Kathleen Kelava

Kathleen KelavaRegistered Psychologist (#4818); BComm and MC

I am constantly amazed at the resilience we all show, as we navigate our lives amidst the challenges that invariably arise! Sometimes the demands on us outweigh the resources we have available at that moment. It takes a courageous person to recognize the need for, and to request and accept, support. I am honoured every time clients invite me to join them along their journeys toward improved insight, skill, interaction, and overall living. I explore change on individual and systemic bases – both approaches are often beneficial. As a former police officer, and a mother to 3 children with some exceptional needs, I understand how tough life can get and how we can find the “tough” within ourselves to “get going” and rise above! I would be thrilled to work with you, your family, and your systems. Raise the bar and raise the roof!

Kathleen is the Past-President of the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP), and is a former President, Member-at-Large, and Treasurer. Kathleen’s unique experience, training, and skillset has both significant breadth and depth, which span legal, leadership, business, elite-performance, and mental-health realms. She will have completed all of her coursework as of November 2023, and will thereafter enter the dissertation phase of her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Northcentral University.

Why Kathleen chose her team members:

  • Austin: mindful, skillful, and pragmatic.
  • Cindy: humourous, connective, and creative.
  • Peter: direct, intense, and visionary.
  • Jasmine: experienced, authentic, and relatable.

Practice Areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Learning Disabilities and Intellectual Disabilities (offering comprehensive psycho-educational assessment: cognitive, academic, and social/emotional/behavioural profiles)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) [offering Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT); Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)]
  • Family Dynamics (including Family Restructuring Therapy)
  • Tourette’s Syndrome and Tic Disorders (offering Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics – CBIT)
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma (including in first-responder clients)
  • School Support (including connecting with school personnel to ensure students are well-equipped to succeed in their given school settings)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)