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About Brittani Ali 

Who am I?

My name is Brittani. I have lived in many cities in Ontario, but primarily grew up in St. Catharines. I now live in Stoney Creek with my partner, our dog, two cats and far too many house plants. 

 

When I am not working you would likely find me walking Hugo, reading, watching TV and/or exploring local shops, restaurants and markets. I am passionate about community and supporting local businesses. In my professional life I value ongoing learning and innovation. I am always looking for new learning opportunities to ensure that my practice is current and the best it can be.  Personally, I was drawn to social work after years of struggling with a generalized and social anxiety disorder without knowing where to turn for services or support. I want my work to help others by being their place to turn to

 I strive to be a safe place and welcome anyone as a client. I also acknowledge the importance of social location, especially when searching for a therapist. I am white, cisgender and able-bodied. I know that it is important to many to know if I lack lived experience similar to yours. Please know I am always happy to help you find a therapist that is the best fit for you, even if this is not myself and this choice always remains yours to make.

Meet Hugo!

Therapy dog in training.

Hugo is a rescue dog from Kentucky. He loves to snuggle, meet new people and new dog friends. He has a very calm nature. If you'd like Hugo to assist in your session, please let me know.

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Education & Designations
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the OCSWSSW

  • Master in Social Work (MSW) - Wilfrid Laurier University 

  • Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) - The University of Victoria

  • Honours BA in Child and Youth Studies - Brock University

Professional Experience 

 I have worked for many years in various settings before my heart landed in private practice, please see my linkedin profile >        if you are interested in learning more about my professional experience. I have also trained in many different types of therapy (ex. EMDR, CBT, etc.) you can find more information about this experience on the "services" page.

- Client

Talking to Brittani is like talking to a good friend who’s a great listener! I feel so comfortable sharing anything with her and feel completely supported and not judged in the slightest. I always feel so light and clear after a session with Brittani. Her approach is laid back and conversational while also making you dig deep into yourself and providing you the tools to do the work. Even when I don’t think I have much to talk about we naturally gravitate towards something that can use some addressing. I have really enjoyed our sessions together and would definitely recommend her.

My Therapeutic Values

There are a number of therapeutic values that influence my work as a social worker and therapist, Therefore, I tend to use principles from:

  • Harm reduction 

  • Intuitive eating 

And it is a priority to me that my practice is:

  • Compassion focused

  • Client centred 

  • Anti-diet (health at every size)

  • Holistic

  • Strength based 

  • Anti oppressive

  • Trauma Informed

  • Poverty Informed 

  • Transparent​