Mary Earls, MA (psych), RSW, RP

Mary Earls View Specialties

  • Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW), Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)
  • 311 George Street North #208, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 8B5
  • Phone: (905) 207-0345
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  • Session Fees: 80 - 100
  • www.advocatinghope.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam


I am accepting new clients...I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I have worked for many years in a hospital outpatient community mental health clinic. I recently decided to take the next leap of faith and divide my time between the hospital outpatient clinic and a part time private practice.  

Psychotherapy and Supervision

In my hospital-based practice I have been a clinical supervisor for some amazing psychotherapist and social worker candidates.  My private practice will be open to psychotherapy consumers and psychotherapists/social workers who are seeking or require Clinical Supervision to qualify or supplement their skills. I have been trained to provide online psychotherapy through the University of Toronto Social Work Department.  It is with this training that I feel confident in offering services face-to-face, via phone or through OnCall Health encrypted video-based conferencing.  

Education and Approach

I have an Honours Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from York University where my primary study was in abnormal psychology, cultural anthropology and stress theory.  I obtained my Master’s Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in Social and Community Psychology.

Specialization

I been qualified through Behaviour Tech Intensive Training to offer Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  The foundation of DBT is Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness.  I have training in numerous other forms of treatment including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Marital (Gottman), Narrative, Solution Focused, etc.  I have included my CV if you are interested in knowing more.

Many of my clients struggle with Trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Anxiety/Panic, Depression (Dysthymia and MDD) and a vast array of other struggles, concerns and stresses.

My Approach

I am passionate about what I do and have always enjoyed spending the time with the people I have worked with.  I have a wholistic approach in the therapy I provide. My approach is somatic in that it recognizes the relationship between mind and body.     I do not believe that we are an island but rather the sum of our experiences with others and within the community/culture we have been exposed and participate in.  In the past my clients have expressed appreciation for my genuine, knowledgeable and heartfelt support.

On a Personal Note

I confess I love Peterborough!  I grew up in Toronto and value the experiences that I have had in such an amazingly diverse city.  I have worked as a waitress, leather cutter, security guard, factory worker and multiple other positions.  I attended university part time at first. I guess I am saying that my education extends well beyond the walls of a university.  These experiences I feel help me in offering compassionate and empathetic support because “I get it!” I have walked a similar path as many of the people I support.

So why Peterborough?  It started out that I moved to a town of 1300 to raise my children. I love the rural life even with it being fraught with its own unique obstacles.  I am a naturalist at heart and even pick fiddleheads in the spring.  In the summer months I kayak the lakes in the Kawartha Highlands, Algonquin and at Killbear Provincial Park.  I still camp in a tent (might have to rethink that I suspect). I also enjoy my mountain bike and walking Nipiish (our family dog from Attawapiskat).  In the winter I do my art (bead weaving) and swim at a local pool.  

I welcome you to contact me for a free confidential consultation session or visit my website https://advocatinghope.ca for further information or to book an appointment/consultation time.  I look forward to chatting with you!


 
 
  Curriculum Vitae

 
  Professional Governing Associations
 
 2015 – PresentRegistered PsychotherapistMember in Good Standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario   (CRPO)
  2002 – Present Registered Social WorkerMember in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
 Professional Affiliation
 2016 – PresentCanadian Counselling and Psychotherapy AssociationProfessional MemberMember #: 14340
 Previous Professional Affiliation 
 2001 - 2011Certified Child and Youth CounselorMember in good standing with the Child and Youth Counselor Association
 Education
 Wilfrid Laurier University1985 Masters in Social and Community Psychology 
 
York University1982
 Honours in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Dean’s Honour Role)
 Publications
 Earls, Mary and Nelson, Geoff; American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol.16, No. 2, 1988 The Relationship Between Long-Term Psychiatric Well-Being and Their Perceptions of Housing and Social Support.
 Nelson, Geoffrey and Earls, Mary, Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Vol.5, No.1, Spring 1986; An Action-Oriented Assessment of the Housing and Social Support Needs of Long-Term Psychiatric Clients.
 Experience

 Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health Services
 Psychotherapist 
 2007 – Present
 Provide a wide range of clinical services to assist people with serious mental illness to function in the community.  Providing Clinical supervision, support and training for MSW and Psychotherapist Candidates.
 
