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Ruth Simmonds

  • Social Worker
  • Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars. 3 rating(s).
Accepting new patients

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

Description

Ruth has over 20 years’ experience and specialized training in Family Systems Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Triple P Parenting, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Ruth’s experience includes:

Providing individual therapy to adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, sexual identity issues, self-harming behaviour, and suicidal ideation
Counselling and supporting parents of young people on domestic violence, separation and divorce, and bereavement
Providing counselling to seniors & their families for grief/loss, transition into LTC and end of life

Conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Communication
  • Depression
  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Sex, sexuality, intimacy
  • Trauma
  • Workplace stress

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University with concentration in Individuals, Families and Groups
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trent University with specialization in Psychology and Sociology
  • Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Triple P Parenting Programs
  • Training as facilitator in Facing Your Fears – Anxiety Group for Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Continuous training and workshops on self-harming and suicidal behaviour, bereavement, and other issues

Professional associations

  • Ontario College of Social Workers
Facility Information

Summary

The Family Enhancement Centre is a mental health agency dedicated to helping people maintain a state of wellness for themselves and their families, improve and learn new strategies for dealing with difficult times, and recover from serious setbacks and traumas in their lives. We work from a strength-based perspective, looking for solutions to help people move on from their problems.

Established in August 2005 in Brampton, The Family Enhancement Centre now has 4 locations in Southern Ontario offering individual, couple, family and group counselling.

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
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235 Martindale Road Unit 22, St. Catharines, ON L2W 1A5

Provider's hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

Business hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm