About Kate

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I am a Registered Psychotherapist located in Ancaster, Ontario.

I have been working as a Psychotherapist in private practice since 2013 and I have been in the mental health field since 2008. I bring a broad range of education and experience to my work. 

Credentials

  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO), #7937
  • Member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)

Education/Training

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy
  • BA in Religious Studies (w/ focus on Spiritual and Personal Development)

Additional Training

  • Brainspotting, Phase 1 (w/ David Grand)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Counselling (EFT)
  • Couples and Infidelity (w/Esther Perel)
  • Neurobiology of Trauma 
  • Trauma and Attachment
  • Dyadic Development Psychotherapy, Level 1 (Attachment Therapy)

Experience

I have been providing psychotherapy and counselling to adults since 2013. 

  

Before going into private practice I worked in the mental health field in child and youth related positions. I worked directly with children and adolescents in Foster Care, Group Homes and a Mental Health Treatment Residence with children with trauma, attachment disorders and mental health problems. 


In addition to working as a Registered Psychotherapist I am a mother, wife, seeker and dreamer. When I am not busy working or chasing my children I am usually reading about psychology, spirituality, neuroscience, personal growth, health and nutrition.


I am committed to serving humanity by offering a space for healing and growth within the container of a therapeutic relationship.  

My Journey

As a child, I recall wondering to myself, why do people do what they do? Why do they think and behave in the ways that they do? In retrospect I can see that I have always had an interest in human development, behaviour and psychology but it wasn’t something I considered as a career path until later in life- until my own struggles pushed me there.

 

My first endeavor in post-secondary education was to follow my creative drive in pursuit of a career in fashion design. I worked in fashion and costume design for several years. I enjoyed using my creative skills at work, however I found myself feeling empty due to the lack of authentic, compassionate connection I experienced working in that industry. It became apparent to me that I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life. 


During this same time, it also became clear to me that I needed to face my personal struggles with anxiety, depression and complex grief from childhood trauma.  


When I left my career in the fashion world I began to seek out the help I needed. Eventually, I found a psychotherapist who helped me dig deep, heal old wounds and release myself from the constant loop of anxiety and depression I had been stuck in. 


The personal healing and growth I experienced during my time in therapy ignited a flame in me to learn more about the human experience, psychology and spirituality. Undergoing my own therapeutic process, and transforming my life as a result, made me want to be able to do the same for others. This led me to go back to school and eventually study psychotherapy. 


My passion and dedication to unfolding the potential of the human psyche and spirit has only grown since beginning my psychotherapy practice. 


I feel honoured and blessed each day to walk with others on their personal journey's of healing and transformation.



Finding the Right Therapist is Essential

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"Who you choose can be the most important thing you ever do."

"Effective communication and the relationship between you and your counselor are probably the most important and indicative factors in whether or not your therapy will be successful."

"Effective communication and the relationship between you and your counselor are probably the most important and indicative factors in whether or not your therapy will be successful."

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"Effective communication and the relationship between you and your counselor are probably the most important and indicative factors in whether or not your therapy will be successful."

"Effective communication and the relationship between you and your counselor are probably the most important and indicative factors in whether or not your therapy will be successful."

"Effective communication and the relationship between you and your counselor are probably the most important and indicative factors in whether or not your therapy will be successful."

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"The connection you have with your therapist is essential...so take some time at the beginning to find the right person."

"Effective communication and the relationship between you and your counselor are probably the most important and indicative factors in whether or not your therapy will be successful."

"The connection you have with your therapist is essential...so take some time at the beginning to find the right person."

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