Practice Line: (613) 831-8181
Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist, The Ottawa Hospital (since 2017)
University of Guelph (Advanced Certificate in Couple & Family Therapy – In Progress)
University of Toronto (MSW), 2010
Dalhousie University (BSW), 2008
Acadia University (BA, Philosophy), 2004
Nova Scotia Community College (Funeral Services Education), 1996
Registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (since 2008)
Ontario Association of Social Workers
American Academy of Stress & Trauma, Certified Bereavement Trauma Specialist (2011)
Associate Member, Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Former Licensed Funeral Director (1997-2011)
Mr. Dwight Thompson
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist
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.
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 couples and individuals. I enjoy primarily working with individuals and couples using a systemic and experiential approach that includes models of counselling based on The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Individuals. 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.
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.
Weekend Couple’s Therapist
The Weekend Couples Therapist is a Facebook page run and operated by Dwight Thompson MSW RSW. This page is open to the public where you will find a wealth of practical information on working with common but challenging couple & family relationship dynamics. The page also provides information for other therapists looking for training or updates on Gottman related education and emotionally focused therapy for couples and families.
As an associate with Saterra Psychological & Counselling Services, I see individual adults and couples & families during the evenings and on weekends.
Depression & Anxiety
Grief, Loss, & Bereavement (Complicated Bereavement)
Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury/Stroke
Men & Emotions
First Responders (Police, Paramedics, Military, etc.)
COUPLES AND FAMILIES
- Managing Conflict
- Emotional Disengagement
- Building Trust & Emotional Intimacy
- Rebuilding Relationships Post Affairs
- Forgiveness & Repair
- Attachment & Connection