As a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, with a Masters of Social Worker Degree and an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, University of Windsor, I founded Support & Growth with a broad range of personal and professional experience behind it. I am a firm believer that our purpose is to support one another grow towards self-actualization so that we can continue to develop as a resilient global community.
Growing up, I endured two parental divorces, a traumatic accident and injury, persistent family issues, parental academic pressure, immigration to another country and battled with anxiety, ADHD, negative peer association, poverty, and body image issues. I am a living testimony to growth by support and community contribution and my intention is for you to be also.
Michael Assiamah, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. I provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues.
My work experiences include child welfare, crisis intervention, behavioral management, youth justice, parent/youth education, community development, community agency, legal, day treatment and residential services, education and hospital settings, in roles of, youth support worker, school social worker, associate, clinician, supervisor, facilitator, and child protection worker. Much of my experiences include providing counseling and education for young people and adults in many different settings.
“Ask me what I like doing best, and I’ll tell you it’s helping people sort out personal problems.”Michael Assiamah
I draw upon my education, over 10 years of professional experience and personal life experience to supporting you grow. Amongst others, I primarily work from Strength-Based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused (EFT), Dialectical Behavioral [DBT], and Mindfulness Approach; I will be working to help you understand your feelings, thoughts, and actions and how perspective changes can lead to unlocking an empowered you. I am an energetic, optimistic and experienced therapist who values your courage in taking the next steps towards an abundant future.