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Rae Griffin-Carlson

(she/her )

Registered Social Worker


  • 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth & Adults
  • Stress, Anxiety & Depression
  • Sexual & Gender Based Violence

I am an Irish & Scottish, white, queer settler, currently residing on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). My studies led me to receiving a Master’s in Social Work at Carleton University, in addition to a Bachelor of Education, with a specialty in Art, at the University of Victoria. 


“Come as you are – I will meet you there”

My practice is grounded in a client-centered, trauma-informed, anti-racist, de-colonialist, anti-oppressive, 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming, culturally humble approach, guided by narrative and feminist frameworks. Some of the values that inform my practice are sex-, poly-, and kink-positivity, as well as harm-reduction. 

My intention is to co-create a healing, empowering, and exploratory space that affirms all the parts that make a client who they are (including their gender, sexuality, race, culture, ancestry, tradition, family, community, spirituality, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs). I whole-heartedly welcome the inclusion of these pieces of a client’s identity in mental health work.

I am committed to continuing work for change, justice, and liberation, particularly for those who are most harmed by the multiple and interwoven systems of oppression in our society, namely Black and Indigenous people, people of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ people, disabled people, poor people, and people who are undocumented or at risk of deportation. 

I use a variety of therapeutic modalities that include strengths-based, narrative, creative arts-based, trauma-informed, and mindfulness-based practices. While I have a soft spot for youth and young adults, I love working with individuals of all ages.

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