Kate Urquhart is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy through Wilfrid Laurier University. Her main areas of practice are within grief, life transition, and learning to accept and welcome our full and diverse selves. She has received trauma-informed training in Ambiguous Loss, Emotionally Focused Therapy for relationships, Satir Model of Change, Mindfulness, and Integrative Brief Therapy. Kate’s therapeutic style is grounded in acceptance and compassion. You and your journey of change are central to your work together. With an education that is spiritually-integrated and culturally-sensitive, Kate sees your identity as a unique combination of characteristics to be appreciated and respected. This respect for diversity applies equally when working with couples.
You have resources, strengths, and a life of experience; Kate provides support, understanding, and a safe space to explore what is standing between you and the peace you imagine. You will be invited to explore how your thoughts and feelings, past experience, and current circumstance come together to help or hinder you in your goals. Whether you are trying to choose a direction to take, are thick in the chaos of change, or are looking for the courage to stay the course, Kate offers judgement-free reflection and support.
As the single mom of two now-grown children and as someone who changed careers from financial planning to psychotherapy in mid-life, Kate has a wisdom born of life experience. She gets that it can be hard to find the joy that must be there, on the other side of the pressures and burdens of everyday living. This genuine caring paired with professional training and technique in both individual and relationship therapy forms the bedrock of her therapeutic style. Away from the therapy office and screen, Kate spends much of her time in theatre and improv comedy, both on and off the stage. Kate has a dog named Valentine who was the smallest in a litter of cross-bred farm dogs and who now likes to jump through hoops for treats.
Many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and extended health care plans will cover services rendered by a Registered Psychotherapist.