Carole-Anne Vatcher has been a practicing clinician for eighteen years.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto in 1992. In 1996 Carole-Anne returned to the University of Toronto to complete a Master’s degree in clinical Social Work. During her degree Carole-Anne completed professional training in evidence-based therapeutic approaches, as well as practicum placements providing therapy and counselling services to individuals, couples, families and groups.
Since graduating in 1998, Carole-Anne has practiced in a wide range of settings in both Toronto and Kingston. After graduating with her MSW, Carole-Anne was the clinical Social Worker for the spinal cord unit at the Toronto Western Hospital, providing support to spinal cord injured patients and their families. She was then a Staff Social Worker at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, where she worked with lung cancer patients and families.
Subsequently Carole-Anne established and operated a full-time private practice at Yonge and St. Clair in midtown Toronto for six years, where she provided personal counselling and talk therapy to adults across a range of personal concerns, and became a sought after expert in the media, giving interviews to CBC Radio, Canada AM, TVOntario, CityTV, The Toronto Star, The National Post, Chatelaine, Canadian Living Magazine, Flare, and Homemakers Magazine. Carole-Anne was also a regular expert contributor to CanadianLiving.com and Homemakers.com during this time, writing regular columns on a range of issues relating to relationships and human functioning.
After moving to Kingston in 2005, Carole-Anne initially provided therapy services through Lennox & Addington Community Mental Health Services. She then worked as a clinician for the Maple Family Health Team in Kingston, providing talk therapy in a family medicine clinic setting.
Since 2012, Carole-Anne has provided short-term individual counselling to undergraduate, graduate, and professional program students in Counselling Services at Queen’s University. During her time at Queen’s, Carole-Anne also taught Wellness Workshops to students, provided professional education to colleagues, and co-authored a Workbook on Anxiety, “Your Best You: Managing Your Anxiety,” a CBT-based practical workbook specifically geared to Queen’s students.
Carole-Anne is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She engages in continuing professional education in accordance with the requirements of her College. Carole-Anne is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Carole-Anne currently lives in Kingston with her husband and seven year old daughter. She loves to practice yoga, go bicycling with her daughter, and spend time outdoors.