amy deacon

Biography

Amy Deacon is a Registered Social Worker at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Ms. Deacon has nearly a decade of experience providing bio-psycho-social assessments, as well as individual and group counseling as it relates to trauma, mental health and addiction.

Ms. Deacon obtained a certificate in rehabilitation services from Seneca College before going on to complete her Bachelor of Arts from York University, and finally her Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto. She has since gone on to complete training in a wide variety of areas, including cognitive behavioural therapy for complex disorders, clinical traumatology, suicide intervention, harm reduction and life skills. In her treatments she incorporates motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and brief solution-focused therapy.

A big believer in giving back to her community, Ms. Deacon has been involved with numerous charities. She acted as a volunteer for Pathways to Education: Lawrence Heights where she provided academic and personal support to youth in the Lawrence Heights community. She has also volunteers with All Saints Church, COSTI Immigrant Services and 40 Oaks drop-in centre for individuals living in poverty.

When she's not seeing patients, Ms. Deacon loves to spend time with her husband and daughter and enjoys running, hiking and being outdoors.

Education/Training

Masters
Social Work
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Bachelor of Arts
York University
North York, ON
Certificate
Rehabilitation Services
Seneca College
Toronto, ON

Certifications

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Complex Disorders
  • EMDR Training (EMDR Canada)
  • Clinical Traumatologist
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (Living Works)
  • Harm Reduction Certificate (Toronto Public Health)
  • Life Skills Coach Certificate (Seneca College)

Specialty Interests

  • Trauma Counseling

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers