Carol Fortin is a Registered Social Worker-Clinical Practice. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Laurentian University and her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Social Service Worker Diploma from Cambrian College.
Carol specializes in trauma, sexual violence, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and has years of experience working with self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation/behaviours, personality disorders and mood disorders. Carol holds certifications in EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy, Traumatology, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She also has experience with other modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Carol’s philosophy is that we all have the knowledge and skills needed to conquer any challenges but at times we need help recognizing and bringing these to the surface. She uses a very eclectic approach of several modalities to assist and support clients through their therapeutic journey. Essentially, the client is driving the therapeutic vehicle and is in complete control of where they want to go and at what speed. Carol is the GPS system who makes gentle suggestions along the journey to help clients reach their goals to better health and wellness.
Carol’s work experience includes working as a Clinical Social Worker at Health Sciences North with the Voices for Women program as well as the Eating Disorders Program. She has also worked in the school system as a School Social Worker with Rainbow District School Board. Currently, Carol is helping Veterans experiencing PTSD as a Clinical Social Worker with the Operational Stress Injury Clinic at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Blue Yonder Design