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Kim Bortolotto

Kim Bortolotto - Patmos Counselling & AssociatesCounsellor Kim Bortolotto, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW is a compassionate, understanding and dedicated professional who has assisted hundreds of individuals to survive and grow with the daily challenges of work and life.

Through a collaborative, respectful and client-centred approach to counselling within a supportive, non-judgmental and caring environment, Kim has helped individuals discover their potential and enrich their lives.

Kim is a social worker, with years of experience in both career and personal counselling, work-related stress, and personal change management.

As a single mother and social worker, Kim is passionate and committed to identifying and promoting the personal strengths and resiliency in individuals, enhancing change and growth and aiding in the achievement of one’s goals.

 

Background & Experience


In addition to a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Kim Bortolotto has attained bachelor degrees from McMaster University in Art, as well as Dalhousie University for Social Work.

Some of Kim’s career highlights include:

  • Senior Program Coordinator/Social Worker
  • Career Counsellor and Trainer with Government, Non-Profit, Adult Education and Social Service Agencies
  • Permanent Disability Adjudicator
  • Social Worker with Addiction Treatment Centres, Adolescent and Mental Health Facilities and various Women’s Shelters
  • Employee Assistance Counsellor
  • Mental Health Counsellor

 

Trainer & Facilitator


Kim’s skills as a trainer/facilitator, involving workshops to groups within various facets, are unparalleled.

From adult education, business and government sectors, to the areas of change, resiliency, work/life balance, stress management, optimism, team building and employment planning, Kim’s expertise is vast.

 

Professional Associations


Kim is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

She also holds certifications in career-related assessment tools.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can always adjust my sails.”
Jimmy Dean