Anna Gold earned her Master’s in Clinical Social Work in 1988 from Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario. Her first degree, from York University, had a focus on English Literature, with a love of language, stories and literature influencing her work as a therapist and a writer. The combination of these two areas of study have greatly influenced her work as a therapist, with the power of our ‘stories’ and how we perceive and understand these of critical importance in the work of personal and relational growth.
Since her graduate studies she has continued her accreditation in areas of Transactional Analysis, Trauma therapy, and Relationship Therapy. Anna works with the belief that it is in the depth of human connection that real understanding and healing can occur. Discovering a passion for working with couples Anna became a certified IMAGO therapist and Workshop Presenter. As a lifelong resident of Waterloo Region, Anna has devoted her practice to this region. She has taught in the area of clinical skills in social work, has managed counseling services for the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University, and has worked in child welfare in protection, adoption, and fostering. Anna also provides consultation support to small business owners as well as not for profit organizations to support the improvement of communication skills and business practices. Anna is a clinical supervisor for therapists who are committed to the understanding that increased self-awareness and personal growth and reflection is a critical component of clinical competency.
For the past 31 years, Anna has maintained her focus on and passion for her private practice at Southern Ontario Counselling Centre. Anna has appeared on TV in her professional capacity as a therapist. She is also the author of articles published in various journals. You can find Anna’s reflections in her newsletter and on her website at Southern Ontario Counselling Centre, as well as her upcoming website Replenish Relationships.
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