Kaleigh Smith

Registered Psychotherapist – Canadian Certified Counsellor

Kaleigh Smith

Contact Info

Yellow Serenity Counselling & Psychotherapy
17 Poyntz Street, Barrie, ON L4M 3N6

In person in the Barrie & Newmarket areas – Virtually across Ontario

Phone: 289-806-3481 
Email: Kaleigh@yellowserenity.com
Website: Yellowserenity.com

I offer individual counselling to adult clients across Ontario (virtually) and work between two office locations in Barrie and Newmarket for in-person services. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the CRPO. I specialize in ADHD within my practice, certified as an ADHD-CCSP, and a member of CADDRA.

I completed my Master’s in Counselling Psychology in 2021 and have worked in the mental health field since 2016. I have specific experience working with first responders with extensive knowledge on working with complex PTSD, sanctuary trauma, and occupational stress injuries. I am certified in ASIST crisis training and suicide-prevention strategies. The conditions I primarily treat are ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, addiction, eating disorders and schizophrenia. I am passionate about furthering treatment and research geared towards ADHD in adults, and how complex trauma can disrupt the mind/ body connection. I want counselling to centre around each client individual needs. I work with a trauma-informed, non-judgemental, multicultural and inclusive approach to care. I bring curiosity and sensitivity to treatment to better understand your perspective of the world and narrative of life. My view of counselling is a holistic one, with the aim of providing client-centered care. Giving individuals autonomy, empathy, understanding and a safe space to discuss their mental health concerns are the cornerstones of how I build connection.

  • Licensed as a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Licensed as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapist Association (CCPA)
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University
  • Honours Bachelor of Sciences in Mental Health from the University of Toronto.
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Clinical Psychologists

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Registered Psychotherapists

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Registered Social Workers

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