About Life Therapy

Life Therapy by Kelly Garbe, Registered Social Worker in Bradford, ON

Hi, I’m Kelly and I’m a Registered Social Worker

Keep reading to learn more

Life Therapy is my counselling practice and my way of trying to help people through the challenges they experience in life. Life can be tough but you definitely don’t have to go through things alone.

Since I was a young girl, I’ve always been drawn to psychology.  Even though I didn’t know exactly what ‘counselling’ or ‘therapy’ was, a seed was planted early on.

I have always been curious about individuals and their stories and I knew I wanted to help people.

I was really drawn to what we as humans can do to grow and better ourselves and the resiliency we have inside us.

I am a Registered Social Worker, have more than 20 years of therapy experience and a Masters in Social Work. I am trained, certified or informed in various therapeutic approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), CALM (Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully), Internal Family Systems and many more therapeutic approaches.

To view a full listing of my education, degrees, trainings and certifications, please click HERE.

Woman covering her face with her hands - Life Therapy Registered Social Worker

As a Registered Social Worker, I can help you with the challenges you are currently facing; and that looks and feels different for everyone.

Whatever it is, know that you aren’t alone, there is help available. Together, we can find a new way forward for you. It is my absolute privilege to sit with you, listen and be there for you and what you are going through.

No judgement; a completely safe place just for you

During our time together, I listen – this is your time. We discuss ways to grow and heal, strategies you can explore and how you can build resiliency. My clients find a new capacity to engage in life more fully, freely and aligned with who they truly want to be. You can too.

Areas of Specialty

One

Big Emotions

I can offer a fresh perspective to your feelings, thinking and behaviour. I help you to understand what you are experiencing and how to shift towards change and resiliency.

Two

Cancer

I am certified in CALM (Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully) and have worked with countless brave individuals and families living with a new diagnosis or advanced-stage cancer.

Three

EMDR

I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This therapy helps clients heal from a trauma or distressing life experience (past or present).

Ready to get started?

A little bit about me

YOU MAY NOT KNOW:

I am the daughter of immigrants and my Dad was the first in my family to attend university. I was only the 3rd female out of 28 cousins to attend and graduate post-secondary education.

WHAT AM I MOST PROUD OF:

Studying for my Masters while being an adult and Mom when more than 130 million girls around the world are denied the right to get an education.

FAV THERAPY BOOK

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (By Brene Brown)

HOW I UNWIND

I run. I just can’t beat the endorphin rush. I even take run-cations. I have participated in running events in New York, California, Florida and Las Vegas.

Support

“It’s important to take care of ourselves.
Learning how to nourish and restore ourselves is a lifelong journey; and sometimes one that requires support.”

Kelly Garbe

Owner, Life Therapy & Registered Social Worker

Kelly Garbe - Life Therapy Consulting

You’re ready

Be brave, take the first step and reach out!

I look forward to speaking with you virtually or at my office in Bradford, Ontario. 

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