Justin is passionate about enabling an individual to reach their potential by utilizing a strength-based and person-centred approach. Integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy methodologies, he meets each person where they are in order to help them achieve their desired goals.
Justin holds a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier, Bachelor of Social Work, Honor Bachelor Arts degrees in both History and Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo, in addition an advanced diploma in Child and Youth Work from Mohawk College.
Over the course of the last decade, Justin has worked extensively with youth and young adults in a variety of settings. He has experience in the school system, group homes, telemedicine and treatment-based institutions with dual diagnosed youth aged 10 to 19. His primary focus has been to cultivate in individual’s an ability to develop their social skills and teach positive coping mechanisms to help them thrive within their daily lives.
Bringing empathy to the forefront in his counselling approach, Justin has also worked with academic institutions to drive progression in their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. As an advocate for improving disability rights and policies through research and personal experience, he is keenly aware of the barriers a person with a disability has to overcome to achieve their goals.