Edwin Riggs

M.S.W. | R.S.W.

CLINICAL Social Worker

Edwin Riggs

My name is Edwin Riggs, and I have been working with adolescents and adults for over twenty years.  I currently work with Eastern Health, but began my career working with adolescents living in community-based residential care for approximately fifteen years.  I have been in private practice for the past two years, and also enjoy teaching as a workshop facilitator to medical students at Memorial University of Newfoundland.      

I hold a Master of Social Work Degree, a Bachelor of Social Work & a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  I am also a trained ASSIST suicide intervention facilitator. I completed my clinical training with Key Assets Children’s Services Provider working as a therapist intern with children, youth and families with complex needs, and I am looking forward to returning as an Associate with Key Assets Clinical Services.

In my practice, I integrate many theoretical approaches including narrative therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, anti-oppressive practice, and play therapy approaches with emphasis on resiliency and hope.  Therapeutically, I see adolescents (age 10+) and adults for counselling in relation to mental health, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, emotion dysregulation, anger, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, stress management, and parenting. I use a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach with a focus on improving communication and relationships.  My focus is on helping individuals to have cognitive and emotional awareness with emphasis on healthy coping.

If you are experiencing a difficult concern, reach out and let’s chat about it.