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Kristy Brosz

Medical Social Worker & Rare Disease Advocate & Adoptive/Therapeutic Parent Advocate, HAE Canada & Adoptive Parent Advocate

Chronic Diseases, Rare Disease, Rare Blood Disorder, Hereditary Angioedema, Medical Social Work, Adoptive Parenting, Therapeutic Parenting, Trauma Informed Psychosocial Interventions


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Kristy Brosz is a registered social worker and works as a medical/palliative counsellor with individuals, couples, and families. She is trained in Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT); Eye Movement and Sensitization Therapy (EMDR); Niemeyer’s Grief Therapy; Dignity Therapy; Gottman’s Couples Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); and Cybercounselling.

Brosz is an adoptive mother who has combined her experience as a clinical social worker with her adoptive parent experience to write and publish her book, Healing with Pigtails: Finding Hope in the Hard of Therapeutic Parenting. In her book, she strives to highlight the emotional and trauma informed psycho-social experience of therapeutic parenting, while striving to help families find the layers of hope in the adoption journey. Brosz also has expertise as a rare disease advocate from her lived experience with ultra rare chronic disease. She published peer-reviewed articles and has spoken nationally and internationally on the psycho-social experience of Hereditary Angioedema for both patients and caregivers.


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  • Rare disease
  • Rare blood disorder
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Medical social work
  • Adoptive parenting
  • Therapeutic parenting
  • Trauma informed psychosocial interventions

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