About me

Indigenous Trauma Specialist, First Nations Counselling in Ontario, Rey Singh MSW, RSW, RCS, C.Hyp Social Worker, Pyschotherapist

Rey T. Singh MSW, RCS, C.Hyp, RSW

Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist



  • Extensive culturally-immersed experience working with First Nations across Canada since 1999.

  • Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers in Province of Ontario since 2011 and prior registrant in Alberta College of Social Workers.

  • Registered with the Ontario Association of Social Workers

  • Registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

  • Board Certified Addictions Counsellor

  • Board Certified Clinical Supervisor

  • Aboriginal Trauma Certified through the Justice Institute of British Columbia

  • Master of Social Work with the University of Northern British Columbia: MSW project focused on Aboriginal Healing Methods and Community Healing working with mixed urban Aboriginal Communities in Toronto and Scarborough, Ontario.

  • Cultural Safety Certified for Indigenous People through OPS.

  • Prior experience as Itinerant Aboriginal Counsellor in Northern Alberta to Cree, Blackfoot and Dene communities for Keyano College.

  • Former Community Outreach Worker with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto working with Urban First Nations people and the healing of mixed ancestry Urban Aboriginal People.

  • Assisted in the establishment of the Child and Family Life Centre in Scarborough: Prevention Services with NCFST in 2005

  • Former Shelter attendant at Tumivut Aboriginal Youth Shelter in Toronto.

  • Former Treatment Coordinator at Nimkee NupiGawagan Healing Centre: Culture-Based Treatment Centre for Aboriginal youth from across Canada

  • Health Canada approved therapist for the FNIHB Short term Mental health Crisis Program and Residential School Health Support Program for First Nations and Inuit Persons.

  • Volunteer and working experience with Ojibwe, Oneida, Mohawk, Iroquois, Dene, Carrier, Cree, Oji-Cree, Inuit, Metis and mixed-blood Aboriginal persons.

  • Identifies with Aboriginal Spirituality and Worldview.

  • Strengths-based Resiliency Focus, Trauma-Informed, Specialized Cultural Support-Consultation, Assessment, Treatment and Planning.

  • Elder: Robert Cree of Ft. McMurray First Nations


*Note to clients on culture

  • *I am not a First Nations person. (Just to be specific and clear to avoid any confusion for those seeking support from someone with First Nations ancestry). For those seeking a Psychotherapist with First Nations ancestry, you may be able to find them on Google or through First Nation service provider (Friendship or Aboriginal Health Access Centres) in your area.

  • Ethnically, I identify as a Global Indigena from mixed South Pacific tribal cultures Hiligaynon (Filipino) and Fijian (Ancestry from Northern India). I was born in Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada.














Pictured with my extended family in Barotac, Viejo Philippines 1990 (2nd from left in the back row).


  • I also have deep cultural connections to the broader First Nations community. I grew up in a community which is a hub of five BC First Nations communities.

  • I was raised in a First Nation community church in Prince Rupert, BC. Also, I am also the proud father of two sons within the First Nations community in Ontario.

  • My work is based on both my professional and lived experienced in First Nation communities.


I am described as a highly intuitive counsellor with a strong ability to provide emotional support to clients while assisting them in a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities. These also include social interventions, cultural methods, planning for change, and skills to manage anxiety, depression and complex post-traumatic stress. I utilize a number of treatment modalities such as  Solution-focused therapy and Brief-Narrative therapy, Indigenous healing methods, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to treat mental health diagnosis and addiction.  My exposure to both Western and Eastern Healing practices with insider experience and understanding of how spirituality assists the healing process further deepens the effectiveness of my approaches to healing and recovery.


My professional experiences include working in places such as Northern Ireland, British Columbia, Alberta and more recently Ontario, both in rural and urban settings. My primary focus in treatment is upon the development of a client-centred therapeutic relationship. The therapeutic relationship is one of trust and opens the doorway to explore, collaborate, co-create, and take steps towards meaningful change. This process often leads to new discovery, realizations, and the opportunity to re-frame and co-create new meaning and understanding for the people he works with.


As well, my clinical understanding of trauma and resiliency aids my approach to practice. This includes a strong understanding of the brain science of trauma and addiction and harnessing the mind to heal means utilizing therapies which encourages balancing and integration practices. By assisting children, youth and adults alike I am able to teach skills to calm the anxieties, and methods to encourage the mind to process, order, and integrate new information resulting in excellent health outcomes. I also teach skills to increase tolerance to stress and help regulate emotions using such techniques as guided imagery and meditation as well as other mindfulness-based practices to support those in need. As well, I am well versed in different culture-based treatment modalities to improve health and healing outcomes.  I am deeply committed to working with individuals and families alike and I am a strong believer of integrating community and family involvement in individual therapy when possible.