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Alison Orford, BSW, MSW, RSW

Offers In-person and virtual appointments
  • Social Worker
  • Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars. 1 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

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Description

Welcome to your journey towards improved wellbeing! I'm Alison Orford, a compassionate and highly experienced registered social worker, committed to supporting you on your path to a happier and healthier life. With over 15 years of expertise, I'm dedicated to actively listening to your concerns, understanding your unique experiences, and collaboratively setting achievable goals that align with your values, aspirations, and dreams. Through my client-centered approach, I empower individuals to make positive changes one step at a time. Let's walk this pathway to wellness together!

Conditions

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Geriatric Counselling
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Loneliness
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive- Compulsive (OCD)
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymic Disorder)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Quiet Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-harming or suicidal behavior
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Weight Loss

Services

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Narrative therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Clientele

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional designations

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

Education

  • Laurentian University - Master of Social Work (2011)
  • University of Manitoba - Bachelor of Social Work (2007)
  • Laurentian University - Bachelor of Arts, Gerontology Certificate (1997)

Professional associations

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers
  • The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
Facility Information

Active Minds Therapy & Consulting

Summary

ACTive Minds Therapy & Consulting is a collective of experienced, compassionate social workers dedicated to providing sensitive, effective treatment to individuals, families, and communities.

With a combined total of over 40 years experience working in the social work field, we specialize in the areas of Grief, Loss, and Trauma. We are committed to being culturally responsive and respectful of diversity in our practice, recognizing the unique needs and experiences of all individuals.

By working together, we can make a positive impact on the world and create a brighter future for all.

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
By appointment only

Services & supplies

  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Eclectic therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Narrative therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible
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510 Perivale Road East, Spring Bay, ON P0P 2B0

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
By appointment only

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
By appointment only
Tuesday
By appointment only
Wednesday
By appointment only
Thursday
By appointment only
Friday
By appointment only
Saturday
By appointment only