Katherine (Kate) Harper, PhD, RP
Registered Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Associate Professor, Clinical Supervisor · PhD (York University, 2017)
Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Psychotherapist)
Credentials Verified by PM
Accepting new clients
Member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Are you stressed, exhausted, or feel like you are just going through the motions of your life? Did the Global Pandemic drive you to re-evaluate your priorities or leave you feeling isolated, anxious or traumatized? I specialize in working with professionals, therapists, executives, caregivers, and front-line workers who have successful careers on paper but still feel unfulfilled in their personal and professional lives and in their relationships. Anxiety, depression, substance use, or feelings of overwhelm may be at play and you may feel like you want a safe space to assess who you are and how you got to where you are today. I can create a safe space for you to explore your emotions and lived experiences from the comfort of your home.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I hold a PhD in research psychology. I have been teaching psychotherapy and psychology, supervising clinicians, and working with individuals and couples for 20 years. I take a trauma-informed approach and use emotion focused, relational, and insight-oriented therapies to support your mind, body, and spirit as you journey through life transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, trauma (vicarious and moral injury), or depression. I can help with past family of origin experiences that may be playing out in your current life or relationships and use Neuropsychotherapy, which is a specialized form of talk therapy where clients' thoughts and emotions are explored holistically and consider the role emotions play in triggering our nervous system and body. For example, grief, depression, and anxiety may alter our emotional states, but they also impact our bodies. I am able to integrate this form mind and body work with with humanistic, mindfulness, narrative and attachment/family systems work, and skills based approaches such as CBT, DBT, and solution-focused modalities.
Introspection, self-reflection, and the exploration of experiences and feelings are not easy, but you don't have to do it alone. In our work together we can explore the roots of your stress, burn-out, interpersonal struggles, anxiety, or feelings of inadequacy. From the comfort of your home, we can discuss your fears, stressors, and hopes as I holistically guide you toward more psychological balance and well-being. You can live a more authentic, meaningful, and peaceful inner life.
Primary Practice Location
Insight-Online: Neuropsychotherapy, Counselling, & Supervision - Online/Virtual Care
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Phone: (416) 315-1418
Years of Experience
2023 – Foundations of Trauma – Wilfrid Laurier University
2023 Advanced Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.
2023 Leadership Training – Brene Brown (Dare to Lead) – Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
2021-current: Clinical Fellow in Neuropsychoanalysis – Neuropsychoanalysis Association, London, UK
2019-current: Member: International Society of Neuropsychotherapy.
2017 Ph.D., Research Psychology – Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Neuroscience, Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychoanalysis, York University, Toronto, ON
2010 Diploma: Four Year Program in Contemporary Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Toronto, ON.
2010-current: Member: The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society.
2008-current: Member: American Psychological Association General and division 39 psychoanalysis.
2008-current: Member: The Canadian Psychological Association – General and History and Philosophy Section.
2008-current: Member: International Society for the History of the Neurosciences.