Hello

My name is Karine Chartrand (MSW, RSW) and I support French-speaking children, teens and young adults in their personal growth to make sense of the world amidst overwhelming emotions. 

I support my clients and their families to 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

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

 

When working with you or your child, my goal is to join you in getting curious about your experiences, the strategies you’ve tried, the ones that have worked well – and the ones that haven’t worked so well.

Qualifications

Throughout my professional career, I've been drawn to positions that allowed me to provide unique support to youth and their families. As a Registered Social Worker (#834248), I obtained a Masters and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Ottawa. I also received a Social Service Worker Diploma from La Cité.

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My varied experiences include working within elementary schools and secondary schools to promote the well-being of children and facilitate workshops on managing impending transition periods, coping with stress and anxiety, and embracing our diversity. I continue 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. My unique understanding of the school system allows me to see the big picture; I understand that issues are varied and strategies don't always work in isolation.

 

I’ve completed additional training on supporting children and youth with ADHD and suicide intervention skills, and have contributed to research on the barriers faced by non-binary and transgender individuals in the school setting. I’m committed to providing an inclusive space to support your journey.

Areas of Service

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Peer and family issues

  • Behavioural difficulties

  • Self-esteem

  • Perfectionism

  • Anger and emotion regulation

  • Social anxiety

Contact

I would love to learn more about how I can support you! Book a free 15-minute consultation today.