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Willa Whiteman- Saunders, BSW, MSW, RSW

Offers In-person and virtual appointments
  • Social Worker
  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. 5 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Description

Willa believes that we all have the ability to grow and change. This leads her to pay attention to client strengths, in addition to their challenges. It is her belief that therapy cannot only help clients address concerns and symptoms, but also assist them in developing greater connection and meaning in their lives.
Willa holds central the need for clients to be partners in their therapeutic work. She strives to work collaboratively in the therapy process and work closely with clients, to ensure that the goals addressed are those of the client.

Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adoption
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Binge eating disorder (eating disorders)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Pain or Illness
  • Codependency
  • Communication
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Conduct Disorder (CD)
  • Conversion disorder
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Excoriation disorder
  • Family planning
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Geriatric Counselling
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility or Adoption
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loneliness
  • Medical Detox
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • 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
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-harming or suicidal behavior
  • Sex, sexuality, intimacy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Isolation
  • Somatic symptom disorder
  • Spirituality
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Suicide
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace stress

Services

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Career counseling
  • Christian counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Eclectic therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Exposure and response prevention
  • Expressive arts therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Forgiveness therapy
  • Group counselling
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Multicultural therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychological testing and evaluation
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Schema therapy
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Somatic therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Structural family therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • The Gottman method
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Clientele

  • Adults (18+)​
  • Children (under 12)​
  • Couples​
  • Families​
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Pediatrics​
  • 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

  • Willa is a Registered Social Worker and a Master of Social Work graduate from Wilfred Laurier University, in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has over twenty-five years of experience working and counseling children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about working with families and individuals to reach their goals. Willa uses many modalities, such as CBT, in sessions to help express, vocalize and address concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and many others.

Professional associations

  • OASW
  • OCSWSSW
Facility Information

Summary

Online Therapy Centre now offers IN-PERSON sessions in Richmond Hill, Ontario!

It was following many years of collaborative practice, that sparked the conception of Online Therapy Centre. Our team, made up of caring Psychologists and Psychotherapists, is genuinely driven to make a real difference. Thanks to the combined experience and diverse skillsets we’ve gathered over the years, we’re able to offer a broad range of services. So, when you come to us, you’re getting the best of what we all bring to the table, tailored to your unique journey.

Business hours

Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Services & supplies

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Career counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Compassion-focused therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Eclectic therapy
  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Exposure and response prevention
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Group counselling
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Multicultural therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychological testing and evaluation
  • Psychological therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Somatic therapy
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Structural family therapy
  • The Gottman method
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy

Amenities

  • Close to public transit
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair accessible
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21 Dunlop St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 2M6

Provider's hours

Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Business hours

Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm