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Lesley Dawn Allen, BSW, MSW, RSW

Offers In-person and virtual appointments
  • Social Worker
  • Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars. 15 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
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Monday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Description

I am certified as a Clinical Trauma and Resilience Practitioner and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also trained in EMDR, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Internal Family System Model, Mindfulness, and Somatic Practice. I work within a trauma-informed, strength based framework. I have significant experience in adoption and non-traditional families. It's imperative to feel comfortable with your therapist. For this reason, I offer complimentary 20 minute virtual consultations where you are provided the opportunity to get to know me and have any questions you have answered.

Conditions

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • 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)
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse or Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family planning
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility or Adoption
  • Infidelity
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive- Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymic Disorder)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum depression
  • Post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Quiet Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
  • Relationship Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-harming or suicidal behavior
  • Sex, sexuality, intimacy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep Disorder
  • 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
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • 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

  • Bachelor of Social Work - University of Western Ontario
  • Master of Social Work - University of Windsor

Professional associations

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers
Facility Information

Riverside Counselling and Psychotherapy

Summary

I have letters after my name, degrees on my wall, and years of experience; but, more importantly than any of that, I am a compassionate human-being, who will not judge and can provide you with a safe place for growth and healing. I have more than 20 years experience working with individuals and families dealing with a variety of life struggles. I hold both a Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work. I use several therapeutic modalities during therapy sessions, tailoring my approach to meet my client’s unique needs.

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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Family counselling
  • Family systems therapy
  • Feminist therapy
  • Marital counselling
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Teen mental health
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy
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238 College Ave North, Sarnia, ON N7T 6B6

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