Kelly Pilkie

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Registered Provisional Psychologist

Kelly is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with Aspire Counselling and Psychology. She completed her master’s degree with a specialization in Counselling Psychology. Kelly provides individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, as well as with couples and families within Parkland County and surrounding areas.

Kelly’s professional accomplishments prior to working with Aspire shaped her to become a well-rounded teacher, autism consultant, and Indigenous family liaison. She is highly skilled in building trusting connections with neurodiverse individuals and with those seeking support to improve day-to-day life for themselves and their families.

Kelly works from a positive psychology, client-centered perspective, believing that each client holds the key to become their best self. The therapist’s role is to act as a non-judgmental guide who supports clients to use their inner resources to overcome challenges, understand and recognize areas for growth and work towards building a greater sense of wellbeing. Kelly tailors sessions to meet the needs of each individual. She embeds techniques and exercises from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Somatic Based Therapy, which indicates how closely intertwined our feelings, beliefs, attitudes, and physical well-being are based on the latest biomedical research.

Kelly is a passionate advocate in breaking down the barriers and stigma around accessing mental health supports, specifically when around men and from older generations seeking counseling. She makes it no secret that her interest in psychology stems from her own experiences in the client chair and the positive impact that made in her life. Kelly’s areas of special interest include working with people with ADHD, depression, anger, anxiety, grief and trauma. Additionally, Kelly’s focus includes those with developmental differences and their loved ones, as well as intimacy and relationship concerns.

 

If you are looking for a therapist who is honest, direct, and genuine, to walk with you through the ups and downs life throws at you and support you to reach your wellness goals Kelly may be the perfect match for you.

Kelly.Pilkie@AspirePsych.ca