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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 always believed that I am a natural born helper and someone who is passionate about supporting and empowering others. Prior to starting my career in social work, I devoted my time to being a full-time foster parent and adoptive parent to five children with special needs. I bring forth a wealth of experience providing collaborative, strength-based and client-focused care to individuals, groups, couples, and families who are struggling with various issues impacting their social, emotional, and mental well-being.

 

Although my specialty is supporting neurodiverse individuals and those struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-harm, I also support those struggling with low self-esteem, parenting and/or relationship issues, eating disorders, conflict resolution as well as provide gender affirming care. I have an eclectic, evidence-based and trauma-informed approach to treatment, utilizing a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method and more.

 

I believe we are all experts of our own lives and that each of us has the ability within to overcome our challenges. I am passionate about helping empower people to recognize their internal strengths and to build the courage and confidence needed to overcome their challenges. I am committed to creating a space where all people feel safe to be their authentic self and will provide support and encouragement throughout your therapeutic journey.

 

Client Populations Seen: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families.

Offering both in-person and virtual appointments.