Kaitlin Baldwin

M.A., Registered Psychotherapist

Education

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Yorkville University

 

Graduate Certificate in Concurrent Disorders

Mohawk College

 

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour

McMaster University

Pronouns: she/her

 

Therapy Style: Bottom line is I want you to no longer need therapy, and we achieve that by diving into some uncomfortable and challenging stuff. There's no immediate pressure to "fix" anything, especially because most people hold themselves to extremely unrealistic standards of how they "should" be; something I usually address right away is letting go of those expectations once you walk in the door. Once we have a strong relationship, I will start to challenge you to lean into the difficult and uncomfortable feelings, because that is where the healing happens. I also truly believe that you have the skills and self-knowledge to overcome your difficulties; what may be missing is a supportive and empathetic environment that you can feel safe in.

Models & Therapeutic Approaches: My main focus is to balance two things: fully accepting who we are & what we experience now and changing for the better. Rather than looking at each symptom or mental health disorder separately, we work on addressing the underlying processes beneath all kinds of challenges (anxiety, substance use, depression, anger, etc.); this allows us to create sustainable healing and change. As a trauma-informed therapist, I use a combination of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness, Polyvagal Theory of Trauma, and Motivational Interviewing.

Trainings* & Workshops:

*ACT in PracticePraxis Continuing Education, ongoing

*IFS Online CircleThe Internal Family Systems Institute, 2022

Healing Trauma with Self CompassionDr. Gabor Mate & Betsy Polatin, SAND, 2022

Telehealth 101The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2020

Telepsychology 101American Psychological Association, 2020

*From Bystander to AllySan'Yas Indigenous Cultural Safety, 2019

*CBT for Frontline WorkersIan Robertson Therapy and Counseling Services, 2019

*Motivational Interview TrainingIan Robertson Therapy and Counseling Services, 2019

*Core TrainingSan'Yas Indigenous Cultural Safety, 2018

*Dialectical Behavioural Therapy 4-Day WorkshopBy Clinical Design, 2018

Interests & Hobbies: My lifelong interests include dancing (I danced competitively when I was young and miss it so much), swimming, hiking, and sports (though I don't have time to play them now :( ). Recent hobbies and activities include Muay Thai (which kicks my ass) and skateboarding!

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Ready to get started, or want to learn more? Contact Kaitlin Today!

Looking for in-person sessions? The office is located at 121 Wellington St. W., Suite 218 (South Wing).

705-300-0957

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