Ron Kellestine

Ron Kellestine, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist

Ron Kellestine, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist

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Office Hours + Location


  • Monday 1 pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday 530- 8 pm
  • Thursday 530-8 pm
  • Saturday 10 am-330 pm

Practice Areas

Individual Counselling 

  • Young Adults, Mature Adults, Senior Citizens, LGBTQ
  • Self- Discovery
  • Depression
  • Childhood Attachment
  • Abandonment & Trauma
  • Adult search for meaning
  • Substance Abus
  • Behavioral Compulsions & Addictions
  • Family of Origin Issues, especially Childhood Trauma & Los
  • Abandonment and Attachment, including loss of parents (orphans; fostering) and Surrendering of Children; spouses
  • Mood imbalances
  • Life Meaning & Transitions including Career/Vocation discovery

Professional Memberships

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • The Addictions & Mental Health Network of Champlain (AMHN)
  • International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI)


I practice Individual Psychology.  I look at the person, not at a pre-conceived, existing diagnosis from elsewhere.  Each person has their own life story, and their own personal makeup and circumstances, which results in the challenges they are facing.  I am trained in doing addiction assessments but sometimes an addiction does not explain very much about why a person’s situation has developed.  I believe in the ability of every person to use their potential and existing skills to life a happier, more fulfilling life.  Change is always possible, and  the reasons for a situation need to be discovered and understood, before lasting  life improvements can result.  Thoughts and behaviors can be adjusted, but without self-knowledge and on-going commitment and confidence, changes can result in only short-term gain.  I see my role as a collaborator and advisor, to help someone become who they wish to be.

Education + Training

  • Alfred Adler Graduate School, Master’s Degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy & Addiction Counseling (Concurring Disorders) (Minneapolis St. Paul)
  • University of Waterloo, Master’s Degree in History.
  • Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Advisor.

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