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CARA GORDON

MSW RSW

Hi, I'm Cara! I'm a registered social worker and a mom to 2 young kids. I'm passionate about working with children and families during times of challenge and stress to support them in building resilient children with strong coping abilities and emotional regulation skills. I believe in using a collaborative approach to work with families and individuals to meet them where they are and using a variety of methods to address their concerns and challenges. The past year has been a challenging time for many with learning to live through a global pandemic and I believe that this has impacted all families in some way. I believe we can work together to process feelings and experiences and learn coping strategies, emotional regulation, and calming activities , as well as address communication skills and behavioral challenges.

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MY TRAINING

 I have specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through Laurier University, with a speciality in working with children and adolescents . I have also completed an Advanced Trauma Treatment certification and EMDR (Eye-movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Step-by-step training through the Professional Education Systems Institute. I have experience working with mental health, behavior, sleep and adjustment to health challenges. I completed advanced training in infant and children's sleep to best work with clients to address their child's sleep needs and challenges. I have also completed training for anxiety treatment through Daybreak Academy and am a certified Break the Worry Trance Coach. 

As a social worker in the hospital setting I have worked with children experiencing a variety of health challenges including neurological diagnoses, psychosomatic illnesses, burns, chronic health conditions, and acute health concerns. Counselling can be an important step in helping children and families adjust, process and cope with medical challenges. 

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