Samantha O’Reilly is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Waterloo. Samantha has training and experience working with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Samantha sees each child as unique individuals with their own strengths and she tailors the therapy approach to meet their needs.
Samantha’s priority is to create a safe space for the child to express their thoughts and emotions through a variety of creative ways. Samantha enjoys using an art-based and play-based approach to counselling to help children work through their thoughts and feelings in an engaging way. Samantha has always had an interest and passion for working with children and it is evident is her dedication to each child. Samantha has an area of expertise working with trauma, divorce and separation, stress, anxiety and emotional regulation. Samantha helps children process difficult experiences and learn coping skills.
Samantha works with the parents and caregivers collaboratively to best get to know and support their child. She feels it is her privilege to work with children and their families.