As an Integrative Mental Health practitioner, I focus on using customized interventions that match your unique situation. Starting from where you are now, is an important part of my practice philosophy. I continuously upgrade my skills. I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and I have been working with trauma clients for over 25years. My training and experience has been in the areas of mood regulation issues; substance overuse and dealing with sadness. If you are suffering with Panic Attacks, Perfectionism, Sleep Issues, Depression, Grief or Depression or Mood Dysregulation, I can offer you support, tools and strategies to implement to help you on a daily basis and work will work at your pace.
"Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction" Rumi.
Our focus is to help you:
We can help by giving you the resources, the support and a Fresh Perspective. We believe that by providing you with knowledge, respect and and by listening to your concerns, change is possible. Together, we develop and accelerate your customized treatment plan.
The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Avril Aves BA, MSc. Registered Social Worker has been a member of the OCSWSSW since 2004
"Avril was my supervisor. In my experience, she is highly empathetic, encouraging, supportive and an inspiring leader. It was a honour to be a part of her team. I highly recommend Avril for great skills and leadership!"
-Former team member
" I had the pleasure of working with Avril while she served as a Clinical Manager with Homewood. Time and time again I was impressed and grateful for her willingness to make time to support and share information with those of us in less senior roles. No matter the challenge, Avril would always seek a solution while exuding utmost compassion and patience towards everyone involved. She is an absolute all-star when it comes to making those around her feel welcome, valued, and supported. This in turn makes her an excellent leader with the ability to bring out the best in those she works with. An ever-flowing fountain of knowledge and experience, Avril is an incredible person to work with and learn from!"
"I appreciated your input whenever we connected."