About Me

I help people turn down the noise and tune in.

Monique Achong Therapist
About Me

How It All Started

While doing work in the community in 2009 I encountered barriers to mental health which inhibited one’s ability to live out life’s purpose. Witnessing pain, structural injustices and the impact of intergenerational trauma moved me to find a Social Work program that would prepare me to create a place of rest for my clients. I believe in the dignity of every human life. This means that everyone is welcome as they are and will be met with an anti-oppressive, cultural humility and trauma responsive approach. As an experienced clinician, I am here to walk alongside you to facilitate insight, growth, and healing.

"I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates."

- Maya Angelou

My Guiding Principle

I Believe...

that you are enough! It doesn’t matter what life throws at you, there is this innate knowledge that you will be okay if you tune in.

Professional Training

Life Long Learner

I am committed to serving my clients by continuing to actively pursue and participate in education, training and supervision. I pursue training in evidence based treatment modalities. Click on Education, Certifications or Memberships to find out more about me.

I have completed my formal education which provided below:

2009 – Bachelor of Arts (Honors in Psychology), BA, York University

2014 – Master of Social Work, MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University

The following is a list of a the most recently completed trainings:

Emotionally Focused Therapy 

-Healing Relationship Injuries with the Attachment Injury Resolution Model

-Core Skills in Emotionally Focused Therapy

-Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship

-Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Level 1 & 2

-Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy Level 1 & 2

Perinatal Mental Health

-Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care

-Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training

-Pregnancy and Infant Loss One-Day Sensitivity Training

Certified Prepare – Enrich Facilitator

-Enrich Canada

I am a a registered member of the following groups / assocations / organizations: 

Registered – Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Member – Ontario Association of Social Workers

Registered – Nova Scotia College of Social Workers 

Member – International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)


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