Registered Social Worker
An Empathetic Approach!
Patricia Sebbag is a social worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Patricia has worked with clients in the community, acute health care settings, and long-term care as well. Patricia graduated with both a Bachelor and Master of Social work Degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
She is a social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Registered Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and with The Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Patricia has assisted clients, who have experienced challenges in the areas of depression, anxiety, work changes, immigration, palliative care, loss and grief, chronic pain management, family and relationship conflicts, stress management, and trauma.
She has worked extensively in the areas of health challenges, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain management.
Patricia’s training and professional development is in the areas of: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Practice, and Motivational Interviewing Techniques.
Patricia has extensive experience working in acute care hospitals (inpatient and outpatient services) and long-term care assisting patients and families recover from major life changes and due to sudden illness or chronic health challenges.
Patricia is committed to providing client centered counselling focused on helping individuals achieve stated goals. The benefit of Goal Setting is to highlight and promote motivation and self-esteem. Patricia is dedicated to helping clients recognize their strengths and fostering confidence and self-awareness to achieve positive results and success.
Caring and Empathetic Approach
Patricia believes in creating a caring and safe environment that encourages clients to share personal thoughts. She demonstrates kindness, empathy, support, and collaboration.
She is respectful of clients’ choices and believes that clients are responsible for their own lives. Patricia helps empower and strengthen people to make choices for themselves, while pointing out the impact these choices can have on others around them. Ultimately, Patricia’s goal is to help clients feel empowered and able to improve their emotional well-being.
Professional, Highly Skilled, and Attentive
Patricia is a highly skilled professional who is passionate about her work. She demonstrates warmth, energy, and genuine interest in the well-being of her clients. Patricia draws from hr own life experiences as well as her clinical training to help validate clients’ concerns and challenges.
She is down to earth, practical, and focused on helping achieve results. Her goal is to create a non-judgmental safe environment for clients to feel comfortable to explore the issues that arise.