KELSEY SANTERRE

M.A. Counselling Psychology, M.Sc. Cognitive Psychology Registered Psychotherapist CRPO #12873

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 completed her M.A. in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and specialized in trauma-focused approaches with Dr. Anna Baranowsky. Before Kelsey stepped into counseling, she taught yoga and mindfulness classes to children, youth, and adults. In her academic research she focused on understanding sensory systems and the impact they have on how we understand our lives. 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.

Kelsey studied the development of hearing and learning at McMaster University with Dr. Laurel Trainor. Then studied memory and language at Western University with Dr. Ken McRae. Finally she studied body physiology through yoga and mindfulness training.

Kelsey's primary language is English. Francais c’est un petit peut.

Kelsey pic 1