Kristie Brassard & Associates

Registered Social Worker, RSW
 therapist: Kristie Brassard & Associates,
In-Person in Ottawa, ON
In-Person in Toronto, ON
Online in Ontario
Kristie Brassard & Associates is a virtual psychotherapy practice serving children, teens, and adults all over Ontario, Canada. Our psychotherapists work with a variety of issues and therapeutic modalities, and help guide individuals, families and couples along their wellness journey. Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ folks and allies is our passion, and all of our therapists identify on the queer spectrum. We have diverse cultural backgrounds, sexuality & gender identities. Clients of all genders, sexual orientations, spiritual and cultural backgrounds are welcome in our virtual office!

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Children, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: LGBTQ+ clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioral
  • Christian
  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Experiential
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducational
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
Approach Description: Our team uses various theories, experiences and intuition to serve our clients well. We also works from an anti-oppressive and trauma informed lens.

Education & Credentials

Kristie Brassard & Associates RSW
  • Female
  • License # Kristie: 819078, Cher: 820727, Anna: 825120, Daniel: 849320, Alexander: 837470
  • Licensed in Ontario
  • Practicing Since 2010
Education: Our therapists have either their Bachelor or Master of Social work degree, are licensed with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and are all licensed to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

Finances

Fees
  • Average Session Fee Individual Session: $140, Couples/ Family Session: $160, Supervision: $140
Insurance
  • Out of Network
  • Many benefits plans provide coverage for Registered Social Workers (RSW). Clients will be required to pay up front on the day of the session, but can submit the official receipt to their benefits provider for reimbursement, if eligible. I am actively registered with Greenshield, Medavie Bluecross, and Sunlife Insurance.

Kristie Brassard & Associates Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON
  • Available Online for residents of Ontario
  • Online Therapy Details: Phone, Video session
Kristie Brassard & Associates Practice Description
Kristie Brassard (she/her) is the Clinical Director at KB & Associates. She is a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with over 17+ years of experience in the field. Working from a client-centered, trauma informed, and anti-oppressive lens, Kristie greets her clients with authenticity, compassion, and from time-to-time a little humour. She often works with individuals and couples who are overwhelmed with emotions, struggling to manage stress in life, and with folks who are feeling disconnected or unsatisfied with various aspects of their lives. She also guides clients through exploring and navigating shifts in sexuality, gender and relationship structures. She helps clients heal from past hurts, as well as supports folks wanting to engage in general personal growth. Lastly, Kristie provides supervision and business consultation to professionals who are licensed to practice the act of psychotherapy and who are looking for guidance and support in the field. Anna Riddell (she/her) is a Registered Social Worker, & Psychotherapist. She works from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and strengths-based perspective. Anna believes in developing a strong therapeutic relationship as the foundation for supporting healing and growth. She works with individuals and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, low self-esteem, anger, and communication challenges. She is particularly interested in experiences of parenting, blended families, and grief and loss. As a psychotherapist and a teacher, she is also interested in supporting children and adolescents with challenges related to school, including academic success, ​Cher Canonizado (she/her) is a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 13+ years of experience in the field. Much of Cher’s work has included supporting individuals, and their family members, as they navigate the transitional ages and stages of the teen years and young adulthood. She also has a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting folks struggling with addiction, self-harm, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, low self-esteem, and those coping with all kinds of abuse (childhood trauma, domestic and narcissistic abuse). She can help individuals, families, and couples navigate their relationships by working on improving communication and setting healthy boundaries. Cher believes that the foundation to any strong therapeutic relationship is good rapport and helping those she serves to feel a genuine sense of care and compassion. As such, Cher brings a very flexible, client-centered, and client-led approach to her practice. Cher offers support to clients as they consider, discover and develop their version of a happy and healthy life. This may include helping people gain new perspectives and strategies for addressing struggles with interpersonal relationships, facing difficult emotions, healing past wounds, and exploring and understanding one’s self in new ways. Daniel Lee (he/him) is a Registered Social Worker, & Psychotherapist with many years of experience working in the social service field. He is passionate about helping queer and BIPOC individuals (14+), as well as allies, explore therapy, discuss their mental health, and find self-actualization in environments that did not always allow this to happen. Daniel has experience in supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, high stress situations, and low self-esteem. He is also a trained career counsellor, and is highly experienced in working with marginalized youth. Daniel is also uniquely positioned to help individuals who are navigating a faith deconstruction, and can help individuals exploring faith-based trauma, difficult life situations, a sense of hopelessness, and disconnection from family, among other common experiences that come with this process. Alexander Orr (he/him) is an therapist intern, completing his MSW working professional program degree. He has a wealth of knowledge through lived experience, research, and in the field of social services. He greets his clients with kindness and compassion and sometimes includes a dad joke or two to break the ice. As a queer and trans person, Alexander offers a unique perspective and is passionate about helping clients through their journey of self-acceptance (whether this be with gender, sexuality, or other aspects of their identity). Alexander can support individual teens and adults who may have challenges with gender dysphoria, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, stress, strong emotions, self-harm, or eating disorders. He also supports vulnerable youth with developing emotional regulation techniques and necessary life skills as they transition into adulthood. In his capacity as a student, he hopes to be able to he hopes to be able to help clients using skills and knowledge he's already acquired through his experiences in the social services field, as well as gain further knowledge to serve his clients well.

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