Kaitlyn is an occupational therapist specializing in mental health. She has over 5 years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings with a range of diagnostic populations. Occupational therapy takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, supporting individuals to engage in valued life roles and activities. As a registered occupational therapist, Kaitlyn values supporting her clients to live a life that they find meaningful and satisfying.
Sometimes life challenges get in the way of living the life we want to live. Stress, life transitions, and illness can create imbalance in our lives, creating difficulty engaging in daily activites. Kaitlyn particularly enjoys working with individuals wanting to explore concerns related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, body image, and chronic pain. She enjoys helping her clients problem solve barriers to reaching their goals and engaging in daily activities. She works to support her clients in identifying their strengths and developing and applying practical skills that they can use to achieve their goals.
Kaitlyn draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She uses a client-centred approach to therapy and focuses on finding an individualized approach to treatment that fits with each client’s goals.
Kaitlyn also believes a strong therapeutic relationship is a primary indicator of success in therapy. Because it is so important to have a good fit with your therapist, she offers a 15 minute phone consultation to determine if you would work well together.
Connect with Kaitlyn today: Kbernardin@yourcounselling.ca
All of our Calgary Therapist’s believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship in assisting clients in achieving their goals. We utilize client-centered approach’s to identify the best therapeutic foundation to your counselling journey.
The therapists space sharing at this clinic under the name Your Counselling Ltd. are independent practitioners and not partners.