Ms. Kelly Ainslie, MC, RSW, RCC

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Preferred Name: Kelly

About Me

I am a trauma-informed therapist, which means I am aware of the complex dynamics of trauma on a person and the widespread impact trauma can have on your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, ability to care for yourself (physically, emotionally and psychologically), your sense of safety and wellbeing, impact to your day-to-day life experiences, relationships, and how trauma has impacted your efforts to cope. I offer a holistic view, attending to the underlying trauma that can occur from any cause, and offer an approach that inspires hope, strength, and relief. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental environment, and facilitate your journey to include all aspects of you and your life, to create your complete wellness plan.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Social Work Master of Counselling Psychology I have over 25 years of experience supporting individuals, couples, and families. The therapy that I offer my clients is as unique as they are. It is important for me to be well-versed in several treatment approaches to be able to accommodate the individual needs of my clients. So while I am trained in several treatment modalities, and have an expertise in these therapeutic approaches, I am not the expert of your life. You will lead your treatment journey, while I will support you in making the changes that are specific to you and your lifestyle. You should not feel as though I am applying a cookie-cutter technique; instead, what you will witness is your active participation in building a co-constructed treatment and preferred-future plan specific to you and the challenges you want to overcome.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Registered Social Worker (BCCSW, ACSW) Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) EMDR Canada EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


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