Faina Stoliar Ben-David, MA MSW RSW

My qualifications:

I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto with a focus on counseling.

I also completed a Master's Degree in Psychology, from Brock University with a speciality in Social and Personality Psychology. 

My intervention modalities:

I work from an eclectic approach, which means that I use a variety of strategies to help you find solutions and live a meaningful life.  

The following are some of my approaches:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

We look at the connection between emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.  We look at what drives your emotions by exploring the thoughts you have about yourself, your worth and value, your successes and failures.

Solution Focused Therapy

We have meaningful conversations about solutions and strengths.  I will ask you to consider quesitons about...what will be different when things are better...what has worked for you in the past...how will you be different when you have made changes...what changes will you have made...what strengths have helped you get through other difficulties?

Mindfulness and relaxation skills

Learning how to live in the present, being mindful of feelings and thoughts you experience in the moment, helps you learn to slow down, appreciate moments of being, let go of stress and struggles, and find time to "be" without the pressure and stress of "doing".  We will talk about how to take care of your mind, body, and soul.



Additional Certification and Training:

  • Trauma Counselling
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Counselling
  • additional training and workshops in grief & bereavement, infertility, anxiety, and depression

Contact Information:

You can reach me by e-mail at fainabd@gmail.com or call 416-456-6620 for a free 20 minute consultation.