Manitoulin Island Unit 4, 15 Water Street, Little Current, ON

Manitoulin

Carly Valiente

BA(Hons) RSW Psychotherapist

Carly Valiente (she/her) is a Registered Social Worker Psychotherapist and has been working in the field of mental health treatment since 2018. She has completed intensive training and supervision in cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD. Other therapy modalities that Carly uses include cognitive processing therapy and brainspotting therapy. Carly also has significant experience working with Indigenous populations in northern Ontario. Through working in this field, Carly has found her passion for evidence-based treatment, particularly in cognitive behavioral therapy, and for working cross-culturally with individuals of all ages. Carly operates from a client-centered and trauma-informed approach while helping support her clients.

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Kelsey Weisner

MSW, RSW Psychotherapist

Kelsey (she/her) is a registered Social Worker with 10 years of experience providing treatment for mental health. She developed a passion for trauma-informed practice and children's mental health early in her career and this passion has grown to working with families as a whole, and individuals of all ages. Kelsey has extensive training and supervision in compassion focused therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy. She is a certified Cognitive Bevavioural Therapist and in the process of becoming a mindfulness and meditation teacher.  Kelsey is sensitive to cultural diversity, and has experience working cross-culturally around the District of Sudbury and Manitoulin Island. She supports and guides individuals in achieving their goals by utilizing a holistic approach and evidence-based strategies.  She aspires to create a safe and comfortable environment that builds hope and new ways of relating and responding to distressful feelings and experiences.

Sudbury

Kristen Brutto

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Kristen (She/They) is a Registered Psychotherapist-Qualifying (RP-Q) and member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). After completing her psychology degree at Laurentian University and post-graduate studies in Autism & Behavioural Science at Algonquin College, Kristen worked for the school board as an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapist with children and teens on the autism spectrum. In 2018, Kristen became the program coordinator of a youth centre in Greater Sudbury where she has since developed and facilitated several programs and workshops for teens. Kristen is a strong advocate in the 2S-LGBTQ+ community and an experienced musician that promotes the importance of diversity and creativity in self-care. In the final practicum stage of obtaining her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University, Kristen utilizes both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy (NT) strategies when working with individuals, children, and families.