Leslie-Ann Smith

  • B.A., RSW (OCSWSSW), Psychotherapist, Courtesy Registrations w/ the Alberta College of Social Workers & the BC College of Social Workers
  • Newmarket, ON
  • (289) 207-7620

About Leslie-Ann

  • Fee Range:
    125-175
  • Insurance:
    Yes
  • Language:
     
  • Age Range:
    Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13) Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) Adults
  • Counselling Type:
    Couples  Individuals  Family  Groups  Online 
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I am the Co-Founder + Clinical Director of Kahle Therapy & Consulting Services; a 3B (Black Owned, Black Focused & Black Serving) agency. My goal, through Kahle, is to address the impact of systemic & social injustice on Black + marginalized people.

Kahle Therapy + Consulting Services was born after years of working within mainstream mental health services. I recognized the disparity in treatment for Black clients and staff; as well as the disturbing irony that involvement with mainstream mental health systems often exacerbated the mental health concerns of Black people.

I aim to provide cultural responsive and empathetic services to those disproportionately facing barriers to mental health services due to race, gender and/or culture.

I am a Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) & 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. I love to travel, create (painting, writing, interior design and photography) and I 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 unpack their experiences and offer holistic & validating treatment. My years of practicing various clinical modalities will allow me, to assist you, on your wellness journey.

TO BOOK A FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

https://kahletcsconsultscheduling.as.me/consult15

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

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 

Specializes In

Schema Therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Motivational Interviewing Solution Focused Brief Therapy Anti-Black Racism Anti-Oppression Womanist Theory Critical Race Theory 

Therapy Group(s)

The Shea Butter Woman

Starting April 7, 2022 (5 weeks/90 minutes) Registration on now - 4 spots remaining THE SHEA BUTTER WOMAN A Therapeutic Social Group for Black Women WHAT: Shea butter is an extract from the African shea tree. Mostly used as a moisturizer or salve, it has undeniable healing properties. It can transform from a hardened state to soft, warm and enveloping. It is our go to for everything - restoration, comfort and our unmistakable glow. The Shea Butter Woman is a therapeutic social group with weekly themes that directly impact Black women. A safe space to join a small community of like-minded Black women to share, listen, support, and practice care/growth based strategies. We are no longer aspiring to the trope of the “strong Black woman”; the imaginary creation void of needs, emotions and flaws; who gives the world permission to see past our humanity. We aspire to collectivity, growth, support, and self-care. WHEN: The Shea Butter Woman will meet weekly for 5 consecutive weeks beginning Thursday, April 7 - May 5 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. WHERE: Meetings will be virtual/online via doxy.me. WHO - We welcome any Black woman wishing to connect & grow; who is willing to commit to the practices aimed at integrating group discussions to real world practice. Whether you are a current, former, or waiting client of Kahle Therapy & Consulting Services, or you have no prior connection to our practice, we welcome you with open arms. HOW - There are a total of 9 spots available 4 remaining). Registration is now open & will close without notice, once all the spots have been filled. $250 ($50 per 90 minute group) = to the cost of two 60 minute private sessions. Receipts can be provided fir insurance reimbursement purposes. Fee may be paid in two instalments. To register please contact [email protected]