Kayla Tessier

Kayla Tessier, MSW, RSW

Kayla Tessier, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

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Available – accepting referrals

Office Hours + Location

Location: Online Counselling Only

  • Tuesday & Thursday 7pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
  • All services are currently provided virtually through Jane. Jane is a secure teletherapy videoconferencing platform that is compliant with privacy legislation in Ontario.

Languages Spoken


Practice Areas

Individual Counselling

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress (workplace, school, life)
  • Career and education planning
  • Cross-cultural adjustment/transitions
  • Anger
  • Internet addiction
  • Identity (cultural, spiritual, gender)
  • 2SLGBTQ+ counselling
  • Existential angst
  • Developmental phases (coming into adulthood, aging)
  • Historical abuse (sexual, emotional, and physical abuse)
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions (relationship changes, gender, education, career)
  • Self-care
  • E-Counselling

Professional Memberships

  • Registered Social Worker, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Workers
  • Registered Social Worker, Manitoba College of Social Workers
  • Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers

Education and Training

  • Masters in Social Work, McMaster University, 2016
  • Honours Bachelor of Social Work, Algoma University, 2014
  • BA in Psychology (Minor in Economics), Algoma University, 2012
  • Certified Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (C-DBT) Professional Training, PESI, 2021
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, 2014

Counselling Philosophy

It is my hope to provide a therapeutic environment that invites exploration, and that opens the door to vulnerability. I enjoy the process of finding meaning and drawing connections together in the stories that unfold in session. As an integrative therapist, I draw on existential, feminist, humanistic, structural, and systemic approaches; folding in techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I am under the consultation / supervision of Dr. Martin Rovers, (mrovers@rogers.com) Ontario Registered Psychologist, for the ongoing development of my professional and ethical learning and for psychological services to my clients. I consult with Dr. Rovers regarding my clients on a regular basis. The receipt you will receive will be in my name, as a Registered Social Worker, which is acceptable by many insurance companies (e.g. Sunlife / government, others). If need be, I could issue a receipt in the name of Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist, for the counselling services provided by me, a Registered Social Worker. It is your responsibility to determine which receipt works for our workplace insurance and benefits.

My regular fee for counselling is $160.00 per counselling hour.

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Counsellor Name

Name of Counsellor

Kayla Tessier

Office Hours

Location: Online Counselling Only


Office Hours

Available online

  • Tuesday & Thursday 7pm-9pm
  • Saturday 9am-12pm




Online Counselling Only

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