Katherine Schmidt
B.Sc., M.A., C.C.C., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - RP(Q)

Life can be difficult sometimes. It can be exhausting, challenging, unfair, and full of pain and loss. Sometimes we feel anxious, depressed, confused, stressed out and we don’t know how to handle it. Maybe you feel lost, at your wits-end, stuck and unsure how to carry on. Maybe you’re looking for a way forward, or skills and tools to help you manage. Maybe you’re hoping to uncover the strengths you already have, to make change in your life, or just someone to lend a non-judgmental ear.  

As a psychotherapist, I am empathetic, caring and authentic. I use a non-judgemental, compassionate, collaborative, person-centered approach that puts you in the driver’s seat. I too have been in the client’s seat in a therapy room, and I know how vulnerable it can feel. I strive to provide a space where you feel safe and comfortable, as well as supported, heard and acknowledged. I also believe that psychotherapy is like physiotherapy, that is, it is the most beneficial when you practice what we discuss between sessions. We will work together to determine which tools and techniques fit best for you, and I typically use elements of cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectal behaviour therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques. 

I completed my training and Master of Arts at the University of Western Ontario, and have experience working with adults (18+) with various presenting concerns. I am constantly amazed and humbled by the resilient individuals I have the privilege to work with, and the meaningful change they are able to implement in their lives. I am passionate about helping people to see their strengths and working with them to facilitate growth. 

I invite you to reach out (call, email, or Get Started Now button) to begin work on the issue you are facing.