My name is Cindy del Villar Nash, B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W. and I have been working in the mental health and social services fields for more than 15 years. I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Honours Psychology from the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) in 2000 and my Master’s of Social Work from the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work in 2011.
In between my degrees, I worked in Canada and in Bermuda in vocational rehabilitation, assisting adults with mental illness with re-entering the workforce and case management. Following my completion of my Master’s degree, I worked as a Clinical Supervisor for a transitional residential program for adult men with mental illness, who were homeless or at risk of being homeless. For the past four years, I have been working as a Youth and Family Counsellor, providing therapy to individuals and families for a variety of presenting concerns, such as: anxiety; depression; self-harm and suicidal ideation; family conflict; social skills training; anger and stress management; obsessive-compulsive disorder; borderline personality disorder; bipolar disorder; bullying; and school issues. I also work under the supervision of a psychologist, working with victims of motor vehicle accidents who present with anxiety, adjustment disorder, and chronic pain.
I have served on numerous committees throughout my career, focusing on service delivery, policy reform, and research. I have developed and facilitated several workshops and community education presentations on youth and mental health and service delivery for front-line workers and community members.
I utilize several modalities and approaches of therapy ranging from cognitive-behavioural, narrative, psychoanalytic, attachment, behavioural, dialectical behavioural, and motivational therapies.
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Worker (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
I am a mother of two boys, a soccer and dance mom, a novice party planner, a lifetime learner, and an advocate.
“Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears. We are able to say, ‘I have fallen, but I will get up’.” – Maya Angelou
For more information or questions, please feel free to contact me.