Olivia Jagoo, MSW Student

  • MSW Student

as a dedicated Master of Social Work student, I am committed to fostering a safe and supportive atmosphere for those looking to embark on a path toward healing and connection. My approach is firmly rooted in a trauma-informed and inclusive model of practice. I know life can be filled with a variety of challenges and overwhelming moments; it takes a great amount of strength and courage to reach out for help. I believe in the power of creating a safe and affirming space where diverse perspectives are validated, valued, and respected. Through empathy and understanding, I aim to empower you, help you develop new coping skills, and walk alongside you in your journey towards achieving your goals.

I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in psychology and criminology. Before beginning my master’s degree, I gained experience by working as a research assistant for the Paediatric Chronic Pain team at LHSC and volunteering as a bereavement group facilitator at a hospice. My time as a bereavement group facilitator has been my most life-changing role to date. This role allowed me to bear witness to someone’s loss, provide individuals with coping strategies, and cultivate a nurturing space for individuals to share their stories. My time as a hospice volunteer further deepened my understanding and appreciation for the healing nature of genuine human connection.

The combination of my education and lived experiences has fueled a passion for helping individuals cope with anxiety, grief and loss, health and illness, navigating relationships, self-esteem, stress, and trauma.

In parallel with my professional pursuits, I prioritize personal wellness and growth. In my spare time, you can find me at the gym or a pilates class, and spending time with friends and family.

If you think I would be a good fit for you, please reach out to our agency through the Contact Us page!