Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

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Clinical Philosophy
All therapy is a process of growth, be it individual, couple or family growth; as all things are in a process of change. The therapeutic process then is an attempt to assist that process towards a positive change; which may mean a healthy change, or for couples or families that they change together towards a common end. seeks to assist in providing understanding, insight, and acceptance of the change process, and how it impacts on use; via Attachment-Based Psychotherapies and Approaches.
Specializing In
Couples, families, anxiety/depression, Military personal and families (Blue Cross), and small groups. 

Bachelor of Arts (Social Developmental Studies) from University of Guelph

Masters of Social Work from Carleton University

Certificate in Couple and Family Studies from University of Guelph

Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy from, ‘The Albert Ellis Institute’ 

            in New York  City USA.

Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy from the Centre of Couple and Family Therapy

            in Ottawa, Ontario.

Advanced Training in ‘Developmental Attachment Approach’ from  the  ‘Neufeld  Institute’ 

            in  Vancouver, BC



Ontario College of Social Workers: # 807510

Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapist, RMFT# 122967


Some of the challenges I help people with include:

  • Distressed relationships
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting
  • Anger
  • Couples and individuals dealing with communication, emotions, intimacy or infidelity, addictions 
  • Being single, loneliness
  • Parents dealing with challenging teens
  • Separation - divorce
  • Employees dealing with difficult workplaces issues, burnout, or career explor

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Ottawa ON