The office is a scent-free space. 

Service dogs are welcome. 

Telephone: 647-557-3171

Email: info@kennedymclean.com

Location: 110-5405 Eglinton Ave. W.

 Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 5K6

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HERE FOR YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY...

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A TRAUMATIC EVENT?

HAVE OTHERS EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT YOUR ANGER OR INABILITY TO COMMUNICATE YOUR FEELINGS?

DO YOU WANT TO FEEL MORE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE?

 

I ASSIST CLIENTS IN IDENTIFYING PATTERNS, UNDERSTANDING HOW PAST EXPERIENCES MAY BE AFFECTING THEIR PRESENT AND CREATING CHANGE.

Why See A Psychotherapist?

 There are many reasons why people seek out psychotherapy.  It is a common belief that therapy is only for those in crisis. This is far from the truth and in fact, many people find that psychotherapy is the missing piece in their wellness routine. 

 

 Some of the most common reasons why people seek out therapy may be for help with issues such as anxiety disorders or depression, trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, to manage anger, family dysfunction, body image, workplace stresses, relationship concerns, and dealing with unresolved issues from the past. 

Depression and Anxiety Counselling

It is normal to feel stress or sadness from time to time. 

Trauma Therapy

The first step in therapy for trauma is always about feeling safe (physically and emotionally). 

Therapy for Teens

Being a teenager is one of the most confusing times in life. 

Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

Kennedy McLean

 MA, RP (Qualifying), CCTP-II

Kennedy specializes in working with trauma and PTSD and also has extensive experience working with addictions, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Kennedy is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), a Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

 

Kennedy holds a post-graduate certificate in Addiction Treatment and Prevention and spent several years working in the Peel District School Board and community mental health settings before deciding to return to school to obtain her Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology.

Kennedy takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy based on the needs identified by her clients. She understands that there is not a quick fix to most troubles that bring people to therapy. Kennedy believes the only way to achieve permanent and positive change is to address the cause of your difficulties.      

                                                                                                                          

Kennedy's theoretical background is Psychodynamic/Attachment-based, although, she takes an integrative approach to mental health, tailoring treatment to the distinct needs of each person. For many clients, psychotherapy goals may be broad and related to the general improvement of functioning, others may have narrow or specific concerns they wish to work with. While much of the therapy will be working from an Interpersonal or Psychodynamic framework, at times it may be helpful to bring in elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, or mindfulness. 
One important consideration to keep in mind is that research has consistently shown that the therapeutic alliance (the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client) is the strongest predictor of whether or not therapy is successful. 
Click here for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the therapy process.

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