Ann Bernardo
RSW, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
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Ann is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist who works collaboratively with her clients to develop a strong therapeutic relationship and gain a better understanding of their situation. Ann creates an inclusive, accepting and non-judgmental space for clients to feel understood. Working from a strength based, trauma informed framework, she uses a psychodynamic lens to explore past experiences which may be contributing to present difficulties. With understanding and insight comes relief from symptoms and the ability to move forward with a greater awareness of one’s self.

Ann’s experience includes working at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Michael Garron Hospital and George Brown College. Some of the difficulties Ann has worked with include life transitions, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, loss and grief, chronic illness, anxiety/depression, the impact of developmental trauma, self-esteem, identity and belonging, as well as issues pertaining to adoption.

“By linking the past to the present and working in the here and now, together, we are able to gain a deeper understanding of internal conflict and interpersonal difficulties.”

Practice Location:
320 Danforth Avenue, Suite 202a, Toronto ON, M4K 1N8

Practice Hours:
Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings

Education:
Master's of Social Work (University of Toronto)


Areas of Specialty:

Aging
Anxiety Disorders
Pain Management
Coping with chronic pain/illness
Depression
Emotional Eating
Emotional Regulation
Fertility Issues
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Grief
Insomnia/Sleep
Life Transitions
Panic Attacks
Parenting
Perinatal Mental Health
Pre or Post Natal Challenges
Relationship Challenges
Self-Esteem
School-Related Anxiety/Avoidance
Self-exploration
Social Anxiety
Stress/Burnout
Women's Issues
Work or School Related Issues
Young Adult


Therapeutic Modalities Include:

Mindfulness
Trauma-Informed
Strength-based
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Attachment-based
Short-Term Solution Focused
Intensive Short Term-Psychodynamic
Anti-Oppressive
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic