Registered Social Worker
Maureen Pangan is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Arizona State University. Maureen has over 10 years of experience working with various age groups and cultural demographics addressing violence, sexual assault, healthy relationships, immigration & newcomers, infertility, and relationship concerns. Maureen has worked with such agencies as Women of Color Network, St. Vincent de Paul, Child and Family Support Services, and Sojourner Centre.
Maureen sees clients of all ages at NowWhat for individual and family counselling, working from a strengths-based approach, and is experienced in several therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Her warmth and ready smile set people from every walk of life at ease as she works with clients in a validating and affirming way to help them find their own version of success. She especially enjoys working with children, employing a creative, artistic, playful approach to connect and engage with her younger clients.
Maureen has contributed to the Social Work community by way of being a Field Instructor for Arizona State University, York University, University of Toronto, Humber College, Centennial College, Seneca College and George Brown College. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at U of T. She currently is the Co-Chair for the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Gang Prevention and Intervention Program Community of Practice Working Group. In addition, she is a Co-Lead for the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services: Youth Justice Division Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She is also a member of Ontario Association of Social Work Local Engagement Ambassador & Network for the Peel Region. She has also provided module-based learning and individual counselling sessions to target risk factors for clients referred through the Toronto Anti-Guns and Gangs Unit (TAGGU) Probation and Parole Services, and has facilitated workshops on Anger Management, Intervention and Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Case Notes Writing, and Presentation Skills.
Personally, Maureen values precious time with her children and grandchildren and loves spending time rejuvenating in the great outdoors.