Kate

Kate – Clinic Director/Registered Clinical Counsellor

As the founder of Next Step Counselling Group and a registered clinical counsellor (RCC), I believe an authentic connection between you and your therapist is the foundation for growth. 

I am a new mother to two little girls and a boy, so I understand the challenges that life can throw our way, and I strive to bring that understanding to the counselling setting. I am passionate about helping young people—children, teenagers, and young adults (ages 6 to 20)—develop the skills to navigate life. 

For school-aged children: I help clients navigate high school and all its challenges, including bullying and school performance/test anxiety.

For youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD): I help clients learn the life skills they need to grow into confident, independent adults. 

Kate worked with my son Jade, who has high functioning autism, for three years. At age 17, he was floundering as to what to do with his life and had many social issues. Kate has an acute sensitivity for guiding her clients and instilling confidence in them so they can get over life’s hurdles—especially when us parents don’t always know what direction to go next. My son now has a full-time job. He is happy, confident, and on his way to full independency. This gives me peace of mind for his life and future that I never would have thought possible back in 2016 (before we met Kate).  Kate will always have a special place in our hearts, and we are so grateful to have been one of the first families she counselled.

Shana K.

Specialties – issues:

  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Youth issues (school, bullying, anxiety)
  • Identity and self esteem
  • Life skills
  • Transitions
  • Supervision of therapists

Specialties – modalities:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family systems
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy (SFBT)

Client focus: children (6+), teenagers, young adults, adults, families

Cost per session: $150/individual | $175/couples | $180/family

Supervision:

Kate is passionate about providing BCACC accredited supervision to students and practicing therapists who are looking to further their education and knowledge in the field. Whether you are a student or a new therapist looking to enhance your skills, Kate has a dedication for creating a safe, compassionate space for new therapists from a person centred lens. Kate has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, and truly has a passion for the helping profession. Kate enjoys working from a strengths based approach, highlighting the skills and attributes of the blossoming therapist. Through rapport building, self assessment and the development of the supervisory relationship, Kate will help you build on your unique strengths as a therapist. She will provide feedback through a corrective yet positive lens, that helps you to evaluate the strategies you are using, while furthering your knowledge on ethical and legal considerations. Kate truly has a passion for this space – she loves the eager therapist who has a thirst for knowledge and continuing education.
 

Online and in person supervision sessions available

Cost per session: $150/50 minute session | $225/90 minutes | $75/person for group supervision

 
 
Online Therapy