Kealy Whittaker (She/Her)
I've always been drawn to helping others. Pursuing a career in social work meant that I could fulfill this as a career. As a Clinical Social Worker, I am passionate working with adults (18+) and couples. My work with individuals includes supporting them through their relationship with food and exercise, anxiety, grief, self-esteem and body image. While working with couples I enjoy helping them strengthen their communication and connection with one another.
My education includes completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology from St. Thomas University, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary, and Master of Social Work from St. Thomas University.
I have additional training in grief and eating disorders, including being an EDIT™ Certified I -Eating Disorder Treatment Clinician.
I am a member in good standing with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers and am registered to practice electronically in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
My goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and safe place to share your truth.
My goal is to provide a warm, trusting, and supportive environment free of judgement for my clients. I recognize you are the expert in your own life; therefore, I will meet you where you’re at in your healing journey.
I work from a Strengths-Based perspective and use various evidence-based approaches to help you reach your goals including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy.
My strongest technique is building rapport and connection with my clients with active listening, validation, and a side of humour. I recognize the importance of diversity and cultural identity and will work to understand your beliefs, values, and traditions and how to implement them into your plan.