HI. I'M SUSAN

Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor

International Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional 

International Certified Alcohol & Drug  Counsellor

I have an honours psychology degree from York University, Toronto, a graduate education in Applied Psychology from The University of Toronto and have specialized in addiction recovery and mental wellness since 1999.  

I consider myself a skilled clinician. As a subject matter expert I am driven to cultivate my clients potential.  My personalized approach and dedication to my clients fosters a sense of safety and security. I meet my clients where they are at and guide them to where they want to be and beyond.

You can read my recovery story here. 

I have been involved in social causes all of my life. I am a Board member for Renascent Treatment Centres. I am a former board member of Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) and currently serve on the CACCF Professional Conduct Review Committee.

 

I am a former clinical director of Young Ones Breaking Barriers, charitable organization assisting youth 


I have been a referral clinician in the NBA’s Clinicians’ Network since 2014.

 

Practicing yoga, weight training and spinning regularly bring me joy,

I reside in Toronto with my husband, along with my therapy dog, Buster (who you will see a lot of). 

SPECIALTIES

AND FOCUS

  • WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTING

  • ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE 

  • ADDICTION RECOVERY

  • CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS: THE COMBINATION OF SUBSTANCE USE PROBLEMS AND MENTAL HEALTH

  • CODEPENDENCY: PUTTING ANOTHER’S NEEDS BEFORE ONE’S OWN ENDING IN RESENTMENT

  • TRAUMA AND ABUSE

  • RELATIONSHIP ISSUES 

  • WOMEN’S ISSUES

COUNSELLING APPROACHES

  • DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (DBT) 

  • MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING

  • STAGES OF CHANGE MODEL

  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)

  • WORKPLACE CONSULTING AND PROGRAMS 

HOW IT 

WORKS

I work directly with individuals, developing appropriate treatment plans on a case-by-case basis, consulting with other health care professionals as needed (example: treatment centres, psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists etc.) in an integrated and collaborative approach.

 

This integrated approach has been shown to deliver maximum benefit to the client, as appropriate treatment plans are attained and goals achieved. 

 

I am a referral specialist when it comes to connecting people to services.

WAYS WE CAN WORK TOGETHER

Offering a variety of support for you and your family.

PRIVATE COUNSELLING

Consulting and workshop programs for workplace mental health and wellness.

WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH

Sharing my story, knowledge, experiences around a variety of recovery topics.

SPEAKING AND CONFERENCES

See me on Addictions Unplugged, with Dr. Vera Tarman and Bev Miller to talk to live callers about youth and addiction.

(April 2014)

I'M PROUD TO HAVE WORKED WITH...

DISCLAIMER

The information on this page or site is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical or mental health care.

 

Following this page does not constitute a therapeutic relationship. If you are

a client and comment on my page it may impact your confidentiality.

Please remember to protect your privacy.

LET'S CONNECT

Email: susan@susanraphael.ca

Phone/Text: 416-271-1117

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