Kavita Patel

Biography

** Kavita will now be working out of both our Exchange Tower and Commerce Court locations, at a full time capacity. Be sure to check her availability online*

 

Are you experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety and always feeling overwhelmed with life’s demands? Are you feeling alone in your relationship? Want to be able to feel connected and emotional secure with your partner?

If your goal is to start feeling like an active participant and expert in your own life, your journey towards this goal can begin now.

 

Kavita is a registered Social Worker (MSW) and provider of Psychotherapy at Integra. Over the past eighteen years, she has been working with children, teenagers, women and families starting her career as a volunteer. After receiving her Bachelors in Social Work from McGill University in 2006, she started her career as a Registered Social Worker predominately working in hospitals in Montreal. Kavita expanded her career at an international level in London, United Kingdom where she further advanced her clinical skills. In 2016, Kavita graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto and continues to enrich and utilize her skills as a psychotherapist now working with both individuals and couples. Kavita draws on inspiration from a variety of modalities, theories and perspectives:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Systemic Theory
  • Anti-Oppressive/ Strengths Based
  • Narrative and Mindfulness Based
  • Culture Competency & LGBTQ
  • Attachment-Based Theory
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Therapy (Individuals and Couples)

 

Kavita’s professional portfolio includes working with both individuals and with couples who are struggling in their life and/or relationships and seeking to regain emotional connection and security. Using her training in various therapy modalities she can help you explore healthy and sustainable coping techniques if order to:

  • Minimize stress
  • Manage Anxiety
  • Beat Depression
  • Recognize Negative behavioural patterns
  • Reduce Negative and Intrusive Thoughts
  • Resolve low view of self and the world around you
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your Marital, Pre-Marital Relationships
  • Increase Sexual/ Emotional Intimacy
  • Settle Infidelity
  • Deal with Life transitions (separation/ illness)
  • Cope with Grief/ Loss

 

Kavita can provide a safe space where you can learn to identify your relational/ negative patterns and be able to cultivate process and change. This will allow you an opportunity to connect the pieces of your past, learn how these experiences have developed you as a person today and how you can make changes in attaining the best version of YOU. When you decide to take this step and access support through therapy, Kavita will welcome you and is honored and humbled to take this journey with you.

 

Education/Training
Bachelors of Social Work
McGill University
Montreal, ON
Masters of Social Work (MSW)
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Certifications
  • Certificate in Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioural TherapyUniversity of Toronto / Hospital for Sick Children
  • Emotional Focused Therapy Certificate (Candidate)International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution/ Crisis intervention University of Toronto/ Hospital for Sick Children
  • Ethics Certification University of Toronto School of Social Work / Hospital for Sick Children
  • Cultural Competency CertificateUniversity of Toronto School of Social Work/ Hospital for Sick Children
  • Motivational Interviewing CertificationUniversity of Toronto School of Social Work
  • CPR CertificationCanadian Red Cross
  • Ontario Worker Health and Safety Awareness The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Bilingual Certificate (French) Montreal, Canada
Specialty Interests
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Resilience
  • Mindfulness
  • Attachment
  • Life Transitions
Awards and Honours
  • Graduated with Distinction from McGill University

Montreal, Canada

Professional Memberships
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers

Registration #13730

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Registration # #821248

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