Experience and Innovation

As a registered social worker, art therapist and trauma counsellor for over thirty years, I am pleased to offer counselling and art therapy services to children, youth and adults. Much of my past work has focused on working with people as young as four and as old as ninety who are were facing recent life changes or had survived a recent traumatic incident or loss. This inspired me to develop a wellness approach when helping young and old alike to reconnect to the world in a positive way after a traumatic event, a loss, or everyday difficulties in daily living.  


I work with people of all ages to create a healthy lifestyle for success whether it is at home, in a school setting, in a workplace, or living in a new environment. 

I specialize in offering counselling in the following areas:

*  trauma and loss

*self-regulation approaches including REST

*school and social adjustment

*work adjustment and dealing with everyday lifestyle issues

*seniors facing dementia and everyday life challenges


My credentials include a BSW and an M.Ed in counselling. I annually maintain my registration with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I also am a registered art therapist with the Ontario Art Therapy Association, and am a trauma and loss consultant supervisor with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children.   

Barb Dorrington

Social Worker , art therapist and trauma counsellor