Christina Bayes MSW (Master's of Social Work)
Christina Bayes holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, with a clinical specialization in children and their families. Additionally, Christina has earned her Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Christina is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Christina is passionate about supporting children and their families through challenging times and helping them to reach their goals.
Christina has gained experience at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where she assisted with research and resource development to support patients and their families. In this position, Christina focused on research and resource development surrounding accessibility, Indigenous resources, interpreter services and health equity education.
Additionally, Christina has gained experience in therapeutic foster care where she provided support to children with a variety of different needs and goals, including those with diagnoses of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD).
Christina also has experience working in a residential setting at a girls’ treatment home where she supported children and youth who are survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. In this role, Christina gained experience in advocacy, crisis management and trauma-informed care, and worked with youth struggling with trauma, mental health, and addictions.
In addition, Christina has volunteer experience as a teacher’s assistant in a high school’s Practical and Academic Life Skills Program where she advocated for and supported youth in grades 9-12 with a range of disabilities.
Christina is passionate about supporting individuals’ diverse needs and actively working from a client-centered, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive practice lens. Christina incorporates a variety of evidence-based techniques from different therapeutic models, including cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, and play therapy.