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Acsana Fernando


  • ADHD, Gifted population, PTSD, Trauma, Sexual Abuse

  • GAD/ Stress (work, personal/combined) 

  • Anger Management

  • Asperger's Syndrome

  • Autism

  • Borderline Personality (BPD)

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Violence

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Immigration Issues and refugees, war survivors.

  • Trust issues

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • Substance Use

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Women's Issues

Acsana Fernando

Registered Social Worker

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.

Additional Training Include:​

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Dr. Candice Monson - 9/21

  • Advanced Social Work Practice with Couples - University of Toronto - 12/19

  • Neuroscience and Social Work Practice - University of Toronto - 12/19

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – University of Toronto - 12/19

  • Welfare of Children - University of Toronto - 7/19

  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health - University of Toronto - 7/19

  • Spirituality in Helping Professionals - Toronto Metropolitan University - 12/18

  • Queer Theory and Identities - Toronto Metropolitan University - 4/18

  • Strong Helpers’ Teaching - Toronto Metropolitan University - 4/18

  • Indigenous Health/Well Being - Toronto Metropolitan University - 12/17

"Deep breathing is our nervous system’s love language." - Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy
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