Do you feel you are missing out on life?Are you troubled by negative thoughts?
Struggling with anger and aggression?
Have you been arrested for a criminal offense?
Are you having trouble coping as you move through separation and divorce?
Julie Zikman Toporoski, BSW, MSW is committed to providing compassionate support to these and many more life issues.
Julie knew after her first year of university that she wanted to be a social worker. After hearing her social work professor’s client speak to her class about what life was like for him to live with an unwanted deviant sexual preference for minors, she was certain that her life goal would be to work with people like him to help them cope and to bolster their lives and skills in order to live fulfilling lives, free of sexual offending. In Julie’s graduate level field placement, one of her clients was the very man who spoke to her class five years earlier.
Julie has worked in child protection and a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including: early psychosis, anger management, sexual behaviours, forensic mental health, adolescent forensic assessment, custody and access assessment, and is now in private practice full time.
Julie is a skilled and empathic Registered clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment for a wide variety of problems. Areas of expertise include offenders charged with sexual, violent, child pornography, harassing or domestic assault offences. Julie conducts risk assessments and initiates individual customized treatment programs. She provides therapeutic support for individuals, couples and families and assists those struggling with separation and divorce, anxiety, depression, workplace stress, work-life balance and adjustment to parenting.
Julie is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, is a registered mental health counselling services provider with NIHB, and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.
Julie is a clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of:
· Sexual behaviours (pedophilia, incest, child pornography, exhibitionism, voyeurism, toucherism, frotteurism, sexual assault)
· Domestic violence
· couples therapy
· separation and divorce support
· parent-teen conflict
· major mental illness
During the course of her studies, Julie became particularly interested in forensic mental health issues (the interface between mental health and the law) and devotes a significant portion of her time to supporting individuals facing a variety of criminal offences. Julie works closely with defence counsel and can provide court reports, assessments and treatment related to the offence-behaviour.
In addition, she works regularly with clients dealing with:
· substance abuse
· sexual addiction
· relationship/family issues
· work conflicts
· self-improvement or growth
Julie believes that every client and client group can achieve their goals within a therapeutic relationship in which rapport and trust are established through authenticity and empathy.
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