About

Work and Volunteer Experience

Currently:

Past:

  • St Michael’s Hospital
  • Ryerson University
  • Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital
  • York University
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • University of Toronto
  • North York General Hospital

Faith Balshin, M.A., M.Sc., RP (Qualifying).

Credentials

Honours Bachelor of Science, York University
Master of Arts – Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
Master of Science, McMaster University

Faith has had extensive experience in the healthcare and rehabilitation fields, working in clinical and research settings for over 5 years in Toronto based hospitals and clinics. Faith’s passion for helping people ignited during her first healthcare position as a research assistant at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in 2015. As she worked with different patients, she honed her communication skills while supporting individuals throughout their treatments.

Faith continued to work with patients in different settings, crafting her abilities to implement client-centred care. Her kind and warm demeanour ensures clients feel safe as they work through any presenting concerns together, as Faith strives to understand her clients’ individualized perspectives and needs. Her unique ability to elicit empathy and compassion helps clients feel attended to, as they feel empowered to heal and implement lasting changes into their lives. She has worked with clients who have had wide ranges of concerns, including anxiety, self-esteem and self-confidence, depression, relationship issues, family/couple conflicts, friendship conflict, emotion regulation, and anger.

She has had considerable experience working with clients in rehabilitation settings, educating youth and their families who have had anxiety and/or other mental health challenges from physical injuries and disabilities. She has also worked with older adults and their families as they have progressed through rehabilitation programs. She has supported individuals throughout rehabilitation, as her positivity and active listening help clients tackle their concerns. She uses an integrative approach with an array of psychotherapeutic modalities, including (but not limited to) cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment, interpersonal, and narrative therapies, as she ultimately aims to fit her clients’ needs in the best way possible.

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