Kaitlyn Power, MSW, RSW
Kaitlyn Power is a Registered Social Worker and is in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Kaitlyn completed her Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree at Brock University in Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice and Equity before pursuing her training in Social Work. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree at University of Waterloo and her Master of Social Work degree at Western University.
Kaitlyn is experienced in supporting adults as they navigate the varying challenges related to mental health and wellness. Her primary experience and training have been within the realm of trauma and within these practices she employs a trauma informed lens. Kaitlyn works to support individuals who may have experienced various forms of trauma including childhood or adult sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, workplace trauma including first responders and military personnel, medical/dental and high impact trauma. She also has experience supporting those she works with manage the obstacles and challenges related to depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and eating disorders.
Kaitlyn has completed both her foundational and advanced level training in Self-Regulation Therapy (SRT) through the Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education. She is a certified yoga instructor and is working towards her 100-hour trauma informed practice training which includes education on a trauma informed approaches to both yoga and mindfulness practices through Trauma Sensitive Yoga West. In addition to these Kaitlyn also has experience and knowledge of the following informed therapies; Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Kaitlyn incorporates a strengths-based approach and acknowledges the complexity of mental health, wellness and recovery. She creates a safe therapeutic environment by demonstrating compassion, acceptance, and an openness to learn. Kaitlyn works to facilitate an environment that assists individuals to further their understanding and discovery of the connection between mind/body and mental health.