Kelsey Hoff, MFT
About Kelsey Hoff
Everyone strives to live life to the fullest and, predictably, the many ‘potholes’ along the way often make life difficult to manage and results in loneliness, stagnation, and disconnection from what is most important.
The expat experience is unique and, not-surprisingly, expats often experience unforeseen challenges as they are separated from family and other supports and thrust into a culture that is different from their own. Safe spaces to speak about and examine these challenges are not often available and what was at one time a small inconvenience or cultural frustration becomes choking anxiety or depression, culture-shock, and/or loss of self-identity or worth.
Socrates once said that “the unexamined life is not worth living”; in light of this, my desire is to provide safe and intentional space for those who are courageous enough to live the examined life. I am a deep thinker and passionate about meeting my clients where they are at as they explore and overcome the obstacles that keep them from living life to the fullest and owning their place in society at large. This journey is one that I am highly privileged to be invited into and I do not take my role lightly; as a result, my approach to therapy is compassionate, client-centred, and empathetic. I honour the autonomy of my clients and aim to provide non-judgemental space for the process to unfold.
I have experience in providing counselling to a wide range of demographics, such as high school and college students, families, and couples. I prefer an integrated approach as it offers many possibilities and angles for self-examination, such as Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy,
I am Canadian and I have been married for 5 years. When I am not working I can be found attempting to speak Arabic with my neighbours, learning to cook foods from around the world (especially Jordan), scoping out coffee shops in search of the best latte, and going on outdoor adventures.
I provide convenient self-booking through my website and all counselling is done using a secure online video platform. Furthermore, I am happy to offer a free 20 minute consultation to make sure that we both feel good about starting work together.
Do you live outside of North America and have trouble finding a therapist due to timezone differences? Because of my unique location, I am able to offer counselling that suites many different timezones.
Email me or visit my website for more information!
SpecialtiesCoping Skills, Faith Transition, Relationship Issues
Age Group FocusAdults
Treatment ApproachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Relational
IssuesAcademic issues, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Career Counseling, Caregiver Stress, Codependency, Coping Skills, Divorce, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Grief, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Introversion, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Men’s Issues, Military, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Transgender, Women’s Issues