Lindsay Horne is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario. Lindsay is a member of The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Waterloo and obtained her Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor. Lindsay has a certificate in Concurrent Disorders, Addictions and has also completed the Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program through the University of Guelph.
Lindsay uses a nonjudgmental approach that looks at the role emotions and behaviours play in the lives of individuals and relationships to see if they are helpful or if they are causing issues. Cognitive approaches can be used to examine the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Emotion focussed approaches can be used to examine the patterns in our life, how they are impacting us and our attachment needs. Lindsay is compassionate, she takes the view that we are all trying our best and her approach is grounded in what is important to the person and what they want in their life. She will work with you collaboratively to be able to express your authentic self. She views mental health or addiction symptoms as protective mechanisms that have developed as an adaptation to stressors or life events. Lindsay is sex and kink positive, supportive of consensual non-monogamy, pagan friendly and LGBTQ+ friendly.
Lindsay started her career by providing support to individuals experiencing homelessness and went on to provide counselling for individuals with mental health and addictions. She has experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, addictions, boundary setting, change, communication skills, difficulty with emotions, loss, people pleasing, psychosis, relationship concerns, self-compassion, self-esteem/self-worth issues, stress, and wellness.
Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her friends and partner, being outside in nature, fitness, reading, and learning.
Many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and extended health care plans will cover services rendered by a Registered Social Worker.