Tanya Smolkin

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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(855) 463-0565

Tanya Smolkin

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Willowtree Counselling Services
PO Box 21021 Harwood Place
Ajax, ON L1S
(855) 463-0565
Offers online therapy

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About

My passion is helping couples, children and families in distress find their unique voices and build positive relationships. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto. I have been practicing for over 20 years in both the private and public sectors including Children's Aid Society, Bridgepoint Health and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. My practice is informed by a range of therapy models including, psychodynamic, family systems, crisis formulation, conflict resolution, narrative and emotion focused therapies.
While the needs of the person always determines my approach, I also incorporate a holistic or systemic approach that considers not only the individual but also their narratives or life stories, including the physical, mental, emotional, relational and spiritual aspects.
I am also licensed to provide specialized therapeutic support to children of families experiencing separation or divorce issues. This is offered on an individual or group basis, and is based on my training in the Sandcastles Program, a mandatory requirement for divorcing couples in several American jurisdictions.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque

Qualifications

  • Membership: Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
  • School: University of Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Sandcastles Program - Divorce and Separation support for children
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Location

Willowtree Counselling Services
PO Box 21021 Harwood Place
Ajax, ON L1S
(855) 463-0565
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Divorce
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes:
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022
Photo of Tanya Smolkin, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker in Ajax
Tanya Smolkin

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW