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
MPhil, Dip Clin. Psych.
Anne uses a trauma informed strength based approach to support families, children or individuals. Anne’s training includes CBT, behaviour therapy, narrative therapy, ACT, DEFT (Dynamic Emotionally Focused Therapy), motivational interviewing and Gestalt.
Areas of Specialization: Child, adolescent and adult mental health, parenting, mindfulness, stress management and body image.
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Brian’s theoretical approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Narrative therapy and Solution Focused methodology. People who feel “stuck” often find it difficult to generate realistic, hopeful solutions. When facing difficult circumstances, it’s important to acknowledge strengths, identify and challenge automatic negative thoughts that impede progress, learn new skills, expand coping strategies and focus upon goal development.
Areas of Specialization: Teens/adults focuses primarily upon: anxiety and depression; the post-divorce environment, including custody and access issues; helping parents help their children through the separation process, etc. Brian has been declared an Expert Witness by the Family Court in matters pertaining to child custody and the assessment of parent capacity. Brian has developed and teaches a course entitled “How to be a Stepparent”. His work in couples counseling frequently deals with blended family issues. Brian is also an experienced Mediator and has assisted many parents in addressing post-separation issues.
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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 for 14 years 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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Kim practices from a trauma informed and strengths based perspective. Kim values the power of the relational process in effecting change. Therapeutic approaches are rooted in a foundation of developmental theory, neuro relational theory, trauma theory and systems theory. Appropriate therapeutic approaches are utilized upon completion of the assessment of the individual, couple and family and may include play therapy, narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy.
Areas of Specialization: Child, adolescent and adult mental health, trauma, couples, parenting issues, child development, coping with separation and divorce, attachment and life transitions.
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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: Experience providing support across the lifespan around traumatic stress, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, borderline personality disorder, suicidality, self-harm, anger, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship difficulties, mindfulness, LGBTQ, anxiety/depression, workplace stress, caregiver stress, grief/loss and self esteem.
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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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Nena K. Sandoval
M.H.S., A.C.S., Clinical Sexologist
As a Clinical Sexologist Nena is a member of the American College of Sexologists (ACS); Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF); The Society for the Scientific Study of Human Sexuality (SSSS) and The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists. Nena applies the biopsychosocial model of sexuality in her assessments and therapy and utilizes the developmental model to the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Nena also has specialized training in couple therapy (including CBT, Behavioral, and Adlerian approaches) and in the area of developmental disabilities and sexuality.
Areas of Specialization: Individuals, groups and couples – adults, adolescents and children, assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions, sexual compulsions/addictions, sexual risk, paraphilias, gender dysphoria, developmental (e.g. autism; Asperger’s; general learning disabilities, etc.), attachment and physical challenges that affect sexual functioning.
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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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Utilizing an integrated approach to therapy, Rob draws upon a variety of therapeutic interventions in response to client needs. His approach is strengths-based, trauma-informed and recovery-oriented. Rob uses behavioral therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Solution-Focused, Anti-Oppressive and Brief Therapy approaches. There is a focus on collaboratively defining and monitoring behavioral goals and, between sessions, the practice of skills, reflection and action steps toward goal attainment.
Areas of Specialization: Youth and adults, anxiety, depression, gender, grief and loss, life transitions, self-injurious behavior, sexual orientation, stress management, substance use, trauma, values work, work and life balance.
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