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Therapy Linx is founded and created by Eren Deran MSW, RSW in 2021. We acknowledge the impact of stigma and financial difficulties to seek therapy. We believe in empowering individuals to take control of their health in their healing journeys. Therapy Linx is created by a registered social worker, psychotherapist Eren Deran. 

Eren Deran is a registered social worker in Ontario and he is registered with Federal Interim Health Program. He provides counselling support for refugee claimants. He also accepts clients who had Motor Vehicle Accident.

Eren is not registered with other insurance companies. That means he can not claim the service fee from the insurance. However, you can reimburse the payment from the insurance by using the invoice. 

My Story

Hi there, welcome to my website! Thanks for wondering who I am and reading about me. I was born and raised in the south of Turkey in a big city called Adana. After a considerable competition in the University Entrance Exam, I had a chance to study at Hacettepe University, which is one of Turkey's best universities in Turkey. I have completed my Bachelor's of Social Work degree in 2014 and started to work at the Family Ministry of Turkey accordingly. While working as a social worker in child welfare, I started my Master's Degree in Social Work at Hacettepe University and completed my MSW in 2017.

 

After working in the government for three years and having private practice experiences, I started a new period in my life, and I moved to Toronto in 2019. After moving to Toronto, I applied to the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) to get an equivalency for my BSW and MSW degrees. I received MSW equivalency in 2019 and registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers accordingly. I am a registered social worker in Ontario, and I have been working in the mental health field since 2019. Finding a Turkish-speaking social worker or Turkish-speaking therapist would be difficult in Toronto. Welcome, you found me :)


I am working primarily with refugee claimants, youth (16-29), 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, newcomers and motor vehicle accident clients currently. I have expertise in needs assessment service planning, group or individual counselling sessions, service coordination to community resources and case management. I am passionate about building trust and rapport. I am using an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, non-judgmental, client-centred approach with warm interpersonal skills. 

If you are looking for a social worker, therapist for a refugee claimant, I am registered with Federal Interim Health Program. The assessment and treatment sessions will be covered by your insurance. I am not registered with other insurance that means I cannot claim the service fee from your insurance directly. However, with the invoice of the session, you can claim the amount from your insurance company. 

EDUCATION​

  • Master of Social Work, Specialization: Social Gender Equality, Hacettepe University, April 2017

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Hacettepe University, June 2014

CLINICAL TRAINING

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Fundamentals: The University of Toronto - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, April 2021

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Tools for Thinking Differently: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) , January 2021

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Balancing Acceptance and Change: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), October 2020

  • Anxiety, Practical Intervention Strategies: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), October 2020

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers - Registration Number: 834591

  • Ontario Association of Social Workers

Contact

Phone: 647 568 2161

Fax: 647 424 2524

E-Mail: therapylinx.ca@gmail.com

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