› Individual, Couple and Family Counselling
 
› Childhood Trauma, Adult Trauma, PTSD
 
› Family and Relationship Conflict/Loss
 
› Depression, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation
 
› Self-Esteem, Assertiveness
 
› Addiction (Self or Loved Ones)
 
› Bereavement/Grief/Loss

 

› LGBTQ2I+ Issues:
  • Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
  • Parenting/Family Planning
  • Couple/Family Counselling
  • Second Letter Writing for Gender Confirmation Surgery


› Medical Crisis and Caregiver Stress (including cancer diagnosis and survivorship)


› Major Life Transitions/Adjustment


› Fertility Issues (disappointment, loss, the Fertility Clinic Experience)


› Situational Crisis, Work Related Stress


› Pre/Post Bariatric Surgery Support

> Supervision for Social Workers/Clinicians


> Cognitive Behavioual Therapy and other therapeutic interventions

>Work with Indigenous people through NIHB







 


 

About Amy Babcock MSW, RSW 

 Toronto Therapist in Downtown, Amy Babcock in Downtown                     



Background & Education:


I was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. Like most people, I have overcome many obstacles in life that have contributed to who I am today and shaped the direction I have chosen in my career.

After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Queen's University, I moved to Toronto for the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of Toronto. My focus/specialization was in individual, couple/family and group clinical treatment. Upon completion of my MSW in 1999, I was honoured to receive the Godron Cressy Award for Student Leadership.

Experience & Training:


My work is informed by 20 years of post-degree professional experience delivering psychotherapeutic and professional counselling interventions in a variety of community-based, hospital/family health team, and secondary and post-secondary settings. My work history includes management of programs/services and supervision of other clinicians and Masters-level social work students. I have worked as a professional consultant with child welfare organizations addressing issues extending from the care experience including social, emotional/psychological and relational impacts as well as loss of identity and agency/self-determination.



Practice Areas

Move Forward Counselling/Amy Babcock

My work is Trauma and Attachment Informed, and includes a comprehensive understanding of Family Systems Theory. With advanced formal training/certification in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and Trauma and Resiliency Approaches, I am able to address a variety of clinical issues with the necessary knowledge base and expertise to develop integrative, effective, and informed treatment interventions that are tailored to each person's individual needs.

I work collaboratively with my clients to assess the issues, set goals, and move toward improving overall mental and emotional health using an approach and pace that best suits each unique individual. I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals and compassionate in my manner of engagement.


Private Practice:


I offer my private practice services on evenings and weekends at the Toronto Healing Arts Centre, and via Skype/phone. Working in a private practice model allows me to provide professional counselling and psychotherapy services in downtown Toronto in an optimal circumstance - at your desired pace and around your specific goals without the constraints of a larger system imposed on the work or the therapeutic relationship. What I appreciate most about being a Clinical Social Worker in private practice is witnessing the growth that people are able to achieve and supporting individuals in meaningful ways to move forward in their lives.  


I am a Registered Social Worker in good standing with both the Ontario Association of Social Work (OASW) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWCSSW). My registration number with the OCSWSSW can be provided to insurance companies for patients who have benefits through their employers.

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