My qualification and experience are:
Since 1990, I have provided counselling, life coaching and support services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations in a variety of clinical and community-based settings. In 1998, I opened a full time private practice in Markham, serving Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Stouffville, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, etc.
Master of Social Work Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON -- 1998.
BA of Social Work with Honours York University, Toronto, ON -- 1996.
BA in Psychology Trinity Western University, Langely, BC -- 1990.
Registered Social Worker/Counsellor/ADHD Specialist/Life Coach
Schurmann Counselling & Life Coaching, Scarborough & Markham, ON -- (1998 - Present)
Working in full time private practice.
Markham, ON -- (2009 - )
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Oakville, ON -- (2007 - 2008)
Monthly co-host with Success Seminar on the Air, a unique live call in talk show.
Toronto Social Services, Toronto, ON -- (1991 - 1998)
Intensive experience working with individuals and families who struggle with socio-economic barriers, personal conflicts, educational/career barriers, multi-cultural and language difficulties, and physical disabilities.
MSW Social Worker
Jewish Family and Child Services, Toronto, ON -- (1997 - 1998)
Conducting individual, marital and family therapy, and co-facilitating a large support group of adult psychiatric out-patients.
BSW Social Worker
Etobicoke Board of Education, ON -- (1996 - 1996)
Providing short-term counselling for students and their families with issues related to school performance, behaviour and social/psychological needs.
Prior to finding out that I have ADHD, I found myself in the grip of depression, anxiety, marital problems, social fears and low self-esteem - that made no sense to me...
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Words can't really express the gratitude I feel in my heart for all the support you have given me...
You were God's answer to us in our darkest moment, and you played a pivotal role in helping to bring transformation...
My doctor is very impressed with the tools you have taught me and your guidance...
The lessons you taught me and the insight you provided into my soul has transformed me into a much better, healthy and happy person. I want to say thank you. You literally saved my life.
I felt he listened to my problems first, he understood, and then he advised/guided me to solve the problems. He did not rush me into anything. He was taking it slowly and at my pace. I highly recommend that John...
I saw my physician yesterday and mentioned that you are my "life coach". He asked me to be sure to pass along to you that you are doing a "fantastic" job.