Karen Gillis

Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
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Karen Gillis

Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MA

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Deep Breath Counselling
Kingston, ON K7L

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Karen Gillis is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Life is tough, especially lately. Expectations are overwhelming, your to-do list keeps growing, and there's not enough time in the day. You may be trying to please everyone and end up feeling burnt out or never good enough. School or work feel like too much to handle, and self-care seems like another "should". If you're thinking: "I don’t know what to do. I’m exhausted. I’m so frustrated. I want to feel more like myself (again). I want things to change", know that you can build a life worth living. These are the things I have often heard from my clients - and we can work with that! Recovery is possible and life can get better.
We'll use a collaborative, integrated approach – which means we work together to find the right tools and skills to help you feel better and work towards your goals. This isn’t easy work, AND you are capable, even when it doesn't feel like it. I am here to offer support and understanding, and can offer new ways of doing, thinking, and being that may help.
I come with a lot of experience working with mental well-being and relationships. I specialize in work with perfectionism, anxiety, burnout, boundaries, and OCD. I am always learning and have trained in CBT, DBT, ACT, IFS, Attachment, Gender Identity, and Sex Therapy. I offer video, phone, and in-person sessions. Contact me if you want to chat!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125+
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
You may be reimbursed by your insurance company. Please ensure your insurance plan covers Social Work (RSW/MSW).
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • Membership: Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
  • School: University of Victoria - Master of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Trent University / Master of Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2013
  • Degree: Queen's University / Bachelor of Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2007

Location

Deep Breath Counselling
Kingston, ON K7L

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This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Stress
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
Photo of Karen Gillis, RSW, MSW, MA, Registered Social Worker in Kingston
Karen Gillis

Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MA