Susan Yorke

Susan Yorke

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist · Master's (McGill, 1980)

Psychotherapy Provider (Social worker (clinical))
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Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

I consider therapy to be a voyage of self discovery and a learning experience undertaken by both therapist and client. On this journey, the client is regarded as the ‘expert’ and the therapist serves as ‘consultant’, providing an atmosphere of acceptance, nurturance, and positive regard.

Based upon my years of work with diverse clients, I have come to believe that, discomfort/anxiety/depression and many other symptoms often result from the impact of events in our lives which may be high-stress or traumatic. The impact of these traumatic events has been well-documented over many years. Once we recognize why we are experiencing these symptoms, we can then explore how best to treat them, eliminate them and enjoy the lives we deserve!

I have:

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees from McGill University
Working as a Registered Social Worker for 41 years
Member in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
Member in Good Standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
Private practice for 41 years while maintaining part-time positions in the public sector, including children’s mental health, inpatient psychiatry, family service agencies, and most recently (for 27years) at a university counselling centre.
Training social work interns for 25 years as a field instructor at various universities in Canada and the USA.
Attended over 80 educational workshops, conferences, and other training opportunities to continue to learn and grow in the field.
Presentations given at various mental health agencies, hospitals, camps, and educational facilities, mostly on working with trauma.
Provide consultations to other professionals on relevant issues in the field.

Primary Practice Location


Thornhill, Ontario L4J8E7

Phone: (416) 917-2634


Extended office hours: evenings


Years of Experience



I am registered to work in Ontario and Northwest Territories, Canada.

Psychotherapy Matters blog posts

EMDR Therapy from a Therapist’s Perspective

I have been working as a clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy for 35 years.  My work is a large part of me.  It has defined me for a very long time.​  To this day it continues to give me … Continue reading →

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