Hi, My name is Rochelle Whyne. It is such a privilege and humbling experience for me to work closely with my clients as I get to be on the inside of their stories and support them on their journey towards healing and wellness. It is not one that I take lightly. I am a registered social worker with a wide range of experience in clinical practice, community mental health, and addictions. I have 10 years of experience working in social service settings including adolescent mental health, youth justice and therapeutic jurisprudence, ER mental health and addictions, developmental and disability services, as well as psychotherapy. I have a demonstrated history in identifying and responding to mental health needs by providing individualized assessments and treatment planning, integrated case management services, and clinical therapy.
I have an undergraduate degree in social work from Northern Caribbean University and a master’s degree in social work (Healthcare emphasis) from the University of Waterloo. I also have post graduate certification in Autism and Behavioural Science. I am trained in cognitive behaviour therapy and applied Behavioural analysis from the Institute of Applied Behavioural Analysis.
My clinical expertise primarily lies in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety and depression. Additionally, I am experienced in working with adolescents with substance use challenges using Motivational Enhancement Therapy and CBT. My other areas of specialization include trauma, stress management, grief and loss, anger management, family therapy, and autism. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I have a passion for supporting clients in transforming negative perspectives and life experiences to increase their happiness, boost confidence, enjoy better relationships, and ultimately develop strategies to overcome life’s challenges. Adopting a trauma-informed and culturally competent framework is fundamental in my work with clients, as I support them in managing complex emotions that are often associated with challenging life events.
My practice approach is built on, but not limited to the following areas: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Family Systems Therapy, Applied Behavioural Analysis, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.