ME IN A NUTSHELL

As a psychotherapist, my goal is to be genuine, accepting and positive while supporting clients along their therapeutic journeys. I hope to share how living in the moment can strengthen our awareness of our personal feelings and experiences, as well as those of others – and how when we intentionally think and act from this place – we begin moving toward our ideal selves in our lives and relationships. 

 

Hi! I’m Kelly!

My Credentials
  • 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 (RMFT) – Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
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 AM GENUINE:
      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 AM ACCEPTING:
      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 POSITIVE AND STRENGTHS-BASED:
      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 AM PRESENT AND INTENTIONAL:
      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. 
    • I AM NOT THE EXPERT:
      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.
A Little About Me

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 think I am just as much human as I am therapist – I am always learning from mistakes I make in my life and in my relationships, just like everyone else.

Therapy Space

 

Shift your perspective, change your world. 

~ Kelly Fife

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