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Kenzie Mallen

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Kenzie is a Registered Social Worker based out of Northern Ontario (OCSWSSW #84709). They hold a degree in Social Work with concentration in Indigenous Learning, and have multiple years experience supporting diverse youth throughout transitions into adulthood. Kenzie is currently cultivating counselling skills through attaining practical experience under close supervision as part of their Master of Social Work Degree.

Approach

Kenzie works to help individuals to navigate their personal challenges through a strengths-based approach to motivational interviewing that emphasizes personal autonomy and trauma informed care, steadily meeting people exactly where they are.

Specialization

Kenzie demonstrates passion for anti-oppressive practice, 2SLGBTQIA+ rights and youth empowerment throughout many roles in their career and community work
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How to Heal Avoidant Attachment Style

Healthy relationships require communication, intimacy, and vulnerability. For people with an avoidant attachment style, this can be extremely difficult.

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How to Get Therapy Without Insurance

How much does therapy cost without insurance? Costs can vary depending on many factors, like the counselling type and location.

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What Is Childhood Trauma and How to Heal From It

Learning how to heal from childhood trauma is essential for leading a happier, more resilient life in adulthood.

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Let’s take a closer look at the symptoms of a depression slump and explore some practical strategies on how to get out of it.

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6 Ways to Manage Anxiety in University Students

Anxiety in university students is very common. However, it can become problematic when it starts interfering with your life. 

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Arrivals Legacy Project will explore clinical, therapeutic, and spiritual healing practices in an upcoming webinar moderated by Phare Counselling co-founder Dr. Ray Hsu.

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It’s important to understand the nature of trauma bond relationships, learn how to break a trauma bond and recognize and manage withdrawal symptoms.

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Online Vs. In-Person Therapy

With online counselling growing in popularity and availability, you may be curious about the differences between online vs. in-person therapy.

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Therapy has many benefits, from enhancing your mental and physical well-being to supporting your personal growth.

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Have you ever started feeling anxious when you see social media posts about luxurious holidays, fun social events, or major life milestones?

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Is Therapy Worth It?

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Set Boundaries, Find Peace: Therapeutic Book Club (March 14–May 9)

Join us March 14 to May 9, 2024, to learn simple yet powerful ways to set healthy boundaries in all aspects of your life!

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Whether you're seeking support for anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, or relationship issues, understanding your options is the first step towards finding the right path to healing and personal growth.

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What is Sliding Scale Therapy and How Does It Work?

Sliding scale therapy is a flexible payment model used by mental health professionals to make their services more accessible and affordable to individuals who may have financial constraints.

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ADHD Paralysis and 7 Tips to Overcome It

Discover how to combat ADHD paralysis with seven tailored tips. Learn effective ways to regain focus and productivity today!

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5 Tips for managing ADHD symptoms in daily life

In this video, we'll be sharing 5 practical tips for managing ADHD symptoms in your daily life. Whether you've recently been diagnosed with ADHD or have been living with it for years, these tips can help you improve your focus, organization, and productivity. At Phare Counselling, we specialize in helping clients with ADHD through therapy and counseling sessions. If you're interested in learning more about our services, visit our website or book a session today.

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ADHD life hacks: Creating a Daily Routine

Are you struggling to manage your ADHD symptoms? In this video series, we'll share practical tips and tricks to help you stay focused, organized, and on track. From creating a daily routine to managing distractions, these ADHD life hacks will help you take control of your life and thrive.

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