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Hi, I'm Kathy!

I am of Algonquin Anishinaabe and English European heritage. I am a proud member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. Like many Anishinaabe people, I come from a family of story tellers. Whether we were sitting around the kitchen table or the campfire, stories were the way we understood where we came from and how we knew where we belonged in the world. As I got older, I began to wonder about the stories that weren’t told. The stories that were too painful to share.

Becoming a therapist has allowed me to create a safe space to explore, understand, and give voice to our most painful stories. I believe sharing these stories is an integral part of healing. While it may feel too painful to share, or your story may have been silenced in the past, I will support you every step of the way at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Whether you are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties or other mental health challenges we will work together to begin your healing journey to wellness and living the life you hope for.

I have over ten years of experience working in mental health in the public sector. I am committed to professional development and have training in several therapy modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. 

In addition, I have experience working with Indigenous people and can offer a wholistic approach to healing that is culturally safe and trauma-informed. Of course, the key to success in therapy is the therapeutic relationship and ‘goodness of fit’; therefore, I encourage you to contact me to arrange a free 15-minute consultation.

Services Offered: Individual Therapy (Ages 12+)


Insurance Designation: Master of Social Work, Registered Social Worker

Education & Training:

  • HB in Social Work from Lakehead University  

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University 

Additional training including: Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR),  Narrative Therapy, Indigenous-Adapted CBT, & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

Treatment Specialties: Depression and Low Mood, Generalized and Social Anxiety, Perinatal & Postpartum Anxiety and Depression, Parenting, Anger Management, ADHD, Substance Use and Addiction, Stress Management, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Coping Skills, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship and Interpersonal Challenges, Personal Growth and Development


Therapeutic Modalities:

  • Wholistic, Culturally Safe, & Trauma-Informed 

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Indigenous adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy 

Contact

Contact us now to book your first session or free 15-minute consultation. 

info@elevatetherapy.ca

(807) 699 - 7787

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