Susan L. Kennedy - Counselling Life Advances

Registered Psychotherapist, BA/Psy , RP

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(343) 304-5607

Susan L. Kennedy - Counselling Life Advances

Registered Psychotherapist, BA/Psy , RP

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Ottawa, ON K2J
Call Susan Kennedy
(343) 304-5607
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon At this time, am providing only teletherapy (phone or zoom sessions) and will re-evaluate regularly.

About

In 30 years of practice, I have gained much insight and expertise in supporting clients. They often shared the belief they were to blame for their struggles, feeling that this made "sense of the world" (it's gotta be me, right?) This burden impaired their efforts to live a rich and fulfilling life (one with passion, healthy relationships and joy). The goal of eliminating that self-blame is necessary, it frees people to know they are deserving. It also helps to tap into existing strengths and abilities. The best outcome in therapy is when people remember themselves, their values and gain "connection" & the skills for life happiness.
With a trauma-informed lens, therapy can help create safety in exploring the thoughts/ feelings that either misguide or overwhelm us. It's also powerful when one can build on the "exceptions to the problem" and remember inner skills and strengths. Sometimes, it's about learning the skills to manage emotions with self compassion and acceptance.
Our biological/ inter-generational histories, in combination with life stressors can make our ability to cope less effective (trauma, family conflict, addictions). Having experienced trauma, I know strategies can be helpful in the moment but then prove more harmful/damaging to relationships/one's self-worth in the long run. New strategies,change is possible.
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“Offering a safe and secure environment to explore "what's not working" and to learn new strategies or remember "old effective skills".”

Finances

  • Session Fee: $140 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $160 per session
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Please contact your EAP or Health Provider to ensure that your package covers the services of psychotherapists, thanks.
Email us or call (343) 304-5607 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 35 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 001776
  • School: Carleton University
  • Year Graduated: 1985
Provided therapy for youth, parents & family for 33 years, building extensive knowledge/experience and insight, internal/external training.

Endorsements

Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP

Location

Ottawa, ON K2J
Call Susan Kennedy
(343) 304-5607
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Postal Codes
Specialties
  • Child
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Woman Abuse
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Susan L. Kennedy - Counselling Life Advances

Registered Psychotherapist, BA/Psy , RP