Ron Kellestine



Ron Kellestine, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist

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


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Office Hours + Location


Downtown

  • 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)

Philosophy

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.


“I am under the supervision of Dr. Martin Rovers (marriagetherapistsottawa.ca)- Ontario Registered Psychologist, for the ongoing development of my professional and ethical competence and for psychological services to my clients. The receipt you will receive will be in the name of Dr. Martin Rovers and the counselling services will be provided by me. I consult with my supervisor regarding my clients on monthly basis.”

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