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Angela Hammond, MSW, RSW

Counselling

Counselling & Psychotherapy Services

Initial Assessment – 90 minute session

This first appointment includes:

  • Health history and intake
  • Concerns 
  • Goals
  • Treatment and therapy

 

Follow-up Session – 50 minute session

Follow-up sessions build on the work that is started in the initial intake. Generally sessions are spaced out, and the frequency and duration of follow-up sessions depends on the client and practitioner’s goals and treatments needed. 

 

Appointments can only be offered virtually for the time being, due to the restrictions in place from the covid-19 pandemic. 


Fee Information

Services provided by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) are not covered by Ontario Health Insurance (OHIP), however they are covered by most insurance plans. If you have extended health benefits through your employer, contact your insurance company or human resources representative to inquire whether counseling services provided by a social worker (MSW) are covered in your plan. 

Counselling services provided by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) can be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file your income tax return.  

To make counselling services more accessible, a limited number of appointment spaces at a reduced rate. However, because these spaces are limited, they may not always be available.

Students at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are covered by their student benefits. Unfortunately, Conestoga College students are not covered at this time, to our knowledge. 

A receipt will be issued which you can then submit for reimbursement or for your personal files.

About Angela

She works with individuals and families to create a safe, caring and grounded space to work on your goals and vulnerabilities

Angela Hammond, MSW, RSW is a highly skilled and compassionate clinician who draws over 20 years of experience and training working with individuals, families and groups in the field of mental health, trauma and addiction. She meets you where you’re at while encouraging you to gain insight and create a balanced life with meaningful connections.

Her practice centres on issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression including suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behaviours, emotional dysregulation, guilt and shame, self-esteem and self-confidence, loss, parenting challenges, life transitions, chronic pain, interpersonal conflict, postpartum mood disorders, fertility issues and issues related to queer and trans identity. All the work is guided by anti-oppression and social justice. She draws heavily from trauma-informed practice, relational and mindfulness models and follows a strength-based approach. She helps clients understand the connection between the mind and body.

Angela earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies and a Bachelor of Social Work from The University of Waterloo, as well as post-graduate training in Addictions from McMaster University and a Master of Social Work in Individuals, Families and Groups from Wilfrid Laurier. She is a Registered Social Worker in excellent standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Angela has provided psychotherapy to children and adults in a variety of clinical settings including community agencies, the school system, government and not-for-profit organizations. She has experience working with diverse groups of people.

Angela is deeply committed and passionate about the field of mental health and continues training in both professional and personal development. She genuinely enjoys working with people and helping to support and guide them in reaching their goals and living a more satisfying life.  Angela also teaches part-time at Renison University College, University of Waterloo in the BSW program as she feels it is important to mentor the next generation of Social Workers.

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305-55 Erb Street E, Waterloo, Ontario   •    519.742.0691

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