McKaylah Nurse

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
  • Guelph, ON
  • (519) 800-1454

About McKaylah

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NOTE: Not currently accepting new therapy clients. I work with Black and racialized clients who struggle to accept themselves and be themselves in relationships; those who are stuck and distressed because they have lived a life of molding themselves to fit the expectations of others and society. I collaborate with you to help you become empowered in who you are: your identities, values, and authenticity, so that you can cultivate relationships which honour these things.
As a Black woman who practices relational and systemic therapy, I strive to embody intersectional, anti-racist and anti-oppressive, trauma-informed practice to support you in making sense of the contexts of your experiences and their influence on various aspects of your life, including your mental health and relationships. My approach is rooted in the strong values I hold around decolonization, liberation, and the therapeutic relationship.
The desire to bridge the gap between current self and preferred self is what everyone (individuals, couples, & families) who seeks therapy has in common. However, the journey is unique. Maybe you are hoping to connect with someone with a similar lived experience. Perhaps you have tried to DIY it in the past, and recognise that having the support of a trained professional might be helpful. Whatever your circumstance is, you are taking the bold steps to be supported along this journey. I am here to walk alongside you through this often overwhelming and seldomly linear process.
I’m Afro-Caribbean (Bajan) and migrated to what is now known as Canada on my own when I was 19 years old to pursue my education and career. Throughout my journey to reaching my authentic potential, I have experienced and navigated challenges due to systemic barriers and internalized influences. I deeply value being a critical thinker and facilitating systemic change. Additionally, I find it wildly fulfilling to have deep and meaningful conversations with others. Being a relational and systemic therapist allows me to honour these values I hold.
I invite you to schedule a free 15 minute consultation call to see if we would be a good fit.


Anxiety  Coping Skills  Family Conflict  Grief  Infidelity  Life Transitions  Marital and Premarital  Parenting  Racial Identity  Relationship Issues  Self Esteem  Spirituality  Stress  Women's Issues 

Specializes In

Racial and Cultural Identity  Racial Trauma and Racism-based Stress  Intergenerational Trauma  Identity Exploration  Self-Acceptance (Identity/Self Esteem/Self Worth)  Intercultural Relationships (e.g. interracial/interethnic/interfaith)  Value Conflicts