We understand from experience what is it like dealing with the family disease of addiction. As a mother with lived experience and daughter with a social work background, we now make a mother-daughter counselling team to help those experiencing family addiction issues and trauma. Our combination of lived experience, education, and professional backgrounds make us qualified to help individuals and their families through addiction, mental health challenges and trauma.
We are trained in trauma-informed practice and volunteered together at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre. We are currently training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with our future goals to also be trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Please contact us for more information about our counselling fees and structure. We are currently accepting web-based clients.
Phone – (416)508-2537 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Jackson CAC II
Addictions Careworker Diploma, McMaster University
Certified Life Coach, Strategic Intervention
As a Certified Addiction Counsellor with almost a decade of sobriety, I understand firsthand the disease of addiction. I grew up in an alcoholic home and have lived experience with dysfunctional family systems. I am a trauma and childhood sexual abuse survivor.
In my almost 10 years of sobriety, I have been active within the Alcoholics Anonymous recovery community, attending meetings regularly, and speaking at AA conferences in Canada and the US sharing my personal journey. My passion for helping others to overcome addiction led me to becoming a Certified Life Coach, and later on obtain my Addictions Careworker Diploma from McMaster University.
Within the addictions field, I have worked directly with clients delivering groups and one on one counselling sessions at some of the top treatment centres in Toronto such as Bellwood Health Services and Renascent. I have branched out into trauma-informed practice by volunteering at as a phone counsellor with the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and facilitating a peer support group at The Gatehouse.
Lindsay Jackson, RSW, BA, BSW, MSW
I have a diversity of experiences being in the field of social services for approximately 10 years. I’ve worked with populations such as women with addictions, trauma survivors, vulnerable youth, and people with developmental disabilities. My passion lies in youth mentorship, empowerment and leadership. Throughout my career, I have been a mentor for Pathways to Education, the Director of Mentorship for my student association in university and developed a mentorship pilot for youth in conflict with the law with the City of Toronto and 9 partnering agencies.
I have a Social Service Worker diploma from Seneca College, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from York University, a Bachelor of Social Work from Lakehead University and a Master of Social Work from Ryerson University. I am a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College Social Workers and Social Service Workers.