Ann Marie Gaudon, B.Ed., MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Ann Marie comes to us from her position of mental health counsellor in a community health centre setting working with those referred for a variety of mental health issues including but not limited to: depression, life stressors, separation and loss, relationship difficulties, domestic or sexual abuse, anxiety/panic attacks, sexuality/intimacy issues, low self-esteem/self image, emotional difficulties and sexual identify confusion.
She is excited to now focus on her passion: counselling those who suffer from chronic pain. Ann Marie has been counselling since 2012 and emotionally supporting those in chronic pain since 2008. Using evidence-based psychotherapy the treatment focus is on behavioural change rather than symptom reduction. Utilizing this mindfulness-based behavioural therapy, clients are helped to move in the direction of a more purposeful and meaningful life despite having chronic pain in it.
Ann Marie is a registered member with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, The Ontario Association of Social Workers, The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and founder/facilitator of The Kitchener-Waterloo Interstitial Cystitis Support Group. She is an alumnus of the University of Guelph, Brock University, and Wilfrid Laurier University. Ann Marie has also completed her Teaching Certificate through the Ontario College of Teachers, Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and Introductory and Advanced Level of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
She holds a firm belief that chronic pain need not be hopeless, or helpless condition!