Ashley Westgard BSW, MSW (pending), RSW
I strongly believe that the relationship between a client and therapist is the key factor in supporting change and as a result, I always make it a priority to provide safe spaces for individuals to share their stories. This allows us to work together to create a supportive plan that will assist them in overcoming their challenges.
Counselling involves advocating for clients within their many social systems, modeling empowering behaviors by teaching clients how to access services, and encouraging clients to become advocates for themselves within their communities. Advocacy is about helping people find their voice, which I am very passionate about. I will work with you by asking, not assuming, while providing a safe space for you to explore yourself and address what is going on within.
I have experience working with the following:
• Risk Assessments
• Life transitions
• Behavioural difficulties
• Difficult peer or family relationships
I am a registered social worker, currently working towards a Masters in Social Work. I often incorporate various therapeutic approaches in counselling focusing on where the client is on their journey.
I am an approved counsellor with Victim Services and Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)