Bonnie Taylor MSW, RSW Psychotherapist
Counselling to meet your needs.
Counselling to meet your needs.
Bonnie Taylor, MSW, RSW is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers, and a graduate of the Master of Social Work program at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Over the past 20 years Bonnie has worked within the social services and education sector, providing counselling and mental health support to individuals, families and groups.
Bonnie provides therapy to children, youth and adults experiencing a range of mental health, physical and developmental needs. Areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, stress (workplace, relationship, health, life occurrences) , grief, life transitions (i.e. school, workplace, relationship status and retirement), disabilities, self esteem, , LGBTQ+, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder.
Bonnie has also worked extensively with students in elementary, secondary and post-secondary school and believes in supporting students’ mental health and wellness needs to foster academic success.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Bonnie will continue to offer Counselling support, as stressful situations and unpredictability can have a noticeable impact on both physical and mental health.
Bonnie will be glad to meet with you for a phone or video appointment to address these concerns, at a time that works best for you, including evenings and weekends.
"I wish you and your family good health. Please don't hesitate to contact me through phone or email if you would like to arrange an appointment or are looking for additional supports and information as we all try to navigate our way through this challenging and unpredictable time. "
The goal of therapy is to help you grow from your struggles, develop coping strategies and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Depression, anxiety and stress are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. During the therapy sessions you will be treated with respect and go at the pace you are most comfortable with.
You will learn to develop a new perspective and create individualized coping strategies to bring you closer to meeting your goals and feeling more in control of your own thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Group Therapy: Throughout the year small groups will be offered to address anxiety, back to school stress, changes in families, transition planning into and out of school or work. Check the website for more information as they are scheduled.
Bonnie utilizes a variety of treatment approaches including Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Narrative Therapy and play therapeutic techniques.
"I take a compassionate and sensitive approach when providing clinical counselling and support."
Bonnie's primary focus is to help individuals to become aware of their inner strengths by providing a neutral safe space, listening to the primary concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
Bonnie has been described as having an ability to make people feel comfortable in stressful situations due to her warm, genuine nature.
Bonnie provides online presentations on mental health, developing health and workplace balance, resilience building, transition planning into or out of school or work and working with individuals with disabilities.
Customized workshops/training also available. Please contact Bonnie to discuss your ideas to incorporate into your next online team meeting!
Students at the University of Waterloo & Wilfrid Laurier University have access to counselling coverage through their student benefit plans with a Registered Social Worker. Conestoga College student health plan may offer some coverage for counselling sessions with an MSW/RSW, requiring a doctor's referral.
Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)
If you are OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) eligible and registered as a student with a permanent disability (mental health is included as a disability), check with your University or College Accessibility office for information on applying for BSWD funding.
Bonnie is available to provide Academic strategist/coaching and Counselling/therapy .
Contact Bonnie for a service quote to add with your application every school term.
Bonnie is currently accepting new clients!
If you are interested in scheduling a phone or video appointment, you can send a message or call to arrange a time that works well for you. Flexible appointment times are available to meet your needs. In your message please indicate the best time to return your call and if it's okay to leave a detailed voicemail message.
An initial free 15 minute consultation is available upon request.
15 Westmount Road South, Waterloo, Ontario N2L, Canada