offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to make sense of
the issues you may be facing right now. I understand that we all cope in
various ways and experience a range of emotions: anxiety, stress, grief, loss,
depression, anger and confusion to name a few. We will work together to
find healthy ways of coping so that you can discover solutions that help you
move forward towards your vision of a fulfilling life.
As a Registered Social Worker, I have experience working with a wide range of complex situations, including:
- grief and loss (death, relationship breakdown, loss of employment)
- mental health issues (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
- family issues (parenting, supporting the entire family through difficult times)
- trauma (physical, sexual, emotional ~ including adult survivors of childhood abuse)
- gender issues (questioning, coming out, transitioning, supporting partners/families of LGBTQ2 individuals).
In our work together, we will draw on a number of approaches that combine talk therapy and creative expression. My techniques bring together the best tools from a variety of therapeutic models: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy or Solution Focused Therapy. Our work will be tailored to your needs and goals.
I am a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I hold a Master of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Social Work degree a diploma in Drug and Alcohol Counselling and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation.
Before opening my private practice, I spent over a decade providing counselling services to adults, teens and children in various social service agencies and the public school board.
I look forward to working with people like yourself, as you gain the confidence and power necessary to live the happier life you deserve.
Life is not meant to be a struggle, nor is therapy meant to be hard. With my authentic, proactive approach we can start to bring about the changes you are looking for today.
It is time to make a difference to your life, and have the well being and success that you so deserve!
Meredith Pilley ReachesPeterborough ON