Dorothy Koziorz, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Individual and Family Therapist
Dorothy holds a Master of Social Work Degree from York University and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
Dorothy is an enthusiastic and compassionate therapist who is well-versed in supporting individuals (including children) and families across various areas including anxiety, emotion regulation, mood and self-esteem, anger management, selective mutism, identity, life adjustments/transitions, separation and divorce, and trauma. Dorothy grounds her work in the self-identified goals of each person and their family, and seeks to mobilize their inherent strengths by instilling hope. Dorothy is dedicated to nurturing a therapy space that fosters trust, and firmly believes in the power of relationships in supporting resilience and healing for all. Dorothy believes that each young person and family possesses their own unique strengths, identities, and stories, and aims to place them at the forefront of their healing journey.
Dorothy is child and family centred in her approach, and can skillfully implement various therapeutic modalities including Emotion-Focused (Family) Therapy (EFT, EFFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness-based practices. Dorothy is also a trained and certified facilitator for Circle of Security Parenting, focused on strengthening the attachment, connection, and emotional security within the infant/child and caregiver relationship.
In addition to her work at Daurio Counselling, Dorothy currently supports the neonatal population and their caregivers at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Clinic (NNFU),including transitions to parenting, grief/bereavement, parent mental health (PPD/PDA), and navigating health-care systems and medical diagnoses.