Noah Spector, MSW, RSW
Noah Spector, MSW, PhD, RSW holds a Masters of Social Work degree from McGill University and has completed his doctoral studies in Educational Counselling at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on family experiences of their children’s’ mental health treatment. Prior to obtaining his MSW Noah received his Bachelor of Social Work from Carleton University. Noah is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Noah’s professional background includes extensive training and experience in working with children, youth, families and young adults. He has worked in schools, hospitals and community settings in Montreal and Ottawa.
Noah recognizes the importance in establishing warm, trusting and collaborative relationships with his clients. His approach is integrative: considering the individual within the context of family, cultural background and individual differences; and strengths-based: identifying personal abilities and skills. He works with clients to explore immediate and long-term goals in support of their efforts to obtain greater satisfaction in their lives either through acceptance, change or both.
Noah has a number of evidence-based approaches to draw upon, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Narrative Psychotherapy. Given the variety of approaches Noah can work with clients to identify the approach that best fits for them.
Noah is particularly interested in working with children, adolescents, and young adults in the contexts of their families and communities. His areas of focus include mental health, enhancing family functioning, managing developmental crises, dealing with complex mental health service systems, and helping clients to address life’s everyday challenges through an enhanced understanding of the skills, abilities and hopes that they have for their lives.