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Kathleen Anderson

B.A.(Psy), M.S.W.(Clin.), R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker (SK)

Clinical Social Worker, Approved Clinical Supervisor (AB)

  • Are you struggling with personal, relationship, family or workplace issues?

  • Do you feel overwhelmed by stress or that you have no control in your life?

  • Are you feeling down, have no motivation, or hard time thinking of anything pleasurable in your life?

  • Are you a parent worried about how too best help your child?

There is hope!

  • You can find resilience or help your child become resilient.

  • You can release distress and create more peace and joy in your life.

  • You can learn strategies that help you call the shots in your life.

Taking the first step can be difficult. Therapy is an investment in yourself. Let me walk with you on your journey to gain perspective, clarity and peace of mind. Together we can get you unstuck from the negative patterns that are sabotaging the life that you desire.

Life is not a straight path upwards. The aim in life is not to avoid struggles but to overcome them.
— Unknown

Approach to Counselling

As a Registered Clinical Social Worker, I offer more than 30 years of experience in mental health and wellness, working with adults, youth and children.  In my practice, I provide a strengths-based, solution-focused approach, based on best practices to learn how to manage emotions, deal with failure, stress, and worry, and rebound from tough times.  Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings, identify barriers and build resilience. I offer a supportive, caring and non-judgemental environment so together we can set goals, develop skills and work towards your desired outcomes.  

 

Specialties in counselling

Counselling Issues

  • Addictions – Drugs, Alcohol, Polysubstance, Gambling, Internet, Shopping

  • ADHD

  • Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Chronic Illness/pain, comorbid disorders

  • Geriatrics – Dementia, Alzheimer’s, caregiver support

  • Emotional regulation

  • Mood Disorders – Anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety), Depression, Bi-polar Disorder

  • Behaviour Awareness and Modification

  • Bereavement – Grief and Loss, Complicated Grief

  • Couple/Marital Issues

  • Concurrent Disorders

  • Crisis/Trauma – Acute Stress, Adjustment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Separation/Divorce Mediation – Parenting After Separation, Parenting Plans

  • Domestic/Relational Violence

  • Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating

  • Family Conflict

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Gay/Lesbian/Transgender – sexual orientation

  • Incest/Child Abuse

  • Life Transitions

  • Military/Veterans – Adjustment, OSIs

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Parenting – teens, children

  • Personality Disorders

  • Phobias

  • Post Partum Depression/Anxiety

  • Psychotic Disorder

  • Self-Esteem/Self-Talk

  • Sexual Dysfunction/Intimacy

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Women’s Issues

  • Workplace Stress/Conflict, Change in the Workplace, Return to Work

Counselling Approaches

  • Couple/Marital Counselling

  • Family Counselling

  • Group Therapy

  • Crisis Management

  • Trauma Counselling

  • Addictions Counselling

  • Grief/Bereavement Counselling

  • Separation and Divorce Counselling

  • Mediation

  • Psychoeducation

Types of Therapy

  • Individual – Adult, Child and Youth

  • ABA – Behaviour analysis and modification

  • Behaviour Therapies – CBT, DBT, MBT, REBT, Emotional Triage

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Short and Long term therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Psychoeducation

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Exposure Therapy

  • Play Therapy/Art Therapy

  • Couple/Marital Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Mediation – family and workplace