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.
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 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.
Master of Social Work, Specialization: Social Gender Equality, Hacettepe University, April 2017
Bachelor of Social Work, Hacettepe University, June 2014
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
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers - Registration Number: 834591
Ontario Association of Social Workers