Anne-Marie Bankes - Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist

  • MSW, RSW
Burlington Pillars of Wellness

Anne-Marie is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she earned her Master of Social Work degree, after completing a Bachelor of Social Work through Ryerson University.

As a Registered Social Worker with over 10 years of experience, Anne-Marie has a complex understanding of the psychological and social factors that influence the mental health and wellness of individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families. She has a strong passion to help promote secure, resilient individuals, as well as successful relationships between and within families. Anne-Marie uses a calm, welcoming approach, championing the journey and successes of those she’s working with.

Through the use of an anti-oppressive, eclectic style, Anne-Marie provides services using techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), etc.

Additionally, Anne-Marie has completed various postgraduate courses focusing on anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD), emotional dysregulation, grief, co-morbidity, gender and sexuality, relationship patterns, parenting skills training, and is one of a limited number of Social Workers in Ontario qualified to provide Canine Assisted Intervention to individuals who wish to benefit from that service.

Anne-Marie enjoys spending time outdoors with her partner and their pup, as well as relaxing at home with their two cats. She also enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, and reading.

She can be reached at annie@pillarsofwellness.ca