Cressida Frey, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Cressida is a queer, woman(ish) settler born on Turtle Island of Dutch, Russian and Swiss Mennonite ancestry. She is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Cressida obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto. She holds an honours BA in Art History with minors in Sexual Diversity Studies and Fine Arts from the University of Toronto.
Cressida provides psychotherapy to children, youth, and adults across the lifespan. Her personal and professional ethos is grounded in anti-oppression, anti- racism, de-colonization, and intersectional feminism. Her work is informed by an understanding of how oppression, systemic discrimination, and identity-based violence impact our health and well-being and offers relational, mindfulness, and narrative-based approaches to support holistic, self-directed growth and healing. Cressida draws on a number of therapeutic approaches including creative arts-based practices, trauma-informed cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, and sex therapy, with a growing interest in emotionally focused and internal family systems therapies.
Cressida is committed to the collaborative creation of safe, compassionate and healing spaces that empower clients to live meaningfully and thrive. Acknowledging folx as the expert of their own experiences, Cressida works with clients navigating anxiety and stress; sadness, grief and loss; self-esteem and body image challenges; sex and sexuality; monogamous and polyamorous relationships; experiences of interpersonal and systemic violence and trauma; and struggles with attention and concentration. Operating from a position of cultural humility and drawing on strengths-based approaches, Cressida supports clients as they achieve their personal and therapeutic goals.