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Johann Kong, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

In practice as a clinical social worker for over 30 years, Johann Kong is experienced in supporting
children, youth, adults and families in navigating challenges that emerge from a wide range of
mental health difficulties. Johann is passionate about helping clients continue moving toward
emotional and psychological well-being so they can thrive according to their valued living.

Johann has a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) along with a couple of Bachelor Degrees in
Social Work and English/Sociology and a Certificate in Human Resources Management. He has
training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and
Mindfulness but is able to also work from a Narrative, Solution Focused and a mirid of other
clinical approaches acquired over decades of continuous learning. Johann is committed to ongoing
professional development to continue to integrate new evidence based techniques into his

In addition to private practice, Johann works at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Johann also occasionally teaches counselling in a Social Service Worker program and has had
several MSW practicum students over the years as he believes the best way to become better in
the art of counselling is through teaching it.

Johann is actively involved with training and supervising social work students and is committed to
teaching counselling at Sheridan College. In addition to his experience as an instructor of a social
work practicum supervisor over the years, Johann has been a part of a teaching team at various
Community Mental Health agencies providing clinical instruction in various adult and
child/adolescent community agencies. Johann also supports developing therapists through
ongoing supervision.

Johann is licensed as a social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service
Workers and is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

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