Bill Jacyk MD
Dr. Jacyk graduated from the University of Manitoba and was full-time tenured member of the Faculty of Medicine holding teaching appointments in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. He is licensed for independent practice in Ontario and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Internal Medicine) plus a clinical certificate of the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada. Prior to coming to Ontario, he helped develop and co-ordinated the Physician Health Program for the Manitoba Medical Association from 1985 until he relocated to Ontario in 1999, assisting many physicians and health professional enter into their own recovery from substance abuse and other stress-related problems.
In 2002, Dr. Jacyk received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his work in advocating for victims of abuse through the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. He just recently retired as Chairman of the Board of that agency having served close to 10 years as a director and clinical advisor. He has been recognized as an expert witness in addictions having testified on numerous occasions in Criminal and Civil Court as well as Labour Arbitrations and the Human Rights Commission.
Masters in Applied Environmental Studies from UW and a Master of Social Work from TISS, Mumbai
In our journey together, I will help you express your feelings, gain awareness, resolve conflict and help your perspectives and behaviour to evolve so that you can make mindful choices. Collaboratively, we will work to develop strategies and actions that will empower
you to take the lead in your own healing and recovery process.
I realize how deeply vulnerable sharing personal stories can be—especially experiences of trauma, illness, grief, addiction or depression. This is why throughout my 20 plus years of counselling/mentoring and supervising, my top priority has been to create a safe,
compassionate and respectful space; one where I provide guidance instead of judgement.
I started my Social Work career in the early 90’s on placement with the Mumbai police where I worked not only with victims of crime but also with police officers and their families on issues related to addictions, physical/emotional abuse, depression, anger and symptoms of complex PTSD. Started a not for profit rehab facility in 1996, for up to 60 children rescued from the sex trade who were between 8 and 14 years old, most were also HIV positive. The children were supported with intense trauma counselling along with rehabilitation.
I have 25 years of experience working in a variety of settings and helping roles. I have worked in both non-profit and government positions as a Social Worker, and have been a private therapist for over 10 years. Just over a year ago, I decided to focus my energy on my therapy practice. My areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, grief and loss, power and control issues within relationships, workplace issues, and empowering women and men to live their best lives. My methods of intervention are based in CBT and DBT principles, solution-focused and goal-oriented strategies, along with the implementation of mindfulness work. My professional designation is a Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Kristy recognizes that each individual is unique and has their own story. In her practice, she strives to create an open and safe environment in which her clients feel comfortable and supported in self-exploration and self-expression. Kristy works with her clients to promote healing, growth, resilience and positive change.