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Crystal Wiens psychotherapy for you

Crystal Wiens she/her) 

BBP(Hons.), MSW, RSW

Register Social Worker



​I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Behavioural 

Psychology. I have also completed additional training in a variety of modalities, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Trauma, as well as Brief and Narrative Therapy. I am a lifelong academic, passionate about learning and being competent with new approaches and training that support those I work with. I have extensive experience working in various mental health settings, including inpatient and outpatient care. I am currently working at a not-for-profit community agency focusing on individualized one-on-one mental health counselling for transitional-age youth. I have worked with individuals experiencing various difficulties, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, complex trauma, interpersonal challenges, life stressors, identity struggles, and emotional dysregulation in individual and group settings.

As a therapist, I generally draw on an eclectic therapeutic approach grounded in evidence-based
practices, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Narrative Therapy. Personal experiences and the stories shared with me professionally have profoundly shaped the way I practice. I have an empathetic, genuine, non-judgmental approach. The therapeutic relationship and the rapport we establish are imperative for successful psychotherapy. I do this by providing a safe space for you and by working with you on creating change by utilizing your strengths and developing your coping strategies. I feel humbled and privileged when I hear the stories and personal journeys of those I work with. Includes treatment for, but not limited to:

Anxiety, Depression, Life Stressors, Emotional Dysregulation, Distress Tolerance Skills, Anger Management, Complex Mental Health, Trauma

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein

    Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

    A member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

    A member of the Ontario Mental Health Association (OMHA)

    Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD trained

    Prolong Exposure (PE) for PTSD trained

    Brief & Narrative Therapy trained

    Advanced training in Trauma-Focused Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Certified

     ‘Working with 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth’ trained

     ‘Productive Emotional Processing in Psychotherapy: Targeted Interventions to Facilitate Emotional Change,’ trained

    Level One & Level Two Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Certificate

     ‘Science of Well-Being’ trained

    Trauma Stewardship: A workshop on the fundamentals of Trauma and Vicarious Trauma

    Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certified

    OTEC’s Service Excellence certified

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certified

    Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy: EFIT for Attachment Trauma trained

    Standard First Aid C+ and AED trained

    PEAK Relational Training System, Level 1

    TCPS 2: Core Certificate (Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans Course on Research Ethics)

    Socratic Dialogue in the Treatment of PTSD trained

    ECHO Ontario CBT level 1

    ECHO Ontario DBT level 1

    CBT Approaches for Racial Trauma

    Psychological Safety in the Workplace

    Interventions for Attachment Trauma

    ECHO Ontario General Mental Health

    2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive Trauma Informed Care

    Trauma Stewardship: A Workshop on the Fundamentals of Trauma and Vicarious Trauma

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