Ray St-Amour, MSW, RSW
Ray has worked with individuals and youth in
various settings for over 30 years. She has also worked in the field of woman
abuse and as a Mobile After Hours Crisis Worker for a mental health agency. She
is currently working as a clinician for a non-profit organization as well as
seeing clients in her private practice and co-leading workshops.
Ray specializes in trauma and has her
Clinical Traumatologist Training certificate as well as her Compassionate
Fatigue training from the Traumatology Institute, Toronto. She also specializes
in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. She has her Anger
Solutions certificate from Anger Solutions. She has worked with children,
youth, individuals, couples and seniors. Ray uses a mixture of various therapy
modes as she believes that each client is unique and may respond in a different
way to various therapy modalities.
Ray has recently received her credentials as an Certified Educator of Dr. John Gottman's 7 Principles that Make Marriage (or any partner relationship) Work. Ray is in the process of organizing a workshop for couples in the Orangeville area.
Ray graduated from the University of
Ottawa with a degree in psychology and sociology and her B. Ed. She has spent
over 20 years teaching various subjects. These included Guidance as well as
Special Education. She has her Bachelors in Social Work from York University
and then her Master in Social Work in the clinical stream from Wilfrid Laurier
University. Ray is a Registered Social Worker. She is also registered with the
Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Ray is passionate about helping
clients reach their full potential. Ray is genuine and transparent in her
approach. Her goal is to help you, the client, attain your full potential. In
the first appointment you will establish
your goals for therapy and they will be reviewed regularly to see if they have
changed and if you are on your way to reaching them. Ray’s goal is to see you improve and to be
able to have a full life without the issues that have brought you to her
door. Ray is francophone and can
counsel clients in either French or English.
Marianne Breadner, MSW, RSW
Marianne Breadner is an experienced therapist
who specializes in working with children and youth and their families. Over the past 33 years, she has worked with youth in various settings
including residential treatment facilities, open custody settings, women’s
shelters, schools, and mental health agencies.
Marianne utilizes various modalities
of therapy including cognitive behaviour therapy and narrative therapy. Marianne has presented at numerous
conferences and workshops on such topics as anxiety, child sexual abuse,
dealing with loss, diversity issues, youth and self harming behaviours,
children who witness women abuse, and working with LGBT youth. She has piloted and facilitated groups in
cognitive behaviour therapy for anxious children and teens, social skills,
anger management, self esteem, LGBT youth, and conflict resolution.
Marianne originally received a B.A. in
Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and then went on to
complete both a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Social Work from York
University. Marianne continues her
professional growth through on going training and attends numerous workshops
and conferences. Marianne is a
Registered Social Worker with the College of Social Workers and is also a
member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.