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”Looking for that sense of belonging is what we desire as humans. Feeling accepted from others is not always easily obtained which can sometimes create states of distress, panic and loneliness. Self reflection is integral for growth but is not always practiced. Rebuilding that connection with yourself and others in your life can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone.
My focus is always to remain in the moment with you and support you to reach your fullest potential through identifying, acknowledging, and shifting behaviours and thoughts that can lead to more desired results. My goal is to create a space where you feel heard, seen and understood while helping you navigate unique moments in your life.
With the lived experience of being a daughter to first generation immigrant parents of Hispanic culture, I acknowledge and understand that who we are and how we identify impacts how we experience life, our hardships and successes.
In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, doing activities such as camping and hiking. When I get some quiet time, I enjoy crafting as well”.
Evelyn has basic proficiency in Spanish and is available for online sessions with children and youth.
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“Mental health is important to me, as I am sure it probably is to you as well. I believe that at its core, therapeutic practice is rooted in the belief that our problems do not lie in us but between; in our relationship with ourselves and with others.
I’ve had the privilege of working with young people, individuals and families in co-creating strategies, skills, fostering further self-exploration through connection and gentle curiosity – grounded in their lived experiences, inherent wisdom and strengths. Compassion and honesty are virtues which I believe are paramount to cultivating a safe space. These virtues, partnered with an environment of non-judgement, encouragement and my sense of humour, work to create a collaborative capacity building process.
Some facts about me: I re-energize by practicing meditation, journaling, writing poetry, cooking and I enjoy spending time outdoors.
Mental health issues are inevitable in this thing we call life. And I hope that you will also have the courage to reach out for support if you are in need of it”.
Prior to private practice at LRCG, Lee has spent time working in Child Welfare providing therapeutic support and interventions to families, couples, youth and children in both the community and in foster care.
She has also supported at-risk students in school setting with behavioural, social and emotional skills development and has also engaged in developing children’s arts programming. She has also served as a Member and Co-Chair of the Equitable Practice Initiatives Committee at Peel Children’s Aid Society.
Lee has completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Ryerson University and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Worker (OCSWSSW) and she is also a member with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
Lee has basic proficiency in Cantonese and is available for in-person and online sessions.
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Mrs. Valerie Morrison BSW, RSW
Valerie is the owner and founder of Life Restoration Counselling Group.
Valerie attended Ryerson University where she received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) with a Minor in Psychology. Valerie is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Valerie has experience working for the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), LOFT (Leap of Faith Together), Durham Children’s Aid Society, York Region Children’s and more recently Peel Children’s Aid Society.
Valerie is experienced in a number of counselling modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Clinical Anxiety Treatment, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Forensic Interviewing and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, amongst others.
Valerie has over 9 years of experience working as a child protection worker and case manager, as well as many years of experience as an individual, couples and family counsellor. Through working at multiple social service agencies, Valerie has engaged with adults with severe mental health issues and addictions, families in crisis, couples facing divorce and separation, victims of abuse, youth involved in and at risk of prostitution, as well as facilitated family group conferences. Valerie encourages and supports individuals, couples and families to focus on their own strengths and utilizes a solution-focused approach in order to support positive change.
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Blackcy Placidass MSW, RSW
Are things from the past coming back up to the surface? Are your old ways of managing your feelings and thoughts not working anymore? Rest assured, counselling can be helpful to anyone at any point in their life. Blackcy is committed to providing you a safe, non-judgmental environment where this work can be done.
Blackcy is a registered Social Worker with a degree in psychology and sexuality. She has completed her Masters in Social Work and has a certificate in Addictions: Treatment and Prevention. She is also a qualified Traumatic Incident Reduction and Life Stress Reduction facilitator. Blackcy has over 11 years of experience helping people like yourself to heal from what life throws their way.
Throughout Blackcy’s journey she has worked with individuals with mental health, addictions, at risk youth, chronic/complex health issues, homeless population, palliative, fertility issues and facilitated group workshops on various topics for youth and adults.
Blackcy strongly believes that finding a therapist that one can connect with, is a vital element in anyone’s healing journey. At this time, Blackcy is only offering phone and virtual appointments.
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