What I Do?

I have worked in health care for the last 23 years. For 17 of those years, I worked at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton where I was employed as the Clinical Supervisor for Womankind Addiction Services, managed in-patient, and out-patient mental health services, was instrumental in starting the first fully integrated in-patient Concurrent Disorder program in Canada, and the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Program (RAAM). For my last four years at St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton, I worked as the Director of Acute Mental Health Services overseeing Womankind, Men’s Addiction Service Hamilton, The RAAM Clinic, Coast, the Psychiatric Emergency and four inpatient units. For 13 years I have also operated my private practice treating patients presenting with a variety of issues, Previously I was employed at CAMH, Alcohol Drug and Gambling Services, Men’s Addiction Service and McMaster University in the Centre for Student Development. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Social Work and received a Master of Health Administration from the University of Regina.

I Believe

“I believe that the sky is the limit, and everyone has untapped potential. Everyone has the right to be supported, cared about, and truly listened to. I believe that any mistake is surmountable, and we should not let anything get in the way of what we truly want.”

Qualifications

Approach

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Faith-Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Professional Memberships

Experience

  • 23 Years

Holly's Favorite Quote

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist

Frequently Asked Questions With Holly

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.

My parents were both in helping professions and they involved me in their work from a young age. As I grew up, I was inspired to make a difference in people’s lives. I worked in many areas in healthcare but when I became a therapist I felt totally fulfilled.

The opportunity to meet people wherever they are at, nonjudgmentally, and instill hope.

Even looking at this webpage is the first step and takes tremendous courage. It is completely normal to be hesitant to attend counselling. It goes against human nature to share personal information with a stranger. Counselling is worth the risk. You are worth doing this for.

Being nominated for the Women of Distinction Award.

The opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.

A relationship is simply a contract between two people. Problems arise when the terms of the contract have not been discussed, or one or both parties are not following the contract. Counselling is the opportunity to re-establish the terms of the contract, which should include having lots of fun.

Holly Raymond

Bayridge Counselling

Availability

  • Weekdays
    Evenings

Contact

What activity instantly calms you?

Reminding myself to breath.

Would you rather cook or order in?

Order in.

What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?

Anything from Dirty Dancing.

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?

My father.

Holly in the Community

Holly In The Community

Initial Insights From A Quality Improvement Initiative To Develop An Evidence-informed Young Adult Substance Use Program

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptomatology And Substance Use In An Outpatient Concurrent Disorders Sample

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Management Of Illicit Substances In Hospital: An Evaluation Of Policy And Procedure Implementation

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Perceptions of prevalence, consequences, and strategies for managing contraband substance use in an inpatient concurrent disorders program: A qualitative study of patient perspectives and survey of clinician perspectives

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Adaptation of an Acute Psychiatric Unit to a Concurrent Disorders Unit to Increase Capacity and Improve Patient Care

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The Role Of Emergency Psychiatry Social Work In A Virtual Clinic During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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Initial Insights From A Quality Improvement Initiative To Develop An Evidence-informed Young Adult Substance Use Program

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptomatology And Substance Use In An Outpatient Concurrent Disorders Sample

View Article

Management Of Illicit Substances In Hospital: An Evaluation Of Policy And Procedure Implementation

View Article

Perceptions of prevalence, consequences, and strategies for managing contraband substance use in an inpatient concurrent disorders program: A qualitative study of patient perspectives and survey of clinician perspectives

View Article

Adaptation of an Acute Psychiatric Unit to a Concurrent Disorders Unit to Increase Capacity and Improve Patient Care

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The Role Of Emergency Psychiatry Social Work In A Virtual Clinic During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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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.

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