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gary direnfeld claims to be an expert at diagnosing a narcissist and it must be because he stares in the mirror often. I've never met a man more full of bluster and virtue signaling nonsense them him. He's ego driven and shameless in his desire for recognition. You'd think after being disciplined for professional misconduct he would change but he's only gotten worse

User's recommendation: stay away.

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#2164673 Review #2164673 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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  • Hes left hamilton
Preferred solution
Apology

Never go to him for help. He is a BULLY!

I rather put this in point form because if I were to put this in paragraph form... it would be longer than Lord of The Rings. He is a TERRIBLE PERSON / COUNCILLOR to go to for help. - he is not professional in any aspect - is rude - insensitive - has a very creey hidden agenda - instead of working on the problem.. he rather ostracize and belittle his clients - makes false claims - is very forceful and EXTREMELY ABRASIVE - has a huge ego and everything he says is the way it is - no matter what you say .. he will cut you off and not let you speak - gets a weird look in his eyes when he upsets people.. it’s almost like he gets joy from others pain ... he’s very very Sadistic , and is a BULLY! - not confidential at all! - likes to gang up on one person .. and literally bully them / puts them down so much.. if someone was already in a weak point in their life ... the way he treats them.. like he could cause major harm. The list goes on but .. those are just a few things I experienced when I went there. And never again!
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#1712814 Review #1712814 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Grimsby, Ontario

I had him formally charged

Gary Direnfeld - I had him formally charged
He plead guilty to 12 charges of professional misconduct. Fined $5,000.00 suspended for months, must be mentored by a supervisor of the college, must stop using an illegal contract, ( which he was previously told to never use but failed to adhere to )and must enrol as well as pass courses directed by college I have several documents l can forward if anyone is interested. I can be reached at gregmagri@***.com
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#1573644 Review #1573644 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ancaster, Ontario
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Damaged or defective

Public vs Direnfeld

Please check out Public vs Direnfeld on Facebook. This man will set out with intent of ruining your life. His malicious sessions are premised on victim/bully behaviour. If you ever come across this lunatic run in the opposite direction. From his illegal detainment agreement to financial extortion GD will skip merrily to the bank after extracting your hard earned and possibly meagre funds. He takes no exception if he destroys your family and your children are not immune to the toxicity that he will impose. The weak link in your family will be transformed into "victim" and rest assured if you disagree with him CAS will be notified.
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Does this Facebook groups still exist? Is there a forum for other ticked off people?

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@PissedConsumer1381395

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/944****-hamilton-social-worker-gary-direnfeld-facing-two-month-suspension-for-professional-misconduct/ The college of Social Workers finally caught up to this arrogant, narcissistic, abusive and unprofessional man-2 months is not long enough and he's relocated to Keswick now, since his name should be mud in Hamilton now.

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#504691 Review #504691 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Hamilton, Ontario

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