primary focus of Mary-Jo’s work is...
Central Ontario - East of GTA - Durham
Thunder Bay/Sioux Lookout, ON, CA
Melissa has spent the majority of her career employed at Children's Centre Thunder Bay where she worked as a Psychological Associate. She is currently completing her internship in Clinical Psychology through Lakehead University where she is...
Ottawa, ON, CA
Michelle specializes in Adoption, trauma and attachment. She holds a Masters degree in Counselling from Tyndale University College and Seminary and an honours degree in Psychology from Redeemer University College. She is a registered...
Timmins, ON, CA
Mireille Fortier is a trained Counsellor and has many years of practice in individual, marital and group counselling. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Ottawa, a Cert. in Theology and her M.A. in Marital Counselling from...
Eastern Ontario
Toronto, ON, CA
Noelle facilitates a monthly adoptive parent group in North Toronto. The group provides a safe environment for examining complex issues such as the 7 Core Issues of Adoption. The goal is to help parents feel more confident through the...
I am an RN (BScN) with over 30 years of experience as a nurse, most recently in mental health nursing for the past 10 years. I am an adoptee, and I understand the sometimes challenging issues that adoptees can face as they go through life. I...
Eastern Ontario
Sabrina Tripolitano obtained her Master of Social Work from Carleton University in 2004, after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Queen's University in 2000 and a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University in 2003. Sabrina has...
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
I am a Lost and Found specialist. All of us experience loss. All of us seek to find meaning in the loss, and to then find a way forward. Adoption is predicated upon Loss. I work passionately with all members of the adoption constellation, most...
I provide trauma-informed, adoption-competent psychotherapy via phone or video, connecting with you in your own safe, comfortable place. People work with me to feel supported on their fostering and adoption journeys, and to explore the...
Eastern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
Ontario , ON, CA
Sylvia founded and runs a Support Group for Adoptive Families and founded and runs an Adopted Youth Group, both of which are in Simcoe County. She is the ACO's PACT Parent Liaison. In this role she will assist and guide Pathways parent groups to...
Durham, Toronto, York Region, Eastern Ontario, ON, CA
Eastern Ontario
Oakville, ONTARIO, CA
I have provided therapy for over 20 years to adoptive, foster, and biological families in Alberta and in Ontario. I have worked with families and children in various stages of adoption, and stages of development. I have worked with adoptive...
Tiffany is a registered social worker with extensive experience working with diverse children, youth, and families in the child welfare, mental health, and youth criminal justice systems. Tiffany is a clinician at the Ottawa Centre for...
Eastern Ontario

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