Joscelyn Guindon HBA, MSW, RSW
Since I was in my mid-twenties, I learned that I had a passion for counselling and supporting others. It was then, as a single mother, that I continued my education and worked to become a Social Worker. It was important to me to live my life doing work that made a difference to lives of others, and to create space where change is always possible.
In my educational path, I earned an undergraduate honour’s degree at the University of Waterloo in Social Development Studies and Sexuality, Marriage and Families. I then went on to earn her Master of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Much of my focus in my ongoing learning has centered around supporting individuals with their struggles with mental health, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationships, coming out, gender expression and gender identity. I have also worked closely with members of the LGBTQ2+ and polyamory/non-monogamy community, and have training from Rainbow Health Ontario regarding transition support and documentation.
I have been working as a therapist for over 6 years and have found that my relaxed and open-minded approach has been helpful in supporting clients in feeling comfortable opening up about their concerns. Further, I have spent many years working directly with youth and families with gender creative children.
My therapeutic modalities include positive psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), LGBTQ2+ Affirmative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Narrative Therapy. Furhter, my approach to counselling is attachment and trauma informed.
Reaching out for help can be one of the hardest things we do, however, it is also full of courage and endless possibilities. If you have questions about your counselling needs or would like to have a phone conversation to see what counselling can offer you, please reach out and we can have a conversation about your needs.