I believe that the most challenging times can become the motivation to making a positive change in your life. And that can be difficult to do on your own. And when you are ready to make that change I’m here to listen with compassion in a safe and welcoming space. As a registered social worker, I provide individual counselling and therapy through my private practice. You can find more information under the Services section. 

I also work as a Collaborative Law Family Professional, 

bringing several years of family law experience from my position as a Family Court Support Worker (FCSW), and my current work as a Social Worker/Counsellor and at the Durham Court House. You can find more information under the Services section. 

My work experience includes:  


  • Worked with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, abuse, co-dependency, stress, coping, and parenting and relationship issues. 

  • Worked with women involved in the family court process, after they have left relationships that involved intimate partner violence.

  • Worked with adults, through the group process, teaching assertiveness skills and mindfulness skills

  • Co-facilitated groups for women learning to manage their emotions related to their family court process

  • Information Referral Coordinator at the Durham Court House Family Law Information Centre

  • Worked with teens with issues related to childhood sexual abuse

  • Online teaching in the local college social service worker program

My qualifications include:


  • Master of Social Work Degree: Children and Families, University of Toronto. 2018

  • Level 1 & 2: Collaborative Law training 

  • Masters level course: Family Mediation, University of Toronto. 2018 

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree: Women’s Studies & English Literature, Trent University. 2010

  • Social Service Worker Diploma, Durham College. 2008

  • Several trainings related to Intimate Partner Violence and Family Law

I am a member in good standing with:

  • the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

  • the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

  • Ontario Association of Collaborative Practice (OACP) and Collaborative Practice Durham Region

  • Chi Delta, the University of Toronto’s chapter of Phi Alpha Social Work Honour Society


On a personal level, I embrace the joys and challenges of being a parent, step-parent, and grandparent. I look forward to hearing from you. 

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© 2018 Cherrie Fielder

OCSWSSW Registered