Margo Shabinsky Sherman, M.S.W., R.S.W

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Margo is a highly qualified and accredited Registered Clinical Social Worker with extensive therapeutic experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. Her range of training and professional experience, in both Toronto and Ottawa, includes well-respected treatment centres for children and adolescents, world-renowned geriatric facilities, family service agencies, as well as private practice.

Margo is well-trained in a range of counselling modalities (e.g. Psychodynamic, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioural (see: List of Therapeutic Approaches)), using an "Integrative” “Solution-Focused Approach" to therapy. Her expertise in varied modalities allows her to tailor therapeutic techniques to meet each individual's, couple's or family’s needs.

Integral to the success of her counselling practice is Margo's genuine commitment and dedication to building and fostering a supportive and trusting relationship with her clients. She is warm, attentive, encouraging and non-judgmental, offering clients an opportunity to explore their concerns and feelings in a non-threatening and "safe" milieu. The collaborative interchange she shares with her clients results in a client's better understanding and expanded perspective, a means to reducing confusion and increasing awareness of options and choices, acting as a catalyst towards positive change and increased life satisfaction.

Margo recognizes that psychological well-being is an important aspect of overall health. She welcomes clients of varied ages, offering a range of supportive, educational, preventative and solution-oriented services. She partners with her clients in helping to resolve conflicts, enhance relationships, and in helping to achieve an optimal quality of life.

Margo maintains membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers and is a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She continues to engage in ongoing professional develop in her commitment to maintaining a standard of excellence in client care. Fees are covered by most extended health-care plans (as a social worker or through her supervising psychologist). Inquiries re: insurance coverage and/or fee structure are welcome and will be addressed discreetly on a personal basis.

Where necessary, Margo offers telephone and e-counselling, as well as off-site counselling services at varied locations for your convenience.

For further information Margo welcomes all inquiries. Please contact me at:

Margo Shabinsky Sherman Reaches

Ottawa ON