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Valley Connections Counselling

Kiara Panetta, BSc, MA, RP
Registered Psychotherapist
65 Creighton Road  Dundas, ON

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My name is Kiara Panetta and I am a Registered Psychotherapist providing Counselling and Psychotherapy for Valley Connections Counselling.

I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist. I also hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University and an Honours Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour from McMaster University (Hons. B.Sc). To continue my education, I have most recently received training in The Gottman Couples Method (Level 1 & 2), DBT, Imago, and have completed Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Training.

My priority when working with clients is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship, providing a safe space for my clients to explore and grow. Through the development of trust and collaboration, I aim to empower my clients to reach their goals. In my practice, I take a supportive and strength-based approach so my client’s feel confident working towards their personal goals outside of the therapeutic office. I have a special interest in using mindfulness and meditation, and draw on various practices to create a safe and comfortable environment.

As a Psychotherapist, I have the opportunity to work with clients with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, parenting concerns, stress, low self-esteem, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and grief. I have the pleasure of working with a wide range of ages, including youth, and I offer individual, couples and family therapy.

Through these experiences, I have observed the benefits of drawing from several therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness (MBCT), Imago for Couples, The Gottman Method for Couples, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI).  Taking an eclectic approach has provided me with a larger toolbox from which to address my client’s unique needs.

Prior to my work at as a Psychotherapist, I gained experiences, which provided me with a strong foundation to work in the field of human services.  During my undergraduate degree, I volunteered at McMaster University’s Student Success Centre, providing guidance to first year and first generation students.  After graduation, I spent four years working for a Hamilton based non-profit supporting at-risk children and youth.

To book an appointment with Kiara, please click here to book online OR email:  [email protected] OR fill out the form below.