Kay Jenson, M.Sc., Psychologist (Cand. Reg.)
I am a clinical psychologist (Candidate Register) who works with adults (aged 18-65 years) struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, body image, eating disorders, interpersonal relationships, burnout, religious conflict, and trauma. I am committed to creating a safe space for clients of different gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and people with different types of romantic and/or sexual relationships. With each client, I take a collaborative, feminist, and empathetic approach, ensuring I am providing evidence-based treatment. I cater my approach to the client’s needs and find it tremendously rewarding to help clients become aware of their emotional experience and teach new coping strategies.
I work with clients who hold a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and caregivers (e.g., romantic partners, family members) to provide the best support using a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy approach. I am a certified EMDRIA therapist who primarily uses an EMDR approach to treat clients who have experienced extensive trauma or hold a diagnosis of PTSD. I also have training using approaches such as Mindfulness-based therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders. I am also a WPATH trained clinician, enabling me to complete Trans Health Readiness Assessments for both hormone treatment and gender affirming surgeries.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University. I have experience working in non-profit, crisis intervention, private practice, and psychiatric hospital settings. I look forward to creating a trusting relationship, a process I find profoundly fulfilling and healing.