About Me

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Eren Deran

Registered Social Worker

Counsellor

Hello and welcome to my website!

Thanks for wondering who I am and reading about me.

I was born and raised in the south of Turkey in a big city called Adana.

 

After a considerable competition in the University Entrance Exam, I had the chance to study at Hacettepe University, which is one of the best universities in Turkey.

I completed my Bachelor's of Social Work degree in 2014. After getting my degree, I started to work at the Family Ministry of Turkey.

While working as a social worker in child welfare, I started my Master's Degree in Social Work at Hacettepe University again and completed my MSW in 2017.

 

After working in the government in Turkey for three years and having private practice experiences as well, I turned a new chapter in my life, and moved to Toronto in 2019.

My Work

I am working primarily with refugee claimants, youth (16-29), 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, newcomers and motor vehicle accident clients currently. I have expertise in needs assessment, service planning, group or individual counselling sessions, service coordination, referring to community resources and case management.

 

I am passionate about building trust and rapport. I am using an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, non-judgmental, client-centered approach with warm interpersonal skills.

As a refugee claimant, you have the right to have a mental health counsellor. You will not have to pay for the psychosocial assessment and treatment sessions, which will get you a psychosocial report. You can contact me for more information about this program.

 

If you plan to use your work benefits, we can provide you with the invoice of the session and you can claim the amount from your insurance company.

Education

  • Master of Social Work, Specialization: Social Gender Equality, Hacettepe University, April 2017

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Hacettepe University, June 2014

Clinical Training

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, FundamentalsThe University of Toronto - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, April 2021

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Tools for Thinking Differently: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), January 2021

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Balancing Acceptance and Change: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), October 2020

  • Anxiety - Practical Intervention Strategies: Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), Oct 2020

Professional Membership

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers - Registration Number: 834591

  • Ontario Association of Social Workers