Britt Caron, m.a. Candidate
Master’s Level Training Counsellor
Availability: Monday (1-9 p.m.), Tuesday (3-9 p.m.), Wednesday (3:15-9 p.m.)
Education, Training, & Professional Development
I am currently working towards the completion of my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University, which is what has led me to do my practicum with New Roots therapy. Prior to this, my educational background includes a diploma in Child and Youth Work from George Brown College, a BA in International Development Studies from York University, and graduate courses in Community Economic Development from Concordia University. I also have certificates in trauma counselling for front line workers and in working with individuals with a dual diagnosis. It is my belief that my diverse educational background contributes to my practice in meaningful ways, allowing me to think outside the box and to take on a more systemic perspective.
I have worked in social services and counselling for a decade. During this time, I have worked with a diverse group of people - youth and families, elders, young women and trans people, as well as in broader communities initiatives. The wealth of my professional background has taught me much about the human experience and has helped shape me into the counsellor I am today.
My Style & Approach
As a Master’s Level Training Counsellor, I am taking this time to deepen my practice and further explore my theoretical approach. My practice is relational at its core - I believe that connection is one of the most important things for humans. Being trauma-informed, to me, means recognizing the disconnection felt by people who have experienced trauma and working together with them to foster connection in the therapeutic context and beyond. My practice is also anti-oppressive at its root: I firmly believe that issues of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and other identities are relevant and important. I also acknowledge the pain and trauma that comes from being oppressed based on any of these factors. I am committed to listening to my client’s experiences, to validating them, and to advocating for a more just society.
Practically, my approach is collaborative, empathic, and strengths-based. We all have strengths to pull from, and this is something I want to encourage. I also work with a healthy dose of humour and believe that learning and growth doesn’t always have to be serious. I draw from theories such as relational-cultural, narrative, and emotion-focused therapy in my work and am flexible based on my client’s needs.
One of my biggest passions in life is food! On most nights, you can find me in my kitchen cooking for myself and the people whom I love. I also like to try new foods and love to eat out with family and friends. I enjoy cycling and hiking, as well as art, photography, and film. I am involved in my community, and volunteer for various organizations and projects. I love to feel connected to those around me and feel the best when I do!