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Lisa Romano-Dwyer

PhD., MSW.

Lisa Romano-Dwyer is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist in the beaches Toronto. She is a specialist in adult, youth, and child mental health, wellness, and education. Lisa’s Master of Social Work Degree was conferred in 1993, an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1989 both at UofT and fully funded by academic scholarships including the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award for outstanding voluntary service. Lisa’s Doctoral Degree in Culture, Language and Learning. Conferred in 2013 confirmed the importance of relationship in meaningful change and academic engagement. Lisa’s research enhanced her clinical skills and practices. Lisa’s doctoral studies and research projects were funded by scholarship awards including the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, and the Michael Smith Foreign Study Abroad Award. Lisa’s research shows that cultural perspectives sustain personal and social wellness. Her holistic model of wellness builds on diversity and honours individual systems of understanding one’s own life and wellbeing.

Lisa has worked as Chief Social Worker, Child and Family Therapist, Community, Hospital, & School Social Worker, School Board Trustee 1997-2000, Lead Researcher, Keynote Speaker, Leadership & Wellness Coach, and Project Coordinator. She currently provides Independent Mental Health Counselling Services through Homewood Health Employee & Family Assistance Program. Specific services include Depression Care; Trauma Care; & Stay At Work Treatment programs for adults.

Lisa has advanced training in Complex Informed Trauma Therapy. She has provided clinical supervision support to victims of human trafficking. Her clinical team also provided enhanced mental health training webinars for professional social workers through Ontario Association of Social Workers, Learning Centre, which is available for the next 5 years online virtually. Her private clients include a broad range of people including high achievers seeking Wellness Services and Achievement Coaching. Lisa provides a healthy mix of individual and couples counselling services. She continues to support the unique counselling needs of children and youth. Lisa is rated as one of 5 Top Marriage Counsellors in Toronto.