Alison Patrick (she/her), Registered Social Worker MSW RSW

MSW (San Francisco State University)
BSW (University of Calgary)
B.Sc. (University of Alberta)


About Alison:

As a Registered Social Worker in Ontario with a Master’s in Social Work from San Francisco State University, my goal as a psychotherapist is to promote Self Leadership and enhance the wellbeing of your system and the system of relationships in which you live and thrive. A strong, respectful and safe therapeutic working alliance can be valuable as a way to live an authentic life. I look forward to being with you with compassionate presence.

I have worked with individuals and families experiencing stress and life transitions through child protection, adoption support services and women’s health. I have completed a year long professional training in supporting individuals who are dying and their family members in providing support for hospice care at home. One of my most influential professional experiences was at the Morgentaler Clinics in Ottawa and in Edmonton helping women and their partners trust their own strengths to make difficult decisions about pregnancy. I enjoy supporting people through the full range of perinatal care (pregnancy planning, birth control, maternity care, pregnancy termination care and transition to parenthood).

I have a strong interest and enthusiasm for Internal Family Systems in psychotherapy. I am actively involved in the IFS Ottawa professional network, ongoing IFS consultation, and am doing IFS training with Risa Adams MD the lead trainer for IFS Connect. IFS concepts and practices inform my psychotherapy with you.

Additional training:

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training
University of California, San Francisco