Aimee Schwager BSW RSW
I strive to provide a safe, open and non-judgemental environment in sessions and interactions. I understand how nerve-racking and uncertain seeking services can be. I try to eliminate these barriers by making your experience as comfortable and safe as possible. I’m grateful to hear your story, help you flourish, support and guide you along your healing journey.
Having experienced a significant amount of adversity in my own life, I understand the healing journey from the inside out. I foster authenticity, humility, and integrity in my practice.
My therapeutic approaches include holistic, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, decolonized, anti-oppressive, empowerment, strengths-based and client-centered care. I have a diverse range of formal and informal education, training, and experiences in mental health, addictions, and social work. I’m continually learning and growing with ongoing professional development, mentorship, and research.
I’m available for individual, family and group therapy, coaching, mentorship, resource navigation, professional development, and psychoeducation opportunities. I’m available to work with adults, children, and adolescents.
I use a variety of therapeutic techniques in practice tailored to each individual’s unique journey. Some examples of evidence-based techniques include CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Play therapy, Expressive Arts therapy, Trauma work, Psychoeducation, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Cultural practices, Motivational Interviewing, Talk therapy, games, nature, crafting, cooking/baking, to name a few.
Some examples of experiences I work with include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, relapse prevention, recovery management, loneliness and isolation, parenting, family conflict, behavioral issues, self-esteem and body image, school experiences (preschool, elementary, middle, high school, university/college), life transitions, cultural identity, coping skills, burn-out, stress management, suicidality, emotional awareness, and regulation, negative self-talk, thinking traps, domestic violence and abuse, LGBTQ2S+* experiences, newcomer experiences, chronic pain and illnesses, anger, resource navigation, career coaching and skill building, interpersonal communication, relationships, borderline personality disorder, learning and developmental disabilities, etc.
If you have any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to chatting with you! Take good care!