Registered Social Worker
Hailey is a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW) and Psychotherapist who completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Toronto where she specialized in Children and Families. Hailey previously obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Psychological Development from Trent University. In addition, Hailey has obtained further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) through the completion of the Adler Graduate Professional School’s certification in CBT with Families, Children & Youth. Hailey’s current focus is children (ages 9+) and teens, but she also enjoys working with older adolescents and adults.
Hailey has experience working with children in a variety of contexts, including children with special needs and exceptionalities. Hailey was previously a Behavioural Support Worker at a day treatment program for youth with Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, and other behavioural difficulties. Hailey has also worked with justice-involved youth and adults at the Durham Family Court Clinic and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, respectively.
Hailey has worked with people who have experienced trauma, as she was previously a Crisis Intervention Counsellor at Victim Services of Durham Region, and remains there currently in a volunteer capacity. In addition, Hailey has training in CBT for children who have experienced trauma, as she has completed the Medical University of South Carolina’s Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) Certificate.
Regarding her therapeutic approach, Hailey recognizes that in this high-paced world, many people don’t take the time to sit down and talk things through – especially when it comes to their problems. Hailey is a strong believer in the importance and efficacy of talking through your problems in order to process them and gain an understanding of not only your challenges, but also what’s important to you, your strengths, and your goals. Hailey balances her approach of processing through dialogue with her love for concrete, practical interventions, and strategies to apply in your life. Hailey’s goal as your therapist is always to provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties while also providing you with practical strategies to meet your needs.
When Hailey isn't working, she loves crafting and DIYing. Hailey's favourite ways to destress are baking and taking her Great Pyrenees, Ghost, for long walks.
Hailey's current availability includes evenings and weekends to accommodate clients' busy work or school weeks!
Hours of availability:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm