Davina Tiwari MSW, RSW, CSFT
Registered Social Worker
Certified Solution Focused Therapist
Welcome! I am a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I am also registered as a Certified Solution Focused Therapist (CSFT) with the Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC) Global Inc.
I have an Honours Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree. Since 2009, I have worked in community service and health care settings, with the majority of my experience gained at pediatric and adult rehabilitation hospitals in inpatient and outpatient Social Work roles.
My early experience focused on supporting parents of children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Later in my career, I have supported adults affected by physical disabilities, specializing in spinal cord injuries.
In my different roles, I have offered patient and family education on a range of topics, including financial resources, community and social service resources, home care services, emotional adjustment after a new disability, and discharge planning for the transition from hospital to home or another supportive living setting.
My perspective is that my clients have the inner strength, resilience, and ability to make meaningful changes in their lives to achieve their goals and live as independently as possible.
Offering a non-judgmental, client-centred, compassionate, supportive, and solution-focused space is important to me in order to help clients cope with their challenges, identify their options, create a plan, problem-solve around barriers, and realize their full potential.
I am a registered provider with WSIB (Workplace Safety Insurance Board) for clients accessing workplace injury insurance benefits. In addition, l am registered with HCAI (Health Claims for Auto Insurance) for clients accessing auto insurance benefits. I am also a registered provider with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), which allows me to directly bill auto-insurance for Social Work Services.
My private practice serves adults only. In addition to my core services supporting adults and families affected by disability and chronic illness, I also provide counselling to adults who are struggling with the following issues: anxiety, depression, grief, low self esteem, relationship issues, stress, burnout, and major life transitions.
Counselling services available for adults in Ontario, including:
Adults with physical disabilities, spouses or partners, and family members who are focused on emotional adjustment, psycho-education, resource and service planning, and healthcare and system navigation regarding disability and chronic illness
Parents who have children affected by disabilities and are trying to manage caregiver stress and also explore community services and resources
Health and social service professionals working on improving their emotional health and wellness and manage caregiver burnout
Individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, low self esteem, relationship issues, major life transitions/stressors, and grief
How are counselling services provided?
Virtually, via phone and online video counselling
Online video sessions are offered for individuals, couples or families (up to 4 family members)
How might virtual or online counselling be helpful for you?
You might find virtual or online counselling a good fit for you if:
you have a busy schedule and prefer the convenience of virtual sessions
you have difficulty coordinating transportation or have mobility restrictions
you are concerned about being seen in a counselling or therapy office
you are in a remote area in Ontario where it might be hard to arrange in-person therapy
you prefer to access supportive counselling from the comfort of your own home
Online video counselling is provided through OnCall Health, a secure virtual care tool that healthcare systems use to improve access to their services through video conferencing, interactive forms, and appointment scheduling.
How do clients book an appointment?
You can book a phone or online video appointment by clicking the 'Book an appointment' button at the top left corner of the website. This will take you to my booking page via the OnCall Health platform where you can schedule an appointment.
A free 15 minute Phone Consultation is available for new clients. A First Session can then be booked if we feel we are a good fit to work together.
Please see my Fees page for more information regarding Individual and Group (couple or family) sessions.
Social Work Consultation, Training and Supervision
My services also include consultation, training and supervision for Registered Social Workers or Registered Social Service Workers who are new to the field of disabilities and chronic illness and would like additional guidance as they continue supporting the unique needs of this diverse client population, or those who are trying to figure out their career path and would like extra support along the way. Please see my Fees page for costs.
In an emergency, please do not leave me a message. Please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
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