COVID-19 Update: I am not accepting new clients until April 2022. I have openings for in-person, video or phone sessions. I use a secure online video platform called OnCall Health.
My qualification and experience are:
Since 1990, I have provided counselling, life coaching and support services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. In 1999, 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 - )
Emotional Wound First-Aid Kit: A Comprehensive Workbook for Healing Optimal Emotional Health & Wellness
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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 - 1999)
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.