note the following:
receive many emails daily seeking advice. Due to the
volume of these email requests, I cannot even begin to read them
through. My services are restricted
to those below.
of September 26, 2012, counselling services provided by Registered
Social Workers (RSWs) can be claimed as a medical expense tax
deduction when you file your income tax return.
do not provide a crisis service. If you are in crisis and require
immediate support, please contact your family doctor or go to your
nearest emergency room.
on Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances
59 years of age, Gary
Direnfeld is a social worker with more than 33 years of experience
working with parents, teens and young children. With a private practice
located in Dundas, Ontario, he provides counselling, mediation and
assessment services on most matters of family life.
in Ontario, consider Gary an expert on social work, marital and family
therapy, child development, parent-child relations, custody and
access recommendations, and an expert at critiquing the assessments
of other assessors. He has a weekly parenting column in his city's
daily newspaper and has hosted 65 episodes of a reality television show working
with newlywed couples.
presents himself as an advocate for the well-being of children and to
this end he has lectured and given workshops on the impact of domestic
violence as well as parental separation and divorce issues on children
throughout Canada and into the United States.
recognized expert in social work, marital therapy, child development
and custody and access matters;
Social Worker to sit on the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation,
Board of Directors;
most recognizable social worker thanks to 65 episode reality series,
columnist - Hamilton Spectator newspaper - with more that 350
columns representing all matters of family life;
of guest appearances on radio and television shows as guest
expert on family matters;
throughout Canada and the US.
of the panel for Manditory Information Program - Hamilton Unified
Rescue - Coming Spring, 2013
Column - Hamilton Spectator
on Slice - answers to relationship questions
Newlywed, Nearly Dead
- TV Show
Promise Program - Teen Safe Driving
Have your parenting questions answered by
the Hamilton Spectator. Send your parenting question to:
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Gary's best personal recipes
Birthday Song 1
Birthday Song 2
Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
ON, Canada L9H 6R5
note, people regularly come great distances to see me. If you are
considering driving more than two or three hours, please let me know so
I can set an appointment to accommodate your drive.