Anthony utilizes conflict resolution models and advanced communication techniques in providing family mediation services. Anthony is committed to helping separating families work toward finding an equitable solution. He ensures that clients feel safe, both mentally and physically in the mediation services that he provides. Anthony has worked with high conflict families, including those who have experienced domestic violence, and power imbalances.
Anthony is committed to being genuine and empathic, to being confidential, to offering flexible services and to actively listen to his clients. He has worked with those who are from different multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and understands how systems of oppression can result in inequalities for certain groups of people.
Anthony values cultural diversity and believes that everyone has the right to access high quality services. Anthony recognizes that stigma related to mediation and counselling makes it challenging for some people to feel comfortable accessing services. Anthony believes that choosing to prioritize yourself and gain even more control over your situation is therefore a strength. It is important to Anthony that clients not only find solutions, but that they also feel validated and understood.
Anthony’s Core Values are:
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Ryerson University: Master of Social Work Degree
Carleton University: Bachelor of Social Work Degree
York University: Certificate in Family Mediation
Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals – Level 1 and Level 2: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Skills Training
Beck Institute Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Essentials of CBT
ASSOCIATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW – www.ocswssw.org)
Ontario Association of Social Workers (www.oasw.org).
Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM – www.oafm.on.ca/)
Peel Halton Collaborative (PHC – www.peelcollaborative.com