Devin P. Locher is a Registered Clinical Social Worker (MSW, Wilfred Laurier University) and EMDR Therapist who also holds a graduate degree from Western University in Sociology (Program and Policy Evaluation). He is married with a daughter under the age of three and has two large dogs – Linkin and Maverick. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening and yard work, biking, and reading. Devin’s primary practice is centered on trauma and attachment treatment for children, adolescents and adults. Devin is certified in DBT Therapy and able to provide support for a spectrum of struggles including (but not limited to) general stress, anxiety, family conflict, school struggles, PTSD and self-harm/suicide.
Devin has a decade of experience working with children and adolescents (and their families) living in residential treatment programs, secure custody/detention centers and within the education system, where he provided support to meet the psychological, social, emotional and physical safety needs of children and adolescents experiencing addictions, behavioral crises, mental health related illness/crises and developmental disabilities.
Devin believes in the resiliency of others and emphasizes strength based healing that focuses on enhancing an individual’s/family’s social, emotional, and behavioral skills to provide present day relief while creating the space and foundation for long-term healing of trauma through EMDR. Accessing the right supports such as prevention and clinical interventions, school supports, psycho-education (for children and adolescents, their families and other professionals) and trauma work that prioritizes empathy, advocacy, empowerment and genuine care for the well-being of those he works with contributes to opportunities for lasting healing and success. Devin values inclusiveness and enjoys building relationships.