Kayla Tessier


Kayla Tessier, MSW, RSW

Kayla Tessier, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker


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Availability


Available

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

English

Practice Areas

Individual Counselling

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Adult ADHD
  • 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
  • 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 ( 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 Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist, 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 if Ontario, which is acceptable to most insurance companies (eg. Sunlife). It is your responsibility to determine whether my receipt is acceptable for your workplace benefits and insurance.

My regular fee for counselling is $160.00 (no HST) 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

 

Location

Location

Online Counselling Only

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