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Emily Kiar

Emily Kiar

She/Her

Therapist - MA, RP

Following the birth of Emily’s son, she felt honored to join the wonderful community of other parents and deeply enjoyed the camaraderie, shared activities, and support that this community provided! Emily’s daughter was born shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic was declared, leading to a much different experience in parenthood the second time around, without the aforementioned community!

Raising little humans is one of the most important jobs that parents will do, and also the one for which they have the least amount of training. Parents learn “on the job”, through trial and error, watching our friends and family, books and blogs, and reaching out for help when needed. Therapy can support parents in many different ways along the way navigating inevitable unforeseen challenges and changes to their relationship. It can assist parents in dealing with the many, many decisions and emotionally charged (good and challenging!) situations that raising a little one brings on.

"Compassionate, approachable, and client-centered, Emily uses a collaborative approach in working with her clients. She believes each individual is the expert of their own life, and that together can work toward growth while leaning on an individual's strengths and experiences."

9 Years in Practice

9 Years in Practice

Education

Education

Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from University of Ottawa

Master’s degree in Counselling from Saint Paul University

Specialization

Specialization

Anxiety

Depression

Communication

Relationships/couples counselling

Birth Trauma

Transition to Parenthood

Therapy Style

Therapy Style

In therapy, Emily uses an eclectic mix of therapies, including CBT, DBT, EFT, and brief narrative therapy.

Additional Trainings

Additional Trainings

Training in DBT

Brief Narrative Therapy

CBT

Anxiety group facilitation

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