Nicole Penak

Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW

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Nicole Penak

Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

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Aurum Medicine & Wellness Clinic
721 Bloor St W.
Suite 302/204
Toronto, ON M6G

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Nicole Penak is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Hi I'm Nicole, a psychotherapist with over 12 years counselling experience. It's an honour to wade with people into the love & fear, pain & beauty, messy & magic of life. Healing & self discovery can feel like contending with the vastness of space, so we will work together to move through the stars and build constellations of relations that sustain life and meaning. My approach is deeply relational, compassionate, creative, trauma & structurally informed. Where individual experiences aren't disconnect from movements in community, or struggles through colonialism, capitalism, or cis-heteropatriarchy - or the depth of our humanity.
As a therapist with extensive experience within diverse communities & practice settings, I've supported folks like you, through life's incredible joys & hardships. From self discovery, grief & loss, trauma, relationships, family conflict, life transitions, depression, anxiety, & illness. And supporting other therapists & community workers.
I believe healing happens in relation, and I am dedicated to nurturing a compassionate space where we can build trust, care, understanding, creativity, even humour in the process. Finding the right counsellor can be tough, I know. So please contact me if you want to chat, ask some questions, & explore whether we could be a good therapeutic match.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Green Shield Canada
Covered under most health care plans, under Social Work or Psychotherapy services. Please email or call the office for more information.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • Membership: Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
  • School: OISE, University of Toronto
Committed to ongoing learning, particularly in the space connecting individual psychology & social structures.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: York University / MSW
  • Year graduated: 2010
  • Licence No. and Province: 818432 OCSWSSW

Endorsements

Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
"Nicole is a wonderful and highly skilled therapist! She is warm, funny and incredibly caring. I've learned so much Nicole and admire her down to earth, heart-centered practice. I highly recommend Nicole for therapy, education and supervision."

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Location

Aurum Medicine & Wellness Clinic
721 Bloor St W.
Suite 302/204
Toronto, ON M6G

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Website
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Clinical Supervision/ Consultation
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Support for Helpers (RSW, Peer, community workers)
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Liberation Psychology
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Nicole Penak

Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW