Address

Newmarket ON L9N 0S3
(289) 207-7620

Website

Age Range

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

    Insurance

    Yes

    Fee Range

    125-175

    Counseling Type

  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Online
  • Leslie-Ann Smith

    B.A., RSW (OCSWSSW), Psychotherapist

    I am the Co-Founder + Clinical and Educational Director of Kahle Therapy & Consulting Services, an agency addressing the impact of systemic & social injustice on Black + marginalized people; serving those disproportionately facing barriers to mental health services. I am a Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) and Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience.
    I attended the University of Windsor (Psychology + Law) & York University (Social Work + Anti-Racist Research & Practice) and my professional experience spans numerous sectors including mental health, child welfare, education, youth justice, policy, and community engagement.
    As a first generation Canadian-Jamaican + former Miss West Indies International I am deeply connected to the Black + Caribbean community. I am the mother of a teenage daughter, love to travel, and believe that the quest to know & understand our authentic selves is one which will reap the greatest rewards. My identity + lived experience has enabled me to offer effective, culturally responsive, and asset focused psycho-therapeutic services.
    I work from a Anti-Oppressive/Anti-Black Racism framework & utilize an inter-sectional approach that honours the complexities of diverse + marginalized individuals.
    My focus is to provide a safe space for individuals to develop their authentic selves, heal, refocus, and gain coping skills that will improve their lives. I hold space for clients to safely explore experiences of systemic discrimination, inter-generational trauma, discrimination. I offer holistic treatment, and years of expertise in various clinical modalities, to assist you on your wellness journey.

    Services are remote.
    Receipts can be provided for insurance purposes.


    Therapy Group(s)

    Coping with Chronic Racial Trauma

    Living while Black in a world where Anti-Black Racism abounds can lead to feelings of isolation, hyper-vigilance, fatigue, anger and/or depression. The chronic trauma of endless negative news cycles and lived experiences actively threaten our communities mental health & well-being. This group provides key strategies for managing the cognitions and emotions arising from systemic discrimination in our everyday lives. It is a safe space for discussion and processing emotions. A group created by, and curated, just for us. Some group activities and take away homework will be provided. Maximum 15 participants. $20/session First & Third Sunday of each month. Via Zoom.


    Issues

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

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