"The most common way people give up their power, is by thinking they don't have any" - Alice Walker

Counsellor. Researcher. Advocate. Educator

Susan Cape

Susan Cape is currently a 5th year PhD student at McMaster University in the School of Social Work. She received her SSW diploma from Mohawk college in 2004 and after working in the social service field for many years, completed a B.A in Human Services from Athabasca University in 2016, and an M.A in Gender Studies and Feminist research from McMaster University before pursuing doctoral studies. While she has worked in various non-profit environments, She has spent most of her career working in women’s services in the area of addiction and mental health. Her therapeutic training in trauma informed care and feminist counselling has led her to question traditional forms of service delivery informed by the medical model which has been foundational to her research and practice. She now operates her own private practice (Mending Minds) in the Hamilton community as well as developed/facilitates a local support group for migraine patients. She holds both RSW and RSSW designations through the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Work With Me

In addition to my clinical practice, I am always looking for like minded individuals to work collaboratively with on migraine/chronic illness advocacy initiatives, women’s health initiatives and to bring awareness to challenges faced by those in the disAbility community