Megan Gibson, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker with extensive experience with adults, seniors and caregivers in many parts of the health care system, with the last 9 years in a setting with a strong focus on counselling. She graduated with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto (2006) and draws upon the concepts from several therapeutic approaches to work collaboratively with each individual to help them to better cope with their challenges. Issues she helps to address include: work and work/life balance stress; caregiver stress, including those balancing multiple caregiver/parenting roles (compound caregiving); compassion fatigue; changes related to aging, illness and end-of-life concerns; low self-confidence and self-esteem; as well as anxiety, depression, grief and loss.
Megan strives to create a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapeutic environment for each client. Her training and experience as a clinical social worker takes into account how a person’s background and experience with different social systems (e.g. family, environment, culture, education, work, etc.) may affect their unique situation along with their own strengths and priorities. Megan naturally practices from a strength-based stance, and hopes to empower each client so they can rise to challenges, express themselves, and integrate the changes they want in order to thrive. She is also fluently bilingual in English and French.
Megan is additionally pursuing training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) this year, and regularly participates in continuing education offered by professional organizations. She is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.