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Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker

Debbie Ernest

Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
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Toronto, ON M3C
Let's Connect (647) 692-1721
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I am a Registered Social Worker with extensive training and 25 years of clinical experience working in the mental health and addictions, postsecondary education sectors & in private practice as a therapist, clinical supervisor & educator. I worked for 18 years at CAMH, Canada's leading mental health and addictions hospital- as a social worker, individual and group therapist, & clinical practice leader specializing in clients & families facing mental health & substance use issues. I also have years of experience providing therapy to law school & college students and Ontario lawyers & physicians for a variety of personal issues.
I am a skilled, experienced, compassionate, knowledgeable, committed & ethical therapist who provides evidence-based treatment interventions and high-quality care to my clients. I take a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to identify a client’s unique needs and collaborate on a plan of care to help them reach their therapeutic goals.
I believe the foundation of good & effective therapy is a strong therapeutic alliance & the facilitation of safety and trust in the therapeutic work. I am known to have a warm & empathic interpersonal style and I bring my sense of humour to the work that I do. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to join with clients on their therapeutic journeys.
Call or Debbie Ernest now for a free 15 minute consultation - (647) 692-1721

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Toronto, ON M3C

(647) 692-1721
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Toronto, ON M3C

(647) 692-1721
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer
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Most Ontario insurance plans cover RSW services but best to contact your benefits provider in advance to confirm your coverage details. Services can also be claimed as a medical expense deduction on your income tax return. Clients are responsible for all payments. I don't direct bill to insurance
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
"
Most Ontario insurance plans cover RSW services but best to contact your benefits provider in advance to confirm your coverage details. Services can also be claimed as a medical expense deduction on your income tax return. Clients are responsible for all payments. I don't direct bill to insurance
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of Ontario / 322788 Debbie Ernest
  • In Practice for 26 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) Bachelor of Social Work / 1997
  • Degree/Diploma from University of Western Ontario Bachelor of Arts / 1992
  • Attended University of Toronto, Master of Social Work, Graduated 1998
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I have 25 years experience working with youth, adults and their families in the field of mental health & addictions as a clinician, clinical supervisor and educator. I am a licensed Social Worker in Ontario and have specialized training in CBT, DBT, ACT, MI, and trauma-informed care.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
"
I have 25 years experience working with youth, adults and their families in the field of mental health & addictions as a clinician, clinical supervisor and educator. I am a licensed Social Worker in Ontario and have specialized training in CBT, DBT, ACT, MI, and trauma-informed care.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 692-1721
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Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Illness in the Family
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Physicians and Legal Professionals
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

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

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

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

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Location

Primary Location

Toronto, ON M3C

(647) 692-1721

Nearby Areas

Towns/Cities

Postal Codes

Neighborhoods

Call for a free consultation now - (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Call for a free consultation now - (647) 692-1721
Photo of Debbie Ernest, BA,  BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Debbie Ernest
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW