Kathy is a Registered Social Worker, committed to on-going professional development, with over 20 years clinical experience as a Therapist in Mental Health, Cancer Care, and Private Practice Counselling (including employee assistance programs). Kathy provides counselling for individuals, couples, groups and her newest program: The Love Story: Couple Program.
As your counsellor, Kathy’s goals are to assist and support you on your journey of self-discovery, while you better manage the effects of stress, improve your mental health and your relationships, and make meaningful changes in your life. Kathy’s counselling perspective is Humanistic, which typically asserts that people are inherently good. It adopts a holistic approach to human existence, with special attention to creativity, free will, and human potential.
Kathy has training and experience in a variety of therapeutic techniques and will employ the approaches that best fit your counselling and mental health needs.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Anais Nin
Primary Areas of Practice:
- Depression Fallout (the effect of living with a depressed person)
- Anxiety/Panic Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Stress Management
- Addictions recovery support
- Personal exploration and growth
- Grief and loss
- Adjustment and coping with major illness
- Life transitions: adolescent, young adult, mid-life, retirement
- Blended families
- Separation and divorce
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- CBT (Cognitive/Behavioural Therapy)
- Insight Oriented
- Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping Meridian Points)
- Family Systems
Kathy’s 2013 Charity:
All children living in poverty suffer its consquences, but girls feel the sting of it most deeply: girls are three times more likely to suffer from malnutrition and less likely to attend school. But girls have the power to change the world: no country has ever emerged from poverty without investing in girls. When we invest in girls, they will succeed, and they give back in countless ways to improve the lives of their families, communities and nations. In short, they will change their world and ours. Girl’s Rights Are Human Rights!!
Go to becauseiamagirl.ca and join the movement.