Margarita Sysing, BSW, MSW, RSW
Clinical Counsellor / Registered Social Worker
I have been a Registered Social Worker since 2007. I completed a Bachelor of Social Work in 2007, then a Master of Social Work in 2013 from the University of Regina. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW #2126) with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. I have a great wealth of social work experience working in both community-based and government organizations. Most of the social work experience that I have is with children, youth, and families. I also have clinical social work experience in mental health settings working with children, youth, and adults.
I feel very fortunate and blessed to be working in the field of social work, as it is both challenging and rewarding. My main areas of clinical practice are doing individual and family therapy with children and youth. My training is generalist in nature, and I have prided myself on taking continuing education opportunities to further improve my skills and clinical practice. I have advanced training in family therapy and trauma-informed practice. I work from a client-centered, strengths-based, and feminist practice. This means that I work with clients where they are at, and truly believe that clients are the experts in their own lives.
My approach to practice includes: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Trauma Therapy. I use a biopsychosocial-spiritual-cultural approach in my assessment and practice with clients. I like to incorporate expressive arts in my therapy, including therapeutic drumming and elements of music, art, and movement. Additionally, I am an approved provider for those with Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations.
I work primarily with children, youth, and families in the following areas:
- Mental health and illness
- Suicide ideation
- Abuse (emotional, mental, physical, sexual)
- Parent-teen conflict
- Family therapy
- Cross-cultural issues for immigrant, refugee, and Indigenous youth and families
- Emotional Regulation
- Stress management
- Relationship Difficulties
- Healthy Relationships
- Women’s issues
- Grief and loss
- Assertiveness Training
- Tel: 306.382.2391
- Location: Saskatoon