About me

My name is Jeff Walsh and my pronouns are he/him/they/them. 

I am a queer Registered Social Worker in BC, Alberta and Ontario and I'm approved to provide electronic social work services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

I grew up in a small town in rural Newfoundland and I understand how difficult it can be to navigate life authentically as a queer person living in rural Canada. It took years of work to embrace my identity unapologetically.

After more than a decade of providing therapy in the public health care system, I decided to start The Village Therapy to support queer folks, their friends, and their families.

Outside of work, I am an avid lover of dogs, good coffee, baking, rugby, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. 


My career in social work has spanned more than a decade. I have worked in the public healthcare system, including providing mental health and substance use therapy, as well as crisis response and group therapy.

I've worked in several queer-specific programs, including working with queer men sex workers and individuals seeking gender-affirming care.

I currently work part-time in the public healthcare system providing short-term counselling and support at a Multiple Sclerosis clinic.

My work is body, sex, and kink positive. My approach is inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, sex workers, non-traditional relationship structures, and trans peoples.

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My approach is eclectic. I base my therapeutic approach on your unique situation, goals, and attributes. However, I draw on several established and evidence-based approaches to support change for clients. These approaches include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. 


PhD Candidate (Social Work), McGill University

Master of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Bachelor of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Graduate Certificate in Harm Reduction, York University

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