Welcome to Nest Therapy!
My name is Allison Wood and I have been a clinical social worker for over 20 years. I am also the mother of two teenage boys which makes my work in the area of perinatal mental health all the more personally rewarding for me.
As an experienced therapist, I am also equipped with a rich toolbox of therapeutic modalities, tailored to meet your unique needs. My expertise includes:
I have also benefitted from my extensive knowledge gained through active participation in international conferences and workshops dedicated to reproductive mental health. I am committed to staying updated with the latest insights to offer you evidence-based practices.
I look forward to meeting with you and embarking on a journey of healing, growth, and resilience together. Your well-being is my priority, and I am here to support you through the intricacies of the perinatal period.
Feel free to reach out to schedule an online session or to inquire further about the services offered. I am committed to creating a nurturing space where you can flourish.
Looking forward to our journey together!
Mount Allison University 1992-1996
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology
York University 1996-1998- Bachelor of Social Work
Wilfred Laurier University- Master of Social Work 2000-2001
Registered Social Worker in Private Practice- NSCSW 2001-Present
Virtual psychotherapy through secure software such as Zoom ( PIPEDA/PHIPA compliant) offers some similar benefits to in-person therapy while not having to deal with weather, traffic or parking costs. It comes with the advantage of meeting from the privacy and comfort of your home through a secure virtual platform, ensuring your confidentiality is still a priority.
Meeting someone new, especially someone you are going to share private aspects of yourself with, can be a daunting experience. I try to create a warm and inviting space so that you are able to build a trusting relationship with me over time.
** As I use Zoom for virtual sessions, please review the invitation and instructions before our first appointment to ensure you are comfortable with the process. Feel free to email me if you are having difficulties.