Registered Social Worker Psychotherapist
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) #821582
Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) #13692
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
Hello, I'm Viktoria!
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and I provide psychotherapy and coaching services. I completed a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Psychology and Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. I am currently completing my ADHD Coaching Certification through the ADD Coaching Academy, an International Coaching Program. I have a broad range of experience but some of my specializations include Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and learning disabilities, as well as mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and phobias.
I have 18 years experience in mental health, developmental, and health care fields. I have worked in autism/developmental services, dual diagnosis programs, participated in program development and systems navigation, assessment/treatment teams, hospital settings, community health care, multidisciplinary health care teams with adults who have chronic mental health issues, community counselling centres, schools, crisis programs, and sexual assault/domestic violence centres.
I believe in an approach that is empathic, strength based, accepting, client centered, and non-judgmental. I will work with you to help you let go of the things that no longer serve you. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship in order to help with outcome.
Services offered in both English & Hungarian
Individual therapy is a collaborative process between the client and counsellor. Therapy is about being ready to change and being the agent of change in your life. I am here as a guide and collaborator to identify the changes that are currently in progress. Both client and therapist need to be actively involved in the therapy sessions. My role is to ask specific and thought-provoking questions, in order to help you increase understanding of a situation, process emotions, and enhance and develop coping strategies. You will determine your goals and we will go at your pace. Change happens in a trusting relationship where you feel safe to talk about the challenges that make you feel stuck.
During the coaching process we identify your goals and potential obstacles holding you back and develop a plan and practice strategies to overcome these obstacles. Coaching for people with Autism / Asperger’s or ADHD may include life skills, social skills, communication, understanding emotions, relationship management, employment, academics/study skills and organizational skills.
Family Services and Consultation
I provide counselling and support to spouses, adult children, and siblings to help them learn to understand a new or already present diagnosis, learn communication and relationship strategies, and provide support. I offer counselling to parents to address anxiety, behavioural challenges, parent’s own anxiety or personal difficulties, and developing a parenting plan. I also provide consultation to professionals seeking information about autism, ADHD, or learning disabilities.
There are various reasons that bring people to therapy. At one point or another, everyone can benefit from therapy in their lifetime. Our future does not have to be defined by our past. I believe in working from a strength-based and client centred approach.
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Office by Square One, Mississauga
Village Centre Place
PO Box 53065 Erin Mills
1) This is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis please contact 911 or proceed to your local hospital’s emergency room.
2) While making all efforts to keep information confidential and private, please note that e-mail communications are not encrypted and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.
3) I review emails as regularly as possible. If you have not received a response in a few days, please follow up to ensure I did not miss your message.