Kaleigh Smith

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Our Founder

Kaleigh Smith

I began my journey into the mental health field at the University of Toronto, completing a Specialist Degree in Mental Health (HBSc) and then moving on to a post-graduate certification in trauma and crisis interventions at Seneca College. From there I went onto complete my master’s degree at Yorkville University in Counselling Psychology and I am a Registered Psychotherapist licensed with the CRPO and the CCPA.

 

My therapeutic style is centred around empathy and respect. I work with a trauma-informed, non-judgemental, multicultural, and inclusive approach to care. I bring curiosity and sensitivity to treatment to better understand your perspective of the world and narrative of life. My view of counselling is a holistic one, with the aim of providing client-centered care. I draw from various theories in counselling, including CBT, SFBT, IFS, Narrative Theory and DBT. I find that using a blended approach tailored to your needs can help me better understand how your life experiences have led you seek help.

 

Giving individuals autonomy, empathy, understanding and a safe space to discuss mental health are the cornerstones of how I base my interactions with clients.

 

You can learn more about my areas of specialization on my Services page.

Kaleigh Smith