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My name is Kristen (she/her).  I am a Registered Nurse (RN) and Psychotherapist registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 and I have worked across the health care continuum in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  My nursing background sets a strong foundation for a holistic approach to illness and recovery that integrates the biological, psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of health and wellbeing.


I have been providing psychotherapy in the community since 2018 to individuals and first responders. I have experience working with depression and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I utilize the following evidence-based treatment approaches; Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, and Cognitive Processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD.  I regularly incorporate other evidence-based approaches including dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), self-compassion, and mindfulness-based approaches.  

In addition to working at Grenadier Psychotherapy, I am employed as a Registered Nurse and therapist in the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) Program at Ontario Shores.  My role is to provide structured CBT to clients in the community.  

I have a warm, compassionate, and collaborative approach and I will use a CBT-informed approach to support my clients in the following ways,

  • To become more self-compassionate, and quiet the inner critic. 

  • Identify inherent sources of strength and resilience

  • Develop increased emotional awareness and new ways of relating and responding to challenging emotional experiences. 

  • Better communicate how you are feeling and what you need in relation to others, and to maintain healthy boundaries in your relationships.

  • Empower clients with the tools necessary to become your own therapist! 

My practice is anti-oppressive, LGBTQ+ affirmative, trauma-informed, and weight inclusive.


Registered Nurse (#14053463), College of Nurses of Ontario

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing BScN (hons).                                                            

    • Collaborative BScN Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Oshawa, Ontario

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals - Certificate

    • University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) certified

    • Institute of Interpersonal Psychotherapy

    • Training and Supervision provided by Cindy Stulburg DCS, CPsych.

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) fundamentals course 


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