Kelsey Block, Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Preferred Name: Kelsey
People come to therapy for many reasons. I work well with people who are interested in taking a proactive approach to therapy; those that believe that recovery and hope are always possible by building on their strengths (which everyone has), and what is already going well in their life. In general, I believe therapy is meant to make you feel more free, and that there is always personal preference and choice in what we do together. As a therapist, my role is to offer insights, reflect patterns that I notice in behaviour, relationships, family, communication and thoughts, and provide knowledge, skills, and tools to empower you to live the life of your dreams. Most importantly, my intention for all clients is to feel connected, engaged, understood, and that counselling is addressing your needs and goals.
Education & Experience
I completed my clinical training at the University of Toronto, Health and Wellness Centre as a Wellness Therapist (Practicum Student), where I provided individual counselling to students experiencing diverse challenges. As a clinical social worker and therapist, I provided individual therapy as a Clinical Therapist at a private practice collective. Additionally, I facilitated mental health workshops to university students. Currently, I provide therapy to children, youth, and families as an Individual and Family Therapist at a children’s mental health agency in addition to seeing clients in my private practice. Previously, I co-facilitated therapy groups alongside a psychologist for individuals experiencing psychosis or with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from New York University. I completed my Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto.
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Family Issues
- Marriage/Relationship Issues
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic Incident
- Adolescents (13-17)