Merryl Varughese is a registered social worker in Ontario offering psychotherapy and counselling services. Her past experience includes providing inpatient mental health treatment for teens and adults, as well as working in child welfare.
Merryl has experience in supporting teens and adults who are challenged with eating disorders and disordered eating, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, low self-esteem, difficult relationships, stress, bereavement, and grief. In her practice, Merryl uses an anti-oppressive, person-centered and strength-based approach. She highlights strengths and creates personalized goals using various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Motivational Interviewing. She values the use of empathy, compassion, warmth, and the genuine use of self.
Licensing Body: Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Education: Master of Social Work (University of Toronto)