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About Brittani Ali 

Who am I?

My name is Brittani. When I am not working you would likely find me walking Hugo, reading, watching netflix and/or exploring local shops, restaurants and markets. My day job is in child protection, and I really love this work.  I am passionate about community, 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

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.
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

Experience 

I have worked for many years in various settings including emergency shelters, non-profit community organizations, mental health agencies, school boards, child protection and for the provincial government. 

I started my career working for the learning disabilities association and therefore, have extensive knowledge, training and research experience in working with individuals with learning differences and attention difficulties. 

 

Some examples of difficulties I can help with are:

  • Anxiety (ex. social anxiety, phobias, obsessions/compulsions)

  • Attention difficulties (ex. AD(H)D)

  • Learning disabilities/differences 

  • Eating Disorders (ex. body image anxiety, self-love advocacy)

  • Mood/emotional difficulties, emotional regulation (ex. behavioural, anger, depression)

  • Social difficulties (ex. bullying, social anxiety, family related stressors)

  • Divorce/Separation (ex. reparation, reconciliation and/or transition therapy for child/parent, couples and/or families)

  • Grief or Loss

  • Relationship difficulties (ex. couples, families, etc.)

  • Trauma (ex. trauma symptoms, navigating past traumatic events)

My Approach

I have prioritized client-centered and strength-based practice in my role as a social worker/psychotherapist. To me this means being able to provide guidance, supports and services according to my clients self-expressed needs and/or challenges. It also means that I operate under the belief and understanding that all of my clients intrinsically possess the strength and resilience to cope with whatever barriers they are facing. I am simply a guide or support along the way.

  • Anti-Oppressive 

  • Strength Based 

  • Trauma Informed 

  • Harm Reduction

  • Poverty Informed 

  • Transparent

  • Reflexive 

 

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