Monthly Archives: October 2015

Angela Croft MSW, RSW

Angela Croft MSW, RSW is a registered therapist with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Angela has significant training and experience working with trauma and is also a Certified Life Coach.

Angela has been practicing as a therapist since 1997 and has been passionately focused on working with individuals, families, couples, and groups across the age span dealing with physical and emotional trauma, as well as neuropsychological and mental health issues.

Angela has provided medically-based social work services in the Four Villages Community Health Centre where she counselled clients living with physical and mental health challenges in addition to facing a variety of social and economic barriers. She has additionally worked with the Baycrest inpatient rehabilitation program where she supported individuals and families to address issues related to trauma, loss, grief, altered functioning, and the transition to assisted living while they were recovering from significant physical and neurological injuries.

Angela also has specialized experience in child and adolescent mental health. In her role as a Child and Family Clinician with Peel Children’s Centre, she has provided individual, family, and group therapy for clients in a variety of programs ranging from residential and day treatment services to the outpatient and brief counseling programs. Prior to joining The Social Work Consulting Group, Angela was the clinician for the adolescent residential program where she was working with high needs adolescent girls struggling with trauma-based mental health issues as well as neurologically-based challenges such as ADD/HD and learning disabilities.

Angela draws upon in-depth training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Strengths-Based Narrative Therapy to support and empower individuals and families to heal from trauma and develop a greater sense of resiliency, purpose, and well-being as they rebuild their lives.

Lezlee Lindzon MSW, RSW

Lezlee Lindzon is a practicing Social Worker with over 15 years of clinical experience.  She graduated with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Psychology followed by a Masters of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Her previous professional experience includes working with a variety of client populations in both community and acute health care settings such as Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. She has worked extensively in the areas of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Oncology. It has been a very strong focus for her to provide needed support to individuals and families coping with practical barriers and emotional challenges when faced with a life changing medical condition. Her scope of practice has included helping clients address life transitions and the inherent stressors of navigating a complex service and healthcare system.  In particular, she has worked in the area of youth transitioning to the adult healthcare system who present with complex neuro-developmental issues.

Lezlee’s primary areas of interest are providing support to adults, youth and their families coping with neurological conditions which include Acquired Brain Injury.  Beyond the impact of these medical conditions there are psychological and emotional stressors that should not be overlooked as important factors of overall health and quality of life. She promotes a collaborative approach with clients to identify strengths and new coping strategies to address challenging issues.  She believes that each person has a unique story and perspective in which they bring to relationships and managing life stressors.

Lezlee has trained in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Mediation. Lezlee continues to participate in health care and in promoting community collaboration to address best practices for people living with neurological conditions.