BA, MSW (cand.)
Mitch obtained his Bachelor of Honors in Catholic Studies and minor in Social Justice and Peace Studies from Western University (2019), and is currently back at Western University, completing his Masters of Social Work.
Mitch has direct experience working in a variety of mental health-oriented settings, including providing counselling in schools to youth, supporting the emotional well-being of people accessing homeless shelter services, facilitating cultural wellness practices for Indigenous peoples, and various organizations that support persons with disabilities. He has a particular interest in depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and suicide intervention.
Mitch practices from a trauma-informed lens, using a collaborative therapeutic model which draws from modalities such as Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Mitch appreciates that going to therapy can be scary and hopeful at the same time, and welcomes all parts of the experience through a non-judgmental and empathetic approach.
Mitch has lived in England, New Zealand and is now back in Canada, where he has family roots. He is proud of his Mohawk heritage and is passionate about advocating for Indigenous youth. His variety of work and life experiences have contributed to his passion to support people from all walks of life.