Counselling & Psychotherapy

Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton areas for Marriage Counselling, Couples Counselling, Stress and Depression Counselling, Life Transition Counselling Services from Heidi Greenfield MSW RSW

I have been a therapist for over 30 years and have worked in a wide variety of settings ranging from psychiatric, children’s mental health, family services to private practice. I bring both a wide breadth of therapeutic expertise and a vast depth of therapeutic experience to my work.
I presently work primarily with adults in individual, couple and group therapy. I have worked with young children, adolescents, adults and seniors.

I have specialized in working with women who have been victims of sexual abuse, spousal abuse and rape.  I have worked with women individually and in groups to improve their self-esteem, enhance their assertive abilities and improve the critical choices they make to improve the quality of their lives.

I have also specialized in working with men who have been abusive to their partners, helping them with concrete skills such as anger management, conflict resolution and improved communication.  I have worked to help men struggle with their own sense of inadequacy and isolation, to enhance their self-esteem, redirect aggressive behaviours to assertive ones and improve the critical choices they make to improve the quality of their lives.

I have extensive experience in facilitating groups and believe group therapy to be the best kept secret in a therapist’s toolbox.

Clinical Experience
2005 – Present:  Private Practice, Heidi Greenfield Counselling Services, Oakville, Canada
1999 – 2003:  Clinical Director, Fleet and Family Support Center, Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland
1996 – 1998:  Family Advocacy Specialist, Family Service Center, Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland
1993 - 1996:  Private Consultation Practice, Reykjavik, Iceland
1993:  Group Therapist, Family and Credit Counselling Services Resolve Program, Toronto, Canada
1989 -1993:  Social Worker, Jewish Family and Child Services, Toronto, Canada
1987-1989:  Social Worker, Kinark Child and Family Services, Toronto, Canada
1983 -1986:  Social Worker, Toronto General Hospital Project Self-Harm Assessment, Research and Education (S.H.A.R.E.), Toronto, Canada

Training and Academic Background
Intensive Sex therapy Training 
University of Guelph, Guelph ON 2014
EMDR Basic Training, Long Island NY 2000
CISM Training, Keflavik Iceland 2000
Divorce Mediation
Mediation Matters, Stamford CT, 1998
Family Advocacy Staff Training
Academy of Health Sciences, U.S. Army, San Antonio, TX, 1996
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Jewish Family and Child Services, Toronto, Canada 1990-1993
Family Therapy Extern Program
The George Hull Centre for Children and Families 1988-1989
Supervisory Course
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada 1985
Wurzweiler School of Social Work Yeshiva University, NY 1983
B.A., Literature 
York University, Toronto, Canada 1977     


Professional Experience

  • Assessment and treatment of couples involved in domestic disputes and sexually and physically abused children and their families
  • Clinical experience in family, couple, individual and group therapy
  • Individual and group therapy for abused women and abusive men
  • Group therapy for survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Workshop facilitator and educator in areas of anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationships
  • Assessment and treatment of emotionally disturbed children and their families
  • Provided follow-up treatment of suicidal and self-harming patients discharged after brief crisis admission on hospital psychiatric ward
  • In-patient therapy including assessment and treatment of self-harming and suicidal patients during hospitalization
  • Outpatient group therapy for chronically suicidal individuals
  • Served as Acting Director in Director’s absence
  • Clinical Director
  • Peer supervision
  • Supervised New Parent Support Team and Family Advocacy Staff
  • Supervised MSW students
Program development
  • Director of Sexual Assault Victim Intervention (SAVI) Program developing support programs for victims of sexual assault
  • Member of Family Advocacy Committee responsible for developing policy and guidelines for Family Advocacy Program
  • Developed and operated Family Advocacy Education Programs for family advocacy prevention
  • Developed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) materials for both Counseling Division of Family Service Center and Family Advocacy Program to meet Accreditation Standards
  • Developed new service delivery model focusing on community education, outreach and prevention.
  • Developed promotional materials to educate community in respect to a variety of concerns including parenting, conflict resolution, communication, separation and divorce
  • Developed philosophy statement and procedural guidelines for reorganization and implementation of Intake service
  • Developed self-harm outpatient clinic to assess individuals for suicide risk
Training and education
  • Trainer on a variety of topics including: Family Advocacy, Domestic Violence, Coping with Depression, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management and Assertiveness Training
  • Workshop facilitator on Couples Communication, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Assertiveness
  • Training and courses on Abusive and Healthy Relationships for Adolescents
  • Trainer for Inter Agency Committee on Collaboration of Services for Families Where Wife Assault Occurs which sensitizes and educates professional social workers on assessment and treatment issues Consultant and trainer to organizations and public agencies regarding domestic violence
  • Presenter on Wife Assault issues and Batterer Treatment Groups at medical conferences, hospitals, social service agencies and community groups
  • Presenter at international conferences, universities, equal rights conferences
  • Workshop facilitator on treatment and management of difficult patients
Licensing and Registration
RSW  Ontario 808710

Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Ontario College of Certified Social Service and Social Workers
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association
American Group Psychotherapy Association


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