Emily A Dolan MSW RSW
I am a master’s level registered social worker providing psychotherapeutic support for a variety of areas including trauma, relationships, mental health, and grief. I work with individuals, adults, and couples. I am experienced in Psychodynamic therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, and Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples. I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and client-centered approach in my practice.
I am inspired to work with you to help you achieve your personal counselling goals and to help you make sustainable, positive changes in your life.
I believe that we all need support when presented with struggles. I am driven to help people optimize their resilience and make lasting changes in their lives, harnessing their strengths to increasing overall wellness.
My interest in psychology and psychotherapy began in 2003 when I studied social anthropology at Dalhousie University. In learning about human behavior, psychology and the ways in which people relate to and organize themselves culturally and socially I was inspired to utilize this knowledge through a helping profession. I was struck by the universal human experience of needing to make and foster meaningful connections with others, be a part of a community, feel valued, loved and empowered. I believe that everyone has the capacity to optimize their resiliency. I also know that we all need support at times in our lives to help us mobilize our resilience and grow as we navigate the struggles we endure.
I began my career in the community, advocating for anti-poverty initiatives and raising communal awareness through collective organization. My journey brought me to individual psychotherapy as I worked with youth in the Toronto District School Board, with community medical clinics and with individuals internationally through employee assistance programs.
My passion lies in seeing my client’s discover and gain mastery in their strengths and find empowering, sustainable strategies to coping with life’s challenges.
Certified with and member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers since 2009
Certified with and member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers
Graduated with Bachelors in Social Anthropology in 2006, Bachelors in Social Work in 2009 and Masters in Social Work in 2013
I have been trained in trauma-informed practices through the Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Completed Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II)
Completed certificate training in Emotionally Focused Therapy: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis