About Kate (She/Her)
I am currently completing my training as a registered psychotherapist. I am a student at the Toronto Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling Education and will graduate in 2023. I have also completed two years of training at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, a certificate course in Narrative Therapy from the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy, and an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). My approach is influenced by many years of mindfulness practice and study.
The counselling services that I offer are part of my training and are supervised. This means that I will discuss the content of our meetings with my clinical supervisor to ensure that I am providing the best possible care, while at the same time maintaining your confidentiality.
I am a working novelist. If you are curious about my writing, you can find out more here . Please be aware that I keep a firm boundary between my creative work and my therapeutic work. I will neither write about my clients, nor assist them in seeking publication for their own writing. I do, however, have a strong interest in the connection between creativity and mental health, and will encourage you to pursue your own creative outlets.
I have had several careers. I hold a B.A. in English Literature from McGill University and a J.D. (law degree) from the University of Toronto. I’m a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, although I never practiced law beyond my articling year. For most of my career, I worked at the University of Toronto in senior administrative roles, including ten years as a major gift fundraiser. I also spent time in the publishing industry at the beginning of my work life.
I’m divorced and remarried. I have two biological sons and a step-daughter. I practice yoga, am an enthusiastic home cook, and read widely.