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Tonya Upson, Co-Director, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker 

Tonya is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Tonya has worked with both inpatients and outpatients in a variety of settings, including the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, community mental health agencies, and private practice settings. Tonya holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Wilfred Laurier University, in addition to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Psychology. She has also completed a Human Services Counsellor Diploma from George Brown College.


Tonya understands that life can throw you some curveballs. You might be overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or depression. You might be feeling "stuck" in a particular situation, or relationship, and you aren't sure how to get back on track. Maybe you've experienced a traumatic event at work or in your personal life. If any of these situations sound familiar, you are not alone. Tonya strives to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and validated. Her goal is to assist adults, teens, couples, and families, transform pain into empowerment so that you can live the life you deserve. 


When Tonya is not at work, she enjoys training in martial arts (Muay Thai and Boxing) and is looking forward to being able to travel again. 


Tonya has expertise in the following areas and more:

•   Relationship difficulties

•   Family therapy

•   Marriage and couples counselling

•   Trauma and PTSD

•   Grief

•   Anxiety disorders

•   Mood disorders 

•   Forensic assessment and treatment


Hours of availability:

Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (virtual)

Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (virtual)

Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (virtual)