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INTERACTION

CONSULTANTS

A strength-guided, goal-oriented approach to the positive growth and 

development of people and services.

 

 

 

Dundas, ON Location

 

New part-time location in Georgina, Ontario

 

 

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Please note the following: 

  • I am unable to respond to personal email requests for advice.

  • Counselling services provided by a Registered Social Worker (RSW) can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes in Canada.

  • If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please contact your family doctor or go to your nearest emergency room.

  • Statement on Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances

 

Counselling: Issues include, but are not limited to:

  • parenting - child/adolescent concerns/behaviour

  • academic performance (ADD/ADHD, LD)

  • marriage/intimate relationship - communication

  • pre-marital counselling

  • other relationships - family, stepfamily

  • abuse/domestic violence (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, psychological - past or present, child or adult, survivor or witness)

  • depression, anxiety, anger, mood

  • adjustment to change

  • alcohol/drug abuse 

  • aging / managing aging kin 

 

Help for Separated Parents: 

 

Helping you stay out of court or get out of court... My approaches have a clinical focus meaning they are directed to the well being of the children through helping parents address issues that can lead to settlement and peace. 

Children’s need remain paramount.   

If you say you are interested in the best outcome for your children please read the followng three artcles and then review the services:

Resolving Parenting Disputes Outside of Court

Court Won't Resolve Conflict

In Lieu of Court and Hardball Litigators

 

Each service is very different. Please explore. 

 

About Gary:

At 59 years of age, Gary Direnfeld is a social worker with more than 33 years of experience working with parents, teens and young children. With a private practice located in Dundas, Ontario, he provides counselling, mediation and assessment services on most matters of family life. 

Courts in Ontario, consider Gary an expert on social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations, custody and access recommendations, and an expert at critiquing the assessments of other assessors. He has a weekly parenting column in his city's daily newspaper and has hosted 65 episodes of a reality television show working with newlywed couples. 

Gary presents himself as an advocate for the well-being of children and to this end he has lectured and given workshops on the impact of domestic violence as well as parental separation and divorce issues on children throughout Canada and into the United States.

  • Court recognized expert in social work, marital therapy, child development and custody and access matters; 

  • First Social Worker to sit on the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation, Board of Directors;

  • Canada's most recognizable social worker thanks to 65 episode reality series, Newlywed/Nearly Dead;

  • Parenting columnist - Hamilton Spectator newspaper - with more that 350 columns representing all matters of family life;

  • Hundreds of guest appearances on  radio and television shows as guest expert on family matters;

  • Presenter/Speaker throughout Canada and the US.

  • Member of the panel for Manditory Information Program - Hamilton Unified Family Court.

Marriage Rescue Before it's too late

Parenting Column - Hamilton Spectator 

Newlywed, Nearly Dead - TV Show

I Promise Program - Teen Safe Driving

 

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Contact Information:

 

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

Interaction Consultants

20 Suter Crescent,

Dundas, ON, Canada L9H 6R5 

Tel: (905) 628-4847 

Email: gary@yoursocialworker.com

Please note, people regularly come great distances to see me. If you are considering driving more than two or three hours, please let me know so I can set an appointment to accommodate your drive.

 

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20 Suter Crescent, Dundas, ON, Canada L9H 6R5  Tel: (905) 628-4847  Email: gary@yoursocialworker.com

Counselling and assessment services serving Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Burlington, Brantford,

Oakville, Grimsby, Waterdown and other local areas.