Practice Line: (613) 831-8181
University of Guelph (Advanced Certificate in Couple & Family Therapy – with Distinction, 2022
EMDR Trained (Level 1 and 2 – Virtual Delivery)
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (May 2021)
Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (October 2020)
Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC, 2021)
Certified Grief Professional (2021)
University of Toronto (MSW), 2010 (Distinction)
Dalhousie University (BSW), 2008 (Distinction)
Acadia University (BA, Philosophy), 2004
Nova Scotia Community College (Funeral Services Education), 1996
Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (since 2008)
American Academy of Stress & Trauma, Certified Bereavement Trauma Specialist (2011)
International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Associate Member, Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Former Licensed Funeral Director, Bereavement Authority (Ontario) (1997-2011)
Dwight EA Thompson MSW RSW
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist
Associate Member, Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
I have been working with individuals, couples, and families for over 15 years. My approach to psychotherapy rests on the conviction that people have their own abilities to heal and be resilient. My role as a process consultant helps people unlock their own potential and find creative and individualized paths that lead towards fulfillment, joy, and inner peace. I work primarily within the Emotion(ally) Focused Therapy Model for individuals, couples, and families. This includes how emotion is impacted by adult romantic bonds, complex trauma (PTSD), grief and bereavement as well as depression and anxiety.
Whether it’s working with individuals, couples or families, my hope is that I can help you find and strengthen your own internal capacity that directs, guides, and heals from life hurts. I am always honored to be called upon to assist when asked.
As a Registered Social Worker (Ontario), I provide counselling therapy to individuals, couples, and families with a special interest in Veteran’s health and well being. I use a systemic and experiential approach that includes models of counselling based on The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Families, and Individuals. My approach (working with and within emotion) rests on the foundation of Attachment Theory – a theory of development, trauma, loss, and adult romantic bonds. At the heart of all mental health matters is the emotional experience – helping you experience, understand navigate them is my primary goal as a registered Social Worker.
I am currently under supervision and working towards my registration as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the Canadian & American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy since September 2019.
My employment background includes working in health care, mental health, and rehabilitation settings; critical and trauma care; as well as the grief and bereavement sector.