Click this link https://oab.owlpractice.ca/crystalgerlachrsw/booking to book a free consultation or an appointment. I offer in-person and online appointments.
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.
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 before opening my practice. I feel passionate about my work and feel honoured when individuals choose to share their healing journey with me.
My education includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Social Work Honours from Ryerson University. I have had additional clinical training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). My work in Couple and Family Therapy has been strengthened with Post-Graduate studies in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Guelph. For children and adolescents, my skills include creative and play therapy methods for child-focused family therapy. I have also had training in perinatal depression and anxiety and supporting late pregnancy loss.
I feel passionate about therapy because I know it is effective for healing and personal growth. I strive to assist individuals and families 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. I look forward to speaking with you soon!