Hello!  My name is Jennifer Barkin. I am a MSW Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the social work field. My passion for helping people during the most difficult times in their lives evolved from my own personal life experiences. I am an adoptive mom, I have gone through separation and divorce with children, and I am also a mother to a child with complex developmental delays, mental health issues, and other special needs. Hence, I know personally what it is like to deal with life’s challenges. I practice from both an eclectic and a multi-systemic approach to treatment. It is my belief that everyone is unique. Thus, I incorporate many different research based therapeutic treatments in my treatment plans in order to provide my clients with the best possible outcomes. I am open minded, non-judgmental, and easy to talk to.

 Recently, I have completed my certificate in Family Mediation at York University. Research has shown that better outcomes for families and fewer family breakdowns can be achieved if a worker has had training in mediation and negotiation. I am also in the process of adding parenting coordination and arbitration for divorce issues to my practice.

In addition to my professional education, I have completed post graduate professional study courses in Parenting Plans for Divorce and Separation, and adoption courses.  I have also designed and implemented an art therapy program for youth for the York Region Catholic District School Board.

Areas of Practice:

  • Mental Health (both children and Adults)

  • ADHD

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Behaviour Modification

  • Individual Counseling

  • Couples Counseling

  • Divorce and Separation

  • Parenting Plans

  • Family Mediation

  • Educational Advocate for children and parents

  • Grief counseling


We all experience trying times as life can be tough.  I hope to help you successfully navigate through it.

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York Region Healing Arts


Concord Location

665 Millway Avenue, Suite #23, Vaughan, L4K 3T8

Woodbridge Location

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