Genna Solomon-Bort

Genna Solomon-Bort - Modern OT

Professional Summary

Genna obtained her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from McGill University in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University.

Genna practices as both an occupational therapist and a psychotherapist. She has extensive training in a variety of psychotherapy modalities, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), rational-emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), schema therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and emotionally-focused therapy (EFT). She is also trained to administer a specialized form of trauma-focused treatment known as accelerated resolution therapy (ART). She regularly participates in courses, workshops, and seminars to further her knowledge and skill, integrating a variety of methods into her practice to tailor treatment to her clients’ unique needs and goals.

Genna specializes in treating individuals who are struggling with their mental health, including the effects of trauma, mood and adjustment disorders, chronic pain, and post-concussive symptoms. She discovered her passion for mental health while working with persons who struggled with addiction and severe mental health conditions during her clinical rotations, following which she began her career in an emerging role at a psychological health clinic. She has experience working with survivors of motor vehicle collisions and workplace injuries in both clinic and community settings, providing assessment and treatment services to children and adults of all ages with a multitude of mental and physical health conditions, symptoms, and diagnoses. Genna believes that each individual’s story matters, and she applies compassion and acceptance to her person-centered and trauma-sensitive approach to client care. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and is dedicated to empowering her clients through education and evidence-based methods to address their complex health conditions as well as widespread healthcare barriers.

Certifications

Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Toronto (2023)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, virtual (2022)
Emotionally-focused Therapy, virtual (2022)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety and Depression, virtual (2022)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma, virtual (2021)
Motivational Interviewing Workshop, Living Healthy Champlain (2020)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia, Toronto (2017)
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (YTT 300+), Montreal (2015)
Fitness Instructor Training (FIT Program, YMCA), Montreal (2013)

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (2016)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing
    Concordia University (2008)

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