Caren Viau MSW RSW has been with Forefront Psychotherapy since 2009. Caren graduated from McGill University (2003) with a Masters Degree in Social Work with a clinical focus of therapy and counselling. Throughout her career she has worked in the mental health field and diverse professional settings, ranging from high schools, community health, medical primary care, as well as the Akwesasne community. She has extensive experience working with trauma (childhood/family of origin trauma, operational stress injuries, PTSD) as well as anxiety, depression, low mood, addiction, adjustment, traumatic grief/loss .
Caren has a full time private practice in Orleans providing Mental Health Services, psychotherapy and counselling, to individuals and couple’s. She has a concentrated practice that serves Veteran’s, Canadian Armed Forces and First Responders.
Caren is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities which strengthens her capacity to offer and provide integrative psychotherapy and counselling services. Her clinical training and framework includes interventions and techniques grounded in the following: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy in Clinical Counselling, Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) thepactinstitute.com. Therapies are drawn upon and utilized to design and deliver psychotherapy and counselling that fits with the individual and/or relationship/couple’s situation and personal goals. Caren works from the stance that individuals, and couples/ relationships can heal from psychological and emotional wounds leading to personal growth and strengthened relationships.