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Katryn Harpur | Beaches Therapy Group

Katryn Harpur, MSW RSW

I’m a Registered Social Worker with a background in Child Development and Family support, social justice and community development. I strive to maintain a critical and self-reflective practice that is rooted in anti-oppressive principles. In my clinical work, I believe that you, the client are the expert in your own life. My hope is to work with you in building a safe and compassionate therapeutic relationship, that centres your well-being and gives voice to your experiences.

I consider it the most important job to bear witness to other people’s unique experiences; their joy, their pain; their need for recognition, healing and understanding.

I am a mother of two strong-willed, energetic and incredibly sensitive kids. As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a family.” I firmly believe this. We certainly aren’t meant to do it alone or in isolation. I know I appreciate all the help and resources I can get! Supporting parents through the challenges (and notable joys too!) of raising children is essential to my work. I offer parenting support. Together, we can build on your strengths, parenting capacity and resources in a non-judgemental space.

I offer Individual, Family and Couples therapy.

My practice is attachment-based and trauma-informed. I understand that we store our trauma in the body- that our experiences affect mind, body and spirit; therefore, my therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that healing is multi-faceted and I work with you to determine which modalities will be most supportive.

I have a background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation, Narrative Therapy, Arts-Based and Drama Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Although everyone will have unique reasons for seeking out therapy, I think people share the common goal of finding an empathetic listener; someone who will offer a compassionate space for healing, growth and perspective. It is important to me that I am able to provide that for you in our work together.

My practice is LGBTQ2S+ Positive and welcomes diversity.