Theo is an addiction and concurrent disorders clinician who works within a multi/interdisciplinary team setting at The Salvation Army’s Toronto Harbour Light Ministries Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Residential Treatment Program and as part of a broader integrated system to deliver services to clients experiencing various levels of substance misuse and mental disorders.
As an individual who has had his struggles with anxiety after being diagnosed with a mild dyslexia whilst working on completing his Master’s of Social Work program at the University of Toronto, Theo was able to utilize the necessary means supports assist him with coping and manage the stresses that comes with being a student with a disability. After completing his MSW, he was fortunate to have the opportunity as a Youth Development Program (YDP) facilitator with the Learning Disability Association of Peel Region (LDAPR), in which he assisted many high school students diagnosed with a learning disability to understand their motivation through self empowerment and develop positive coping skills to manage their mental wellness in Mississauga and Brampton
Theo is proud that he has been able to make a direct impact on the lives of many youths in Toronto with the community work he continues to involve himself in. In regards to stress management he strives to bring awareness of mental health issues that is often stigmatized within many visible minority community and assist in developing psycho educational program across the GTA on a voluntary basis.