Catherine Anne Kilbride (she/her),
BEd, MA, OCT, RP(Q)
Registered Psychotherapist, Qualifying,
under the supervision of Kelly Collins, RP
Anxiety & Stress, Depression & Sadness, Grief & Loss, Identity, Life Transitions, Meaning & Purpose, Relationships, Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth
$120 for a 50-minute psychotherapy session
I accompany clients from a place of compassion, creativity, warmth, and humour as they move from the wounds of interpersonal, systemic, and intergenerational trauma (e.g., neglect, identity-based violence, childhood or intimate partner violence, premature death) towards fulfilling lives rooted in posttraumatic growth. In addition to working with clients who have experienced trauma and its related effects, I also work with clients who identify as experiencing stress (including anxiety disorders), sadness or depression, persistent guilt and shame, life transitions, grief, and existential questions related to life purpose and identity.
Trauma-informed therapy involves working with parts of the brain that can't be accessed through talk therapy alone. For this reason, I work with each client to choose evidence-based expressive arts practices (e.g., contemplative photography, sandtray work, music, Legos) that will complement our talk therapy work together. I also work in Brainspotting.
As a trauma survivor, I deeply appreciate the strength and courage it takes to reach out for help and to hold onto hope that things can get better. You have already started a courageous journey, simply by starting your search. Regardless of the nature of your pain, I believe that you can feel at home within yourself and the world again.