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About  Me

 

Hi! My name is Christine Keown, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) who has over a decade of experience working with children/youth and adults, both as a counsellor and an educator. Prior to working as a psychotherapist I was a teacher at both the elementary and middle school/high school levels. I then swapped roles from being the teacher to a student as I transitioned back to graduate studies at the University of Ottawa to complete my M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology. 

 

My experience ranges from working with high-risk youth in both residential, secure treatment, and school-based settings, to then working several years in a group private practice in the West end of Ottawa. I  take pride in creating a non-judgmental environment in therapy that can create space to work through whatever struggles you are currently working on. I enjoy working with children/youth and families and have done work with parents and collaborative teams during my time at the Roberts/Smart Centre, an accredited children’s mental health facility in Ottawa.

 

Christine Keown, Registered Psychotherapist | Ottawa, ON | Dundas, ON | Hamilton, ON| Toronto, ON| Anxiety | Depression| Type 1 Diabetes Counselling

Interesting facts about me:

  • I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four and have knowledge of this condition and the many demands that are constantly being balanced 24/7. I love working with fellow Type 1's (or families and support for people living with Type 1 diabetes) and would love to work alongside you if you are in need of support. 

  • I completed my master’s research on the impacts of non-nociceptive pain on resilience (i.e., pain from nerve damage rather than from tissue damage), and have an interest in working with the intersections of chronic pain and resilience. 

  • I have a passion for the outdoors and nature, and find that a lot of my personal therapy comes from time spent outdoors and connecting to nature. I spend as much of my free time hiking, biking, and outdoor adventuring as I can, and up until a short time ago spent time each year working in outdoor education, as this is something that holds a lot of value in my life.

I look forward to working with you and helping to create space for you to become your best self! 

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