You never have to be in it alone
I’m Victoria and I’m a social worker. I’ve been working in mental health for over 10 years. Originally, I was a crisis line worker at Telephone Aid Line Kingston. This is where I learned you never have to be in it alone; just having someone to listen could help. Over the years, I listened to individuals and their stories for more than 2000 hours. I am forever grateful to have had the privilege.
In 2010, I became the Executive Director of the organization and through the challenges I faced, it sparked a passion in me to think bigger and to do more. I decided to pursue my MSW degree from the University of Toronto and completed training with the Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital in their Eating Disorders Programs.
Since then, I've continued to focus my work on supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders; I’ve worked within the programs at Toronto General, North York, Sheena’s Place, Toronto Western and Southlake Regional. Through it all, I’ve stayed a passionate advocate committed to supporting my clients, creating awareness and changing the systems around us.
That’s why in 2019 I founded York Wellness, an organization that aims to support mental health and increase accessibility to exceptional care in the York Region area. York Wellness offers individual therapy, groups and workshops from expert clinicians across a variety of mental health concerns in a space that is safe and welcoming.
I am really excited to share it with you! Just reach out to learn more [www.yorkwellness.ca]
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This blog is open to diverse voices. The host, Victoria Freeman (MSW RSW) is joined by empowered voices, bravely speaking out and boldly taking space.