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Gerald Joy










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Gerald is a registered social worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers, a registered marriage and family therapist (RMFT) with the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a member with the Collaborative Practice Ottawa, and an associate member with the Association of Family Mediators (OAFM), currently completing the final requirements.

Gerald holds a BA in Social Development Studies out of the University of Waterloo, an MSW out of Carleton University, a Certificate in Marriage Therapy from Guelph University, and a Certificate in Sex Therapy out of Guelph University. Gerald made the Dean’s List at Carleton University in 1999.

Gerald has worked with parents and their children since 2003, holding positions at the Children’s Aid Society, within the Public Education system, and the Mental Health System. Gerald has training and experience with Restorative Practice with IIRP Canada and Family Group Conference (FGC) work with the George Hall Center in Toronto.

Gerald has provided training and mentoring to groups of teachers and social workers within the Public Education system and has guest lecturer at the Carleton University Social Work and Psychology Departments (in 2012 and 2013).

Gerald is currently providing the following services:

Neutral Family Relationship Specialist: Gerald has been a member of Collaborative Practice Ottawa (Ottawa Chapter of OACP) since 2020, working to support families during the challenges of separation and divorce.

Family Mediation: Gerald is finalizing the accreditation process as a Family Mediator with OAFM, in order to assist parents in developing parenting plans that work for them and best support their ability to meet their children’s developmental needs.

Developmental-Attachment approach for Families and Children: Gerald has been associated with the Neufeld Institute since 2010 and is a certified Neufeld Course Facilitator with advanced training in this approach. ( )

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy: Gerald is a trained and experienced therapist and supervisor of therapists. Gerald’s particular area of interest are in the realms of relationships and emotion and will work with individuals, couples and families. Gerald has offices in the Kanata and Pembroke area ( ).

“children need to believe
that their parents are
the best parents in the
world for them……..
my job is to help parents get there”.

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