Kayla Tessier

Kayla Tessier, MSW, RSW

Kayla Tessier, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

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Office Hours + Location

Location: Online Counselling Only

  • Monday and Wednesday (day and evening)
  • 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
  • Anger Management
  • Adult ADHD
  • Autism spectrum
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress (workplace, school, life)
  • Career and education planning
  • Cross-cultural adjustment/transitions
  • Anger
  • Internet addiction
  • Identity (cultural, spiritual, gender)
  • LGBTQ+ counselling
  • Gender Identity and Expression
  • Existential angst
  • Developmental phases (coming into adulthood, aging)
  • Historical abuse (sexual, emotional, and physical abuse)
  • Teenagers (16-18)
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions (relationship changes, gender, education, career)
  • Self-care
  • E-Counselling
  • Couple Therapy: Gottman approach
  • Couple Therapy ( when only one partner wants to come)
  • Family Therapy ( when only one member wants to come)

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 do regular consultation with my supervisor for the ongoing development of my professional and ethical expertise and to discuss client concerns in confidential manner. The receipt you will receive will be in my name as a Registered Social Worker in the province of Ontario, which is acceptable by most insurance companies (e.g. Sunlife). It is your responsibility to determine whether my receipt is acceptable for your workplace benefits and insurance.

The regular fee is $170.00 per one counselling hour.

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Counsellor Name

Name of Counsellor

Kayla Tessier

Office Hours

Location: Online Counselling Only


Office Hours

Available online

  • Tuesday & Friday




Online Counselling Only

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