What I Do?

I am a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. Throughout my career I have supported people within the community mental health and addictions (MHA) sector, and throughout the healthcare system.

I believe the most important tool in therapy is building a positive therapeutic relationship, and compassionately listening to your story. I maintain a strengths-based approach throughout my practice while using various evidence-based modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I strive to provide an empathetic, non-judgemental space where we can work together to explore coping strategies and goals and navigate life’s challenges. I look forward to getting to know you and seeing how we can work together to make meaningful change.

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I Believe

“It’s a rewarding and privileged experience to walk along the path of self-empowerment with my clients.

I would be honoured to take the journey with you.”

Qualifications

Hannah Wiersma

Registered Social Worker | BSW, MSW, RSW

Education & Accomplishments

  • Honours Bachelor of Social Work, Minor in Criminology
  • Master of Social Work
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training

Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Strengths-based Approach

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Experience

  • 6 Years

Hannah's Favorite Quote

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance,”

– Verna Myers

Frequently Asked Questions With Hannah

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

I wanted to be able to help people through listening with empathy and understanding.

Hearing people’s stories! I love getting to know people and hearing about their life experiences, as well as hearing what is important to them and what they want their life to look like.

It’s okay to be nervous! But it doesn’t need to be scary. Sometimes talking through things with someone new can really help to get a different perspective. We are here to listen and support you.

Completing my MSW while pregnant.

My family being such a great support system.

The opportunity to work in so many different environments and support people in various aspects of their lives. I’m glad to have a career with neverending opportunities to try something new and learn more.

Hannah Wiersma

Bayridge Counselling

Availability

  • Saturday appointments available.

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What activity instantly calms you?

Watching cows – I grew up with them.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

You can be scared and do it anyway.

Would you rather cook or order in?

Order in!

Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

Dinner

Need Help Choosing a Therapist?

If you are still trying to decide whether therapy is right for you, book a free 20-minute virtual consultation with our Clinical manager and therapist, Nicole Callander, RSSW. Nicole would be happy to answer any questions about therapy or who would be a match for your unique situation.

Free 20-Minute Virtual Consultation
Need help booking your free 20-minute consult? (905) 319-1488
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