M.Sc., M.A. Registered Psychotherapist (Q)
Kelsey views therapy as a collaborative alliance between two people. She aims to cultivate a safe environment to work towards sharing, processing, and integrating the emotions surrounding life's unexpected and challenging experiences. Kelsey sees the unweaving of the knots as a process that inspires control of the speed that is taken, by each person's unique flow.
She completed her training with Dr. Anna Baranowsky in trauma-focused approaches and draws from:
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
- Narrative therapy
- Somatic-based practices
Kelsey has extensively studied the ways in which the mind collects information, creates patterns, and understands environments through language and the sensorimotor systems through her M.Sc. in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to her M.A in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, her journey led her to study Buddhist and Yoga Philosophy in Indonesia; and she spent time teaching mindfulness to adults, families, toddlers, children, and youth. Her personal experience, professional training, and work have come together to inform her approach to supporting trauma survivors.
Kelsey is committed to creating an open, compassionate, and non-judgemental space cultivated in cultural sensitivity. She aims to empower those who she works with to access internal resources and equip them with confidence in using stabilization skills to support difficult circumstances of trauma, anxiety, depression, loss, anger, and the process of reconnecting with others.