Katherine Marr, MA, CCC, RP, E-RYT 200 – Mind+Body Therapy:
In short, I am dedicated to helping people heal, thrive, and live a balanced and wholesome life. I am a therapist, teacher, consultant, yogi, dog-owner, nature-lover, life-long student of traditional wisdom, and a passionate social justice advocate. I believe that we, as human beings, are beautifully complex and perfectly imperfect. I am fascinated with the human mind, body, and spirit and have dedicated my life and career to learning the application of therapeutic tools that can bring us true healing when the various parts of our being become disintegrated and we experience mental and emotional suffering. In my counselling work with people, I specifically integrate yoga therapy, somatic experiencing, mindfulness practices, and animal-assisted therapy.
I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver, B.C. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and Yoga Therapist and lifelong student in the Krishnamacharya Tradition of Yoga.
I have over twelve years experience in the social services, youth and family intervention, counselling, group facilitation, program coordination, and teaching. I am also trained/ certified in the Collaborative Problem Solving model (Tier 2), Restorative Circles, and Response Ability Pathways® through the Circle of Courage® philosophy of positive youth development.
I am a clinical associate of both the Glebe Institute and The Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma.
I am the founder of Rhythms Rediscovered: a community yoga project, a not-for-profit initiative whose mission it is to make the benefits of yoga and mindfulness accessible for all. Through this initiative, I am involved with and an advocate for community partnerships aimed at overcoming the barriers of access to mental health & wellness services as a means of addressing social justice issues that are prominent in our society.
Presenting challenges that I am specifically skilled in working with as a therapist include:
- Depression, anxiety, and other mood complaints
- Psychological/emotional trauma, PTSD, and symptoms that often accompany unresolved trauma, such as chronic pain and other health concerns
- Unhealthy lifestyle habits, including excessive consumption through addictions
- Stress and the impacts of stress on the mind, body, and relationships