A Little About Our Therapist...
Kim Silverthorn is a registered Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (M.P.C.C.) through the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (C.P.C.A.). She has an Honours B.A. in Sociology and Crime and Deviance from the University of Toronto; and a Diploma of Applied Counselling and Psychology from Kelowna College. She comes to Beaumont by way of central Ontario, the Northwest Territories and northern Alberta.
Kim has been providing therapeutic supports for individuals and for families since 1990. She also offers a broad range of professional development opportunities and training programs for various community groups and agencies. Kim is the author of the E-Resource Manual "Energizers and Icebreakers", and she is currently finishing her book "Advice From the Therapist's Chair".
Kim has worked with street gangs in Toronto, aboriginal youth in isolated northern Canada, and abused youth and their families in Alberta. She specializes in work with children/youth, with couples and with individual adults, and has experiences with diverse and unique client populations. She has had the privilege of helping to initiate and develop some groundbreaking, socially enhancing programs which have become the foundation for healthy community development; she has facilitated parts of the Alberta Social Work Program; and she has provided (and continues to provide) supervision for first and second year Social Work students who are completing their Social Work Diplomas. Kim’s work with her clients not only encourages and empowers individuals to be agents of change in their own lives - but also in the world around them.
Our Counselling Approach...
Kim utilizes a strengths-based, solution focused theoretical approach to counselling. Tacit believes therapy can typically be a short term process (on average, clients tend to spend 4 to 12 weeks addressing their concerns and working on their goals). Homework is often suggested between sessions, as Tacit believes clients can also experience healthy growth and increased personal awareness between sessions. Helpful homework strategies effectively decrease the time and money expended by the client throughout the counselling process.
Tacit Knowledge offers:
Individual Counselling for Youth and Adults
Family Therapy and Mediation Supports
Parenting Education and Support
Professional Development Training for Agencies/Community Organizations is also available:
Mental Health First Response Training
Positive Kids Programming
True Colours - Communication and Relationship Development Training
Are Others Picking Up What You Are Putting Down?
Fight, Fight, or Freeze - Making Emotional Responses Work For You
Kids Have Stress Too!
Coping With Stress - Learning to Maintain Balance in a Hectic Life
Dear Brain - I NEED Sleep!
Anxiety and Depression - Fighting for Control
Fighting Fairly - Finding the Win/Win
Fighting the Dragon - Overcoming Anger
Dealing with Difficult People
Dealing with Conflict in Healthy Ways
Understanding and Coping with Self Harm and Eating Disorders
Putting the Pieces Back Together - Managing Grief and Loss
Understanding the Goals of Misbehaviour
Kim's areas of speciality include:
Specific Anxiety Disorders
Low Self Esteem
Finding a Healthy Balance in Life
Work Related Stress
Stress and Stress Management (in all ages)
Self Harm Behaviours
Trust (in One's Self and In Others)
Intimacy and Fidelity
Grief and Loss
Problem Solving Skills
Separation and Divorce
Parent/Teen or Parent/Child Conflict
Parenting Strategies (for children of all ages)
Many clients can claim part or all of their counselling fees through their Insurance or Employee Assistance Programs. Clients are responsible for the process associated with these support benefits - please inquire with your health insurance provider regarding the details of your coverage. Fees for psychological services can also be deducted on your personal Income Tax Return, under health care expenses.
Tacit Knowledge offers a sliding fee schedule based on income level for clients who do not have Insurance/Employee Assistance Program coverage. Clients may also be eligible for subsidized counselling supports through the Beaumont FCSS Program (contact the FCSS Program directly to inquire about this assistance).
Kim Silverthorn ReachesLeduc ABBeaumont AB