February 12, 2015

Amanda Dufton Pfaff

amandapfaff.socc@gmail.com
519-746-2323 ext. 309

Background

Amanda is a registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree. Initially working with children and youth, Amanda has predominantly worked in the field of inpatient and community adult mental health for the past 12 years. Her experience has informed her understanding of how profoundly mental health and relationships are intertwined. Because of this, in her counselling practice, Amanda offers sessions for individuals with a personal experience of mental health challenges and also for the network of people around them: family members, friends, partners and colleagues. Through therapeutic counselling, Amanda works with individuals to consider alternate perspectives of their current situation, to build resilience through learning new self-care strategies, to understand and establish healthy boundaries, and to try out new ways to respond in their relationships. Also, Amanda’s comfort with and knowledge of the mental health system means clients have an opportunity to understand resources available locally, and how to go about accessing if interested.

Training

Amanda has received additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Yoga, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Amanda draws upon strategies from all her training to tailor interventions to match each individual’s unique needs.

Practice

Mental health challenges can present in many different forms. Amanda has experience supporting individuals with various challenges associated with mental health and addiction issues including communication and relationship breakdowns, difficulty making decisions and achieving goals, compromised work or school performance, and changes with functioning in day-to-day tasks. Amanda’s approach is to support individuals with identifying personal goals and values, and discovering practical and skillful ways to move towards a more peaceful and balanced life.

Office Information

Office Hours:

Monday evenings – other evenings possible upon request

Current Fee:

$120.00 – 55 minute session

$180 – 85 minute session

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

**48 Hour cancellation required

Phone: 519-746-2323 ext. 309

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