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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Photo of Chris Spiess, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker

Chris Spiess

Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW (they, them)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4C
Let's Connect (437) 747-8311
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Aaniin/Boozhoo/Willkommen/Hello, Is life feeling hard? Overwhelming? Emotions feel too big, or maybe not at all? Are you Looking for support for your family or a young person? My goal is to work with people in authentic ways. I journey with folks through difficult, hard, messy, and scary situations. I work from a trauma informed, decolonial, Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression framework. My work centres around supporting folks dealing with trauma and systemic oppression, mental illness, gender identity, sexual orientation, and substance use. I often focus on individual and family work with 2S Queer and Trans youth and adults
I lean towards using Somatic based practices, Parts Work, attachement, re-storying our experiences, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Currently my sliding scale spaces are full (prioritizing QTBIPOC folks and folks of other marginalized communities).
I'm a white-passing Metis-Anishinaabe-German 2Spirit/Trans/Non-Binary person from Penetanguishene, currently living in Kitchener. Through my own journey, I deemed it necessary to re/connect with my identity. In this there is responsibility, I am committed to, and in the process of working through research to complete my MNO application.
Call or Chris Spiess now for a free 15 minute consultation - (437) 747-8311

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Toronto, ON M4C

(437) 747-8311
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Suicidal Ideation and LGBTQ+ 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (437) 747-8311
Photo of Chris Spiess, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Toronto, ON M4C

(437) 747-8311
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Suicidal Ideation and LGBTQ+ 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $190
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
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after payment is received i provide a detailed receipt for individuals to submit to their insurance provider
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 747-8311
Photo of Chris Spiess, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
"
after payment is received i provide a detailed receipt for individuals to submit to their insurance provider
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 747-8311
Photo of Chris Spiess, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers Chris Spiess
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • Certificate from Somatic Experiencing Institutute , Advanced Level 1 2023
  • Attended York University, Masters of Social Work, Graduated 2018
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In 2005 I began working in homeless and harm reduction spaces with an AWCCA diploma, I made the decision to return to school in 2015.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 747-8311
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
"
In 2005 I began working in homeless and harm reduction spaces with an AWCCA diploma, I made the decision to return to school in 2015.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (437) 747-8311
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • LGBTQ+

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Therapy, 2S, Queer, & Trans youth,
  • Family Therapy, youth with Mental Illness/trauma
  • Lesbian
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
Do these issues align with your needs? or (437) 747-8311
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (437) 747-8311
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW

2 Endorsements

Imogen Tam
Imogen Tam
Registered Social WorkerRSW
Chris is one of the most empathetic and caring people that I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from. They are deeply committed to creating safer spaces where queer and trans young people can work through challenging life experiences.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Indigenous Peoples
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Indigenous Peoples
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Narrative
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (437) 747-8311
Photo of Chris Spiess, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (437) 747-8311
Photo of Chris Spiess, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW

Location

Primary Location

Toronto, ON M4C

(437) 747-8311

Nearby Areas

Towns/Cities

Postal Codes

Call for a free consultation now - (437) 747-8311
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Call for a free consultation now - (437) 747-8311
Photo of Chris Spiess, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW