Kathryn Atkinson’s schedule is filling fast and she is now carrying a waitlist. New clients can add themselves to the waitlist using the Add to Waitlist option below. Existing clients can continue to book as far as the calendar will allow. If you do not see a time you like please add yourself to the waitlist. We have many cancellations and this increases your opportunity to be seen quicker.

Welcome Carrie Liske who will be offering online support to clients until September when she will be located in office. Carrie specializes in art and play therapy. Please feel free to book with Carrie now for online therapy or schedule yourself onto her waitlist for September in person services.

In September we will be welcoming Bree Stutt a new student intern to Red Canoe. Bree will work with individuals ages 10 and up for a significantly reduced fee. This low cost option is excellent for individuals without benefit plans. Bree will be supervised directly by Kathryn Atkinson. Feel free to book your appointment with Bree now to save your spot for September!

In Person Counselling

In person clinical counselling services with masks


Telehealth Counselling

Clinical counselling services using virtual telehealth methods such as online video or telephone


Autism Funding Unit Paid Appointment

For individuals who would like to pay for their sessions using the Autism Funding Unit, please arrange an initial consultation with Kathryn first and then feel free to book appointments here.


Professional Consultation

This session allows for professionals to consult with Kathryn on shared clients. These sessions are only booked with client consent for shared information between Kathryn and the other service provider. Doctors, teachers, care team meetings, social workers, and psychiatrists are a few types of professionals that can be invited to these meetings.


Free Consultation


Intern Counselling Session

A lower cost option for those looking for counselling services at Red Canoe. Our intern counsellors are able to provide the same service as our other counsellors, but will be completing hours towards their counselling degrees. Interns at Red Canoe Pediatrics are closely supervised by Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC.

I have over 10 years experience providing clinical counselling to those impacted by mental health concerns. I work with children, youth, individual adults, couples and families in my practice at the Red Canoe. I also work part-time as a sessional instructor at Vancouver Island University in the Child and Youth Care Program. I specialize in working with clients with OCD, Tic’s and Tourette’s, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Diverse Abilities. Although I have numerous areas of speciality, I am also offering services to those with other presenting issues.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Counselling Psychology

I have memberships with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, The International OCD Foundation, and The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours.

I have over 10 years experience providing clinical counselling to those impacted by mental health... Read More

I provide art therapy to children, adolescents, individual adults, parents and families. Currently, I am offering sessions on-line only. I specialize in helping people recover from trauma, eating disorders and major life changes. I also enjoy working with neurodiverse individuals.

I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I am a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

I provide art therapy to children, adolescents, individual adults, parents and families. Currentl... Read More

I am a practucum student in the final stages of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.

I am a practucum student in the final stages of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Read More

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