Cressida Frey, MSW, RSW, is a Clinical Therapist and Assessment Consultant at Toronto Psychological Services and Research Center. She specializes in trauma-informed therapeutic practice with children, adolescents and young adults with complex mental health needs. Cressida has experience working with clients who have received diagnoses of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, body dysmorphia and disordered eating, autism, ODD, ADHD, and OCD, as well as with people who are living with complex trauma. Her therapeutic practice is strengths-based, trauma-informed, relational, and youth-positive, and she brings a strong understanding of the social determinants of health to her work. Cressida approaches her practice with an understanding of how our psychology and nervous systems are impacted by systemic exclusion and identity-based violence. Cressida brings both mindfulness and creative arts-based interventions to her work.
Cressida is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and has received specialized training in Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from accredited institutions. Cressida has obtained additional training in sex therapy which informs her practice with young adults. She brings experience from working in the Violence Against Women sector, with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, and Sexual and Reproductive Health contexts to her therapeutic practice.
In her work with individuals, Cressida is devoted to the well-being and self-directed personal growth of her clients. She understands that it can take courage to seek support and brings a welcoming air to her sessions to puts clients at ease. Cressida is also a skilled psychometrist and conducts Psychoeducational, Clinical, and Comprehensive Assessments with children, adolescents, and adults.