Master of Social WorkLaurier University
Bachelor of Social WorkUniversity of Waterloo
Bachelor of Social Development StudiesUniversity of Waterloo
My name is Akiesha Absolon-Winchester. I am a registered social worker (RSW 826428) from Flying Post First Nation, currently living in Kitchener-Waterloo.
What you can expect from me:
The principles that guide my practice are…
The seven grandfather teachings, the medicine wheel, and land-based.
My approach to helping might be…
A combination of mainstream and Indigenous ways of being and knowing such as wholistic approach, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-informed, and brief or solution focused.
I have experience working with Indigenous people in the following areas…
Grief and bereavement, suicide assessment and self-harm, mental health, domestic violence, sexual and gendered violence.
The gifts I carry in my wholistic healing practices are…
I am a drum maker, a yoga teacher, and I am connected to the land. All of which hold values and teachings that are woven into my practice as a social worker, auntie, and sister.
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