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Student Counsellor Clinic

About

The student counsellor clinic was founded as a way to expand our ability to meet the needs of the community. Costs and waitlists are often a barrier to accessing supportive therapy, and while most therapists (myself included) offer sliding scale or reduced rate spots to help reduce this barrier, the demand far exceeds our capacity. Master of Counselling Psychology interns, who are registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, are able to provide additional reduced rate options for therapy to help meet this demand and create greater accessibility for in-person and virtual mental health care in Orillia, Ontario

  • Open to individuals 16+ who are looking for access to safe, non-judgmental, in-person counselling to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress and burnout, and relationship concerns. 

  • Sessions are pay-what-you-can, starting at $20, and offered both in person and virtually; if this still presents a barrier to services, please let us know and we can work with you to find a fee that feels accessible. 

  • Student intern therapists are registered with the CRPO and licensed to practice psychotherapy under supervision while they complete their degree. 

  • Not suitable for people in acute crisis; please contact 705-728-5044 to find crisis services 

Intern Therapists

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Kathleen Aikins
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Throughout my life, I have been drawn to work with people in a capacity that allows for trusting relationships that build connection and co-create positive impacts. People often describe me as warm, authentic, resilient, and practical. I bring to counselling 5 years of experience working as a case manager and support worker for individuals and families who are homeless, in shelter, and at risk of homelessness. This experience has given me a deep appreciation of how systemic factors, social supports, and capacity for resilience impact an individual's mental health and wellbeing. 

 

My work is based in a psychodynamic approach and cognitive behavioural approach, with a focus on understanding your past in order to make positive changes for the future. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relational issues, emotional dysregulation, maladaptive thoughts or struggling with life’s challenges and stressors - I offer a holistic approach to therapy that will help you discover and understand your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour. Through a journey of self-discovery, I will support you to make meaningful and lasting change in your life.  

Would you like to know more about the Student Therapy Clinic? Send us a message!

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