Kareana Cook
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Kareana Cook

Therapist / MA, RP (Qualifying)she/her/hers

Since becoming a psychotherapist, Kareana has had the pleasure of empowering individuals and couples to have healthy relationships with those they love. Kareana supports clients in identifying their negative cycles and sticking points, and collaborates with clients to determine new patterns to reduce distress and foster secure relational bonds.

Offering Sessions in . . .
  • Individual Therapy
  • Relationship + Couples Counselling
I’m the therapist for you if:
  • You’re looking to enhance communication and strengthen intimacy and trust with the ones you love
  • You’re currently going through a big life change such as a breakup or new relationship, and would like support with making the transition as seamless as possible
  • You’re struggling with aspects of your identity related to your values and beliefs, and would like a safe space to establish a greater sense of self so you can live confidently and authentically
  • You would appreciate an accepting, energetic and warm conversational approach to your sessions.

Session Types: Individual Therapy, Relationship Therapy, Virtual Therapy

Specialties: Interpersonal Relationships, Non-monogamous Relationships, Emotional Expansion & Regulation, Intimacy & Pleasure Exploration, Sexual Health and Wellness, Infidelity & Trust, Religious Trauma, Life Transitions

Approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy

Favourite Resources:

  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Book)
  • The Seven Principles For Making Marriages Work by John Gottman, PhD. and Nan Silver (Book)
  • Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski, PhD. (Book)

More About Kareana

Kareana has experience working with individuals and couples struggling with effective communication, conflict resolution, boundary-setting, issues of intimacy, exploring ethical non-monogamy, and healing after infidelity. Kareana understands that every partnership is unique and facilitates clients in finding solutions that will work for them using a flexible combination of Narrative Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Kareana values the importance of sex and sexuality among individuals and within partnerships. Kareana is sex and kink positive, supportive of ethical non-monogamy, and LGBTQ2S+ affirming. Kareana practices from a client-centered approach, especially with those looking for support in navigating issues of identity. Kareana helps clients work through the dissonance between past and current experiences so they can feel confident in embracing all aspects of their identity. With incorporations of Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Kareana helps clients reconnect with their strengths so they can be confident in the things that make them unique.

Kareana is known for her abundant energy that accompanies her genuine warmth and compassion in sessions. As an experienced client herself in both individual and couples therapy, Kareana understands the confidence it takes to be vulnerable in seeking support. By tailoring her approach to the needs of each client, Kareana creates a safe space for clients to develop a strong bond with her in order to feel comfortable doing the hard work that can be the psychotherapeutic process.

When she’s not in office, you can find Kareana catching up with friends, exploring a new trail with her partner + their two dogs, breaking out a new board game (she has quite the extensive personal collection) or looking after her wedding photography business – Kareana is sure to bring her exuberance to everything and everyone she is passionate about.

Many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and extended health care plans will cover services rendered by a Registered Psychotherapist, Qualifying.

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