MSW, RSW, BCCSW, NSCSW,
Miles is a registered social worker with over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in adolescents, emerging adults, parents and families in a variety of addiction and mental health settings. He values client-centered care, and strives to meet clients respectfully and compassionately where they are on their journey. Miles utilizes a variety of treatment modalities such as ACT, DBT, mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to help clients build on existing strength and resiliency.
Miles has worked with individuals in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings across Canada. He began his counseling career working with Vancouver’s Odyssey Program, one of Canada’s first youth focused harm reduction addiction programs. While working at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, he focused on supporting those struggling with psychosis and concurrent disorders. Most recently, he has been providing therapy to children, youth and families with mental health and addiction challenges with the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Throughout his career, he has trained professionals on addiction, mental health and trauma informed care. He was part of the IWK Health Centre’s Concurrent Disorder leadership team, and has acted as a coach and trainer for trauma informed care at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Miles received his Bachelors of Social Work in 2001 from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and his Masters of Social Work in 2013 from Ryerson University in Toronto.
He practices with an anti-oppressive framework and acknowledges how identities such as race, gender, sexual identity and economic background impact the lived realities of his clients.
Miles likes collecting old dusty soul records; swimming in the ocean; sitting around a campfire; basketball; listening to the wisdom of his two young kids; and not taking himself too seriously.