Registered Social Worker
Squamish in person and online
My name is Kelsey and I am a counsellor and Registered Social Worker (RSW) with BCCSW. I graduated in 2020 from the University of Toronto with a Master of Social Work (MSW) alongside a Collaborative Specialization in Addiction Studies. I am currently accepting new clients on Fridays at Peak Experience.
As a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, I have experience working with traumas both big and small. Trauma is no longer seen as something that is limited to going through life-threatening situations. We may experience trauma when there is a breakdown of an important relationship in our life, we have challenging family histories, have lost a loved one, or were bullied during our school years.
I often work with clients who may be struggling with:
Substance or alcohol misuse
Low motivation or feeling “stuck"
Stress, burnout, or feeling overwhelmed
I am passionate about the importance of our mind-body connections, and how we can nurture these in therapy, in order to experience deeper healing. I offer tools that both include, and go beyond, traditional talk therapy. My therapeutic approaches include EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, and ACT.
When I'm not seeing clients at Peak Experience Counselling, I work at a local community mental health clinic, with a focus on running mental health and addiction groups. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the mountains, forests, and rivers around Squamish with my dog Buffy.