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Kristen Hydes

BSW, MA Registered Social Worker # 11871, Canadian Certified Counsellor # 13254

Kristen is a Registered Social Worker and Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Kristen has over 10 years combined education and experience counselling individuals, families, parents and facilitating group therapy and various mental health workshops.

Kristen believes that every client has a unique story and adapts her counselling practice to your specific needs. Kristen is influenced by various models of counselling including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She uses multiple therapeutic tools tailored to your individual personality, challenges and goals. Kristen also practices from a trauma informed perspective.

Kristen’s counselling approach mirrors her practice as a yoga teacher and focuses on living in the present and connecting to our authentic selves. She recognizes the inner strength that lives within all of us, whether young or old. Kristen’s work is influenced by years of experience working with children, youth and families. She exudes an innate belief that all clients can reach their highest potential.

Kristen holds specific training and experience working with members of the LGBTQ community, and recognizes the influence gender, sexuality and socio-economic status and culture can have on our experiences.

“When we realize the power we hold over our suffering, and our capacity for resilience, we are truly the strongest form of ourselves”.

Anxiety

Depression

Problematic substance use

Sexual Violence

Grief and Loss

Goal setting

Stress reduction and management

Life transitions

Person-centred

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Meditation

Motivational Interviewing

Feminist Theory

Group Therapy

EMDR