Jim Lichti, MSW, RSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

As a compassionate, professionally trained and highly experienced therapist, my goal is to help you achieve the changes you desire. By training I am a Registered Social Worker. I was also a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist from 1984-2017. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in predicting the outcome of therapy. This refers to a client's and a counsellor's ability to create a trusting connection, the client's experience of being heard, understood, accepted and cared about and the professional and personal credibility of the counsellor. While none of us can change difficult situations from the past, we can change our thoughts, our feelings, our body's responses and our behavior, today and tomorrow. If you are challenged by problematic behavior patterns or distressing emotional states or negative thoughts or ineffective interpersonal relationships, give me a call. I would be honored to assist you in achieving your goals.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Arts, University of Waterloo Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Diploma in Social Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Registered Social Worker - Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers # 420123 EMDRIA Approved Consultant - EMDR International Association Associate Practicum Professor, Part-time - Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University Registered Marriage & Family Therapist - Ontario Association for Marriage & Family Therapy # 6562 (1984-2017) Clinical Fellow - American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (1984-2017)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Seniors

Language

  • English