about me

Hi, I’m Karen Goslin

Clients tell me what sets me apart is that when their therapy is complete with the program, they have SPECIFIC strategies that they use to make the changes in their life that make a REAL difference to them!

I have 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker and have been in private practice since 1998.  I received my undergraduate degrees at McMaster University, and my Masters in Social Work from University of Toronto.

I’m passionate about providing my clients the tools they need to reach their full potential using my custom, strategic support program to create specific, measurable results while also providing deeper healing experiences to repair the root causes. If you’re interested in creating a partnership with me based on goal setting, respect, and straight talk, I’d love to hear from you. 

I have extensive experience working with youth, adults, and couples from diverse backgrounds in relation to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/OCPD
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic illness & Chronic pain
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce/seperation
  • Blended family issues
  • School attendance
  • Gender identity
  • Fertility
  • Parenting
  • Behavioural problems

Where the past intersects with the present is likely where there is the most pain, but it is also where the most growth is waiting for us.

The 5 Most Common Questions I’m Asked by Divorcing Clients

You are going through a Separation or Divorce and you realize that you are experiencing a variety of heavy emotions such as shock, anger, sadness, relief, fear, anxiety, etc. and you wonder – Is this normal? Am I ok? Am I ever going to be ok? Am I losing it?

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively.

Smart but Scattered Teens

If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments.

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

The New York Times bestselling guide to transforming an intimate relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship, now fully revied with a new forward and brand new chapter.

We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails. -Thomas S. Monson