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Acsana Fernando, BSW, MSW, RSW

Offers Virtual appointments only
  • Social Worker
  • Woman
  • Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars. 99 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Description

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.

Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Binge eating disorder (eating disorders)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family planning
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Geriatric Counselling
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loneliness
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive- Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Parenting
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymic Disorder)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Quiet Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Racial Identity
  • Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-harming or suicidal behavior
  • Sex, sexuality, intimacy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Isolation
  • Spirituality
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace stress

Services

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Career counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Group counselling
  • Integrative therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Multicultural therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Social recovery therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Clientele

  • Adults (18+)​
  • Children (under 12)​
  • Couples​
  • Families​
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Seniors (65+)​
  • Teens (13-17)​

Languages spoken

  • Bengali
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Professional designations

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Education

  • MSW University of Toronto
  • BSW Toronto Metropolitan University

Professional associations

  • OCSWSSW
  • OASW
Facility Information

Acsana Fernando

Summary

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.

Business hours

Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Services & supplies

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Career counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Group counselling
  • Integrative therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Multicultural therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Social recovery therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Provider's hours

Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Business hours

Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm