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Acsana Fernando


Registered Social Worker




Fluent in English, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and moderate Punjabi

Hello my name is Acsana

I am passionate about supporting clients in their efforts to change and grow by uncovering their abilities and strengths to overcome challenges. I have been privileged to work with diverse populations, including youth, adults, students, parents, families, and caregivers, as they cope with anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, interpersonal conflict, grief, life transitions, stress challenges navigating cultural identities and more. Therapy is a safe place to grow, learn and achieve goals for anyone. I use a holistic approach combining evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs.

Each individual and family are unique. Working collaboratively to identify needs and goals is important. I use an integrative approach of various modalities to provide client-centred care, building on the resilience and strength of every person. I offer a flexible schedule, including late evenings and weekend appointments to accommodate.

It is helpful to share stress in a safe, supportive and cooperative environment with a professional without worrying about being judged. We all have strengths, and brainstorming about individual stress can open avenues that might be difficult to reach alone.


ADHD, Gifted population, PTSD, Trauma, Sexual Abuse

GAD/ Stress (work, personal/combined) 

Anger Management

Asperger's Syndrome


Borderline Personality (BPD)



Domestic Violence

Family Conflict


Immigration Issues and refugees, war survivors.

Trust issues


Relationship Issues

Substance Use

Suicidal Ideation

Women's Issues

Additional Training Include:

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Dr. Candice Monson –Sep 2021

  • Advanced Social Work Practice with Couples – University of Toronto                                –  Dec 2019

  • Neuroscience and Social Work Practice - University of Toronto                                     –  Dec 2019

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – University of Toronto                                                              –  Dec 2019

  • Welfare of Children  – University of Toronto                                                                          –  July 2019

  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health – University of Toronto                                            –  July 2019

  • Spirituality in Helping Professionals – Toronto Metropolitan University                               –  Dec 2018

  • Queer Theory and Identities – Toronto Metropolitan University                                            –  April 2018

  • Strong Helpers’ Teaching – Toronto Metropolitan University                                                   –  April 2018

  • Indigenous Health/Well Being – Toronto Metropolitan University                                      –  Dec 2017

Fluent in English, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and moderate Punjabi

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