Ruth Kerr

Ruth Kerr

Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist · Bachelor's (B.Sc., Guelph Univ., 2001)

Member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Psychotherapist) and Complementary/Alternative Service (Safe & Sound Protocol Facilitator)
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As a Gestalt Psychotherapist, I offer authentic presence over (potentially) pathologizing procedure to provide you with a sense of being seen and met just where you are. Your emotional and physiological states are important indicators of whether your essential human needs (trust, safety, community, being seen, +++) are being met or not in your current environment. Let's work together to explore what's bogging you down and co-create ways to 'unstuck' yourself. For example: Anger is often a symptom of unmet need(s) and/or trauma.

Primary Practice Location

Ruth Kerr ~ Gestalt Therapy + Life Coaching
806 Gordon Street Suite 202-A
Guelph, Ontario N1G1Y7

Phone: (416) 529-6168


Secondary Practice Location

Crieff Hills Retreat Centre or Woodlawn Memorial Park (Cemetary)
7098 concession 1 outdoors
Wellington Ontario N0B 2J0

Phone: (416) 529-6168


Extended office hours: evenings, weekends

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Success Story

"Success" is a judgement/assessment that I don't use in my work. You, like all of my clients, are already successful and complete as human beings in that you've found some way(s) to survive in your life all by yourself. Now, if you're on this site, I'm guessing that the strategies you've used thus far are reaching their limits to sustain you and may even be eliciting the exact opposite outcome(s) of what you desire in life. This makes complete sense to me, given that these 'ways of being in the world' were likely created from a survival mindset/circumstance rather than with the intention of living whole-heartedly and with vitality! The fact that you are reaching out for help – rather than suffering in isolation – means you are already a 'success story' in my book.

Years of Experience



Recognized Sensory Awareness Leader – Sensory Awareness Foundation; Member of American Association of Suicidology; Member of Climate Psychology Alliance of North America; some of my relevant trainings… "Working with Emotions and the Therapeutic Relationship in Teletherapy"; Kinesthetic Resonance: The Basis of Social Understanding; The Dance of Reciprocity With Couples; Grief & Loss: Only the Living Can Witness the Passing of Death; Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model; Speaking of Sex Series; Suicide Bereavement & Language; Support People Bereaved by Suicide; Post Traumatic Growth; Gestalt and The Art of Confrontation; Grief & Loss with Carmen Vazquez Bandîn; Working with Sibling Loss; The Nervous System & Self-Regulation: Maintaining Relationship with Yourself in Times of Tragedy; A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Eating Disorders; Consciously Aware Couples Therapy; A Gestalt Approach to Working with Groups and Teams; +++

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