Katelyn Ward, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Clinical and Counselling Psychology program at the University of Toronto and hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. I am particularly interested in supporting individuals as they navigate significant changes in their lives, including shifts in relationships, identity, academic/career changes, and immigration. This often includes addressing difficulties related to anxiety, mood, and trauma. I take a particular interest in working with LGBTQ2S+ populations.
I utilize a culturally responsive and anti-oppressive lens in my practice. I identify as a queer person and White settler of Italian, French, and English descent. I am aware that intersections of identity are unique for each client and that those intersections impact power dynamics in the world and within the therapeutic relationship. I am devoted to making the therapeutic experience safe and welcoming for each of my clients by openly discussing matters of power and privilege as they intersect with my client’s experience and our relationship.
I have been providing psychotherapy services for the past eight years in university settings (McGill University, Concordia University), private practice (Counselling and Psychological Services Group), and health care (Sunnybrook Hospital at the Frederick Thompson Centre for Anxiety Disorders). My clinical work at Concordia University and McGill University was focused primarily on supporting international students.
I am an integrative therapist, but I primarily draw on Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT.) I work with each client to create a strong therapeutic relationship within which we can explore emotions, address difficult thoughts, and practice skills to navigate tough situations.
My clinical work at Dr. Dina Buttu & Associate is supervised by Dr. Dina Buttu. This means that Dr. Buttu and I work closely together and that our expertise is combined to provide high-quality care for my clients. You are invited to contact Dr. Dina Buttu & Associates for a free initial consultation to determine if I could be a good fit for your needs.