Dorcas is a caring and dedicated social worker with experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and mental health. In her counselling practice, Dorcas creates a safe space where clients feel comfortable enough to explore deep questions and difficult issues with the goal of both understanding how past experiences impact present situations and also how to make progress toward important goals in the present and future. For Dorcas, one of the most important aspects of life is the relationships that we have with ourselves, with those around us, and with the systems we navigate within, as these relationships significantly impact our overall mental health and well-being. Dorcas works to help individuals, couples, and families to examine and improve the important relationships in their lives from trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and strength-based perspectives.
Dorcas completed both her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work at York University and utilizes a range of therapeutic approaches to help clients cope, change, and thrive, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Narrative therapy. Dorcas carefully tailors her approach to counselling to best suit the unique situation, needs and strengths of each client. She enjoys helping clients to realize their value, challenge and change problematic thinking and behaviour, set healthy boundaries, and cope with difficult situations in order to build greater resilience and success. She specializes in supporting people in the process of igniting and increasing hope, working through challenges with relationships and mental health, and building a greater sense of purpose in life.
Dorcas understands that the journey to recovery, restoration and joy is a winding path rather than a straight line. Creating greater resilience and success involves the important work of building strengths, developing greater patience and adaptability, and accessing appropriate support along the way. Dorcas supports her clients by walking alongside them on this journey and empowering them at each step along the way. For Dorcas, this involves helping clients to set meaningful and realistic goals and to develop the useful skills and strategies that will help them to achieve these important goals.
In her free time, Dorcas enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, reading, and connecting with friends. Dorcas truly enjoys connecting with clients in a caring and genuine way and welcomes you to contact her for a consultation.