Chloe Sereda is doing what she loves. As the newest Registered Psychotherapist at Dorset Pier Mental Health, she’s excited about this new position.
“It’s a great place to work for, Danielle [Rider] and Sydney [Lewis] are super welcoming and friendly and it’s such a positive work environment,” she says about the comfortable atmosphere of Dorset Pier.
After completing her undergrad in psychology at Lakehead University, Sereda took the Child and Youth Care Accelerated Program at Confederation College, and it was during a counselling class she began to like the idea of being a therapist.
She went on to complete her Master’s at Yorkville University and worked as a Child and Youth Care Worker at Children’s Aid Society and Children’s Centre Thunder Bay.
“I’m so happy where I am and doing what I love.”
Providing clients connection and confidence
Sereda takes a collaborative approach to counselling, working together with her clients to identify and strive toward goals that are important to their wellbeing.
“The beauty of counselling is having a dedicated time and place for self-exploration and development in a safe and non-judgemental space,” she says.
Through this approach and her passion, Sereda works with those who have experienced abuse or domestic violence, as well as those struggling with interpersonal or romantic relationships. She wants to strengthen her client’s self-worth and confidence.
“The counselling process can be a powerful and meaningful experience that can provide clients with a sense of connection, freedom, confidence, and relief.”
Sereda always prioritizes her own self-care to give the best of herself to her clients.
“I have to practice what I preach. I can’t just say, ‘go home and take a walk, take a bath,’ I have to follow what I saw as well.”
By doing this she can show up 100 per cent for each individual client, allowing for a deeper connection and growth for her clients.
Sereda is excited about her journey at Dorset Pier Mental Health and will always be there for her clients and herself, making her goal of providing comfort in choosing Dorset Pier a reality.