Dinah Finkelstein MSW, RSW is a registered therapist with a Master of Social Work degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York City. She graduated with a certificate in Child and Family Welfare. Dinah holds an Honours Bachelor Arts and Science degree from Queen’s University in Ontario.
Dinah’s professional experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in acute medical settings such as Mississauga Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Wolfson Hospital in Israel. She has worked with clients who are living with brain injury, orthopaedic injuries and cancer, and the resulting emotional trauma. Dinah provides therapeutic interventions and crisis management to assist her clients to cope with injury, loss and grief, helping them to develop valuable tools and skills.
Dinah draws from a broad range of modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, strengths-based approach and mindfulness in order to support her clients. Dinah strives to create an atmosphere for her clients that empowers them to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
Nazia completed her Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degree from York University. She has had extensive experience working in the developmental disabilities sector and with the dual diagnosis population in various clinical and community based settings. In her previous professional role in the developmental sector she was deemed as a certified Assessor by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to conduct assessments for adults in Ontario’s Central East Region. Nazia also has a research publication present in an academic journal which has contributed to the topic of ethical navigation in social work practice.
As a side project, Nazia is also involved in working with a not-for-profit organization in assisting with the creation and execution of social initiatives in the community that help support vulnerable populations.
Nazia’s clinical skills have broadened over the years in utilizing various assessment tools and therapy modules. Her previous experience also include working in the child welfare sector, mental health and disabilities sector. Her previous roles have all allowed her to work with various front-line and clinical professionals, ultimately learning about the importance of a client-centered approach.
She comes from a strength-based perspective when supporting those in need, wanting to ultimately empower individuals in re-gaining self-management and determination over their lives.