Karri-Lynn Cooper MSW (Master of Social Work)
Karri completed her Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Psychology from Trent University and later completed her Masters of Social Work degree from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, with specialization in children and their families.
Karri has both practical and work experience at the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and York Region Children’s Aid Society, respectively. During this time, Karri worked with children, youth, and families facing a number of sensitive issues including, mental health, domestic violence, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, neglect, trauma, and substance misuse. Using a client-centered lens, Karri ensured the safety and protection of children while working with clients to develop short and long terms goals and facilitated connections to valuable supports within the community.
Karri later worked at the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, and Clarington Catholic District School board as a Safe Schools Social Worker. Karri supported students of all ages through a solution-focused brief therapy model, providing assessments, therapeutic interventions, counseling within the educational setting, and advocacy to support student’s needs. Karri also provided consultation services to administration and school staff to better support students facing challenges to promote success in the classroom. Within her role, emphasis was placed on promoting improved emotion regulation and stress management for students.
Karri is motivated and driven to provide the best possible support to clients and emphasizes the importance of developing a positive working relationship. Karri draws a variety of techniques from different therapeutic models including, cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory and family systems theory.