Meet Kealy (She/Her)
Clinical Social Worker / Therapist
Kealy Whittaker works with adults and couples. She has experience supporting individuals through their anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self-esteem, and body image.
She has additional training in grief and eating disorders, including being an EDIT™ Certified I -Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician.
Kealy holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology Degree from St. Thomas University and a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Calgary. She recently completed her Master of Social Work from St. Thomas University.
She is a member in good standing with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers and is registered to practice electronically in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
In addition to her role as an Associate Therapist, Kealy is the Community and Clinic Development Lead here at Laura Gatien & Associates. She connects with community agencies and businesses to plan presentations and workshops, organizes events and trainings for our therapists and staff, and assists the Director of Operations with the orientation of new team members, new clinic projects, and intern support.
Kealy provides a welcoming, comfortable, and safe place to share your truth. All sessions are confidential.
My goal is to provide a warm, trusting, and supportive environment free of judgement for my clients. I recognize you are the expert in your own life; therefore, I will meet you where you’re at in your healing journey.
I work from a Strengths-Based perspective and use various evidence-based approaches to help you reach your goals including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy.
My strongest technique is building rapport and connection with my clients with active listening, validation, and a side of humour.
I recognize the importance of diversity and cultural identity and 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."
Improving self-esteem & confidence
Grief & Loss
If you'd like to learn more about me & my approach follow me on Instagram! @kealywhittaker.therapy