Wayne supports youth and adults seeking help rediscovering their self-worth, fortifying challenging relationships, removing hurdles that intensify substance dependence, or living with a mental health diagnosis. With over a decade of experience in community mental health and substance use, Wayne is passionate about working with youth and adults to address chronic stress, insecurity, depression and anxiety, or other mental health challenges. Couples therapy work has also been a passion for Wayne. He can support you in exploring and refining communication, context, compromise, and chemistry.
When you're in sessions with Wayne, you'll instantly feel that nothing else takes precedence, and your emotional safety is top of mind. Wayne ensures the mental space you envision being in during sessions is one he creates with you. He's there to listen to your story and guide you to a place of contentment. Bringing self-awareness to each session is a collaborative effort where you and Wayne determine focal points by answering the questions that are most meaningful to you while shifting from a deficit-focused to a strength-based mindset. Wayne will encourage you to harness your inner strengths, develop a resilient spirit, and find renewed hope for change by bringing insight, resources, tools and strategies to sessions. Wayne truly loves the community he represents, which is amplified in his anti-oppressive therapy framework: he will help you identify factors contributing to feelings of marginalization, exclusion, or being undervalued.
Outside of sessions, Wayne really enjoys a good fight- and not the kind you're thinking! He enjoys one that includes a rod and reel in both hands and a lively-spirited fish on the other end. It doesn't take much persuading for Wayne to be in the middle of a river or lake looking for that next big catch. Deep sea fishing off Florida's coastal areas is also an enormous passion. When he's not fishing, Wayne is busy with his daughters, who insist anything he does must meet their approval first. Since his daughters are now teenagers, they can't afford to let Dad do something that could be deemed "embarrassing" (if you know, you know).
Master of Social Work, Ryerson University (2018)
Culturally Appropriate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre)
Traumatic Incident Reduction (Centre for Emotional Resolution & Change)
Trauma & Internal Family Systems Model (Mission Empowerment Team)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Hincks-Dellcrest Centre)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Lakeridge Health)
Motivational Interviewing: Introduction and Application (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Brief Action Planning for Crisis & Ongoing Intervention (Canadian Mental Health Association)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Canadian Mental Health Association)
Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Mental Health First Aid Canada)
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers