Luminita is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She believes that our past shapes the person we are today. Our traumatic experiences have shaped the way we think, act, and interact with people close to us. However, with the right guidance and support, we can improve, heal, and learn to love life and cherish moments of happiness!
She has been providing both therapy and assessment in public sector and private practice for several years. Luminita also has extensive experience in psychological assessments used in legal contexts and has provided expert testimony in court proceedings.
She has worked in a variety of settings during her career and training, including hospitals, corrections, community agencies, schools, child and youth services, and private practice settings. Additionally, she has been engaged in supervision of graduate level students and has appeared as a guest presenter at conferences and as part of community education and outreach programs.
Luminita works with adults, adolescents, and children. Her main areas of focus and expertise include stress, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationships and parenting, domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD, occupational stress, sleep, chronic pain, OCD, phobias, and couples/marital counselling. She often uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), trauma focused, exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, emotion focused, and motivational interviewing when working with her clients.
Education: She holds two master’s degrees in Psychology and Social Work from the West University of Timisoara, Romania, in addition to a dual bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Work from the University of Bucharest, Romania.