I’m Heidi Sturgeon, MSW, RSW, Founder of Heidi Sturgeon & Associates and a Registered Clinical Social Worker
I completed my Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1997 and since then, I have worked with adults, adolescents and families seeking assistance for a broad range of mental health issues and substance abuse conditions in both hospital settings and private practice.
Over the course of my work, I have developed a passion for reducing the stigma around accessing mental health services. And so, in 2016, I began a quest to develop an online counselling and therapy practice, dedicated to those seeking safe, private and compassionate counselling. My goal remains to provide safe, secure, evidence-based and compassionate care to individuals across the Atlantic Provinces.
I have specialized training in evidence-based therapy approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) Solution focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Client Centered therapy and Mindfulness. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
I have completed training in the foundational program for health leadership in Canada – LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework – with the Ontario College of Health Leaders; Performance Excellence Leadership Training with Simplicity Designs; as well as Training in Supervision, Coaching/Mentoring and Process Facilitation. I have also completed training in the area of building resiliency with the Atlantic Institute for Resilience (AIR Institute) whose work strives to address mental health before it becomes a major problem.
In the past 10 years, I have attended a number of courses and training programs in the areas of mindfulness and self-compassion which I incorporate in my work with clients, and in my personal life. For a complete listing of my work experience and training, please check out my profile on LinkedIn.
I look forward to meeting you.
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