Kay Vinova, M.Sc., Psychologist
I am a nonbinary (they/them) Registered Clinical Psychologist who works with adults (aged 18-65 years) struggling with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, emotional dysregulation, religious conflict, and sexual difficulties. 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 am a sex therapist and I work with issues such as low sexual desire, shame around sexual interests, difficulties with having orgasms, and erectile issues. I work with clients on an individual basis or in a couples/relationship context to help partners navigate challenging conversations about relationship and sexual needs, heal from attachment ruptures, and build more connection with one another. When working with couples/relationships, I primarily use an Emotionally Focused Therapy approach.
I am a certified EMDRIA therapist who primarily uses an EMDR approach to treat clients who have experienced extensive attachment trauma and/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.B
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.