Lisa Schwartz, MSW RSW (Practice is Full)

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Lisa Schwartz, MSW RSW (Practice is Full)

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Supporting you with anxiety, mindfulness, parenting children with anxiety, and ADHD.

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Meet Lisa

Lisa is an attachment-focused therapist who uses a collaborative, exploratory and non-judgmental approach in her work with individuals, children and families. Her areas of practice include school-related and relationship stress, anxiety, emotion regulation difficulties, self-esteem, grief and bereavement, family conflict and transitions, and parent counselling. In her full-time position as an Individual and Family Therapist at the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, formerly the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, she has experience in working with children, adolescents and their families with diverse backgrounds with various presenting concerns and familial challenges. Lisa uses an integrated approach based on her training in therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief and Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She incorporates mindfulness and self-compassion skills into her work with clients.

 Specialities

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Parent Counselling

  • Self-Esteem and Confidence

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Relationship and family difficulties

  • Life transitions

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Brief and Narrative Therapy

  • Mindfulness Approach

  • Self-Compassion Based

Education

Lisa earned her Master's degree from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology from Western University.

Clinical Training and Certification

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Brief and Narrative Therapy with Families, Couples, and Individuals

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy with Children and Families

  • Self Compassion and Emotion Resilience

  • Attachment-Focused Therapy

  • Dialetical Behavioural Therapy

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification

  • Motivational Interviewing

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers; Registered Social Worker (RSW)

  • Ontario Association of Social Workers