Daniel Rusu, MSW RSW

Preferred Name: Dan

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I have over 20 years of regional and international experience working as a Psychotherapist & Clinical Social Worker in a variety of settings such as: hospital (acute mental health unit), addiction services, family health team/ primary care, community counselling agencies, residential settings, and child welfare. My specialties include working with individuals (teenagers, adults , seniors) struggling with addictive behaviors, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, stress and burnout. I am registered with Green Shield Canada and Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for First Nations clients.

Education & Experience

• Bachelors of Social Work, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania ​• Masters of Social Work (Specialization: Individuals, Families and Groups) - Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener ON, Canada • Professional Addiction Studies , McMaster University, Hamilton ON​, Canada

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

-Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers -Ontario Association of Social Workers - EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


Green Shield Canada, NIHB