Mandy Stokes

Social Worker and Addictions Counsellor


Online / Montana Park, Pretoria

Bachelor of Social Work – UNISA cum laude Master of Social Work – UNISA cum laude

083 406 1301

133 Hadeda Street, Montana Park, Pretoria, South Africa

I’m a registered social worker and addictions counsellor who works with adults, adolescents and the loved ones of those who are struggling to deal with addiction, self-destructive behaviours and the related issues that come with this. My goal is to help you stop acting out self-destructively and to find peace and balance.

I meet my clients at the point where they are at and collaborate with them to find workable and sustainable solutions to empower them. My therapeutic approach is person-centred and I draw on other approaches such as strength-based, DBT and brief solutions focused therapy dependent on my clients’ needs.

As a social worker, I embrace the following philosophies:

  • I believe that you are worthy of love and care,
  • I believe that there is no shame in asking for help,
  • I believe that we only heal if we take care of ourselves,
  • I believe that the biggest thing standing in your way is the fear that life always has to be the way that it is now,
  • I believe that loving and accepting ourselves for who we are, scars and all, is one of the most courageous things we can do

Services include:

  • Adult assessments
  • Counselling for Substance Abuse and other addictions
  • Counselling for Adjustment issues
  • Mental Wellness
  • Stress management
  • Personal development
  • Trauma debriefing and counselling
  • Employee Wellness
  • Training with specific interest in substance abuse training
  • Life skills training and counselling to build resilience
  • Crisis intervention (Substance abuse and Mental Health)
  • Involuntary Committal procedure (Section 33 of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse and Section 33 of Mental Health Care Act)

SACSSP No. 10-32445

BHF No. 0890000674427

Member of SAASWIPP (South African Association of Social Workers in Private Practice)