Lakeview Psychotherapy

Individual, Couple & Family Counselling

Devika Rooney, B Psych, MSW, RSW


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 twenty five years in Ontario. 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 



Dating Violence



Inter-Racial Challenges

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Self Esteem

Stress Management


Childhood Trauma


Eating Disorders

Identity Issues


Relationship Conflict


Suicidal Ideation

Anger Management

Crisis Intervention

Domestic Violence

Family Conflict



Residential School Survivors


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 Relational Therapy Externship at Harvard

Successful Completion of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship with Dr. Sue Johnson

Successful Completion of Gottman Method Couples Therapy with Dr. John Gottman 

Successful Completion of Narrative Therapy Externship with Michael White 

Certification in Crisis Intervention

Certification to conduct Trauma/Critical Incidence Stress Debriefings

Certification to conduct Couples Enrichment Groups

Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Training in Brief Intervention/Solution Focused Therapy

Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) Therapy

Training in Mindfulness Counselling

Training in Engaging Indigenous Clients in 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



Mental Health Center

Private Practice

Shelters for Abused Women & Homeless People


Insurance Companies, Employers and Programs Who May Cover My Services 

*Insurance Companies

Blue Cross 

Claim Secure


Desjardins Financial 

Empire Life 

Equitable Life

Great West Life 


Liberty Health

Manulife Financial

Maritime Life

National Life

Standard Life



Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

NIHB - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch 

ICE - Internet Child Exploitation Program 

Veterans Affairs

Victim Quick Response Program

WSIB - Workplace Safety and Insurance Board 


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


School Boards, including Peel and Toronto District School Boards

*Some of the above may offer direct billing. For example, I am an approved therapist with the Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program, which provides mental health support for eligible First Nations and Inuit clients. 

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