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 Externship at Harvard on Relational Therapy
  • Certification in Crisis Intervention
  • Certification to conduct Trauma/Critical Incidence Stress Debriefings
  • Certification to conduct Couples Enrichment Groups
  • Successful Completion of Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship
  • Successful Completion of training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy 
  • Successful Completion of Externship with Michael White on Narrative Therapy
  • Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Training in Brief Intervention/Solution Focused 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. 

Examples of Issues I Support Clients With

Addictions                  Anger Management             Anxiety
Child Abuse                Childhood Trauma              Crisis Intervention
Dating Violence           Depression                        Domestic Violence
Divorce                       Eating Disorders                Family Conflict
Grief                           Identity Issues                  Inter Racial Couples
Parenting                    Relationship Conflict          Separation
Stress Management     Self Esteem                      Sexuality
Sexual Abuse              Suicidal Ideation               Teen Pregnancy

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 community settings on Body Image, Changing Relationship Patterns, Conflict Resolution, Grief, Loneliness and Self-Esteem.
  • Workshops with Graduate Interns on Clinical Work with Diverse Clients. 

*I have also conducted research on woman abuse 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
  • School
  • Hospital
  • Mental Health Center
  • Private Practice
  • Shelters for Abused Women & Homeless People
  • University 

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario College of Registered Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers 

Insurance Companies and Employers Who May Cover My Services

*Insurance Companies

  • Blue Cross 
  • Claim Secure
  • Desjardins Financial 
  • Empire Life 
  • Equitable Life
  • Great West Life 
  • Liberty Health
  • Manulife Financial
  • Sunlife


  • Air Canada 
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Montreal EAP
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Canadian Association of Auto Workers
  • Criminal Injury Compensation Board 
  • Export Development Corporation
  • Imperial Oil
  • Motor Vehicle Insurance Companies 
  • Nova Chemicals
  • OPSEU - Ontario Public Service Employee Union
  • Placer Dome Mines
  • Toronto Teacher's Federation
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Bureau (WSIB)
  • Various Public and Separate School Boards
  • Veterans Affairs Canada

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

© Devika Rooney 2014