Kelsi has been working with Upper Island Counselling since 2007 and has been counselling in various capacities since 2000. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with great distinction, from Brandon University. Kelsi has been registered as a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association since 2006.
Areas of clinical specialty and interest for Kelsi include; couples issues, relationship abuse, anxiety, depression, strategizing for stress, grief, support through addiction recovery, emotion regulation, and wellness. Out of her graduate research she has a keen interest and expertise in working with couples transitioning into parenthood, or are having relationship difficulties since becoming parents.
Kelsi uses a client centered approach to counselling that recognizes each client’s goals, strengths, resources, and wisdom. She draws from many different modalities to tailor the counselling process to the unique needs of each client. Over the years Kelsi has counselled adults, couples, families, youth, and groups (both therapeutic and psycho-educational). She incorporates mind and body wellness into her practice, helping people to achieve overall positive changes in their lives.
Kelsi works in our Campbell River office.