Maureen Bornbaum


Maureen Bornbaum

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Hi there! My name is Maureen (she/her) and I am queer, cis woman, and a Registered Social Worker and psychotherapist. I founded the Trauma Healing Collective in 2023 with the goal of providing accessible, community-centred mental health services. I have more than eight years of experience working with individuals and families to navigate challenging parts of the human experience. I work with individuals living in Ontario, Canada and will soon expand to Nova Scotia, Canada as well.

I immensely value education and believe that learning is a lifelong journey. I hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and am currently completing my Master of Social Work (MSW). I also hold a Social Service Worker Diploma and an Honours Degree in Global Development Studies & Gender Studies. In addition to my formal education, I am always engaging in professional development to stay up-to-date with the latest research on trauma and mental health, as well as gain certifications in different therapeutic modalities so that I can provide best practice to the folks that I work with.

I provide individual counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals who are ages 16+ and need support exploring their experiences, building healthier relationships with themselves and others, and achieving a wide variety of goals.

My areas of specialization and passion include:

  • Healing from traumatic events and the impacts of single-incident or long-term trauma, including PTSD and Complex PTSD (C-PTSD), dissociation, flashbacks, attachment ruptures, and developmental trauma.
  • Substance use, abuse, and addiction from both harm-reduction and abstinence-based modalities.
  • Supporting folks who are 2SLGBTQIA+ navigate living in a cis and heteronormative world as well as those who are newly exploring their gender and/or sexual identity.
  • Grief including death, relationship loss, and other life transitions.
  • Supporting individuals who have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Challenges with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, self-esteem, acceptance, and self-compassion.

Sometimes being a human and engaging in the human experience can be hard, discouraging, or downright scary. I work with folks who want to navigate this ‘human thing’, in a new way and discover what life can be like when the past is not weighing so heavily on you.

I am focused on working from an anti-oppressive, sex-positive, and anti-racist approach and I am always exploring how my own social location impacts my life and work. This can include looking at how social systems impact a person’s experiences and inform our self-esteem, outlook on life, and experiences.

My work looks at both the mind and the body to help restore internal and external connections, presence, and resiliency. I work with clients through assessment and discussion, to see which modality, or combination of modalities, will be most suited to their goals and our time together.


  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Complex PTSD
  • Depression
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Early Childhood Attachment Disturbances
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief and Loss
  • Homelessness
  • Relational/Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Intergeneration Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression Trauma Resolution
  • Systemic Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Womens’ Issues
Trauma Healing Collective
Business Phone:
Province Wide, Ontario
Available Sessions:
Provides Virtual Sessions Sliding Scale Available