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Jonathan Psychotherapy for You

Triena McGuirk
Social Worker/ Children's Therapy Specialist (ages 8+) Virtually all of Ontario

My name is Triena McGuirk and I am a Social Worker in private practice. Over the course of my experiences, I have come to learn with certainty that life is chaotic and the one thing we truly have control over is how we respond. I walk with people of all ages during life’s challenging moments, when the path is not visible. My goal as a Therapist is to assist those I serve (individuals, couples and families) in reconciling the discomfort of their experience and harness the wisdom it carries to invite more of what aligns into your life. I am diligent and resourceful in my pursuit of helping and hope those I serve leave our time together with an embodied feeling of accomplishment and clarity.

Life can be hard. It can get better. Let's discover how together.

Education and Experience

Triena graduated in 1999 from Ryerson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Worker (BSW) with a minor in Public Administration. Triena earned her Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) at York University in 2004 and was awarded the Gerry EricksonBook Prize for Best Research, for her research on "The Role of the Protection Worker in Recidivism in Child Welfare."

Triena has served communities in the Greater Toronto Area since 1998 through her roles in policing, education, child welfare and family law. Triena has provided crisis response, ongoing counselling, consultation, and case management services to people during some of life’s darkest moments. Triena has testified in criminal and family law trials, and has been invited to speak at a variety of conferences and trainings, primarily on matters related to risk of emotional harm to children in separation and divorce, trauma aware care and the application of therapeutic jurisprudence. Triena’s practice is continually evolving as she integrates Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Therapeutic Practices, DBT, CBT, ASIST, IFS, SFBT, Trauma Aware Care, ERP, Collaborative Law-Family Professional and other tools and trainings to support those she serves.

In 2023, upon her departure from education and the law, Triena transitioned her career to a strictly a therapeutic practice, to solely be of service to children, youth and families through counselling, harnessing her wealth of systemic and experiential knowledge to benefit those she serves.

“Cover me in sunshine, shower me with good times. Tell me the world’s been spinning
since the beginning and everything will be alright” Pink

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