Lesley Allen, M.S.W., R.S.W.

(She / Her)

Online Therapy

About Me

'Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul'. -C.G Jung. I have letters after my name, degrees on my wall, and years of experience; but, more importantly than any of that, I am a compassionate human-being, who will not judge and can provide you with a safe place for growth and healing.

Education & Experience

I have more than 20 years experience working with individuals and families dealing with a variety of life struggles. I hold both a Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work. I use several therapeutic modalities during therapy sessions, tailoring my approach to meet my client’s unique needs. I am certified as a Clinical Trauma and Resilience Practitioner and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also trained in EMDR, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Internal Family System Model, Mindfulness, and Somatic Practice. I work within a trauma-informed, strength based framework. I have significant experience in adoption and non-traditional families.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Member of the Ontario College of Register Social Workers and Social Service Worker (OCSWSSW).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors

Language

  • English