Paula Buskard, M.A., RSSW

Paula Buskard obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts with a double major in Sociology and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University; a Masters in Arts with a concentration in College Leadership at Central Michigan University and she is currently working on her Doctorate degree from University of Toronto in Leadership and Higher Education. Paula also holds a Diploma in Social Service Work, a post-diploma certificate in Community Development and a post-diploma certificate in Facilitator of Adult Learning from Loyalist College.

Paula is a Registered Social Service Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Service Workers. She has been providing counselling, consultation, assessment, referral and education services in social services for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in working with adults with addiction and mental health issues. She has worked in community based social service agencies, provincial social service institutions and continues to work in post-secondary education.

Paula’s area of clinical practice include:

  • Addiction assessment and counselling (individual/group)
  • Addiction education (individual/group)
  • Individual treatment planning and referral
  • Case management
  • Counselling services:
    • Includes: empowerment (assertiveness, self-esteem, goal setting); relationship; survivors of sexual abuse and assault (past and present); stress management; depression; anxiety; grief/loss; childhood trauma; anger management; healthy coping mechanisms; harm reduction.

Paula incorporates cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused brief therapy and motivational therapy in her practice.



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