Rosa Inglesi, MSW, Senior Clinician, Registered Social Worker

Rosa Inglesi, MSW, Senior Clinician, Registered Social Worker

MSW, BSW, B.A. Hons. (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Philosophy and Therapeutic approach

I believe strongly that individuals all have a wide variety of gifts they can offer the world, and  it would be a privilege to help you unearth those as you heal and grow in therapy. I know that taking the first steps towards setting up therapy can be challenging, and I commend you for being brave and looking into counselling for yourself or a family member.  In my practice, I meet individuals where they are at, from a lens of compassion and non-judgement.  I strive to make people feel as comfortable as possible in the therapeutic process and to be  transparent in the work that I do.  I believe that you are the expert on your own life and I am there to help facilitate your growth process.

Training and experience

 I have practiced social work for 15 years and I work with adults presenting with concerns of anxiety, depression, grief, career and life transitions, self-esteem, pre and post weight loss surgery support, support during life transitions, stress management, OCD and chronic health conditions including oncology, cardiac concerns, and obesity.  The lens that I use with the individuals that I serve is compassion-based as well as strengths- and solution- focused.  I have focused my practice to include CBT, ACT, mindfulness approach and compassionate inquiry.  One of my interest areas is working with new mothers pre and postpartum with concurrent mental health disorders.  As an instructor at Algonquin college, I have worked with many students on time and stress management, setting goals and adjusting to post secondary education. I also have knowledge and personal experience with OCD and am committed to helping others develop techniques to overcome their challenges and live a wonderful life despite having OCD.  I am passionate about supporting individuals to manage their mental health concerns, by collaborating on a skills toolbox made up of strategies that work for you, thereby creating an environment where you can live a full life. 

Community involvement

I am a body positive group facilitator.  I have completed Eagala training and believe strongly in the role that animals can have in finding healing.  I have worked with groups at the heart institute (stress management), oncology (living well with cancer, and support for caregivers), and at the weight management clinic (managing emotions, managing emotional eating, stress management)

I believe in supporting international programs as well and have volunteered abroad in sea turtle conservation (Costa Rica), elephant sanctuary (Thailand) and building stoves for indigenous families (Guatemala).