Welcome to Eugenio Counselling Services. Here you will be empowered to improve your emotional well being, enhance your ability to manage interpersonal relationships, and become the best you that you can be.
Erica Eugenio MSW, RSW
There will only be one expert in the room that matters when we talk - and that is you, as you are the only expert in your own life.
I am there to listen to your story, not leading, just walking alongside you as you travel down a road that will become easier the further you go, making sense of what is happening to you and in your life.
My specializations are grief work, families, children and adolescents, and with a Masters in social work from Wilfrid Laurier University, my experiences will help create a warm, welcoming environment that will enable you to see the past is part of your life , but does not have control of you.
Life in many ways is one big journey made up of lots of smaller ones, and I want to empower you to make significant changes that will ensure no single part of your life controls and limits what you can feel and achieve.
Based on solution-focused, narrative, acceptance and commitment therapy, it would be a privilege for me to work with you through depression, anger, stress, grief and loss, or any other negative emotions you are feeling.
You will be empowered to cope with challenges, make changes in your life and most importantly, recognize emotions are meant to be felt and where they are coming from, which will help you make sense of them and start enjoying life.
Everyone has a story to tell and being brave enough to let me into your life and share yours with me is the biggest and most important step.
I will only accompany you on a small part of the journey but hope what I offer can help make the rest of yours more rewarding - I won’t give you the solution, but will help you to find it yourself.
If you come across obstacles on life’s path, I will walk alongside you – offering a listening stride and collaborative conversation to help navigate the course. I appreciate what the very young to the very experienced with life bring to their understanding of the journey. I look for strengths in each individual person and assist in moving toward goals.
My background in teaching, being a parent, interacting with newer Canadians and people who live with various challenges helps me appreciate diversity and each person’s uniqueness at the same time. Therapeutic approaches used (attachment, solution-focused, motivational, play/theraplay techniques are some) is guided by the best match to a person’s goals.
In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, I am a registered social worker with a Master’s Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. My professional development includes training in New Pathways for Families, Theraplay, trauma, hospice, restorative practices, poverty and resiliency. My volunteer time includes co-facilitating an ESL conversation group and spending time with a person who has recently arrived to Canada.
I currently serve on the local board of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I am always looking for opportunities to increase my knowledge and skills, especially in child development and parent-child relationships.
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Eugenio Counselling offers a comfortable, supportive, and safe space to explore difficult issues affecting your life. Anxiety, depression and family counselling.
* Our free initial counselling session is intended to enable you to determine whether therapy, and the therapist is right for you. We will discuss your needs and together determine how to move forward.