Karrie Generoux, (She/Her), C.Y.C. (Cert.), R.P.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist who provides counselling to children presenting with a variety of mental health concerns such anxiety, mood and ADHD, and are having difficulty regulating emotions. I have 20 years of clinical experience working with children, youth and parents in a variety of settings including private practice, community based mental health and inpatient mental health settings. I graduated in 1998 with a diploma in Child and Youth Work at Mohawk College and I’m currently pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work degree at McMaster University.
I work from a client-centred, strength-based family systems approach to support a collaborative therapeutic plan in a safe, non-judgemental way. I will work with individuals and parents to build skills and strategies that will improve functioning related to symptoms of mood, anxiety, ADHD & ADD and repairing interpersonal relationships. As a mother of 2 adolescents, I can relate with the challenges of being a parent and I have had personal experience related to chronic pain and mental health and the frustrations with navigating an unjust system. I believe that all situations are unique to a person, therefore I utilize an integration of evidence-based practices from an anti-Oppressive lens to include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution and Strength Based approaches as well as others that may be appropriate to meet the needs of the individual. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to help you to navigate emotions from life events or experiences that may be impacting you and I strive to help you develop more effective coping skills. I will help you recognize and shift negative thinking patterns that may also be impacting feelings and behaviours to improve the relationship with yourself and others. My goal is to help you gain the confidence to be able to manage difficult behaviours as a parent, help with regulating emotions more effectively and navigate the system.
My Areas of Experience include:
Parent management and teaching for youth with complex mental health needs
Strategies related to Anxiety and mood symptoms
Improve symptoms related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
& Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Help with managing life related to Chronic Pain
Crisis management planning
Behaviour management Strategies and planning
Feminist theory perspectives
Solution Focused Therapy
Psychoanalytic theory perspectives