Lindsay Westcott MSW RSW
Child and Parent psychotherapist
Lindsay and her family recently relocated to Midhurst in the Summer of 2019. Lindsay was eager to find a team to join and continue her work in children’s mental health once they were settled into their new surroundings.
Lindsay has worked with children and families for over 15 years in a variety of settings. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University and continued on with her Masters of Social Work at University of Windsor.
She has provided individual, family and group counselling. She has a passion for working with parents and children who are struggling with worry, sadness and emotional regulation. She also provides parent coaching to help support parents manage these struggles at home. Drawing on her schooling, additional trainings and experiences allows her to utilize a multitude of therapies to best meet her clients needs, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. At the centre of her practice belief is always working from a client centred approach.
Lindsay is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Monday 5:30-8:30pm and Tuesday 11:30-7:30pm
Working with youth and children in a one to one environment to provide support in areas such as worry, sadness, social skills and emotional regulation. I use a variety of games, hands on activities and visual aids during our sessions to engage children and youth of all ages. When working with youth and children I strongly encourage parent(s) to join the session for the last 10 minutes to share our successes and take aways from the session. Please note the first session dependent on the child’s age is usually parent(s) only.
Just as all families can look different so can family counselling. I work with families in a variety ways including; parent coaching, improving family communication styles, supporting families through difficult phases and/or transitions and co-parenting plans. Sessions can vary from the entire family, siblings, parent(s) and Child(ren) and parent(s) only.