Meet our Team
Anna Raworth, MSW, RSW, CYC-P
Anna has worked with young people for over 10 years. Beginning as a child and youth worker, and later training as a clinical social worker, she is experienced in supporting children, youth, adults and families to overcome the impact of mental health challenges. Anna has worked in a variety of settings, including residential treatment homes, schools, hospitals, secure custody and treatment facilities, and in youth justice.
Anna is passionate about helping young people to overcome challenges, develop skills, and strengthen relationships both with themselves, and within their systems, including family, school, and community.She uses an eclectic approach when working with individuals, drawing on various skills, trainings and experiences to tailor a treatment plan specific to the client’s goals, in collaboration with the client and significant supports in their life.
Anna holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), a Bachelors degree in Child and Youth Care, is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She is also a Certified Child and Youth Care Practitioner. Anna is dedicated to continuous learning, and regularly takes part in trainings and professional development opportunities to serve her clients better. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play Therapy, attachment and trauma. She incorporates mindfulness, play and creative methods to draw out strengths, build on supports, and learn new skills.
Anna lives in the Hamilton area with her husband, two wonderful kids, and two spunky Labrador retrievers. She has a love for nature and the outdoors, including camping, hiking, and water activities like SUP’ing and scuba diving. The deep connection with nature is what inspired the name Acorn Counselling; for more insight into the name, see BLOG.
Jaclyn Cronin, MSW, RSW
Jaclyn is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers. She has earned a masters in Social Work from University of Windsor, a BA in Child and Youth Care from Vancouver Island University and a diploma in Child and Youth Work from Sault College. Her focus and clinical strengths and experiences have been with children, youth and their families.
Jaclyn is an avid learner and participates in trainings and workshops in order to provide the best care for her client. She has training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Trauma focused care, and specific play therapy techniques.
For the past 15 years, Jaclyn has held a variety of positions working with children, youth, and their families and has experience clinically supporting this population in day treatment, residential care, counseling along with with supporting in the medical field. She focuses on taking a person centered approach in order to encourage openness to experience, learning to trust themselves, and develop a willingness to grow in a safe, non-judgemental, and supportive environment to allow people to discover their strengths and achieve their goals.
Jaclyn is from a small town and has lived many different cities before settling in Burlington. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and exploring various cities in Canada and USA.