MSW, RSW, RP
Ketrina has completed her Master’s in Social Work from York University and has training in the areas of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing as well as EMDR. As a Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker, Ketrina has over 15 years of experience in working with individuals and couples in different mental health community-based and hospital settings.
Ketrina has a great deal of expertise in working with individuals who have OCD. She has been working at the Sunnybrook Intensive Services OCD program for a number of years, where she works exclusively with clients who present with severe symptoms of OCD. She uses a CBT approach, with an emphasis on ERP work. She is also highly trained in Mindfulness Based treatment approaches and delivers them in the context of her OCD work as well.
Throughout her experience as a psychotherapist, Ketrina has developed strong skills in providing evidence-based psychotherapy, crisis intervention and conducting biopsychosocial assessments. Ketrina has extensive experience in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, relationship problems, grief and bereavement.
When working with couples, Ketrina uses the Gottman Method. This is an evidence-based intervention which has demonstrated effectiveness for couples in terms of enhancing communication, understanding relational conflict and strengthening the relationship itself.
In her work, she draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities to create a suited approach for everyone. Ketrina works along a client – centered and strengths-based approach. In a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic environment, clients are encouraged to take an active role in treatment and make the desirable changes in their life.