In my work as a therapist, I aim to build authentic and accepting connections with each client I meet, holding space that gently and safely fosters sharing, reflection and growth. I work from a systemic approach that is strengths-based and collaborative, bringing appreciation to the impact of external factors on well-being while placing emphasis on our own capabilities and expertise. Along our journey together, I hope to share how living mindfully, intentionally and compassionately can evolve the way we think about ourselves, the people and the world around us, and ultimately transform the way we approach life and our relationships.



Hi! I’m Kelly!

Credentials and Memberships
  • BA (Hons), Psychology – Brock University
  • MSc, Couple and Family Therapy – University of Guelph
  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP) – College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor Qualifying (RMFT-SQ) – Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Medavie Blue Cross approved provider for clients covered by Blue Cross, VAC, RCMP, CAF and IFHP
  • NIHB Mental Health Counselling Provider
Training and Professional Development
  • EMDR Basic Training, 64 hours, Andrew Seubert, Envision Counselling and Consulting – June 2021
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision, 30 hours, Brenda Bolliger, MSW, RSW, RMFT-SM and Susan Winter Fledderus RP, RMFT-SM, RSW, Shalem Mental Health Network – May 2021
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Clinical Training: Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities, In progress, The Gottman Institute
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Clinical Training: Bridging the Couple Chasm, 11 hours, The Gottman Institute 
  • Working with Core Beliefs of ‘Never Good Enough’, 4 hours, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine – Dec 2020
  • Internal Family Systems: An Introduction, 6 hours, Derek Scott, mission: empowerment! – Oct 2020
  • Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy, 11 hours, Drs Kristin Neff, Chris Germer, Marta Alonso, Suncrest Counselling – Aug 2020
  • Indigenous Cultural Safety Certification, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety – Apr 2020
  • Project ECHO Ontario Child and Youth Mental Health Clinics, 20 hours, CHEO – Jun 2019
  • Foundations of Relational Life Therapy, 6 hours, Terry Real – Feb 2019
  • Attachment, Trauma and the Brain, 16 hours, Sue Johnson and Janina Fisher, Shalem Mental Health Network  – Nov 2016
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), LivingWorks – Mar 2016
  • Prevention & Management of Aggressive Behaviour (PMAB), Dawn Patrol – Mar 2016
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Intensive, Canadian Solution Focused Brief Therapy Centre – Oct 2014
  • Managing with Vision & Proficiency Professional Development Workshops: Certificate of Completion, 64 hours professional development training, McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education – Nov 2012
  • 200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, De La Sol Yoga Studios – Feb 2012
  • Good Clinical Practice Certification, University of Miami, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative – Jun 2011
My Therapeutic Approach
“The stronger the therapist-client relationship, the greater the potential for therapeutic change” – As a therapist, I do my best to fully embody this knowledge. I strive to build relationships with clients that feel genuine and accepting because when we feel valued and supported for our true selves, the possibilities for change become endless. Here are some key ways in which my approach emphasizes therapeutic relationship.


      I like to be my real, imperfect self with clients and I encourage clients to be the same with me. I think this allows for the most authentic therapeutic experience and I don’t want clients to experience anything less than that.
      I believe there is a good reason behind every thought, feeling and action. I challenge clients to embrace mistakes just as much as successes, allowing change to happen from a place of self-compassion.
      I am interested in what clients want – not what they don’t want – and I am always looking for the strengths and resources that can be called upon throughout one’s personal journey of growth and change.
      I want to join with clients along their therapeutic journey. l challenge myself to practice from a place of therapeutic intention and I check in along the way to ensure that what we are exploring feels safe and helpful.
      While I use my training and experience to inform my work with clients, I will never pretend I know what is best. I encourage clients to think, feel and behave in the ways that feel genuine to them and in line with their goals.
Beyond the Therapist
Outside of being a therapist, I am passionate about lifting weights at the gym and teaching and practicing yoga. I love animals and nature and am an aspiring vegan, though some days I am more successful than others! I have a rescue cat, Miss Mia, who is always reminding me how to live both playfully and peacefully. On a day to day basis, I do my very best to content and present from one moment to the next, no matter what that moment should bring. I like to remind clients that even though I am a therapist, I am no less human than anyone else. I constantly make mistakes in my life and in my relationships an am doing my best to learn from them!

Therapy Space


Shift your perspective, change your world. 

~ Me!



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