Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

I am a mental health therapist with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from York University, and a Bachelor of Arts, also from the University of Toronto.

I have been working in the mental health field since 2000. Currently, I work at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, and I also see clients in my part-time private practice. I have had extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness Practice.

I work with people aged 16 and over, and while I specialize in the treatment of bipolar disorder, I also see people with unipolar depression, anxiety disorders, and help with conflicts in relationships, trauma issues, and other unresolved problems.

My private practice is located at 18642 Leslie Street in Sharon. You can contact me to ask about services or to book an appointment at (905) 252.8999, or by filling out the Contact Form. Please note that there is a fee for service; appointments are available on Fridays only; and there is currently a waiting list of at least four to five months for individual therapy.

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy is a treatment that was created by Marsha Linehan, a psychologist who works in Seattle. Originally, she developed this treatment to use with people who have an illness called borderline personality disorder.

Since its development, however, dialectical behavior therapy has been found to be very effective in treating a range of other illnesses as well.

One of the main reasons dialectical behavior therapy will be effective in helping with the symptoms of bipolar disorder, is that it helps people learn to manage their overwhelming emotions in more effective ways.

Dialectical behavior therapy has also been shown to be effective in helping people learn to handle emotional distress in healthier ways, and without losing control.

Click the play button to listen to Sheri describe more about DBT in her interview with Healthjustice radio.


For more information about DBT and Mindfulness, check out these articles:

What is DBT?

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