Our Team

Olena Petrova

Registered Social Worker

Welcome. 
 
My approach to addressing a diverse spectrum of mental health issues, from anxiety and trauma to domestic violence, self-harm, depression, and PTSD, is nuanced. It involves recognizing the unique needs of each individual and tailoring counselling to provide the most effective support.
 
In embracing a collaborative approach, and believe that together, we can co-create attainable goals, emphasizing your unique hopes and desires. Your well-being is at the forefront of our journey
ABOUT ME
Languages Spoken: English, Russian, and Ukrainian.

My journey is rooted in a fundamental belief in the inherent goodness within each person and the possibility of finding hope in any situation. Throughout my professional path, I’ve had the privilege of connecting with a diverse array of individuals spanning various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and experiences related to immigration challenges. The core of my practice is grounded in principles that reject oppression and prioritize a compassionate understanding of trauma, fostering a secure and inclusive therapeutic space for exploration and personal growth.
 
As a registered Social Worker with a foundation in Social Services from Sheridan College, a Bachelor of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, and advanced studies in Clinical Social Work at the University of Waterloo, I’ve gained insights into the complexities individuals face when navigating new environments, cultures, and the impact of various traumas on mental health.
 
Beyond the confines of my workplace, my commitment to community well-being extends. Serving as an Ally/Advisor with Home and Community Care Support Services and a Volunteer Consultant with various organizations, I actively contribute to community clinics, seminars, and workshops. Additionally, as a speaker for the World Federation of Ukrainian Women Organizations, I leverage my expertise to support initiatives promoting well-being and awareness. These endeavours underscore my dedication to fostering positive change within individual therapeutic relationships and on a broader scale within the diverse communities I engage with.
 
Treatment areas
 
I address a diverse spectrum of mental health issues:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD/Trauma (including domestic violence)
  • Self-harm/suicidal ideation
 
This list is not exhaustive. Please inquire for more information.
Who I am

Bridging the gap so you can achieve your mental health goals

Jane graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and has over a decade of experience in psychotherapy. Jane began her career developing and leading a program for a private mental health clinic in Vaughan and her diversity of experience comprises trauma support and behavioural intervention. Jane’s extensive experience and knowledge include non-profit and for-profit organizations