About Me

CrystalGerlach_13194P

 

It was my personal journey through therapy that made me want to become a therapist.  Therapy helped me make sense of a difficult time in life and created the safe space I needed to learn effective coping skills and heal. Speaking with a therapist helped me understand myself, my relationships, family of origin and build a more authentic life. I feel passionate about therapy because I know it is effective for healing and personal growth. I strive to assist individuals to empower themselves and move towards a life they value.
We will work together using various therapeutic modalities to help you on a journey to recovery. Over the past 18 years, I have worked with several multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. These include community mental health services, public health care settings such as family health teams and hospitals as well as private counselling agencies.
I am a Registered Social Worker and a Registered Psychotherapist.  As a Registered Psychotherapist, my services are regulated under the Psychotherapy Act 2007 and by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.  I am also a Registered Social Worker with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My education includes a Bachelors of Arts focused on Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Bachelors of Social Work (Honours) from Ryerson University. I also hold a Diploma with Distinction from St. Lawrence College in Psychosocial Rehabilitation. I have had additional clinical training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Most recently my training has included Perinatal well-being to support women and men with Prenatal (before birth) Perinatal (after birth) Depression and Anxiety as well as training in late pregnancy loss.  I have also completed training  focused on Treating Anxiety using Play Therapy for children and adolescents.

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