Pronouns: she / her / hers
Deanna is a registered social worker in Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brock University in 2009, and a Master of Social Work from the University at Buffalo in 2013.
Deanna enjoys helping children, youth, adults, and families to develop the tools to manage and cope with personal, social, and family stress. She specializes in working with families who are being impacted by divorce / separation, caregiver conflict, family discord, interpersonal abuse and trauma. In some cases, children and youth are inadvertently caught in the middle of caregivers’ conflict, which can lead to their own struggle with self-regulation, parental alignment, alienation, and more. These struggles can have a detrimental impact if children and youth do not have a healthy outlet to share their feelings and work through their distress. In addition to this population, Deanna works with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
Deanna practices from a variety of therapeutic models, including Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also utilizes techniques from Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
She enjoys meeting people who are excited about making changes in their lives, and are open to learning new ways of managing their challenges.
Licensing Body: Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Education: Master of Social Work (University at Buffalo)