My Credentials

I'm a graduate of the Masters in Education in Counselling Psychology program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. I also have a B.A. in Criminology and a Child and Youth Care Worker certificate.

I have certifications in critical incident stress management and mindfulness-based stress reduction. I've completed intensive training in narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and family therapy. I'm also registered as a therapist with the Internet Child Exploitation Program through BOOST Child & Youth Advocacy Centre.

I'm currently in the process of attaining formal certification in Couple and Family Therapy Studies from the University of Guelph.

Professional Memberships

Agency Affiliations

I've provided consultation and services to the following organizations:

Workshops Given

  • Coping with Grief in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Ideas When Working with Trauma
  • Overcoming Interpersonal Trauma
  • Parenting Teens
  • Positive Parenting
  • Residential Treatment for Teens Who Have Experience Complex Trauma
  • Working Holistically with Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
  • Working with Traumatized Youth in Foster Placement

 If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time – but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, come, let us work together. 
—Lilla Watson