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May 6, 2019
Shift Spotlight: Dorian Schwartz

Dorian Schwartz

Headshot of Dorian Schwartz, a therapist at Shift.

Introducing Dorian Schwartz!     

Dorian joins our therapy roster this week!

Dorian is motivated to support others in dealing with anxiety, student-related stress, self-esteem, and developing one’s self-care. We’re thrilled that she will be joining us on Thursdays and Sundays in our clinic as she builds her therapy skillset under the supervision of our team.

However, if you already come into our clinic she may seem familiar.

Over the past four months, Dorian has also been a member of our Care Coordination team, responsible for managing client intake, bookings, and support. Given her experience working with us in that capacity, we’re so excited to support her with the next step of her professional journey.

To celebrate this milestone, we sat down with her to ask her a couple questions…

Why do you believe therapy is important?

I believe we all deserve to have our story heard in a safe a non-judgmental space. Life comes with a lot of different challenges and we can’t always be strong and deal with these alone. Being able to access therapy is so important as it provides us with the opportunity to view situations and emotions in a different way. It’s this process that can allow us to better understand ourselves!

What are you most passionate about?

Ending mental health stigma! Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and being able to have an open and accepting dialogue about it is so needed for those who may be struggling. 

What are you most known for?

The empathy I have for others and my overall quirkiness. 

What does your perfect day off look like?

My perfect day off would be spent exploring the city with friends. I make it a point every month to write a list of new coffee shops, restaurants, and galleries I want to check out and I check them off as I go. I’d also love to spend the entire day painting, or hanging out with my two rescue kittens.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from studying counselling?

The biggest lesson I’ve learned through studying counselling is that you’re never done learning. Just like in life, the second you feel you know everything is the second you stop growing. Growth is a constant process!

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