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About Kathy Roberts

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I'm Kathy Roberts ... a compassionate, skilled and experienced therapist who can help you develop the skills to cope and flourish. Let's do this together!

What I Believe

Everyone wants to be happy and healthy. But sometimes, life can get in the way. Adults, teens and children can all face challenges that hold them back from living their best, most enjoyable lives. And when one family member is struggling, the whole family is affected.

 

The goal of therapy is to help navigate the roadbumps that impact mental health ... to provide emotional support, validate feelings and problems, help resolve conflicts, and find solutions that lead to real and lasting change.

My Counselling Style

I'm a people person. I'm compassionate, patient, enthusiastic and spontaneous. My approach to counselling is strength-based and relational. I meet you where you're at. From this safe space, I'll understand your hopes and challenges, and help you to recognize your strengths. Then together, we'll decide how to build on those strengths, set meaningful goals and develop strategies to meet those goals.

Everyone is unique. During our sessions together, we'll use the therapeutic techniques that work best for you. My toolkit is grounded in trauma-informed care, and includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family-Based Treatment (for eating disorders). 

My Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1987

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW), Wilfrid Laurier University, 1998

  • Registered Social Worker (RSW #521273) with OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers)

  • Member, Ontario Association of Social Workers

  • Registered NIHB (Non-insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Innuit) mental health counselling service provider, number MH0612474

  • Additional training includes: Certificate in Infant Mental Health (York University), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders (FBT)

My Work Experience

  • 20+ years of private practice as a therapist/counsellor

  • London Health Sciences Centre, Paediatrics Emergency and Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Team (4 years)

  • London Health Sciences Centre, Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Team  (9 years)

  • Vanier Children's Services (London) and Notre Dame of St. Agatha Children’s Centre (6 years)
  • Social Worker in Yellowknife and Cape Breton Island school boards (8 years)

On a Personal Note

  • I'm originally from Cape Breton Island, and I've lived and worked in Yellowknife, Newfoundland and China.

  • Since 1999, I've been living and working in London, Ontario.

  • I have two great (grown-up) kids.

  • I love fur-babies. I have 3 spoiled cats - Benny, Moon Bear and Mister Fluffy.

  • I enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Kathy Roberts, Lake Superior Coastal Trail Hike
Kathy Roberts, canoeing the Saugeen River
Kathy Roberts and her cuddly canine friends

If this resonates with you, then go to my New Client page, complete the form, and we'll set up a 15-minute (no charge) phone discussion to see if we can work together to enhance your life. 

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