Dr. Kane is particularly interested in:
Helping parents develop new ways of interacting with their children to address emotional and behavioural difficulties
Using play-based therapy with young children when traditional talk therapy is not possible or inappropriate
Helping children and youth deal with anxiety or depression
Supporting children and youth who have experienced trauma and/or abuse
Alexa Kane works with children and adolescents, to help support them through challenges they encounter while growing up and discovering their unique identity. She also helps parents manage the inevitable difficulties that come with raising children in today’s world.
Dr. Kane adopts a client-centered approach to her work with all clients, with an emphasis on understanding the environmental and developmental context that has led each person to where they are. She believes that therapy is not a “one-size-fits- all” solution, and that each individual’s unique strengths and resources will determine the appropriate treatment approach. She emphasizes the importance of trust and comfort in the therapeutic relationship, and uses this relationship to help promote client growth. In her work, Dr. Kane integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Child-Centered Play Therapy.
Dr. Kane received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph. Her recent professional experiences include positions at the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), Lutherwood Mental Health Services, and in private practice.