Qualifications and Experience

About me


Gaela Mintz is passionate about improving the lives of children, youth, families and adults. Prior to opening a full-time private practice, Gaela worked at children’s mental health agencies and in a central office at the Toronto District School Board.

In the Toronto District School Board’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention Office, Gaela provided consultation, counselling and support in the area of sexual violence prevention, healthy relationships, and LGBTQ+ inclusion. She co-facilitated the TDSB’s system-wide Gender Independent Groups, for parents/caregivers and children and youth exploring their gender identities and expressions. She also counselled youth across the TDSB and at the Triangle Program, Canada’s only LGBTQ+ alternative school.

Gaela has also held positions at Child Development Institute in the SNAP® Program, which taught children and families self-control and problem solving techniques. She also worked at Peel Children’s Centre’s Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, where she provided Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and psychotherapy services to children, youth and their families.

Gaela also sits on several advisory boards. She continues to provide workshops on a wide array of topics and has spoken at conferences, hospitals, schools, agencies, camps, and other not-for profit organizations. Gaela holds a Master of Science of Social Work from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary.


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