Meet Kathleen

As a child, I battled bone cancer and lost my leg. This experience had a powerful impact on me and my family. Despite the challenges, living through illness and rehab taught me the importance of choosing healthy behaviours, positive perspective and support in healing and living a happy life. 

 

I studied Public Affairs and Policy Management and focused my learning on food policy and community health, while I worked as a food service cook and server. During this time, I had the privilege to travel through South American countries and live and work in communities in Thailand and Ethiopia. I met many people who shared their positive perspectives of illness and hardship despite extreme circumstances. These experiences enhanced my enthusiasm to take a problem-solving approach and reinforced my belief in the ability to shape our life circumstances. This led to my interest in counselling and psychotherapy.

 

My formal training comes from studying Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. From 2012 to 2018, I worked at Carleton University’s disability services, counselling services and career services helping people cope with change, medical issues and disability-related challenges.

  • Provides outdoor and nature sessions in Sarnia, ON.

  • Offers online and telephone sessions with anyone in Canada.

  • Provides insurance coverage receipts to residents of Ontario.

  • Coping with stress, anxiety, low mood and depression

  • Finding tools to manage social anxiety

  • Adapting to illness or disability (head injury, blindness, isolation) 

  • Making healthy lifestyle changes and increasing mental health

  • Weight concerns and management 

  • Managing pain, chronic symptoms and healing from illness

  • Coping with the challenges of neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD)

  • Meeting fitness and nutrition goals

  • Dealing with work issues and career counselling

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Health Counselling is a modern private practice. Everyone is welcome here. We offer health-focused, medically informed counselling and psychotherapy. 

 

We work at your pace to address challenging thoughts, feelings or actions that are getting in the way of healing, growing or feeling satisfied with your life. 

 

We specialize in therapy for people who struggle with any aspect of their health, whether mental, physical, emotional.

 

We also specialize in therapy for people who are navigating the social or psychological aspects of illness or changes in ability.

 

Based in Sarnia and Whitby, we support you in making long-lasting changes toward a healthier, more peaceful and meaningful life. 

 

Serving you in-office in Sarnia, Ontario and via telephone and secure video in Whitby, Ontario and across Canada.