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Gillian LaMariana

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER 
RSW, MSW

Meet Gillian


Gillian works with the age group of:

  • Teens (16+)

  • Adults

She is excellent at working with presenting issues like:

  • Attachment disruptions and repair

  • Relationship issues

  • Anxiety

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Depression

  • Co-dependency

  • Anger management

  • Stress management

  • Life transitions

  • Grief and loss/Bereavement

  • Relationship issues

  • Eating Disorders

  • Addiction

  • OCD

  • ADHD

Gillian works with:

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Families

 
Treatment modalities Gillian uses are:

  • Attachment Theory

  • Internal Family Systems Theory

  • Poly Vagal Theory

  • Interpersonal Neuroscience (IPNB)

  • CBT

  • DBT

  • ACT

  • ERP

  • EFT

  • Trauma Focused

  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)

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Gillian's services are covered under:

  • Social Worker

 

Background Summary

I completed my undergraduate degree in Social Work at York University. Following this I completed the Master’s of Social Work program in at Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York City in 2010. While completing my master’s degree, I worked as an intern on an almost full-time basis at Bronx Lab High School under the supervision of my advisor, Dr. Nancy Beckerman, who at the time, was the foremost expert in family system theory and a tenured professor at Yeshiva University. During the same time frame, I gained clinical knowledge and experience i.e., psychological assessments for inner city youth involved in gang violence and histories of childhood trauma, returning from inpatient units; providing treatment plans, weekly tracking, cognitive reprocessing and psycho-education. Upon completion of my Master’s degree, I gained full-time employment providing vocational support and counselling to individuals with barriers to employment. Following this, I began working with the York Region District School Board providing mental health services to students and families. Following a decade of working in various mental health settings, I set up my private practice in 2015. My interests have always been in childhood trauma, relationship and attachment issues, child and youth counselling, depression and anxiety disorders. My interest in brain functioning, neuroscience, and attachment principles has persisted and motivated every aspect of my therapeutic work.

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Fun Fact:

I have two rambunctiousness toddlers. I love cooking, travelling, and exploring nature I watch way too much reality TV and love it!