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Rae Griffin-Carlson

MSW Candidate
(she/her )

Student Social Worker

 

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

I am completing a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Carleton University; in addition to having completed a Bachelor of Education, with a specialty in Art, at the University of Victoria in 2010.

 

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

I am an Irish & Scottish, white, queer settler, currently residing on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. My practice is grounded in a client-centered, trauma-informed, harm reductionist, anti-racist, de-colonialist, anti-oppressive, 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming, culturally humble approach, guided by narrative and feminist frameworks. 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 folks, people of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ people, disabled folks, poor folks, 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.

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.

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