 Clinical Social Worker/Online Counselor
 http://My-Counselor-Online.com
 Private Practice
 2004 – 2008
 
 Four County Addiction Services
 Addictions Counselor/Clinical Social Worker
 Four Month Short Term Contract
 2006 – 2007
 Providing confidential addictions counseling, education and support to individuals, families and the community and for promoting health lifestyles and healthy choices. 
 
 Community Mental Health/Campbellford Memorial Hospital
 Crisis Worker and Clinical Social Worker
 2002 – 2005
 Provide systematic, structural counseling to individuals, dyads, groups or families in relation to specific issues. Provide crisis management services to consumers. 
 
 Hastings and Prince Edward County Board of Education
 School Board Counselor
 2000 – 2002
 Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society
 Child and Youth Therapist
 2000 – 2004 
 Providing therapeutic intervention for a child with a mental illness diagnosis under the mandate of the Kawartha -Haliburton Children's Aid Society
 
 Toronto Children’s Aid Society
 
Child and Youth Therapist
 1999 – 2005
 Providing therapeutic intervention for a child with a mental illness diagnosis under the mandate of the Toronto’s Children's Aid Society
 
 Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board
 Child and Youth Worker
 1995 – 2000
 Classroom Support and Resource. Developed and implemented of individual behavioral modification programs. Canadian Mental Health Association/Waterloo Region
 Director of Programs for CMHA/Waterloo
 1985 – 1987
 
 Wilfrid Laurier University
 Researcher
 1984
 Coordinated, implemented and participated in a research project that examined the relationship between qualities of housing, social support and long term psychiatric clientele. 
 
 Wilfrid Laurier University
 Field Placement Supervisor
 1983 -1984
 Assisted undergraduate students in their relationship with agencies in the community.Wilfrid Laurier University
 
 Undergraduate Tutorial Instructor1983
 Served as a Tutorial Instructor in Research Methodology Course for Undergraduate Students.
 

