Meet Camila Espana, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

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At a Glance

Pronouns:  She/Her

Services Offered:  

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy & Family Therapy 

Psychotherapy offered in English & Spanish

Insurance information: 

Registered Social Worker, Supervised by a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Treatment Specialties: 

Individuals: anxiety & depression, men’s issues, anger & impulsivity, personal development & growth, self-esteem, life transitions, separation & divorce, social and relational difficulties, return to work, trauma processing

Couples: sex and intimacy, fertility & family planning, infidelity, conflict & resolution skills, pre-marital counselling, long distance dating, bicultural/syncretic relationships, neuro-divergent couples

Families: co-parenting communication in separated/divorced families, step-parent/step-child dynamics, blended families, single parent and teen(s) dynamics

Therapeutic Modalities: 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT);  Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT); Response-Based Trauma Therapy; Solution Focused Therapy (SFT); Narrative Therapy; Structural Couples & Family Therapy; Mediation-Narrative Family Therapy; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT);  Gottman Method Couples Therapy (GMCT)

Hi, I'm Camila!

There are many reasons to work with a therapist.  Alone, we cannot lift a stone with just one finger- navigating through the ebbs and flows of life and relationships are no different. I’m here to lend you a hand.

I started my career working in primary health clinics providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families referred by their physicians for a wide range of concerns. It soon became apparent to me that healing and growth is relational, both in the therapeutic setting and outside in the world.

No matter what brings you to session or who comes to session with you, my approach is always genuine, collaborative yet directional.  I support individuals unpack, process and cope with difficult thoughts, feelings and situations. I create a space for individual clients to explore their vulnerabilities and discover more about themselves.  I support couples and families rejoice communication, regain understanding and re-establish structures. I create and maintain a space of respect and neutrality for couples and families to express themselves.

 

 

 

Outside of session, I spend time hiking and cycling in warmer months, reading, watching nature documentaries, listening to podcasts, going to comedy shows, exploring new places, experimenting with new recipes, and connecting with loved ones.

 

Therapeutic Modalities

 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • Response-Based Trauma Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Structural Couples & Family Therapy

  • Mediation-Narrative Family Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

 

Credentials

 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Couples and Family Therapy (In progress)- University of Calgary

  • Master of Social Work (Clinical Focus)- University of New England: Maine, USA

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Psychology- Carleton University

 

Professional Associations

 

  • Registered Social Worker- Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers

  • Associate Marriage & Family Therapist- Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (Supervised by a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist)