About Me

CrystalGerlach_13185P

 

I am a Registered Social Worker and a Registered Psychotherapist.  As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), my services are regulated under the Psychotherapy Act and by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  I am also a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
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 20+ years, I have worked with several multidisciplinary teams in a variety of settings. I have provided counselling in community organizations, mental health services, family health teams and hospitals as well as private counselling agencies. I feel passionate about my work and feel honoured when individuals choose to share their healing journey with me.
My education includes a Bachelors of Arts 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.
have had additional clinical training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)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.  

You can click this link to book a free consultation or an appointment. I offer in person and online appointments.