What is a Registered Social Worker?
Social Workers are professionals who work with the other healthcare team members to provide client centered care.
The main goal of social work is to help individuals and families with the social, emotional and financial factors that impact their overall health and well-being.
In Ontario, social work practice is regulated by law. Only people registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) have the legal right to use the title “Social Worker.” Registration is indicated by the letters “RSW” (Registered Social Worker) after a person’s name.
How do I access the Social Worker?
Simply ask our administrative staff or speak with your Nurse Practitioner if you are interested in scheduling an appointment.
The Social Worker provides individual, couple and family counselling. Clients see the Social Worker for issues such as:
• Stress or anxiety
• Grief and loss
• Marital or family and other relationship issues
• Work or school related problems
• Coping with chronic disease or conditions
• Making difficult decisions
• Finding or connecting with resources in the community
• Assistance with problem-solving and building coping skills
Group programs for education and support for difference health conditions are also available. We develop groups based on the needs of our clients.