Continuing Education

  • 2017:  Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health Services: Brief Single Session Psychotherapy  with Scot Cooper, RP
  • 2016: Trent University: Domestic Sex Trafficking Conference with Trent University Department of Sociology, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, East Metro Youth Services and Justice for Children and Youth
  • 2016: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) with Living Works \
  • 2016: Faciliated DBT Training for Cornerstones Staff Members with Liane Simmons MSW, RSW and Mary Earls, RSW, RP
  • 2014: Choices and Change, Clinical Influence and Patient Action through Institute for Health Care Canada
  • 2013: Violence, Victimization & Trauma, The Complexity of Trauma Response with Dr. Lori Haskell, C. Psych
  • 2013:  Maximizing Professional; Effectiveness in Turbulent Times by OCSWSSW at Annual Meeting
  • 2013: Essential Skills for New supervisors: Hincks-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute
  • 2012: 6th JEMH (Journal of Ethics in Mental Health) Conference on Ethics in Mental Health
  • 2012: Northumberland County Domestic Violence Monitoring Planning Day
  • 1012: Bipolar I Disorder and Schizophrenia A novel approach to existing challenges with Steve Potkin, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at University of California
  • 2012: Winds of Change Conference: Conversations on the Margins: Therapeutic Change, Social Change, Social Justice
  • 2012: Women in Mind Conference: Essential Knowledge in Women’s Mental Health
  • 2012: Ontario Common Assessment of Need Training
  • 2011: Ten days intensive course in Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Behavior Tech, LLC
  • 2011:Innovations in Brief Narrative Therapy: Hincks-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute
  • 2011: Women in Mind Conference: A Conference on Women’s Mental Health
  • 2010: Buried Treasures: The Nature And Treatment of Compulsive Hoarding with David F. Tolin, Ph.D., ABPP:  Hincks-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute,
  • 2010: Hincks-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute, Navigating Stress: Caring for One’s Self while Caring for Others by Gabor Mate, M.D.
  • 2010: Drug Interactions between Street Drugs and Pharmaceuticals by  Jamie Kellar, RPh, BScPhm, BScHK : The Human Service and Justice Coordinating Committee,
  • 2009:  Traumatic Loss: New Understanding, New Direction by John R. Jordan: Ph.D.Hincks-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute,
  • 2009 – 2012:  Standard First Aid CPR (C) AED INTRODUCTION with Jean Archer: Archer First Aid/CPR Training,
  • 2009 – 2011 Safe Management Program 1 – 2 Health Care Training:  The Safe Management Group,
  • 2009:  Disordered Eating Project, Supporting You, Supporting Recovery with Dr. Leora Pinhas MD, FRCP (C) and Dr. Hany Bissada MD, FRCP (C): PRHC and CE LHIN
  • 2009:  Follow Up with DBT and Case Presentations with Max Man, MSW, RSW:  Four County Addiction Services Inc:
  • 2009:  An Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Max Mann, MSW, RSW: Four County Addiction Services Inc:
  • 2008 Cognitive Behavioural Coaching with Greg Dubord, MD Department of Psychiatry UofT
  • 2008:  Advanced  Addictions & Introduction to Concurrent Disorders: Four County Addiction Services Inc.,
  • 2008:  General Addictions & Introduction to Concurrent Disorders: Four County Addiction Services Inc.,
  • 2007:  Motivation Interviewing: The Introduction Workshop with Grant Corbett
  • 2007: Concurrent Disorder Planning:  LCMHS
  • 2007: An Overview of Changes in Child Welfare Practice in Northumberland County: Children’s Aid Society of Northumberland:
  • 2005: Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Understanding and Treating Chronic Worry with Martin M. Antony, Ph.D., ABPP: Cameron & Mathieu Consulting Courses,
  • 2004 – 2005: Training for Online Counseling; Levels I and II: University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work,
  • 2004:  The Transforming Power of Affect: Attachment and Emotion in Clinical Practice with Diana Fosha, Ph.D.: Leading Edge Seminars,
  • 2004:  Attachment, Affect & Accelerated Change in Psychotherapy: Working with Individuals with Diana Fosha, Ph.D. and Sue Johnson, Ed.D.: Leading Edge Seminars,
  • 2004:  Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Sue Johnston, Professor of Psychology at UofO:  Leading Edge Seminars, 
  • 2003:  Gottman Marital Therapy Training with John Gottman, Ph.D.: Hincks-Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute:
  • 2003:  Critical Incident Stress Management with Murray N. Firth: PRHC,
  • 2003:  “Interface Between Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychogeriatrics”: PRHC,
  • 2002: The Use of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in the School System, Introduction to Narrative Therapy & Introduction to Reflecting Teams by Eric King: HPECSB  
  • 2001: Cognitive Assessment Workshop with Dr. Jennifer Ingram and Judy Hinan Nurse Clinician
  • 2000; Narrative Therapy in School System by Eric King: HPECDSB 

Previous Appointments

Correction Services Canada of the Ontario Region, member of Citizen Advisory Committee at Warkworth Institution

Additional Past Experiences

  • President  and LEC member for OPSEU Local 344
  • President and Board Member for the Kawartha Village Cooperative Housing
  • Member of Northumberland Concurrent Joint Committee with Four County Addiction Services, Campbellford Community Mental Health and LCMHS.
  • Closing the Gap: Innovative Services for Concurrent Disorders: Co Presenter with Donna Rogers  Presentation: Integration: Beyond Co Location
  • Member of the Homeless Initiatives Committee of Northumberland
  • NHH Presenter for Health Careers Symposium
  • Member of Central East Concurrent Disorder Network Committee
  • Coordinator for the Alternatives to Violence Program at Warkworth Institution
  • Qualified Lead facilitator for Alternatives to Violence Project
  • Volunteer and member of the Native Brotherhood at Warkworth Penitentiary for 13 years
  • Moderated Community forum for Elmer Buchanan, M.A.F.R.A.
  • Community Rep for a self help group of inmates within Warkworth Institution
  • Developer and Executive member of the Havelock Food Bank (Vice-chair & Chair)
  • President for the Havelock United Church Women Executive Committee
  • President for Hucklebug Day Care Inc. Board of Directors
  • Classroom Volunteer & Computer Instructor at HBPS
  • Community Representative for the Peterborough Family Enrichment Mobile Unit
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Canadian Mental Health Association/Waterloo
  • Artist on Display at Whetung’s Art Gallery


Mary Earls Reaches

Peterborough ON