Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Dave Regan - Swabey Family Counselling
As of January 2021 all sessions are virtual until further notice.

Credentials:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work

  • Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

  • Professional Member of the Ontario Association of Social Work

  • Brain Story Certification / Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Hi, I'm Dave Regan (he/him)

I’m a Registered Social Worker, proud girl Dad, and outdoor enthusiast.  Many parents have been stretched far too thin over the last few years, leaving them feeling overwhelmed, guilty, or ashamed. There’s no harder struggle then watching your children face social, emotional, and mental health challenges while not knowing what to do to help.

My caring and empathic approach to supporting parents will help you feel open and safe while we learn to respond rather than react to your children’s emotional needs.

I aspire to help parents:

  • Strengthen ATTACHMENT RELATIONSHIPS to help support kids and teens through tough times and to give them the tools to feel CONFIDENT in navigating the world on their own.

  • Resolve conflict through COLLABORATION with kids and teens – developing HEALTHY BOUNDARIES and COMMUNICATION as family navigate complex and ever-changing environments.

  • Respond to critical periods in development in a careful, planned, and conscious way that helps SUPPORT children’s AUTONOMY.

  • Feel EMPOWERED to understand and apply various techniques for supporting children with acute MENTAL HEALTH challenges.

I am PASSIONATE in working with families to identify and change root issues in attachment relationships to help children overcome many of life’s challenges. I can help facilitate a thorough understanding your children’s emotional needs and teach you to support their ability to regulate emotions and build core life skills.

Let’s build lasting, secure relationships that foster love, connection, and resiliency.

How Can I Help You?

I am a Parent Who Needs Support

As a parent, you spend a lot of time and energy just trying to “make it” through the day.  It’s on you to get everyone out the door smoothly…

I Have a Child Who Needs Support

The number of temper tantrums you face in a day seems out of the norm.  Every little thing sends your child off into an emotional meltdown…

I Have a Teenager Who Needs Support

Your teen seems to be all over the map emotionally, filled with anxiety one moment and rage the next…

Let's Get Started!

The quickest way to get support is to complete this form. Upon receiving your form we will:

CONNECT

I will reach out to you by email and/or phone to answer any further questions and ensure we are the right fit for one another.

CONNECT

I will reach out to you by email and/or phone to answer any further questions and ensure we are the right fit for one another.

SCHEDULE

I will send you the link to the online calendar so that you can set up your initial appointment and complete secure online forms.

SCHEDULE

I will send you the link to the online calendar so that you can set up your initial appointment and complete secure online forms.

BEGIN

We will get started on developing and reaching your family goals.

BEGIN

We will get started on developing and reaching your family goals.
  • Please include the age of the person needing services. Note: We do not work with adults outside of parenting concerns.