Shirley Lo-Cadotte, MSW, RSW

I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). I completed a Bachelor’s degree in social work at the University of Windsor in 1999 and a Master’s degree in social work at the University of Toronto in 2000.

I have over 20 years experience working with families, couples and individuals. My area of focus is on relationship wellness; whether they are parent-child or intimate partner relationships. It also includes addressing the loss of a relationship in the case of separation/divorce or death and healing after these difficult losses.

I also have a special interest in neurodevelopmental brain differences such as attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I help adolescents and adults understand the effect of neurodiversity on the individual and their experience of their environment. This includes the impact on an individual’s most important relationships. This interest comes from lived experience as a parent of two neurodiverse children. I personally know what it’s like for differences to impact a person and the family. I now use my personal experience along with professional training specifically in ADHD to help others.

In addition, I have training in various therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and solution-focussed brief therapy (SFBT). I have also completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and utilize Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples.

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