Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist
LL.B, MSW, RSW, RP
*fluent in Croatian and Serbian.*
I am a Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience – previously trained as a Lawyer, Social Worker, Counsellor, Family Mediator and Vocational Disability Assessor.
I help Individuals, Couples and Families rise from different challenges of living while assisting them to get unstuck through learning to trust their authentic selves. My approach is gentle, yet direct and solution oriented – it emphasizes the development of courage to change what does not work in your life, by supporting you to create meaningful ways of overcoming your challenges and achieving desired outcomes in different life domains.
I offer Therapy in English, Serbian and Croatian.
Iva’s own life transitions, coupled with her professional experience and educational background in Law, Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Rehabilitation and Mediation have allowed her to easily relate to, connect, and work with a wide range of challenges and people.
As a part of her career journey, Iva has provided Counselling, Psychotherapy, Assessments, Mental Health, and Rehabilitation Consultation services in various professional environments including post-secondary education (York University – Osgoode Hall Law School and Fleming College); medical assessment centres (Omega Medical), community medicine, family health team, employment, corporate and medico-legal sectors. In addition, Iva has been training Career Counsellors and Psychotherapists in training from George Brown College, University of Toronto (OISE), Yorkville and York Universities.
Individuals, Couples, Families
Types of Therapy:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Brief-Solution Focused Counselling, and Gestalt Therapy.
Trauma, PTSD, Couple and Family Conflicts, Anxiety, Depression, Workplace and Court mandated Counselling, Career-Academic-Life transitions and related stress; Addictions, Return to Work post-injuries, and Medico-Legal Vocational Assessments.
More Than Just My Work:
I love dancing – I used to teach dance classes at the Spanish Centre in Toronto.
Free 20 min consultation
56 Aberfoyle Crescent., Suite 730 Toronto, Ontario, M8X 2W4