Krystal Olejko-Qaqish | MSW, RSW (Social Worker)

Appointments available in: Toronto, Whitby, Kawartha Lakes, & Online

Hello, my name is Krystal.  In my journey to becoming a practitioner, I have obtained a Masters degree in Social Work from Kings University College at Western University, Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Victoria, Honours BASc in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph and a diploma in Law and Security Administration from Humber College.  I have used this educational background and life’s lessons to inform my work with clients.  My areas of practice include a variety of presenting concerns, which include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and transitioning through life’s stages.  I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples to help them achieve their goals while offering practical and evidence-based strategies.  My interventions include CBT, DBT informed care, and Crisis Intervention. I also offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to assist individuals with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health challenges.  I offer secure video appointments to individuals whose life demands, geographical location, or schedule prevents them from accessing in-office therapy.

In my perspective, the therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration and client empowerment.  I believe that the effectiveness of therapy is a result of the expert knowledge of the client.  Think of a therapy session with me like a conversation with a good friend.  My approach is gentle, inviting, and compassionate.

I am registered as a Master level Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member with Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

Vera Voroskolevska | MSW, RSW, Ph.D. C. Pysch (Supervised Practice)

Person first, Psychologist second with offices in Kawartha Lakes and Toronto

Hello my name is Dr. Vera Voroskolevska. I hold a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from at Fielding Graduate University. I also obtained my Masters degree in Social Work from University of Windsor, Specialized Honours BA in Psychology from York University, and Developmental Services Diploma from Humber College. I held several clinical and management positions with a number of organizations including Specialized Network of Care, Community Outreach Programs in Addictions, Durham Mental Health Services, and others. Most recently, I was employed at Covenant House Toronto as Clinical Services Manager where I was responsible for overseeing the provision of family work, substance use, social work, and healthcare services to homeless youth. I completed my residency at Dr. Fountain and Associates where I provided a range of assessment and treatment services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My volunteer and community involvement includes Research Ethics Board at University of Toronto, Board Director at Gerstein Crisis Centre, Board Director at Nellies, Shelter for Women and their Children, and others. I am also a Tobacco Cessation Practice Leader for Tobacco Control Area Networks (Toronto and Central East Regions). I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

I am fluent and am happy to provide services in either English or Russian.

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3080 Yonge St., #5016, Toronto
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100 East St. S., Bobcaygeon

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