“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin
Katherine Ridolfo – Counselling and Psychotherapy
Life is in full session and can be overwhelming at times! As we journey through it, it is not uncommon to experience anxiety, depression, stress and trauma along the way, that can unravel our lives in dramatic ways affecting not only us but all of our relationships and hold us back from achieving happy and fulfilling lives. I am passionate about bringing healing and life balance to my clients using a client centred, strengths based approach. My strength is in listening and building a strong therapeutic relationship with you so that we can work collaboratively to tailor therapy and develop goals that are unique to you and your issues to achieve and bring about positive changes. I am committed to the mental health and well-being of my clients. I believe that change happens at many levels but it begins with your desire to make changes in your life. With the supportive and compassionate guidance from a trained counsellor, you can realize your full potential. Let me walk your path with you to help lift the weight of life’s struggles and overcome obstacles to move forward in a calm, safe and non-judgmental environment. I am persistently optimistic about everyone’s potential on their journey to healing.
I am a Social worker, licenced with the provincial governing boards in Ontario, in private practice in beautiful Port Credit in Mississauga, Ontario. I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work and an undergraduate degree in Disability Studies. I am also a parent and have experienced most life stages that include: birthing, marriage, child rearing/parenting, caregiving (being part of the “Sandwich Generation”), divorce and death. I can relate to many issues that you may need help dealing with. My experiences have been varied. I have more than 35 years of experience working in the social service and developmental sectors and have also taught at the college level over the past many years in a variety of programs. I am a dedicated professional with strong organizational skills. I am also a Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR) Facilitator, Life Stress Reduction (LSR) Facilitator, and a Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, supporting Pre-Marital Counselling.
In my practice, I see individuals, couples and families who struggle with major Trauma, including PTSD, Mental Health issues, Life Stresses, Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anger, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Disabilities, Bereavement/Loss, Life Transitions and Caregiver Care and Burnout. I work with individuals over the age of 16, couples and families. I also work with younger children within the context of family work, between the ages of 6-16 if there is a diagnosis of developmental disability.
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