The Cardinal Connection

for Hope and Healing



I am Salvina Castiglione, a Registered Social Worker providing in person and virtual counselling services in Hamilton, Ontario. My compassion for others and commitment to assist individuals through life’s transition has been a driving force in my Social Work career.

I bring over thirty years of experience and a lifetime of learned lessons.

I believe we often look for external solutions to solve our problems and become disconnected from ourselves. We may be struggling with issues at home, school and work or feel stuck in a life that no longer brings us joy. The loss of a loved one through death or divorce leaves us feeling depleted and abandoned. Overwhelming stress and anxious feelings can easily take over our lives and impact our overall health and vitality.

The focus of my practice is to help you build a relationship with yourself and craft a new story that releases the parts of you that have held you back from living the life you are meant to live.


I am a mother of two beautiful adult children and two adorable rescue cats. I love to spend time with family and friends but enjoy my alone time too. Sipping my chamomile and lavender tea often with a little sweet something, and re-watching my favourite movies, and of course, binge watching episodes of Downton Abbey, are my favorite things to do. I am passionate about creating comfortable spaces that invite people to come together to express their deepest thoughts and share the stories of their lives.



Bachelor of Social Work , McMaster University

· Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, McMaster University

· Registered Social Worker ( Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers)

· Member of the Ontario Association for Professional Social Workers and Social Service Workers