Kenton is currently taking new clients.
He is available for both virtual appointments and in-person sessions at our Vancouver clinic location.
At the core of my work is the belief that we are formed in relationship, harmed in relationship, and healed in relationship. My approach to therapy involves taking great care to foster a warm collaborative dynamic, where we can slow things down and bring curiosity to areas of your life that require attention. These conversations may relate to persistent feelings about the past, repeating patterns in current relationships, hopes and fears about the future, or a variety of other topics. I believe that many of our struggles relate to the thoughts, feelings, and experiences we have had to push aside to make it through the moments. However, they continue to impact our lives by showing up as patterns of anxiety, depression, defensiveness, perfectionism etc. From my perspective, mental health is synonymous with integration, and it can be tremendously helpful to have a companion on your journey towards a greater sense of wholeness.
I work from a contemporary Psychodynamic approach to therapy, drawing from aspects of Relational Psychoanalysis, British Object Relations, and Jungian/Archetypal Psychology. My work is also grounded in the latest research from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory, along with Family Systems and Trauma-Informed approaches to therapy.
A little bit about me: I grew up in northern industry towns all over western Canada and eventually found my way to the West Coast, where I completed a BFA at UBC, and have spent the past decade working in theatre and teaching Speech Arts to teenagers. In my free time, you might find me enjoying nature with my wife and daughter, reading a good novel, or at the cinema.
If working together interests you, please consider reaching out for a consultation. I would love the chance to meet you, where we can discuss the possibility of engaging your story together.