Ron Kellestine


Ron Kellestine, M.A.

Ron Kellestine, M.A.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


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Availability


Available

Office Hours + Location

  • Online Counselling Only
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30 am – 7pm

Practice Areas


Individual Counselling 

  • Young Adults, Mature Adults, Senior Citizens, LGBTQ
  • E-Counselling
  • Self- Discovery
  • Dating
  • Depression
  • Childhood Attachment
  • Abandonment & Trauma
  • Addictions and Codependency Issues
  • Addictions to the internet
  • Adult search for meaning
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Compulsions & Addictions
  • Family of Origin Issues, especially Childhood Trauma & Loss
  • 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) (Qualifying)
  • 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 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 Psychotherapist, 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 Psychotherapist. It is your responsibility to determine which receipt works for our workplace insurance and benefits.

The regular fee for counselling is $160 (plus HST).

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Counsellor Name

Name of Counsellor

Ron Kellestine

Office Hours

Office Hours

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30 am – 7pm
Location

Location

Online Counselling Only

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