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Ken Atnikov, MSW, RSW

Ken Atnikov, RSW
  • Registered Social Worker

  • Individual, couples, and family therapy (ages 8+)

  • Specializes in working with teens and those with neurodivergent minds

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Experience You Can Trust

As an MSW Social Worker and counsellor with over 30 year’s experience, I have the knowledge, skills and experience to help you with whatever you may be struggling with. I have been employed as a School Social Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker, Counsellor in post -secondary College, and an Employee Assistance Counselor throughout my Career. I am equally comfortable providing services to older children, adolescents and adults and have extensive experience in individual, couple and family therapy.

 

While I have a strong Clinical background, I maintain a focus on client wellness and self-care. My work is eclectically solution focussed, client centered, and always respectful. I draw upon my training and  experience in a variety of models including :

  • Solution Focussed  Brief Therapy

  • Structural Family Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Group therapy

  • Harm reduction and Relapse prevention

My clients find me to be a warm, caring and compassionate helper. I have a great sense of humour and an ability to be effective without needing to take on an expert role in my work with clients. I will offer you my opinions and ideas when solicited, share information and observations that you might be unaware of, but always work with your ideas as we construct solutions. It is this approach that is responsible for clients finding me approachable and down to earth. I believe this has always helped me connect and form truly helpful relationships that lead to change.

 

For the parents out there, my colleagues have always felt that I have a gift at engaging adolescents who may have been described by other as difficult, defiant or oppositional. I love working with teenagers. The more difficult the better. I have experience working with Adolescent depression, self -harming behavior, Anxiety, Trauma and Neuro-developmental disorders including Tourette’s Syndrome, (Very personal and professional experience), ADHD, OCD and PDD. My Clinical experience in the schools can be very helpful to parents have children in the school system.  

 

Some of the issues that clients have come to see me for include:

  • Marital issues

  • Parent -teen conflict

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Self harming Behaviors

  • Body Image issues

  • Self -Regulation problems

  • Workplace issues

  • Employment and Career issues

Contact

I look forward to meeting with you!

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