Miracles Happen by Greg Babcock MSW, RSW
In his inspirational book, Real Magic, Wayne Dwyer, talks about everyday miracles and how we have the personal power to create miracles in our daily lives. I have come to see the value of the Miracle Question which is a Solution-Focused Therapy technique...Read More
If you need urgent medical or psychiatric attention, need help in an emergency or crisis:
-visit your local emergency department, general hospitals or call 911
-contact a nurse at Telehealth Ontario by dialing 1-866-797-0000
-contact a distress centre in Ontario near you. Distress or crisis pho...
Moving Beyond Labels by Greg Babcock, MSW, RSW
Labels help us name persons, places and things. They provide a frame of reference. They can be helpful, e.g., when reading the back of a cereal box or distinguishing between Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. However, regarding people, they often contain...Read More
Taking Steps Towards Self-Care by Greg Babcock, MSW, RSW
Ever find yourself feeling stuck? Sometimes we try hard but we are `spinning our wheels.' This is exhausting, gives way to a sense of malaise, a negative outlook, and sabotages personal agency. Why is it that we often do `more of the s...
Fatherhood by Greg Babcock, MSW, RSW
Becoming a parent is life-changing on so many levels. The `meanings' we have around parenting can be very personal but sometimes are often overshadowed by the attitudes, beliefs, values and expectations held by others. Finding our `authentic way to parent'...
Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor
I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto in 1994 and my Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology from York University in 1992. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and am an individual affiliate member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers. I have taken numerous workshops and courses since 1994. I remain committed to ongoing professional development.
Over the years, I have worked within the public and private sectors providing professional Social Work services including psychosocial rehabilitation to youth involved in the criminal justice system, child welfare services, individual counselling, family support services, clinical and disability case management as well as health and wellness coaching. For the past seven years, I have and continue to work for a family service agency in Toronto providing individual, couple and group counselling.
I am happily married to my wife and best friend, Phyllis. We just celebrated our twenty third wedding anniversary. Together, we have a teenage son. We have lived in the East York community for the past 18 years. We love the neighbourhood and enjoy visiting the farmer’s market at the Brick Works, going to Greektown for a iced coffee frappe, browsing the shops in Leslieville or taking a walk on the boardwalk at the Beach.
I believe that people’s lives are unique and often quite multi-layered. Therefore, I do not believe in a `one-size fits all’ approach. My counselling approach is eclectic and draws upon Narrative and Solution Focused Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Family Systems.
My work has focused primarily on men’s wellness issues, emotional literacy, coping with transitions, dealing with intimate partner difficulties and fathering.
Fathering is something that I am deeply passionate about. So perhaps you are a dad-to-be? Maybe you are dad who is unsure about what this fatherhood business is all about? Maybe you are a new dad or maybe you have kids and are feeling burned-out? If so, then give me a call. I will provide a relaxed, accepting and safe space for you to talk about what you are going through.
I am also passionate about working with couples. I invite couples to have conversations about how they want to be within relationship with each other based on their beliefs, values, and commitments and make choices around how they could better live their lives. Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Do you and your partner wish to talk about what you are both going through and explore making some changes? If so, then give me a call and we can start a conversation.
I see my role as more of a facilitator of dialogue between partners rather than as a "fixer." I believe in self-determination and that each partner in the relationship has to decide for themselves if they wish to continue walking on a path together with their partner or take a separate path.
Counselling is offered for a range of issues such as:
Counselling as an opportunity for:
- Connection & Support
- Consciousness raising
- Personal & Relational Growth
- A Search for Meaning/Purpose
- Problem Solving/Solution Finding
- Skills Building
Individual & Couple Counselling
Group Counselling (pending)
Availability and contact information:
I will be offering services at the Healing Collective at 2005 Danforth Ave. effective August 1, 2018.
For now, I am available on Monday evenings from 5pm to 9pm.
To arrange a telephone consultation, please contact me at 416-467-7208 or by email at: GregBabcockMSWRSW@rogers.com
You may also book directly through The Healing Collective at: