February 12, 2015

Amanda Pfaff

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Amanda Pfaff, MSW, RSW is taking a temporary leave from Southern Ontario Counselling Centre. Currently studying Yoga Teacher Training, she is looking forward to bringing this skill back to her therapy practice to integrate it into her work as a trauma therapist.

While on leave, she is happy to refer to other therapists at the centre.  Please contact the director, Anna Gold, ext. 301 annagold.socc@gmail.com if you are looking for a therapist, or want more information regarding Amanda’s practice and her return.

About Me

Hello, my name is Amanda Pfaff. I am a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work degree. I have been working in the helping profession since 1999. Initially working with children and youth, my focus for the last 7 years has been in adult mental health, and my professional interest is in the area of traumatic stress. Currently I am studying the benefits of yoga in healing from trauma and managing stressful life events.  I understand how mental illness and addiction impacts individuals, family, friends, and supporters and can comfortably support people through their experience. I have always found working alongside others, no matter the complexity of challenges they face, a natural fit for me. I have been described as authentic, approachable, intuitive and compassionate. Most importantly, I have a deep respect for anyone who reaches out to open up and share their story because I understand the strength this takes. My promise to those I work with is that I practice with integrity and ensure my therapeutic relationships are built on a foundation of trust, safety, and confidentiality. Through collaborative partnerships I offer new perspectives and opportunities to work through life’s challenging situations.

My Experience

I have had the opportunity to work with adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of life stress, some of which include:

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Parent-Teen/Family conflict
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Addictions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Family members supporting loved ones with mental illness
  • Job stress
  • Trauma informed yoga mindfulness

Office Information

Office Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday evenings.

Current Fee:

$100.00 – 55 minute session

*Many extended health care plans will cover services rendered by a Registered Social Worker.

**48 Hour cancellation required

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