I am a Registered Social Worker and hold a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto. I have a vast range of experience including work with Youth, individuals who have endured Traumatic Experiences, Relationship Difficulties, Depression, Anxiety, and Life Transitions. Further, I have experience working with addictions, grief, stress management, anger management, self-esteem and more.
Some of the people I have worked with have had trouble with feeling depressed or anxious and not knowing why, feeling overwhelmed by something new, being unsure of the future, experiencing difficulties in relationships, and having past experiences interfere with the present. My approach to helping is always collaborative, as I believe that everyone is the expert of their own life. I will work at your pace and comfort level, while also providing a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to express your thoughts and feelings.
I will also provide you with tools and information that will help you reach your goals throughout our sessions. I do not believe that one specific approach works for everyone, and will explore different options with you to ensure that they are practical for your day-to-day life.
I believe that you have many strengths and talents that deserve to be highlighted and can be very helpful for achieving your therapeutic goals. I work from a perspective that will emphasize your strengths, build self-esteem, and utilize your talents to build new skills.
Some of the benefits you can expect from counselling are an improved overall mood and sense of well being, problem resolution or improvement, a sense of empowerment, improved confidence, improved ability to cope, more fulfilling relationships and more.
I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Samantha Mirarchi ReachesInnisfil ON