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Mariah Douglas

Mariah Douglas

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Registered Social Worker
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Mariah is here to support you with anxiety, life transitions, stress management, and addictions.

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Mariah is here to help you manage stress, work through difficult emotions, cope with life transitions, and move forward with confidence. Mariah has experience supporting people with complex mental health issues and diverse populations who have faced marginalization, bias, or racism. Mariah will tailor her therapy to fit you, your experience, and the presenting issues.

Mariah specializes in working with people who struggle with addictions and concurrent challenges. She can help you navigate the mental health system, develop an individualized plan, and connect you with resources that fit your goals. She uses a trauma-informed approach and encourages self-compassion to invite vulnerability into sessions.

Mariah provides a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space for you to flourish. She is passionate about helping you develop skills and gain new perspectives on the issues you face. Mariah respects all life experiences and can help you identify the root causes of your current emotional experience.

Mariah believes that balance in life promotes health and wellness. Mariah enjoys hiking, biking, and enjoying ice cream near the water on a warm day.

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What does good mental health look like to you?
Good mental health to me looks like a number of things. It is the ability to learn and recognize boundaries. The ability to feel, awareness to express and capability to manage a both positive and negative emotions of feelings you are expressing. The skill to form and maintain good relationships with others and the awareness to disconnect and allow yourself to discard relationships that are not healthy, empowering or supportive to you in any way.
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
Sleep hygiene and physical exercise are huge factors in taking care of my mental health.
What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
You are worth overcoming your challenges whether that is to be completely clear of them or learn ways to positively cope and live with them. You deserve to look forward to a tomorrow.

Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2021)

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Counselling, Ryerson University (2019)

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres)

Trauma-Informed De-escalation Education and Safety (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training (Crisis Prevention Institute)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Ontario Association of Social Workers

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