Joanne Darlaston, MSW RSW

Joanne Darlaston, MSW RSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Ontario College of Professional Social Workers - 322812
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 27911
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Office 1
167 North Queen St
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 - Canada
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Office 2
Vaughan Counselling Centre-4550 Hwy#7, Suite 120
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L4Y7 - Canada
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Billing and Insurance

Fees: Regular fee for clients with insurance coverage for registered social worker (RSW) is $130 per hour. I have supervisory relationship with a clinical psychologist so my clients can be covered under Psychology and then the fee is $160 per hour. I offer a reduced rate of $100 per hour for clients who have no insurance or very limited insurance and who cannot afford my regular fee.

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Are you looking for assistance to help you improve the quality of your life on all levels: mind, body and spirit? I can definitely be of assistance. With over 20 years of clinical experience as a registered social worker (RSW) and holistic psychotherapist providing individual and couple therapy to adults and adolescents, I can help. I am also a reiki master, energy healer, spiritual counsellor and shamanic practitioner who can assist with psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual issues. My compassionate, non-judgmental approach assists my clients to feel safe and address issues at a deeper level which often leads to personal transformation and positive change. I have expertise and specialized training in depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress and abuse, relationship issues including marital breakdown, separation/divorce, communication problems, intimacy and self-esteem/body image issues.

Email or Call Joanne Darlaston, MSW RSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 27911

More Info About My Practice

I have a supervisory relationship with a Clinical Psychologist so that my clients can use insurance coverage for both a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Clinical Psychologist. Most insurance plans provide coverage for both. I offer a reduced rate for clients with no insurance or minimal insurance.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy not only teaches clients how to cope better with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, sadness, loss, grief, self-esteem and relationship struggles by developing positive coping strategies and new ways of managing and expressing their emotions but can also assist them to completely process/resolve issues in their lives that are causing them emotional distress. Most people have never learned or been taught stress management techniques or healthier ways to think about and work through challenging situations or emotions. Psychotherapy can function to help fill this gap in knowledge and/or skills.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love about being a psychotherapist is the sense of meaning and purpose that it brings me. I feel very honoured and grateful that I have the opportunity to play a role in assisting clients on their life paths and see the progress that they will make.

My Role as a Therapist

I feel that my role as a psychotherapist is to assist clients individually and as couples to make significant positive changes in their life/lives. Psychotherapy not only helps clients learn how to cope better but can definitely improve the quality of their lives in terms of increased happiness, hope, joy, sense of peace and calm, self-love and self-acceptance, confidence and improved self-esteem.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Survivors of abuse/trauma, Gay/Lesbian/Transgendered

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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