Kathleen believes that the most important stories are the ones we tell ourselves. At times in our lives, the stories we tell ourselves can cause us to get stuck, be led off course, or to feel overwhelmed by our emotions. Kathleen sees therapy as a space to understand and explore the impact of our thoughts, beliefs, and actions, on our emotional experience. Through this understanding you can learn how to expand your perspectives and take action to work towards your goals. Kathleen aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them engage in this process, achieve greater self-understanding, and to develop skills to meet their goals. Kathleen values the use of evidence-based treatment strategies and works primarily from a cognitive behaviour therapy approach. She has an inclusive practice and strives to adapt therapy to meet the needs of each individual.
Kathleen works with adults seeking support for a range of issues including low mood, stress, anxiety, worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Kathleen has completed clinical training across many settings including St. Michael’s Hospital, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Ryerson University, and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Her research on cognitive factors related to chronic worry and its treatment has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.
Residency – Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Ryerson University