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, 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 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.
Lastly, she is a Manager of Programs - Clinical to a program that utilizes 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.
Maureen works 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). She facilitates workshops on Anger Management, Intervention and Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Case Notes Writing, and Presentation Skills.
I was born in Toronto and raised in the GTA. I attended York University, where I received my bachelor’s in Business and a Certificate for Medical Admin through Sheridan. I am a mother of 3 beautiful humans and 1 dog baby.
Throughout my life I encountered many obstacles; many of which I can now see, deeply affected my mental health. From being a teen mother, finding my way around postpartum emotions, to diving into a job where the environment was so toxic that I started questioning myself.
In addition to mental health therapy, we specialize in therapy that focuses on immigration processes & newcomer transitions to Canada, as well as infertility issues and its effects on relationships. Through our psychotherapeutic supports we work with you to help manage your stress and anxiety, and to work through your mental health concerns.
At Yellow Umbrella Wellness, we offer one-on-one as well as group and family counselling options. You can expect to develop an increased understanding of yourself and your stressors, as well as healthy ways to manage the daily struggles that can leave you feeling unmotivated, unsuccessful, and unhappy. Together, we can address the self-protective behaviours that no longer serve you.
We use a number of different models and approaches to inform the type of services we provide. You can expect to discuss this further during your initial counselling/psychotherapy session.
We work with children aged 4+, youth, couples and adults for issues that are current or working on past traumas.
Children & Families Therapy
Counselling for New Comers
Anxiety & Depression