Individual, Couple & Family Psychotherapist

Devika Rooney, B Psych, MSW, RSW

Hello!

You may have just found the right professional in your search for counselling services!

I have been providing professional counselling for individuals, couples and families for over twenty years in the Greater Toronto area including, the Region of Peel. I also offer crisis intervention, post trauma counselling, psycho-educational support and critical incident debriefings in groups or with individuals.

I collaborate with my clients to problem solve, reduce stressors, develop a stronger sense of self and to have more satisfying relationships. My extensive training and experiences have equipped me with a variety of strategies, and I tailor my holistic approach to each client situation. I focus on emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual, social and cultural aspects of people's lives.

I invite you to contact me with your questions about my practice and for your free telephone initial consultation.

Examples of Issues I Support Clients With

Abuse

Anxiety

Dating Violence

Divorce

Grief

Parenting

Self Esteem

Stress Management

Addictions

Childhood Trauma

Depression

Eating Disorders

Identity Issues

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Separation

Suicidal Ideation

Anger Management

Crisis Intervention

Domestic Violence

Family Conflict

Inter-Racial Challenges

Relationship Conflict

Sexuality

Teen Pregnancy

My Educational Background

Masters of Social Work (MSW)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Bachelor of Psychology (B PSYC)

Diploma in Mental Health and Addictions Counselling

Successful Completion of Externship at Harvard on Relational Therapy

Certification in Crisis Intervention

Certification to conduct Trauma/Critical Incidence Stress Debriefings

Certification to conduct Couples Enrichment Groups

Successful Completion of Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship

Successful Completion of training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Successful Completion of Externship with Michael White on Narrative Therapy

Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Training in Brief Intervention/Solution Focused Therapy

Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy



*In an effort to provide the best service to my clients and to develop new skills I regularly continue to participate in professional conferences and trainings which are relevant to my practice.

Professional Memberships

Workshops and Groups I Have Provided

Therapeutic, Life Skills and Support Groups for Women.

Support and Therapeutic Groups for Trauma Survivors.

Men's Groups dealing with Abuse and Anger.

Occupational Therapy Groups for People Living with Mental Health Challenges.

Educational groups for People Struggling with Addictions.

Couples Enrichment Groups

Workshops in schools and community settings on Body Image, Changing Relationship Patterns, Conflict Resolution, Grief, Loneliness and Self-Esteem.

Workshops for other therapists on Clinical Work with Diverse Clients.


*I have also conducted research on abuse/trauma and presented findings at workshops and conferences locally and overseas.

Settings Where I Have Provided Counselling

Addictions Center

Counseling Cooperative

Employee Assistance Programs

Family Services Agency

School

Hospital

Mental Health Center

Private Practice

Shelters for Abused Women & Homeless People

University

Insurance Companies, Employers and Programs Who May Cover My Services

*Insurance Companies

Blue Cross

Claim Secure

Co-operators

Desjardins Financial

Empire Life

Equitable Life

Great West Life

Greenshield

Liberty Health

Manulife Financial

Maritime Life

National Life

Standard Life

Sunlife

*Programs

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

FNIB - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch non-insured health benefits

ICE - Internet Child Exploitation Program

Veterans Affairs

Victim Quick Response Program

WSIB - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board


*Employers

Air Canada

Banks including, Bank of Canada, BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotia and TD

Canada Post

Canadian Pacific Railway

CAW - Canadian Association of Auto Workers

Child Protection Agencies

Chrysler Canada

CISCO Canada

Export Development Corporation

Fire Services, including Peel and Toronto

Ford Motor Company

Imperial Oil

Investment Planning Counsel of Canada

Nova Chemicals

OPSEU - Ontario Public Service Employee Union

Placer Dome Mines

Police Services, including Peel and Toronto

Starbucks

School Boards, including Peel and Toronto District School Boards


*Since this list changes regularly, please contact your Employer, your Private Health Insurance Provider or specific Program to confirm your coverage.