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“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”

-C.S. Lewis

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Rebecca Wilkes

Registered Social Worker

I am a Registered Social Worker with over 14 years of experience in health and social services. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Criminology from the University of Windsor in 2005, a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor in 2012 and my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Waterloo. I am a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.  

 

I have gained extensive experience in various community and hospital-based settings, in rural, remote and urban centers, working with adolescents, adults and seniors.  

 

I work from a non-judgmental, client-centered, trauma-informed, feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-Black racism, and anti-Indigenous racism approaches.

 

I live and work in a rural community with my spouse and three dogs, Ralph, Roxy and Sadie. I am a bookworm and like learning new things, especially regarding growth and development as a therapist. I am currently attending BCIT online to obtain an advanced certificate in Healthcare Leadership. I love watching crime TV shows or documentaries. I take myself and the dogs out for nature walks in the bush. Before the pandemic, I played beach and court volleyball all year long and enjoyed spending time with my friends.  

 

Specialties:  

Borderline Personality Disorder 

Mood Disorders 

Anxiety Disorders 

Low Self-Esteem 

Body Image 

Relationship Issues 

Anger Management 

Chronic Pain 

Domestic Violence 

ADHD 

Insomnia 

Complex Health Issues

Treatment Approaches Used:

 Mindfulness-Based Approach 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  

Dialectal Behaviour Therapy 

Brief Solution-Focused Therapy 

Positive Psychology 

Trauma-Informed  

Motivational Interviewing 

 

Qualification, Training and Membership: 

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers 

Ontario Association of Social Workers 

Metis Nation of Ontario 

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology 

Bachelor of Social Work

Master’s in Social Work