Chris Spiess

Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
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(437) 747-8311

Chris Spiess

Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Toronto, ON M4C
(437) 747-8311
Offers online therapy

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About

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, Internal Family Systems, 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.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $130 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $170 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
after payment is received i provide a detailed receipt for individuals to submit to their insurance provider
Email me or call (437) 747-8311 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Membership: Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
  • School: York University
  • Year Graduated: 2018
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.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Somatic Experiencing Institutute , Intermediate Level 2
  • Certificate Date: 2022

Endorsements

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Location

Toronto, ON M4C
(437) 747-8311
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Therapy, 2S, Queer, & Trans youth,
  • Family Therapy, youth with Mental Illness/trauma
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Indigenous Peoples and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 1 Feb 2023
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Chris Spiess

Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW