Kaitlyn Arnold is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Kaitlyn holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, with a specialization in psychological research and close relationships.

Over the years, Kaitlyn has developed a passion for working with others to facilitate fulfilling relationships with strong communication and healthy boundaries. Kaitlyn supports individuals through challenges with communication, conflict, boundaries, intimacy, and breakups.

Kaitlyn also works with clients who are looking to enhance their sex lives, as well as those experiencing low desire. She has experience supporting individuals in exploring their understanding of sex and improving their communication, intimacy, and comforts with sex (whether that’s independently or with a partner).

Kaitlyn has previous experience working with individuals struggling with self-esteem, ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, emotional-regulation, and grief. Kaitlyn has also worked as a Psychological Research Assistant for over six years, supporting individuals and couples who are experiencing mental health struggles. Having worked in the psychological research field, Kaitlyn regularly integrates current research and techniques into her practice. She is always searching for new, creative, and out-of-the-box approaches to enhance her clients’ wellbeing, as well as to tailor her treatment approach to her client’s unique needs.

Kaitlyn believes that the most important part of a therapeutic relationship is feeling understood. She approaches her work with curiosity, compassion, and authenticity. Kaitlyn strives to understand her clients, as well as their unique challenges in life. In doing so, she uses an integrative approach that is tailored to each client, drawing from Attachment-Based Therapies, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. In a session with Kaitlyn, you can expect free-flowing conversation, guided by both curiosity and compassion. Kaitlyn strives to create an unbiased, non-judgemental space, in which clients can feel free to explore their challenges in a way that is paced uniquely for them.

When she’s not in the office, you’ll find Kaitlyn eagerly seeking out her next adventure! Whether that’s painting a mural, exploring a new hiking trail, or signing up for a reality show - Kaitlyn is always sure to bring passion, authenticity, and enthusiasm to all areas of life!

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Mrs. Nicole Belina is passionate about and specializes in working with individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and/or concurrent disorders (such as a mental health diagnosis or experience(s) of trauma), whether their own or someone else’s. She has worked in the field of addictions and mental health for over 10 years; she has experience with the entire treatment continuum from withdrawal management (detox), to community outpatient treatment, to long-term residential treatment and has worked at every level of an organization including part and full time frontline work as well as leadership/management.

Operating from the belief that addiction is the symptom of underlying issues and not the problem itself, Mrs. Belina helps individuals explore substance use as a coping mechanism used to manage a multitude of underlying root causes such as trauma, mental health, poverty, and loss that lead to dysfunction in all aspects of life. Together, she works with the client to find new ways of coping and supporting them on their journey to recovery. Additionally, Ms. Belina has a passion for sex therapy and, if the client is interested, in integrating this into a client’s treatment journey especially in relation to exploring sex and intimacy after experiences of trauma and/or substance use.

Mrs. Belina works from a non-judgmental, strengths-based, trauma-informed, client-centered perspective that is flexible and adaptive to the needs of the client. She utilizes an integrative approach, which means using a variety of approaches and interventions as they fit for the client (ie. experiential modalities, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing) but ultimately works under the philosophy that you are the expert in your own life- you have the knowledge and the power to change. Mrs. Belina works to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with you, in order to support you on your path.

Mrs. Belina is a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Health & Mental Health and a collaborative program in Addiction Studies. She completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Criminal Psychology and Behaviour through Conestoga College and in Positive Psychology and Health & Wellness Coaching through the College of Executive Coaching. She has also completed the Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program at the University of Guelph.

Mrs. Belina is a lifelong learner; in addition to taking continuing education courses/workshops, she loves to learn about new cultures and how people connect with each other. When not working, she loves to travel and has visited over 20 countries in the last decade. She lives with her partner and two young daughters.

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Tammy believes in fostering a collaborative, therapeutic relationship within which clients are best able to direct their own care. In addition to providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families, Tammy’s work has also involved finding community supports for clients in distress, assisting with life transitions, and enhancing effective interpersonal communication styles.

Her formal training focused on interventions for individuals, families, and groups, across various therapeutic orientations. Tammy has been afforded extensive opportunities working in mental health, supporting clients with various mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and trauma. Tammy can assist individuals with relationship struggles, codependency, infidelity, separation and divorce, substance abuse, low self-esteem, family concerns, and life transitions. She has additional training in the areas of trauma counselling, and has been trained in EMDR

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Favouring dialogic and narrative therapy methods, Heather creates a collaborative space where folks can explore options and move towards creating change. She also draws from Solutions Focused Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy to help clients identify their patterns, better understanding themselves and those around them. Grounded in curiosity and compassion, sessions tend to be highly conversational and relaxed, with an equal focus on emotions and rationality. A guiding question in her work is simple: How do you feel, and what do you want to do about that?

Before moving into therapy, Heather worked as a sexuality educator focusing on consent, desire, and communication. She’s been coaching folks looking to reconnect to their sense of sexuality, navigating finding healthy partnerships or exploring new facets of their desires since 2013, and running workshops since her undergraduate days. Her work is trauma-informed, sex-positive, kink positive and supportive of consensual non-monogamy. Actively anti-racist, she strives to keep her work culturally-informed and anti-oppressive.

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Please note: Stacey has a three month waitlist for new clients.

Incorporating an authentic therapeutic style and strengths based practice is a core part of Stacey’s work with individuals and families. Stacey is passionate about working with individuals and families in a healing environment and fostering open communication to promote change and growth. Stacey empowers clients to reflect on what they want to create in their life and to trust their intuition. Stacey believes each individual has the power to make changes that create positive and healthy relationships with themselves and others. Stacey fosters inclusiveness to obtain a deeper level of communication to help clients resolve any tension and conflict. Stacey empowers clients to honour themselves to help them reach their goals and thrive.

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Athena Ferraro completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Toronto where she specialized in Mental Health and completed the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies (CoPAS). She received her Honour’s Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, majoring in Psychology: Brain and Cognition. She’s registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Deeply passionate about her work, Athena’s counselling approach is down-to-earth, authentic, compassionate, and client-centered. She’s committed to supporting her clients through their experiences. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, coping behaviours such as self-harm, substance abuse, gambling, excessive gaming and internet use, as well as postsecondary student mental health.

She also works with clients experiencing school or work stress, general life transitions, identity questions, and meaning-making and existential concerns. Athena uses techniques from various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), existential therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

Athena completed her clinical training at a mental health hospital in Toronto, where she worked with youth & adults struggling with a range of mental health issues, including clinical depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, early psychosis, and addiction. Prior to completing her MSW, Athena worked in the non-profit sector, volunteered as part of a care-team for Hospice clients & their families, worked in Accessibility Services at a university, and worked as a Research Assistant on various projects (focused on depression & its treatment, non-suicidal self-injury, suicide intervention & prevention, acculturation & mental health, and wellness initiatives for university students). She has also been involved in various mental health advocacy & awareness initiatives. She has been working in private practice in the Waterloo region since 2016.

Aside from work, Athena loves spending time with her partner and their preschooler, nature & being outdoors, reading, live music, Radiohead, satire (e. g. The Onion), road-tripping, and practicing mindfulness in everyday life.

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Karen specializes in individual and relationship therapy with adults, using systems and attachment theories in conjunction with basic Buddhist tenets of mindfulness and compassion for Self and others, to guide client explorations through their own individual and relationship stories. This allows for a flexible combination of narrative and solution-focused approaches to identifying and articulating clients’ needs and goals, encouraging positive changes to help achieve them. Karen can help clients better understand the influence of interconnected thoughts, feelings, stories, values, and expectations on conscious and subconscious behaviours and decision-making patterns. She can also help reconnect them with the strengths and resources available to, and within, themselves in times of crisis.

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Christine Hillis is a Registered Social Worker with undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Social Work through the University of Waterloo, as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work through Dalhousie University. Her main area of practice is within grief and trauma. She has received formal training in narrative therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), grief and bereavement, traumatic bereavement, IFS (Internal Family Systems), mindfulness, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 2.

Christine started working in mental health over nine years ago with the ideology that you should “become who you needed when you were younger.” She has worked with individuals with a range of backgrounds. Her passion for working with grief and trauma grew over the years upon recognizing that our past experiences impact us more than we may realize.

Christine uses a postmodern approach drawing from her training in narrative therapy, mindfulness, IFS, and EMDR. She believes that together it is possible to create new stories of our lives that feel more empowering and genuine. She cares about the messaging we have internalized throughout our lives and encourages individuals to determine what messages still serve them. EMDR allows her to reprocess some of these messages.

Christine also has extensive experience working with traumatic bereavement and first responders. Trauma can get in the way of being able to grieve our losses. EMDR can be helpful when we cannot access the good memories of those we have lost because traumatic images are flooding our minds. She also became passionate about working with first responders after being a crisis clinician working out of police detachments.

During our darkest times, it is important to remember that we do not need to suffer in silence. Sometimes it is difficult to verbally express how we feel and we might not know how to ask our partner for support; this is when coming to see a therapist as a couple can be beneficial. Through guided sessions, couples are able to strengthen their bond and to learn the skills required to fully communicate with one another during the most challenging times. Using methods cultivated by the Gottman Institute for Couples Therapy, Christine is able to fully examine the relationship and determine its strengths, as well as the areas that need a little more development. As a Gottman trained therapist, she is able to provide suggestions to strengthen the particular areas of potential growth.

When Christine is not working, she is most likely to be found being active or somewhere in the woods. Her giant Bernese Mountain dog is most likely not far from her.

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Angela Holmes is a Registered Psychotherapist with over six years of post-graduate experience. Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care from Wilfrid Laurier University, and she is registered in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Angela is a sex positive and kink aware therapist, with a passion for empowering her clients to reclaim their sexuality and desires. She has experience with supporting folks to overcome out of control and compulsive sexual behaviour (consensual), supporting couples with rebuilding desire, improving communication and trust around sex, challenges with orgasm, erectile dysfunction, rapid ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and helping individuals heal from the impact of trauma on their sexual well-being. As a Queer therapist, Angela is also passionate about supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in expressing their authentic self with confidence and with navigating minority stress.

In her work with survivors of trauma, Angela draws from a trauma informed approach whereby symptoms are not to be considered as something “wrong” with the person. Instead, Angela views symptoms as a reflection of the events and experiences that have taken place in a person’s life, or what has happened to them. Angela possesses in depth knowledge and training in the neurobiology of trauma (the relationship between the body and the mind) and incorporates this awareness into the therapeutic process with the goal of helping clients to gain a sense of control over their healing.

Whether working with a relationship or individual, Angela treats therapy as a collaboration between herself and her client(s). Relationship and individual therapy can help with shifting your mindset about sex. If you notice yourself becoming particularly “stuck” to a certain idea or way of experiencing sex, Angela can help you navigate this according to your own values and interests with the goal of reducing tension and helping you live freely.

Angela believes that many couples and folks in plural relationships would benefit from taking the time to reflect on their relationship(s), their needs, and ways of coping with conflict. Angela has an interest in supporting folks in relationships to better manage in times of stress, build safer and more intimate relationship(s) with one another, and to thrive in experiences of well-being. Angela supports those in relationships to set goals related to improving communication about emotions, building safety and trust, overcoming resentments, and developing different tools for coping with conflict. Angela helps her clients to become more aware of their behaviours, especially during times of distress, and provides strategies on how each person in the relationship can take responsibility for their behaviours and develop the necessary skills to respond differently to one another.

She approaches her work with the belief that everyone has the innate capacity to build connection. Whether this connection starts with yourself, or you are seeking to improve connection in your relationship(s), there are strategies to support you with thriving in these areas of your life.

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Lindsay Horne is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario. Lindsay is a member of The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Waterloo and obtained her Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor. Lindsay has a certificate in Concurrent Disorders, Addictions and has also completed the Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program through the University of Guelph. 

Lindsay uses a nonjudgmental approach that looks at the role emotions and behaviours play in the lives of individuals and relationships to see if they are helpful or if they are causing issues. Cognitive approaches can be used to examine the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Emotion focussed approaches can be used to examine the patterns in our life, how they are impacting us and our attachment needs. Lindsay is compassionate, she takes the view that we are all trying our best and her approach is grounded in what is important to the person and what they want in their life. She will work with you collaboratively to be able to express your authentic self. She views mental health or addiction symptoms as protective mechanisms that have developed as an adaptation to stressors or life events. Lindsay is sex and kink positive, supportive of consensual non-monogamy, pagan friendly and LGBTQ+ friendly. 

Lindsay started her career by providing support to individuals experiencing homelessness and went on to provide counselling for individuals with mental health and addictions. She has experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, addictions, boundary setting, change, communication skills, difficulty with emotions, loss, people pleasing, psychosis, relationship concerns, self-compassion, self-esteem/self-worth issues, stress, and wellness. 

Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her friends and partner, being outside in nature, fitness, reading, and learning.

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Lindsay Kenna is a Masters Level Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Certified Sexologist. She specializes in individual, relationship and sex therapy and brings an exceptional ability to offer direct sincere feedback and guidance, balanced by her genuinely compassionate nature.

Lindsay is a three-time graduate from the University of Waterloo, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sexuality, Marriage and Family program, and Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a Master’s of Social Work Degree. She also holds a certificate in the Intensive Sex Therapy Training program from the University of Guelph. Lindsay is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), the ONtario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and the American College of Sexologists (ACS).

In her clinical work, Lindsay helps clients to find ways to balance their emotional, mental, and physical well-being. She believes that a good therapeutic relationship is essential for the counselling process to be successful. Tailoring each treatment to her client’s unique needs, LIndsay takes a client-centred holistic approach to therapy, and adheres to evidence-based practice. Her clinical style combines genuine warmth and guidance towards effective and lasting solutions.

Lindsay uses various modalities such as Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has found these approaches to be helpful in working with clients to manage stress, life transitions, anxiety and depression. She often pulls form the works of John and Julie Gottman, Esther Perel, Imago Therapy and Attachment Theory to help clients identify and breakdown unhelpful patterns, rebuild intimacy and create the sex lives and relationships they want.

Her clinical interests include increasing intimacy and desire, enhancing pleasure, resolving relationship issues, working through infidelity, improving communication and trust, non-monogamous relationships, and sexuality across the lifespan. Lindsay is committed to helping her clients reclaim their seuality and works with people of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds to discover their optimal sexual wellness. She brings to her sessions knowledge and comfort, while creating a safe space to explore all things sex. She is experienced in working with clients with desire discrepancies, painful sex, performance anxiety, rapid ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction. She also helps clients improve sexual communication, confidence and learn more about their sexual self.

In her down time, Lindsay enjoys chilling out with her dog and getting outside– kayaking, swimming, and camping. She feels most at peace by the water, whether that’s sitting on a dock, laying on a beach or floating in waves. She’s a believer in the power of self-care which often includes her love of strength-training, meditation, catching up on mindless TV shows, and connecting with friends and family.

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Robin is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is completing her Master of Arts of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and working at Bliss as a part of her practicum in the program. She holds a PhD in Health Behaviour from Indiana University, and a Masters degree in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph. Robin is also a faculty member at the University of Guelph, where she has been teaching and conducting research in the areas of health and wellbeing, relationships, and sexuality for almost 20 years.

Robin has specialized training and expertise in the area of sexuality and relationships. Her program of research includes sexual health and wellbeing, sexual desire and sexual problems, sexual arousal and sexual pleasure, and sexual communication and relationships. She draws upon this work to help clients develop the skills and tools to better understand and enhance their sexual experiences. She believes our sexuality and relationships are integrally tied to our emotional and psychological wellbeing and that all of us have the right to, and the capacity for, positive sexual experiences.

Robin practices in a client-centred way to help individuals determine their goals and find pathways to achieving them. She is deeply curious, passionate, inclusive, and responsive to diverse experiences and values. Whether it’s a more balanced life, reduced anxiety, improved mood and relationships, or increased sexual pleasure, Robin collaborates with clients to create change in their lives and experience more peace and happiness. Robin works from a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective, drawing on evidence-based interventions. Together, clients can work with Robin to disentangle complex situations, experiences, and relationships, helping challenges to feel more manageable. At the core, however, is the therapeutic relationship. Robin works with care and respect to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can be and express themselves.

When she is not at Bliss, she can be found sitting around a table with fellow researchers at local coffee shops, trying to develop a better understanding of factors that influence individual and relational wellbeing. In her off hours, she enjoys time exploring the many nearby trails with her family and dogs.

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Marni is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Working with individuals and couples, Marni has experience with CBT, narrative and solution focused therapy and is focused on working with each client to blend modalities to best suit their needs and concerns. Marni is willing to work with you to help you discover your internal strengths, external resources and move towards your goals in an up close and in-depth way.

Marni has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Behaviour Psychology from St. Lawrence College and has worked with individual and families dealing with Autism, Developmental Delays and Dual Diagnoses, she has experience working with diverse clientele on a broad range of issues and is committed to ongoing training and professional development to expand and update her skills and therapeutic techniques. Marni’s highest priority is to offer a safe and empathetic environment in which clients can freely explore, understand and resolve the issues that concern them.

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Fariba offers therapy to individuals and couples. She works with you to navigate various life challenges and transitions, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, past traumas, relationship issues, sex and intimacy, parenting, divorce, grief, and sexual abuse

Fariba uses a combination of approaches to meet your needs and your goals for therapy. These approaches include Trauma-Informed Practices, EMDR, Solution-Focused, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Gottman Method Relational Therapy.

Fariba creates a warm and safe environment. She works from a strengths-based and client-centered approach to meet you where you are in your current situation.  She uses the best possible therapeutic skills and presents the best tools to help you improve your life and your relationships by overcoming difficult situations.

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Haley is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Haley obtained her Master of Arts Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. Haley trained at the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma during her Master’s and developed a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. She believes the effects trauma are unique and personal to the individual’s internalized experience, recognizing that there is no “one size fits all” in therapy.Alongside her work with adults, Haley also has experience in working with at-risk youth within the non-profit sector.

Haley has a special interest in working with religious trauma and has a passion for working alongside fellow LGBTQIA2S members. Additionally, Haley also has experience in working with ADHD, anger, anxiety, bipolarity, burnout, depression, dysthymia, gender, and sexuality.

Haley works from a holistic, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed framework, and seeks out continued education to maintain a culturally competent practice. She uses an integrative approach that is tailored to each client, drawing from attachment-based strategies, Polyvagal Theory, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness. She also enjoys integrating creativity into her approach, using experiential interventions to help clients best communicate and explore their internal experience. Haley is sex and kink positive, and in working with her, you can expect a dash of humour in the sessions as well as a relaxed, collaborative environment. She prioritizes building a strong therapeutic alliance and creating a safe, non-judgemental space for her clients.

Haley advocates for everyone’s story, its value and power, and she feels her role is to work alongside clients to provide space for their narrative to be heard and to help client’s access their inner resources to increase empowerment, acceptance, and support. She is honoured to work alongside each client and is looking forward to hearing your unique story.

On her off time, Haley enjoys exploring new documentaries to watch, paddle boarding, working on her novice banjo skills, and spending time with friends, family, partner and 17-year-old cat.

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Kim is a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) who completed her MEd in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Kim draws from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and psychodynamic therapy. She has advanced training in grief recovery and works with a variety of clients with different issues, especially supporting clients who are experiencing low self-esteem, self-criticism, burnout, breakups, life transitions, body acceptance issues, and parents needing support, especially parents and caregivers raising neurodivergent children.

Kim specializes in compassion-focused therapy (CFT), a form of psychotherapy grounded in research in developmental psychology, emotional neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and Buddhism. Self-compassion is a cornerstone of empowerment and can be found through kindness to oneself, treating oneself as a friend. The strength that flows from this realization allows clients to transform from their own worst critic to their own strongest ally, capable of setting and maintaining healthy boundaries and of knowing what they need and want to live in peace and harmony. This strength also helps clients create change and set and meet goals with kindness and support, rather than self-criticism.

Kim believes that the relationship between client and therapist is rooted in respect, equality, and trust. This authentic connection is the foundation for growth and positive self-discovery. Through compassionate listening and empathetic personal engagement, Kim strives to maintain an open and kind space for her clients to gain insight, explore their fears, express their pain, and in which they can develop a deeper connection and peace within themselves and in their relationships.

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Through her delivery of compassionate therapy to students and adults within the Waterloo region, Sarah considers it a sincere privilege to collaborate with you on your therapeutic journey! Sarah practices from a compassionate, easy-going, and genuine place, allowing you to feel safe, supported, and accepted within your therapy sessions together.

Sarah obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph; majoring in Psychology and minoring in Family and Child Studies. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and is an active member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP).

Sarah has previously worked within the post-secondary context, having professional training working as a Counsellor at a Southern Ontario University. In this role, Sarah worked with students experiencing a variety of concerns including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, LGTBQ issues, career/work issues, family of origin issues, trauma, grief, substance use, porn and internet addictions, suicidality, borderline personality disorder, and issues pertaining to stress management and sleep concerns. Having also worked in the research field as a Psychology Research Assistant, Sarah appreciates research initiatives advancing the counselling and psychotherapy fields. She regularly integrates current research and relevant clinical techniques to support and enhance her therapy practice. Sarah also possesses crisis intervention training and experience, having worked in a number of crisis response roles within Eastern and Southern Ontario. Such experiences guide her practice of prioritizing a safe, validating, respectful atmosphere in therapy sessions.

Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Strength-Based, and Motivational Interviewing approaches, Sarah uses evidenced-based clinical techniques to help you learn healthy ways of coping. Sarah particularly enjoys working with individuals with concerns relating to anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, feelings of inadequacy, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, stress, self-injury, and school/work/life balance.

Building on her integrative knowledge and previous clinical experiences, Sarah meets your needs in a way that feels most comfortable for you. Sarah offers insight and kindness, allowing her to be real, authentic, and genuine with you. She believes you are the expert on you and will guide you towards your life goals. The therapeutic relationship is something that Sarah emphasizes within therapy sessions. You will feel welcomed and validated in her office as you partner together to face your present concerns and begin to live a fulfilling life!

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Kate Urquhart is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy through Wilfrid Laurier University. Her main areas of practice are within grief, life transition, and learning to accept and welcome our full and diverse selves. She has received trauma-informed training in Ambiguous Loss, Emotionally Focused Therapy for relationships, Satir Model of Change, Mindfulness, and Integrative Brief Therapy. Kate’s therapeutic style is grounded in acceptance and compassion. You and your journey of change are central to your work together. With an education that is spiritually-integrated and culturally-sensitive, Kate sees your identity as a unique combination of characteristics to be appreciated and respected. This respect for diversity applies equally when working with couples. You have resources, strengths, and a life of experience; Kate provides support, understanding, and a safe space to explore what is standing between you and the peace you imagine. You will be invited to explore how your thoughts and feelings, past experience, and current circumstance come together to help or hinder you in your goals. Whether you are trying to choose a direction to take, are thick in the chaos of change, or are looking for the courage to stay the course, Kate offers judgement-free reflection and support. As the single mom of two now-grown children and as someone who changed careers from financial planning to psychotherapy in mid-life, Kate has a wisdom born of life experience. She gets that it can be hard to find the joy that must be there, on the other side of the pressures and burdens of everyday living. This genuine caring paired with professional training and technique in both individual and relationship therapy forms the bedrock of her therapeutic style. Away from the therapy office and screen, Kate spends much of her time in theatre and improv comedy, both on and off the stage. Kate has a dog named Valentine who was the smallest in a litter of cross-bred farm dogs and who now likes to jump through hoops for treats.

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