Edwin Riggs

M.S.W. | R.S.W.

CLINICAL Social Worker

Edwin Riggs

Edwin has been working with adolescents and adults for over twenty-five years.  He began his career working with adolescents living in community-based residential care and their families, then moved to working as a clinical social work therapist in Health, currently working in the field of Mental Health and Addictions.  He holds a Master of Social Work Degree, a Bachelor of Social Work Degree, a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and a Criminology Certificate from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  He is also trained as an ASIST suicide prevention facilitator through LivingWorks.

In his practice, Edwin integrates many theoretical approaches including narrative therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and family systems therapy while utilizing an anti-oppressive practice lens with emphasis on resiliency and hope.  Therapeutically, he sees adolescents (age 10+) and adults for counselling in relation to such areas as mental health, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, emotion dysregulation, anger, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, stress management, and parenting. He uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach with a focus on improving communication and relationships.  His focus is on helping individuals to have cognitive and emotional awareness with emphasis on healthy coping.