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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.

  • More About Alyssa
    Services Offered: Individual Therapy (Ages 16+) Insurance Designation: Master of Social Work, Registered Social Worker Education & Training: - HBA in Psychology from Lakehead University - Master's Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University - Additional training in trauma-informed practice, interpersonal violence, acceptance and commitment-based therapy, and emotionally focused therapy. ​ Treatment Specialties: Depression and Low Mood, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Trauma, Generalized and Social Anxiety, Anger Management, Stress Management, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Coping Skills, Work-Induced Stress, Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance, Relationship and Interpersonal Challenges, Personal Growth and Development ​ Therapeutic Modalities: I work from a humanistic, person-centered approach that is anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. I utilize the Tri-Phasic Model of trauma, EFT, CBT, DBT and ACT. I also utilize somatic therapy approaches to facilitate mind-body connection through grounding, mindfulness and meditation.

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 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.

Contact

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

info@elevatetherapy.ca

(807) 699 - 7787

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