Who We Are
Key Assets Clinical offers a comprehensive range of services for children, youth, adults, couples, families and community agencies designed to meet specific needs and support positive and lasting outcomes.
We are a branch of Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and providing care for children and youth with complex needs.
Our Clinical Services are provided by experienced professionals including Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists, Certified Counsellors, and a Clinical Sexologist, all chosen for their expertise.
- Individual Therapy
- Couple Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
Areas of Specialisation
- Blended Families
- Eating Disorders
- Educational Concerns
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD)
- Financial Stress
- Grief & Loss
- Lifespan Issues
- Separation & Divorce
- Workplace Stress
Our Team of Clinical Professionals
Donna practices from a trauma informed, strengths based perspective. She utilizes a wide range of therapeutic skills including play therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and cognitive therapy and has a firm commitment to the relational basis of the healing process.
Areas of Specialization: Children, youth, adults and families in areas of attachment, trauma, child development, disability, maltreatment, separation and divorce, grief and loss, intergenerational issues and workplace stress
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Edwin uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach in his interventions with youth and families. He utilizes in-the-moment interventions to help youth and families improve communication and relationships. Edwin focuses on helping individuals to have cognitive and emotional awareness with emphasis on healthy coping. Edwin integrates many theoretical approaches into his practice including narrative therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, anti-oppressive practice, and play therapy with emphasis on resiliency and hope for positive change.
Areas of Specialization: Adolescent (ages 10+) and family therapy, parenting, therapeutic group work. Areas of practice include adolescent mental health (depression, anxiety), suicidal ideation, emotion dysregulation, family of origin, grief/loss, trauma, life transitions and stress management.
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M.A., R. Psych.
Janice’s philosophy is a trauma informed strength based approach to support families, children or individuals as they develop new skills, coping mechanisms or approaches to issues in their lives. Her training is in CBT and narrative work with a more recent interest in ACT.
Areas of Specialization: Children and teen issues, family therapy, chronic pain, mindfulness and stress management in adults.
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Judy’s practice is trauma informed, strength based and family centered. Therapeutic approaches employed are based on assessment of the individual, couple or family in the context of their environment and may include cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, trauma therapy, play therapy, relational therapy and narrative therapy. Judy’s clinical practice and interventions are rooted in systems theory, developmental theory, neurorelational theory and trauma theory.
Areas of Specialization: Children, adolescents adults, families and couples in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment, grief, separation and divorce and parenting concerns.
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Karen R. Clarke
M.S.W., R.S.W., CTPC.
Karen’s underlying methodology is the attachment theory and is further informed by trauma and neuro relational theories. Specific to the assessment, Karen and the client establish treatment goals and a strengths focus is taken, nurturing each client’s capacity and resilience. Karen has been in private practise since 2004 and is skilled in many approaches. She has found Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with mindfulness and relaxation techniques to be successful for anxiety and Emotionally Focused Therapy particularly effective in couple therapy. Other approaches she uses are Crisis Intervention and Solution Focused, Narrative and Play Therapies.
Areas of Specialization: Adoption, anger management, anxiety, attachment, couple distress, depression, grief and loss, personal and work stress, separation and divorce, spiritual issues, relationship issues, child development, couple relationships, parent and child relationships, family functioning and trauma.
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Kelly believes that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of what creates change. Kelly operates from a client centered trauma informed strength based approach. Kelly utilizes a wide range of therapeutic skills including cognitive therapy, dialectic behavior therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy and she believes approaches are guided by what works best for each individual client. Kelly uses an integrated approach in building competence, resilience and skills to improve adolescent and adult mental health and overall functioning.
Areas of Specialization: Adult and adolescent mental heath issues including emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, self harm, trauma, grief and loss as well as parent and adolescent relationship issues.
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Kenda practices from a neuro-relational, trauma-informed lens when working with children, youth, adults and families. Kenda utilizes a wide array of therapeutic techniques including directive and non-directive play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and narrative therapy with a focus on strengths-based interventions to help develop healthy coping strategies and positive well-being. Kenda is client-centered, and believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship in the change process.
Areas of Specialization: Child, adolescent and family therapy, parenting, group work. Areas of practice include trauma, attachment, separation/divorce, grief and loss, interpersonal violence, life transitions, identity, depression, anxiety and workplace stress.
