Psychotherapist Gloria Segovia
Gloria Segovia, MSW, RSW, SFBT, CRPO, GOTTMAN CERT (In motion) EFT (In motion)
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Gloria Segovia is an addiction counselor.
Gloria is an English and Spanish language Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker.
Gloria Segovia has over fifteen years’ experience and thousands of hours of clinical social work providing psychotherapy to children, youth, families, and couples. She has worked in private practice as well as in the hospital sector and now in education as she supervises masters-level social work students in their practicum through York University.
Gloria is empathic and compassionate and has more than a decade of experience helping people address mental health and addiction challenges. She specializes in addiction and relapse prevention as well as couples counseling. Gloria is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the College of Registered Psychotherapy of Ontario.
Gloria takes an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing best practices in trauma and recovery counseling. She helps people suffering from anxiety, personality disorders, PTSD, relapse prevention, and those with relationship concerns.
Gloria is committed to lifelong learning and professional development. She is trained in Solution Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Emotion Focus Therapy (ongoing) and Gottman marital Approach (Certified Level 1, 2 and 3).
Gloria works hard to promote a safe environment.
Gloria Segovia’s vast experience in so many different helping-roles has given her the opportunity to better listen-to and understand individuals of diverse backgrounds. She believes it’s important to recognize and respect humanity’s wide range of differences and she’s committed to fostering a safe environment which promotes equality, inclusion, and diversity.
Gloria believes in strengths-based therapy
Gloria believes we all have the capacity to grow and change and this leads her to focus on her client’s strengths, in addition to their challenges. Her therapy empowers clients to address their immediate concerns while also helping them find greater connection with the community and more meaning in their lives.
Gloria is nonjudgmental
She believes clients should be considered ‘partners’ in their own therapy and she strives to work collaboratively with her patients to ensure their goals are being addressed. It’s her opinion that an honest exchange between client and therapist is all important in helping achieve their mutually-agreed-upon goals.
Gloria is much more than just a good listener
Gloria Segovia is precocious and brings her curiosity to work. She really tries to understand her client’s experiences and listens carefully to her patients as they explain their feelings and tell their stories. People come away feeling more understood and validated which helps them achieve their goals.
LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
A two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid.
ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.
What are the learning goals of ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Training?
Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
- Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions.
- Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs.
- Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it.
- Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large.
- Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care.
- Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers.
- A scientifically proven intervention model.
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids.
- Group discussions.
- Skills practice and development
- A balance of challenge and safety.