Kerri-Ann Fitzgerald MSW, RSW, RYT and Nichola Taylor MSW, RSW are the owners of Taylor Fitzgerald & Associates. They are two Clinical Social Workers with almost 40 years of combined clinical experience who are providing group and individual sessions that integrate Cognitive Behavioural and Mindfulness-Based Interventions with Hatha Yoga throughout Southwestern Ontario. The sessions are offered through a trauma-informed lens.
Both Kerri-Ann and Nichola are registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and have a registration number that can be provided for the purpose of receiving group health benefits from your employer or submitted for income tax purposes.
Friends and colleagues for over 20 years, Kerri-Ann and Nichola work seamlessly together to provide an experience that is comfortable, informative and interactive. They look forward to welcoming you in joining them on a journey of cultivating presence in everyday life.
Located in St. Marys, Ontario, Nichola is a registered social worker with 20 years of clinical experience and 10 years of mindfulness practice. She has worked within the local health system as well as with small, non-profit and large, international organizations to offer assessment, facilitation, teaching and psychotherapy to individuals and groups who are grappling with a variety of issues. Known for her gentleness, compassion, integrity and non-judgmental style, she is a firm believer in our innate capacity for emotional and physical healing. Recognizing that pain is an inevitable part of human life, she is deeply honoured to walk alongside others offering support and evidence-based skills (Mindfulness, CBT, MBCT, DBT and EMDR) to reduce suffering and facilitate growth.
Master of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto (1999)
Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), McMaster University,Hamilton (1998)
Post-graduate training and supervision in CBT, MBCT and EMDR (2002 to present)
Registered member in good standing with OCSWSSW and OASW (current)
Kerri-Ann is a registered social worker and a certified yoga instructor. She has engaged in a variety of clinical counselling and yoga teacher trainings that promote wellness skills and emphasize mind-body connection. She provides yoga and mindfulness in a university setting as well as individual and group counselling covering a range of issues including mental health, relationships, and personal growth and development. She has also provided social work services in hospital, community and research contexts and has co-authored journal articles to promote social change for marginalized groups of individuals.
She demonstrates warmth and compassion as she supports her clients using evidence-based practices. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of clinical counselling and yoga skillsto help others cultivate self-awareness, self-compassion and emotional wellness both on and off the yoga mat.
Kerri-Ann is also an approved provider for Health Canada Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and Indian Residential School Resolution Support Program (IRS).
Master of Social Work, McMaster University, Hamilton (2001)
Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), McMaster University, Hamilton (1998)
Post-Graduate Training in ACT, MBCT and TCTSY (2009 to present)
Yoga training in Hatha Yoga (RYT-200) with additional certification in Yoga Skills for Clinical Therapists, Trauma Centre-Trauma Sensitive Yoga trained to provide a trauma-informed lens, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Yin and Restorative Yoga (2016 to 2019)
Registered Member in good standing with OCSWSSW and OASW (current)