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DI-ANNE MARTIN

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OASWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).  I hold a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Renison University College as well as a Master of Social Work degree, with honours, from Wilfrid Laurier University.  I have extensive experience, obtained both personally and professionally, working with individuals, families & groups.

 

I’ve always believed that I am a natural born helper; someone who has invariably had a passion for supporting and empowering others. Prior to starting my career in social work, I devoted my time to being a full-time foster and adoptive parent to various children with special needs.  For the past 9+ years I have been providing person centered, strength based, collaborative mental health support to children, youth and their families.

 

My specialty is supporting individuals impacted by trauma and those struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and self harm. However, I also support those struggling with low self esteem, gender/identity, poor emotion regulation, family conflict and/or any issue negatively impacting a persons social, emotional & mental well being. I have an eclectic, evidence based & trauma informed approach to treatment, utilizing a variety of modalities including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative, Solution Focused, Crisis Intervention & Motivational Interviewing

 

I truly believe we are all experts of our own lives and that each of us has the ability within, to overcome our challenges. I am very passionate about helping empower individuals to recognize these internal strengths and to build the courage & confidence needed to overcome their challenges. I am committed to building genuine therapeutic rapport and working hard to create a space where all people feel safe to be their authentic self.

 

I am so excited to be joining New Moon Counselling and look forward to walking along side you through your therapeutic journey.