Katie Wicik

M.Ed

Katie Wicik is a therapist under supervision whose services include parent coaching, relational coaching and family therapy. Katie has over 25 years of mental health, neurodivergence and addictions experience in both hospital and community settings. Katie completed the Couple and Family Therapy Studies Advanced Certificate with distinction at the University of Guelph and Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). She completed an M.Ed with distinction in Special Education and Counselling from Brock University and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto in Psychoanalytic Thought.

Katie’s work with parents, couples and families is tailored to the uniqueness of presenting issues and contextual factors. Therapeutic approaches that Katie draws on include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy, Collaborative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Her work with individuals, couples and families includes a range of presenting issues such as life transitions, separation and divorce, grief and loss, betrayal, and mental illness. Katie’s work during relational coaching is tailored to a variety of presenting issues that may impact relationships. In particular, Katie’s focus in counselling is often when one partner is affected by their loved one’s mental health issues. Katie also focuses on working with one partner (in a couple) when the other partner might not be open to relational coaching. This may also be a compliment to individual therapy that an individual is receiving at FTPS.

Her work with parents is tailored to the range of presenting issues that impact parent child relationships in particular for families affected by a loved one’s mental health which might include strengthening co-parenting, when an adolescent/adult child is not open to mental health support and caregiver self-compassion. 

A particular area of focus for Katie is working with families who have a loved one with OCD, hoarding, anxiety, depression, ADHD and giftedness.

Katie has teaching and research experience in University, College, and hospital settings in addition to providing supervision to students. Katie has been a mental health media specialist and highlighted in various media outlets. Throughout her career she has served on several Board of Directors in addition to executive and philanthropic committees that have a focus on women and children, healthcare, and community.

Katie Wicik’s practice includes the following services:

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Publications

Honest as a Mother Book 2: Personal Essays That Will Make Your Feel Like You’re Not Alone in Motherhood (2023). by Amanda Gurman (Author), Courtney St Croix (Editor). LeadHer Publishing.

Recent Professional Development

Act for Beginners (2023). Led by Dr. Russ Harris, Psychwire.

Walk and Talk Therapy Training (2023). CherryTree Counselling.

Treating Psychological Injury of Workplace Harassment (2023). The Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (2021). Led by Dr Herman Chow, University of Guelph.

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: Core Clinician Training (2021). Led by Dr Adele Lafrance.

Narrative Therapy (2021). Led by Anna Toth, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Self-Compassion & Fierce Self-Compassion (2021). Led by Dr Kristin Neff.

Parent Coaching (2020). Led by Dr. Judith Siegel.

Motivational Interviewing (2019). Led by Dr. Henry Westra.