Meet Kathleen

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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 video, telephone and email/messaging counselling and therapy anywhere in Ontario.

  • Provides insurance coverage receipts to residents of Ontario.

  • Coping with stress, anxiety, low mood and depression, social anxiety

  • Releasing core sources of physical and emotional pain with Brainspotting

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

  • Making healthy lifestyle changes and increasing mental health

  • Processing internal distress and trauma 

  • Managing pain, chronic symptoms and healing from illness

  • Coping with the challenges of family building, infertility

  • Meeting fitness and nutrition goals

  • Treating insomnia and sleep disturbance

  • Dealing with work issues and career counselling

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