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Meet Karine

"So often, it feels like life is moving at a mile a minute. I believe we all deserve a safe space to find our rhythm."
Karine Chartrand



I support French-speaking teens and young adults in their personal growth to make sense of the world amidst overwhelming emotions. 

Helping my clients and their families find balance, relief and comfort by equipping them with the tools they need to handle life's many challenges.


So often, it feels like we’re propelled forward, and life is moving at a mile a minute. I believe we all deserve a safe space to find our rhythm.

My approach therapy comes from a place of curiosity and compassion; believing that we’re already doing our best and sometimes, we just need a gentle nudge to guide us in the right direction.


During our work together, you will find that I welcome you in the therapy room, as you are.


Throughout her professional career, Karine has been drawn to positions that allowed her to provide unique support to youth and their families. As a Registered Social Worker,  she is committed to providing an inclusive space to support you on your journey.


Her varied experiences include working within elementary schools and secondary schools to promote student well-being and facilitate workshops on managing transition periods, coping with stress and anxiety, and embracing diversity.


She continues to help students find safe ways to return to school and feel comfortable in that environment, support the LGBTQ+ community, and work closely with families, to support their children and youth.


Karine's unique understanding of the school system allows her to see the bigger picture; issues can be varied and strategies don't always work in isolation.




Teens & Young Adults


Anxiety, Relationships, Self-esteem, Academic Issues


Master of Social Work, University of Ottawa

Bachelor of Social Work, University of Ottawa

Social Service Worker Diploma, La Cité


  • ADHD: Understanding, Supporting and Accompanying Youth in Educational Settings

  • Structural barriers in schools: Where do trans* and non-binary youth fit in? (Chartrand, 2019)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • SafeTALK

" To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you someone else is the greatest accomplishment."   

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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