Kashka Hughes Clarke MEd CCC
My professional experience includes facilitating, counselling, coaching and consulting in a variety of settings including private practice, university counselling, personal development centres, as well as therapeutic and psychoeducational community workshops and programs.
I hold a Master’s of Education degree in Counseling and I have been a Certified Canadian Counsellor and member in good standing with CCPA since 2013. I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Relational Life Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused & Brief Therapy Approaches.
I typically work with clients on issues related to anxiety and depression, emotional awareness and regulation, executive functioning/ADHD, mental and emotional wellness, relationship dynamics, interpersonal communication, effective boundaries and assertiveness, self esteem, family of origin issues, women’s issues, blended family issues
I ground my approach in the transformative power of human connection and relationships, working with individuals and couples. I serve as an active partner in your process in a blame-free, supportive and facilitative manner, leading the way and being direct where it is helpful. Thriving may not be for the faint of heart, but we can create the shift you desire by putting our heads and hearts together!
Our wellbeing is influenced by how we relate to our experiences, to ourselves, and to others. Sometimes these struggles can be intensified by the context of our lives and the external systems around us. I work from an eclectic platform to help explore and overcome these difficulties. I use a variety of approaches and tools to best suit each client’s personality, preferences, and goals. I believe that we are all resilient, resourceful, and fundamentally capable of easing personal and relational hardships in our lives. Given the right tools and support, we can always find our way through.
I offer research-based relational approaches, strength-based and solution-focused therapies, somatic and mindfulness-based tools, CBT, DBT, ACT, as well as emotion/attachment-focused modalities — always with compassion and a sprinkling of humour!