Joanne Fox, MSW, RSW and Beth Sibley, MSW, RSW
specialize in treating children from infancy to adolescence who are
experiencing behavioural, social and emotional difficulties and anxiety. In
their clinical practice, Joanne and Beth treat:
of separation and divorce
- Self-esteem/ self-confidence
(not listening, not cooperating)
issues (picky eaters)
issues (running, bolting)
for behaviour and attachment related issues
mothers/parents - experiencing Postpartum Depression, baby blues or having
difficulty understanding and soothing their baby
Workshops/Educational Seminars available upon request
Joanne and Beth are committed to professional development
and train teachers and clinicians to run evidence-based anxiety
groups in their schools and clinics for children from age 4 to 17. A recent study found that the "Friends Anxiety Program" had significantly greater effects than other programs overall and is the program supported by the strongest research evidence.* They
also run community and parent workshops throughout Ontario.
Joanne and Beth understand the importance of providing
accessible, effective service in a timely manner. Their services are
covered under most extended health plans and they offer weekday, evening
and Saturday appointments, in office or in-home (upon approval).
Joanne Fox, MSW, RSW
Joanne has worked for more than 15
years in children's mental health, in a variety of clinical and community
settings, with very young children as well as adolescents. She has worked in
hospitals with parents and families, has treated families from diverse
backgrounds who have experienced trauma, and has run parenting groups as well
as parent-child interaction groups.
In her current clinical practice,
Joanne helps parents to manage their child's acting out behaviour in a calm
manner, to improve home and school environments. She believes that by
building strong relationships between parents and their children that
children will grow to be resilient, competent members of society.
Joanne is committed to advancing
her own clinical skills and is trained in the Fun Friends and Friends
Programs, an evidence-based treatment approach for anxious children. She is
also trained in the Advanced Brief and Narrative Training Program at the
Hincks-Dellcrest in Toronto.
Joanne Fox holds Bachelor of Arts
(Honours), Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work degrees, and is a Registered
Social Worker. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and
Social Service Workers as well as a member of the Ontario Association of
in Oakville, Ontario with her husband and three children. She
is an active volunteer and believes in giving back to her community.
Beth Sibley, MSW, RSW
Beth has more than 25 years of
experience working with children from infancy to aged 16, and their parents.
She specializes in meeting the needs of children from infancy to age 12.
Believing that parents are the most important people in children's lives, her
collaborative approach helps parents better understand and support their
children and their challenging behaviours.
Beth's background as a Clinical
Therapist at ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids), an accredited children's
mental health agency in the Halton region, along with her background as a
Child Life Specialist, in hospital settings, has allowed her to understand
the challenges and struggles that parents and children often live with.
Focusing on children's mental health, she treats the anxiety, social,
emotional, and behavioural difficulties that can disrupt children's home and
school lives. Beth also works with children and parents who have experienced
a life event, diagnosis, or illness that has impacted the parent-child
relationship. She has provided supervision and consultation to the Region of
Halton's Infant and Child Development Services program regarding infant,
child and adult mental health.
Beth is trained to deliver the Fun
Friends and Friends group programs that treat and prevent childhood anxiety.
A Registered Social Worker, Beth
holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Arts
(Psychology), Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees. She
is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service
Workers, and belongs to the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Beth and her husband live in
Halton Region and have two children.
*Schwartz, C., Waddell, C.
Barican, J., Garland,
O., Gray-Grant,D.,& Nightingale,L. (2012). Preventing problematic
anxiety. Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly, 6 (1), 1-12. Vancouver, BC: Children’s
Health Policy Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon FraserUniversity.
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