“Always remember that for each patient you see, you may be the only person in their life capable of both hearing and holding their pain. If this isn’t sacred, I don’t know what is.” – Author Unknown
This quote is the foundation and driving force of Kelvin’s practice. He works tirelessly to provide practical support to clients and to collaborate with community systems to ensure that clients receive the best service possible. Kelvin meets clients where they are and is committed to treating clients with empathy, respect, congruence and unconditional positive regard. As Kelvin says: “People progress at different paces, and so my approach involves allowing each person to process their own experiences, self-identification and self-discovery at their own pace.”
Kelvin is a wise, caring, and calm social worker and psychotherapist with a passion for supporting people to face and overcome adversity, build resilience, and achieve their goals. Kelvin specializes in supporting children and youth who have experienced trauma, displayed at-risk behaviours, problems with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and social and relational issues.
Kelvin is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist who was educated at York University and has also taken training in child developmental stages and issues. With ten years of experience in social services, Kelvin’s varied experiences as a counsellor and educator helps him to support children and youth to become stronger, healthier, and more resilient.
Kelvin’s therapeutic style is focused on working collaboratively with clients to develop insights and arrive at strategies and tools that bring positive life changes. His approach is goal-oriented and client-centred, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
Kelvin’s experience migrating to Canada as a teenager and learning how to successfully navigate the country’s resources and systems as an immigrant has helped to shape his worldview, core values, and perspective. Kelvin’s experience living in diverse communities helped him to build cultural competency and appreciate the richness of people’s unique cultures and heritage.
Kelvin’s social service experience includes work in child welfare, crisis intervention, behavioural management, the shelter system, parent/youth education, community development, community agencies, the legal system, residential services, education, and hospitals. His roles include youth support staff, counsellor, clinician, and child protection worker. Kelvin’s varied experiences deepen his commitment to respecting the uniqueness of each client, providing the best service possible, and empowering clients to achieve their unique goals.
We invite you to contact us to learn more about how Kelvin can help you to identify and make progress towards the next steps on your journey to healing, change, and empowerment.