B.A. M.DIV, AAMFT
Gioconda is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who has a B.A in psychology from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Divinity with a counselling focus from Tyndale University and Seminary. She is a mother of five children, a Bible teacher, a speaker and has been a family counsellor for more than ten years, offering help to both English and Spanish communities.
Her background includes working with abused women, facilitating support groups, providing crisis counselling, and working with families, couples and adolescents. While most of the time she
prefers to work with an eclectic approach, she is familiar with Solution Focus Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, CBT and Narrative Therapy.
Additionally, she taught for several years at Redeemer University in the sociology department. She has contributed self-help workshops to students and parents at different Hamilton Public Schools at the junior level. Her church background has focused on Bible teaching and directing youth programs. She has a passion for sharing God’s Word and making it applicable to today’s challenges. Her love for people has been manifested in her giving time to others, listening to their stories, and helping them find hope in turbulent situations.
Gioconda provides individual and couples counselling onsite at Redeemer University for Redeemer students.