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About Monica Dosanjh

I am a registered social worker with a Master’s Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University with over 17 years of clinical experience working with couples, families and individuals struggling with a broad range of issues. I have worked in various positions including family counselling teams, counselling walk-in clinics, employee assistance programs, and over 16 years working with adults within the criminal justice system. I have extensive experience working with anger management, anxiety, stress, depression, marital issues, and separation/divorce.

 

I specialize my practice in:

· Anger Management

· Anxiety

· Coping Skills

· Depression

· Cultural Issues

· Marital/Relationship Issues

· Separation/Divorce

· Family Dynamics

. Family Conflict

· Life Transition

· Self-Esteem/Self-Worth

· Stress

· Parenting

· Peer Relationships

· Newcomer Issues

· Racial Identity

· Workplace Stress/Conflict

· Women’s Issues

 

I have the following Professional Accreditations and Affiliations:

· Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Member in Good Standing

· Ontario Association of Social Workers, Member

· The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Leader Training, The Gottman Institute

· Level 3 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Gottman Institute

· Treating Traumas and Affairs, The Gottman Institute

· ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) Essentials, The Association for Psychological Therapies

· Anger Management, Ministry of Correctional Services

· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Ministry of Correctional Services

· Treating Addictions, Ministry of Correctional Services

· Life Skills, Ministry of Correctional Services

· Working with Victims of Domestic Violence, Ministry of Correctional Services

· M.S.W. (Social Work), Wilfrid Laurier University (2004)

· B.S.W. (Social Work), York University (2000)

· B.A. (Sociology), York University (1997)

 

My experience in various roles have given me the opportunity to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds. As such, it is important to recognize and respect the full range of our differences. In my practice, I remain committed to fostering a safe environment which promotes equity, inclusion, and diversity. It is my aim as a therapist to foster an environment where clients feel safe to unpack their vulnerabilities and emotional burdens. I do this by meeting my clients where they are and fostering a relationship that allows for the creation of a deep connection and a collaboration where possibilities can be explored and change can happen. I believe that emotional honesty is key in owning our stories and in being able to verbalize the impact of some of our lived experiences. Learning to accept how we feel can start to empower us. I am dedicated to working with my clients in holding space and empowering them to make courageous decisions towards hope, healing and change!