Rebecca Smith, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Registered Social Worker, TPWG Group Program Lead
Rebecca Smith is a Registered Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work specializing in mental health from the University of Toronto. Rebecca works with adolescents and adults struggling with a wide variety of concerns including symptoms of anxiety and depression, emotion regulation concerns, self-injury, body image concerns, disordered eating, relationship concerns, and life transitions.
Rebecca’s approach to therapy begins with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship in order to create a safe, non-judgemental, and empathic space where clients will feel heard. Rebecca works collaboratively with clients using an evidence-based approach to therapy which is tailored to the unique needs of each individual client. Rebecca draws on elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) to provide clients with strategies to manage the challenges that they are facing. Rebecca has also completed training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Enhanced for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) through Oxford University in addition to further training in DBT at SickKids Learning Institute.
Over the course of her training, Rebecca has worked with a wide variety of client populations. Rebecca completed a clinical internship at York University’s Student Counselling and Development where she provided counselling to students experiencing concerns such as anxiety, relationship concerns, stress, self-injury, and disordered eating, among other concerns. Additionally, Rebecca completed a clinical placement at Grant House Addiction Services where she provided 1-1 and group counselling in an inpatient treatment program for women struggling with substance use concerns. Rebecca later went on to join Grant House Addiction Services as an addictions counselor following the completion of her clinical placement. Additionally, following the completion of her Master’s Degree, Rebecca worked in various roles including crisis counselling, Case Management, and private practice.
In addition to providing individual therapy at TPWG, Rebecca also acts as a DBT group facilitator as well as one of the clinic’s Group Program Leads.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys reading, playing guitar, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.