Jaleesa Thomas, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Jaleesa Thomas is 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). Jaleesa received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Windsor and has provided psychotherapy and psychoeducation in non-profit, private, public, and community settings. Jaleesa has experience in the field working with people who have faced racism, discrimination, or marginalization. Jaleesa has experience supporting children, youth, and adults living with trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, acquired or traumatic brain injury, intellectual developmental disorders, dual diagnosis, and complex concurrent disorders.

Jaleesa utilizes an integrative approach, working from a culturally responsive, anti-oppressive, person-centered, trauma-informed, holistic, intersectional, and strengths-based approach throughout the therapeutic process. Jaleesa is trained in a variety of evidence-based modalities including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy to meet each person’s unique experiences.

Jaleesa recognizes it takes deep courage to begin therapy and provides a compassionate, confidential, and non-judgmental space where clients are able to explore their thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and concerns with support. Jaleesa works collaboratively with clients to help them explore and gain deeper insight on themselves and their situations; make positive changes, find self-empowerment, self-validation, achieve their goals, and flourish. Jaleesa offers individual psychotherapy to adults experiencing but not limited to anxiety, trauma, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, and stress.

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