4 Collier Street
Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1L7

-Susan Cain

Everyone Shines Given The Right Light


About Me

I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker in good standing with my respective college. I support families, children, adolescents, and adults in their healing journey’s. I have over 17 years of experience working with children, youth and families who have experienced trauma. I have facilitated comprehensive trauma assessments and assessment informed therapy using a variety of modalities. This includes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and alternate, yet meaningful vehicles for expressing oneself including art, play, and sandtray. 

I am a firm believer in the importance of ensuring my on-going professional development. Some of the more recent trainings I have attended include the following:

  • Brainspotting, Level 1. Facilitated by David Grand.

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy, Level 1. Facilitated by Pam Krause and Jim Andralis in New York

  •  I am working towards my certification in EMDR.

  •  Certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, year-long on-line training facilitated by Dr. Bruce Perry. In order to maintain my certification, I continue to be a part of the NMT community, and participate in monthly webinars through the Child Trauma Academy. 

  • Ego State Therapy in Trauma: For EMDR and Non-EMDR Therapist, Robin Shapiro, October 2017 

  • The Body Keeps the Score: New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment, Bessel Van der Kolk, April 2017

  • Healing the Wounded Child: EMDR Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Dissociation, March 2017. Ana Gomez and Fran Waters

  • EMDR, Basic Training, 2016. 

  • Shame, Self-Loathing & Complex Trauma Treatment: Somatic Interventions, 2016 - 18 hour, on-line training with Dr. Janina Fisher.

  • Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma, 2012; Ten month, on-line training with Dr. Janina Fisher.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), September 2015.

  • The Pain Paradox: Mindfulness, Compassion, and a New Paradigm for Trauma. John Briere, 2015.

  • Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice, The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Dr. Amy Hurley, 2015.

  • Sandplay Therapy Training, 2010. 20 hours of training facilitated by Brenda Weinberg EdD, Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 2008



Over 17 years experience working with children, youth and families who have experienced trauma

Internal Family Systems Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, EMDR