Kirsten completed her undergraduate education at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she attained her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minors in Women’s Studies and Anthropology. She then completed an Ontario College Graduate Certificate through Algonquin College in Autism and Behaviour Sciences.
Following her passion for Psychology, Kirsten began studying at Adler Graduate Professional School earning her Master of Psychology degree with an additional Certificate in Trauma Psychotherapy.
Kirsten began her first clinical psychology internship at Pine River Institute, a holistic residential treatment centre for adolescents and young adults struggling with addiction, mental health, behavioural, and interpersonal relationships.
Kirsten has now joined Central Ontario Psychology, where she completed her education. She is involved in supporting adolescents and adults with varying mental health concerns in both assessment and therapeutic domains. Kirsten takes a holistic approach to psychotherapy, addressing individuals as a whole, examining elements that influence well-being, and encouraging the exploration of oneself.
Kirsten uses an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, including aspects Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed approaches.
Kirsten has earned her RP (Qualifying), and continues to gather hours for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, working towards registration as a Psychological Associate. She provides services under the supervision of Dr. Douglas and Dr. Mitchell. For more information about supervised psychological services, please click here.