Meet Kealy

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Kealy has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology from St. Thomas University.

 

Kealy has experience working with individuals of all ages. She has worked with people with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, dementia diagnosis, grief/loss, disordered eating, improving self-esteem, self-worth & body image. Kealy understands how society and culture influence how we view ourselves.

 

Kealy provides a welcoming, comfortable, and safe place to share your story. All sessions are confidential. 

 

 

My Approach

My goal is to create an open, warm, and supportive environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings without judgment. I believe creating a trusting relationship with my clients is important and I recognize my clients are the experts in their own lives. Therefore I will meet you where you are in your healing journey. 

I work from a Strengths-Based and Person-Centred approach. In sessions we will work collaboratively to create goals, coping skills, and strategies to help you navigate life’s challenges with evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Together we will explore your strengths and use them to empower you to create change and improve your overall well-being. 

 

I recognize the importance of diversity and cultural identity and I will work to understand your beliefs, values, and traditions and how to implement them into your plan.

"The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth."

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My Services

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic illness

  • Grief/loss

  • Improving self-esteem

  • Body image

  • Supporting caregivers.

 

Please reach out if you have any questions or to discuss your goals of counselling.

Individual Therapy Session

 

1 hr I $125

 

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