Marty Lampkin (she/her) is a compassionate and dedicated counsellor, clinical social worker, Professor and social justice advocate who grounds her practice in anti-oppression, anti-colonial and decolonizing methods. She understands that interlocking systems of oppression ingrained in society contribute to the personal life challenges that children, youth and adults experience. As a counsellor, she works to explore these intersections through a holistic perspective that helps clients recognize their strength and resilience and reach their personal goals. Her specializations for the past 10 years include working with individuals and families, including those from the Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Colour (BIPOC) communities, who experience anxiety, depression, mental health concerns, death, loss, grief, trauma, abuse and violence, as well as issues related to self-esteem, body image, identity and racial injustice.
With a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Toronto, Marty is currently a Professor teaching in the Social Service Worker and Community Worker Program at George Brown College. She is dedicated to working with BIPOC communities living with disabilities and marginalized communities impacted by systemic forms of oppression. In particular, Marty specializes in working with adults living with Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and Dual Diagnosis by providing adapted counselling methods. Marty truly sees every person as worthy of respect and dignity, regardless of disability, race, class, sexual orientation, creed, or gender and strives to work collaboratively with each client to support them in reaching their fullest potential through growth and healing.
For children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities it is often challenging to access services, and especially to access counselling services that are designed to meet their needs. Marty has expertise in providing counselling and therapy services to people with various forms of disabilities that create meaningful ways for each client to engage, are adapted and modified to meet their needs, and include the use of visuals and imagery. Marty is also the founder of a program called Racismaffectsmetoo, which was designed in response to a lack of culturally relevant services for the BIPOC community, and specifically for Black people living with Developmental Disabilities. The Racismaffectsmetoo program focuses on how Anti-Black racism impacts Black individuals living with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program aims to help participants to understand the impacts of Anti-Black racism while also building up a sense of cultural identity, community and belonging.
We invite you to contact us to learn more about how Marty can help you to identify and make progress on the next steps in your healing and counselling journey.