David Prendergast is a registered social worker providing counselling and therapy in Toronto. He has a wealth of experience in helping individuals when they need it most.
David has more than 40 years of expertise in the private and non-profit sectors. He has led a number of social service and health-care organizations and was a successful marketing representative with a large multinational agency.
This diverse and extensive background gives David the skills and know-how to relate and understand the needs of clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences.
After completing an undergraduate degree in social work at Toronto Metropolitan University and a graduate degree in social work from the University of Toronto, David has focused on providing counselling services to individuals.
He has also provided counselling through health-care institutions and social service organizations.
David is experienced and skilled in counselling individuals on a short-term basis for one to nine sessions as well as for longer periods spanning months.
A compassionate and caring individual, David’s number one personal value is integrity.
David has superior communications skills – he is an active listener who communicates in a thoughtful and easy manner. He understands how tough it can be to express and communicate difficult and challenging emotions and fosters an environment where clients feel safe, supported and cared for.
David is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), the provincial regulatory body for the profession that serves and protects the public interest, and he follows the OCSWSSW code of ethics and standards.
David has specialized university education and participates in continued professional education and skills development.
David receives regular counsel and feedback from other social service experts and exchanges information with them on leading practices, staying ahead of the curve when it comes to providing care and support when you need it most.