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Kerri has 7 years Clinical Counselling experience and operates from a Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma Informed and Strengths Based Approach. Kerri also has training and clinical experience in Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Areas of Specialization: Children, Youth, Adults, Families, in areas of Depression, Anxiety, Post Trauma Complications, Stress Management/workplace stress, Grief/loss, Separation/Divorce, Body Image/Self Esteem.
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M.S.W., R.S.W., CTPC.
Leona’s therapeutic approach is grounded in a humanistic and strengths perspective. She believes that fostering genuine relationships and nurturing resilience can help clients establish safety, awareness, competency and acceptance; that promoting self-compassion can assist people to move more easily toward the change and wellness they desire. While Leona’s preferred therapeutic approach is Dialectical Behavior Therapy, comprised of Mindfulness Practice and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, she recognizes that no single therapeutic approach fits all and will individualize her intervention accordingly.
Areas of Specialization: Adolescent and adult mental health in the areas of traumatic stress, emotion (dys)regulation, mindfulness, anxiety, depression, self-injury, suicidality, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, interpersonal relationship difficulties, self esteem, caregiver and workplace stress.
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Lori practices from a trauma informed, neuro-relational lens with the understanding that each client’s experience is unique and that their stories need to be heard from the developmental, interpersonal and cultural contexts from which they arise. Lori is trained in various therapeutic approaches which include play therapy, art therapy, sand tray therapy, attachment, brief solution, and narrative approaches. Lori strongly believes strongly in the healing power within the therapeutic relationship.
Areas of Specialization: Child and adolescent mental health, adult and child trauma, parenting support, ADHD, depression, anxiety, attachment, separation and divorce, oncology, grief and loss, infertility and pregnancy loss.
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In Rhonda’s practice she utilizes several theoretical approaches where needed or appropriate with clients. These include brief solution-focused, play therapy, narrative and cognitive behavioural approaches. Rhonda’s practice is both trauma-informed, strengths-based and emotionally supportive. She believes in family healing where appropriate as mental health issues impact a client’s entire support network.
Areas of Specialization: Children, Adolescent, and Adult Mental Health: including trauma, anxiety, difficulties with divorce and separation, bullying, parenting support and education, maltreatment, bonding and attachment, grief, and infant loss
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Kristen is a social worker with over 10 years’ experience. She completed both a BSW and MSW at Memorial University. Kristen’s work has been primarily with children, youth and families who are involved with child welfare. In her parenting capacity assessments, Kristen works under the guidance of the Steinhauer model which uses a number of different assessment domains, and gathers information from a comprehensive historical review, detailed chronology, interviews, observations and collaterals.
Areas of Specialization: Kristen’s main role with Key Solutions is completing parenting capacity assessments. Kristen also offers ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), training on trauma and attachment, and is trained to conduct Attachment Style Interview Assessments for prospective foster carers, as well as PRIDE assessments.
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Hazel takes a strengths-based approach to her therapeutic work with clients. She is trained in dialectical behaviour therapy and is guided by one of its main tenets, which is the belief that people are “doing the best they can with the skills they have.” She believes that the goal of therapy, regardless of a therapist’s approach, is to enhance clients’ coping strategies and life skills so they can live more fulfilling and satisfying lives. Hazel’s practice is trauma-informed and client-centred. In addition to dialectical behaviour therapy, she incorporates aspects of mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy and narrative family therapy into her practice. She is keen on staying up-to-date with research in the field of mental health and follows best practice standards, as determined by current research.
Areas of Specialization: Children, adolescents, adults, parents, families and groups in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide risk, stress, trauma, grief and loss, Borderline Personality Disorder and parenting of adolescents with complex mental health concerns.
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Susan is a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in the areas of Mental Health and Addictions, Community Corrections, and Youth Services. Susan draws on a number of therapeutic approaches in her social work practice and will tailor her approach to meet the unique needs of the individuals and families with whom she is working. While Susan has experience and training in a number of therapeutic approaches, she believes that the most important aspect of any intervention is the therapeutic relationship and creating a safe, supportive environment. Susan’s overarching therapeutic framework is trauma-informed, attachment-based, and strengths-based. She has training and work experience offering Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) on an individual and group basis and finds this approach particularly helpful for individuals who may be struggling with difficulties managing emotions. Susan views her role as working together to enhance capacity to cope with life’s challenges and ultimately, restore and improve functioning in various life areas.
Areas of Specialization: Emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, anger/aggression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, interpersonal relationship difficulties, addictions, and LGBTQ issues. Extensive experience working with children and adolescents.
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