Karen Basciano-Ireland, Karen Ireland, MA RP

Karen Basciano-Ireland View Specialties

  • Registered Psychotherapist & Canadian Certified Counsellor
  • 157 Queen Street , Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
  • Phone: 7059313735
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  • Session Fees: 110.00/hour cash/cheque only

Do you feel life is overwhelming some days?  Do you experience incapacitating anxiety&/or sudden episodes of anger or sadness, sometimes leaving you to feel guilty following a reaction? Do past experiences cause you difficulties in daily life? All of us struggle with emotions from time to time and many people experience anxiety and difficulty moving forward due to past experiences. If you feel you would like help navigating your emotions, managing your anxiety, &/or the effects of the past, you have come to the right place. I offer counselling & psychotherapy for individuals, couples& group to help you feel empowered and confident in life. I offer a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental environment where you can tell your story, receive gentle reflection, learn skills to help you navigate your situation & emotions. If your past is causing suffering you may benefit from EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) which I offer. I can help you gain awareness and understanding of your difficulties to empower you for change.
Emotion regulation(anger, sadness, guilt etc.), Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Relationship struggles, Trauma/PTSD, Grief, Personality disorders (specialty treating Borderline P.D.).  I have been working as a therapist for over 15 years.  After suffering an MVA I decided to return to school and attended post secondary education, studying Psychology.  To my surprise my studies saved my life, teaching me that it was possible to overcome life adversities,  meet with my chronic pain and depression and gain my life back.  Early in my training I was introduced to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness.  I became passionate about helping individuals suffering from emotion dysregulation, anxiety, pain & traumatic past histories. I have training in EMDR & I am a Certified Yoga Instructor, further complimenting my passion for aiding individuals with their life struggles through increased knowledge and understanding of the mind-body connection. 

My philosophy is that we all have the power to heal ourselves.   Through greater understanding and recognizing mind-body connection we can empower ourselves to health.

My academic qualifications include a BSc. Hon. in Psychology from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario and a Masters of Counselling Psychology from the Adler Professional School of Psychology (Toronto & Chicago).  I have a certification in Trauma Therapy and am a Certified Yoga Instructor, graduating from Self Awakening Yoga in Costa Rica. As part of therapy I utilize EMDR (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) if clinically indicated and wanted.  I am a Registered Psychotherapist and member of the College of Psychotherapists.  As a registered member of a professional college I am required to uphold a code of ethics that may be challenged by the regulatory body, The College of Psychotherapists.  I am a Certified Clinical Counsellor with The Canadian Psychological & Psychotherapy Association.  I am a member of the Canadian Yoga Alliance.

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Peterborough ON