It isn't easy seeking out support,
but you did it
Everyone at some point in life experiences difficulty and hardship.
I get it, I have walked a hard road too.
My goal is to support you to discover yourself.
My approach is sincere, compassionate and collaborative.
My name is Kathryn Kovacevich. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brock University and my Master of Arts: Psychotherapy and Spirituality from Wilfrid Laurier University.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).
I have received various certificates including: Working with the Body and Boundaries in Somatic Experiences: A Polyvagal Perspective, Anger Solutions Train the Trainer, Centre of Excellent: Life Coaching Diploma, Emotionally Focused Therapy Step by Step, Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy and Addictions and Mental Illness-Working with Co-occurring Disorders. Developing my skills as a counsellor is important to me, therefore I remain active in continuing education.
Prior to pursing a career in psychotherapy I worked at Autism Ontario, and in residential homes with individuals diagnosed with neurological and developmental disorders. I have experience as a crisis counsellor and student mentor.
My passion is supporting individuals to generate adaptive and holistic perceptions/actions towards themselves and the world around them. Everyone deserves to encounter self-love and strive for self-fulfillment.
My passion is supporting individuals to find their own authenticity. Exploring how to connect the feeling & thoughts to associated behaviours and choices. This includes facing the hurt, disappointment, fear, and sadness to navigate a new way of living a healthy life. While it can be challenging, this process will allow you to become more connected with yourself and therefore will help you to make choices more fitting to who you are.
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Sessions are conducted through video or teletherapy (phone) only during this time.
I am remaining to provide counselling & psychotherapy services online.
Virtual therapy comprises the ability to engage in therapy online (though phone or video). Research suggests online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy, for example Andrews et al. (2018) reveal virtual therapy offers alleviation of depression and anxiety symptoms. Connection disruptions and difficulty perceiving body language can happen, however this does not diminish treatment efficacy.
The convenience of engaging in therapy from home saves the commute, allows flexibility and provides services to folks who lack reliable transportation. My online platform maintains confidentiality & privacy regulations and is HIPAA compliant.
Andrews, G., Basu, A., Cuijpers, P., Craske, M. G., McEvoy, P., English, C. L., & Newby, J. M. (2018). Computer therapy for the anxiety and depression disorders is effective, acceptable and practical health care: an updated meta-analysis. Journal of anxiety disorders, 55, 70-78.
*Many insurance providers offer coverage for counselling services. Ask your insurance provider if they offer coverage for “Psychotherapy Services.” If you do not have coverage, my services can be claimed on income taxes as medical expenses.