Monica Duffy, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Clinical Social Worker
Specializing in Adolescent Mental Health
Thank you for visiting my webpage. I am excited to begin this new chapter of my private practice with the Aquility Centre in Port Credit. If you are a Youth or a Parent of a Youth who may be struggling with life challenges and are looking for therapeutic support to enhance your/their emotional well-being or mental health, I invite you to explore my information below to see if I may be the Psychotherapist to help you.
I have had the pleasure of working as a Social Worker for the past 25 years after completing Undergraduate Degrees in both Psychology (Brock University 1988) and Social Work (McMaster University 1992) which was then followed by a Graduate Degree in Clinical Social Work -MSW (University of Toronto 2001). I am committed to continued evidenced-based education to ensure the advancement of my therapeutic skills and to staying current with relevant issues in order to meet the needs of my clients. I have advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Eating Disorders, Mindfulness and Crisis Intervention. Guided by this training and my client-centred approach, I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them with achieving their desired outcomes from psychotherapy.
My focus on Adolescent Mental Health began many years ago during a work adventure in England. I quickly learned that Youth inspire, energize and fascinate me. I feel it is a privilege to work with Youth during a time of intense self-discovery and growth. I have also learned that inevitably road bumps appear in our lives. For some of us, it is during those times that we may need to learn new ways to cope or have the opportunity to explore our experiences in a deeper meaningful way so that we can move forward in a healthy productive way.
I began my private practice in 2011 on a part-time evening basis while I work full-time as a Social Worker for the Toronto District School Board. My family and I recently relocated to Mississauga which prompted the pleasure of joining the Aquility Centre. My office hours will be Wednesday evenings. I offer both individual psychotherapy and family counselling for Youth.
I am a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). As such, my practice is guided by the legal and ethical standards governed by our College.
Some areas of practice:
- Mood disorders
- Eating disorders
- Body image concerns
- Self-esteem enhancement
- Peer conflict
- Family distress
- Parental separation or divorce
- Behavioural or emotional concerns
$130 per 55 minutes
Although Social Work services are not covered under OHIP many Extended Health Benefit packages do offer coverage for this service.
Social Work Services are tax deductible as a medical expense.
Payment is accepted in cash, e-transfers or cheques.
A receipt is provided following each session.
Please feel free to contact me directly for a free consultation or to book an appointment:
Tel. 416 323 0341
Tel. 905 274 2436 ext.4
Monica Duffy MSW RSW