Background & Education:

I was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. 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

Experience & Training:

I am a Registered Social Worker with 20 years of professional experience and a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Worker (OASW) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW).
My experience includes 12 years of service with a hospital-based academic family health team where I provided a range of evidenced-based individual, family, and group therapy interventions to patients referred by their family practice doctors.
From 2018 - 2021, I held a lead counsellor position at the University of Toronto where I provided direct personal counselling services to undergraduate and graduate students as well as clinical consultation to a large team of on-location counsellors. My experience in post-secondary settings includes clinical work with post-grads and fellows through U of T's Post-Graduate Wellness Office.

With advanced formal training/certification in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Attachment-Focused Adult Psychotherapy, Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness/MBSR, Narrative Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy, Multi-Dimensional Partner Trauma Model Training, and Trauma Recovery Approaches, I am able to address a wide range of clinical issues with the necessary knowledge base and expertise to develop integrative, effective, and informed treatment interventions that are tailored to your individual needs.

Private Practice:

I opened my private practice in a part-time capacity approximately ten years ago and transitioned into full-time private practice in February 2021 offering services in both Toronto and Kingston as well as virtually across Ontario. Services are available on weekday afternoons/evenings and on Sundays. 
Working in a private practice model allows me to provide counselling and psychotherapy services 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.  

About Amy Babcock MSW, RSW 

› Individual Counselling
› Clinical Supervision for Social Workers/Clinicians
› Trauma Recovery (Historical Trauma/Present Day Impacts of Trauma)
› Depression/Anxiety
› Relationship Issues or Loss
(Family, Romantic, Peers)

> Partner Betrayal/Betrayal Trauma
› Stress/Burnout
› Bereavement/Grief/Loss


› LGBTQIA2S+ Issues

› Medical Crisis and Caregiver Stress

› Major Life Transitions/Adjustment

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

› Addiction (Self or Loved Ones)




Practice Areas

Amy Babcock MSW, RSW

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