Welcome! My name is Tim and I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am a social worker with an independent practice (counselling/psychotherapy) for individuals, families, and groups in Hamilton, Ontario. Being a social worker/therapeutic counselor is something I'm passionate about; I feel privileged to do this work, to be trusted with clients inner most thoughts and personal experiences. I believe that my passion for working with people shows in the counselling I do. My clients have described me as compassionate, empathetic, a good listener, and trustworthy.
In the past, I have worked as an "Attachment and Trauma Specialist" with a local not-for-profit counselling agency. I have worked as a therapeutic counsellor in a private clinic and much of my professional experience extends back to 2005 working in children's mental health with children and families as a child and youth worker. This experience was personally moving to me and motivated me to continue developing myself professionally. I later earned a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013 where I completed my first internship in the fast paced environment of a walk-in clinic. My second internship was working with families experiencing complex trauma. Apart from formal graduate education, I have sought supervision and training in specialized areas: Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (specifically ACT and DBT), play therapy for children, and trauma informed care through such reputable trainers as the Family First Play Therapy Centre, the Medical University of South Carolina, the Contextual Psychology Institute, Behavioral Tech, and Contextual Change.
I currently serve as a board member on the Mood Disorder Association of Ontario Mood Menders Support Group and am a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and a professional member with the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.
I have an interest in using yoga and contemplative practices in my clinical work (both for individual and group treatment) for it's therapeutic benefits in mental health. This is a real passion of mine and has led me to be a published author with academic publications on the research I have conducted using yogic practices as a social work intervention as well as a self-help book I have been contracted to write for teens with attachment issues. From time to time I lecture at universities and present my work at conferences. I also offer consultations, training, and workshops for professionals based on my research.
You can book a session here or you can read more about my approach to counselling.
Timothy Gordon, MSW, RSW
257 Thorner Drive