I have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Social Work specializing in clinical practice. I have worked in the Taber Mental Health Clinic for 28 years providing individual and family counselling. I am registered with the Alberta College of Social Worker (#892) and am also a member of the ACSW Clincal Specialty Registry (#37). I stay current by attending professional training every year. Below is a list of relevant training:
Although I highly value professional training, no academic qualification replaces the importance of a "good fit" between client and therapist. It really matters that you feel valued, respected, and understood. The only real way for you to check the "fit" of a therapist is to talk with them by phone or in person.