Ian Robertson, BSW, MSW, RSW

Register Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Niagara On The Lake, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Ian.
Couples & Family TherapyAnxiety/Depression/Stress
Complex Trauma & PTSDAddictions
Child And Adult Mental HealthBureavement & Loss
Youth Behavioural IssuesAnger Management

Ian is a Register Social Worker a with over 23 years of clinical therapy experience in the Niagara Region. At the heart of his practice are helping children, teens, families, couples and adults who are simply "stuck" find peace, hope and thrive in life and relationship

Related Sites:
Town of Niagara on the Lake, ON
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Niagara on the Lake, ON

Niagara Falls ON , Lewiston, St Catharines, North Tonawanda, Wheatfield

When life gets tough on you, you need to be proactive in order to not let it get you down.1 When you begin to feel mentally bogged down and lethargic, you must make immediate efforts to check your negative mindset. Counselling offers services to help you pack a greater punch in your fight against mental oppression. The counsellor you choose to assist you will help you convert your pessimism into constructive, positive thoughts and energy. Working along the plan you make with your therapist you will find that you leave your truculent self behind, to be replaced by an enthusiastic and energetic you. The sooner you embrace assistance, the easier it will be for you to get back to being on top of your game. Counselling will build satisfaction, both from its services and from within yourself. You�re one call away from getting just what you need, go on and make it now.

Mental Health in Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake, home to just over 15,000 residents, is known for it�s historic monuments, thriving culture, and beautiful scenery. Proud of it�s diverse community based neighborhood, Niagara on the Lake welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy what they have to offer, whether it be for a short vacation stay or a long term move.2 However, among the diversity still lies the issue of stigmas against mental health. Common mental health illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder can make others look at people with these illnesses differently, leading to discrimination, bullying, low self-esteem and other negative outcomes for the person suffering the illness.3 These negative effects can ultimately hider the person�s ability to find a stable job, be accepted in their community, and enjoy their life to the fullest.

Current Education

Currently in Niagara on the Lake, Shatter the Stigma, Mend the Mind, is a not-for-profit group working towards mental health education and treatment without stigmas. Their website, mendthemind.ca , is filled with helpful resources for people suffering from mental illness as well as informative articles on stigmas, mental illnesses, and how to �shatter the stigma�. If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental illness or would like information on stigmas against mental health, this website is a great resource. There is also a 24 hour crisis help line available for everyone in the Niagara region at 905-688-3711, and also a designated line for kids available at 1-800-668-6868.4


References

1. Wikipedia. (2014) . Niagara on the Lake, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara-on-the-Lake.
2. Niagara on the Lake. (2012) . Home -Niagara on the Lake. Retrieved from http://www.notl.org.
3. Shatter the Stigma, Mend the Mind. (2013) . Home- Shatter the Stigma, Mend the Mind. Retrieved from http://www.mendthemind.ca/.
4. Shatter the Stigma, Mend the Mind. (2013) . Getting/ Offering Help. Retrieved from http://www.mendthemind.ca/help/where-to-get-help-in-niagara.