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My name is Keara Gillis (she/her) and I am a registered social worker and therapist.


I work with individuals, families, and couples - with a special passion for connecting with young people. Common concerns people come to me with are anxiety, depression, self-development, and family/relationship dynamics throughout developmental ages.


Our work together will be about identifying existing strengths to apply to current challenges and adding skills to your toolbox while better understanding your own unique context and story. Breaking down the assumption that therapy is about fixing individual problems or flaws, I focus on helping you to understand how the systems you operate within impact you and giving you the tools to navigate them throughout your life.


I have over 10 years of experience working with young people and families. Prior to starting my own private practice, I worked at Calgary Counselling Centre, Alberta Health Services, and in a school board setting. I have received specialized training and supervision in the following areas to best serve your needs: Treating Depression, Helping Anxious Kids and Families, Trauma Informed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Feedback Informed Treatment.


When I’m not in the office, you might find me enjoying the mountains, curled up with a good book, or possibly catching some live music. But always seeking out new experiences, people, and places.

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From this framework, the interventions and models I use are: Strength Based/Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Informed CBT. In family and couples work I draw from Gottman and Systems approaches.

All the work I do is Systems Oriented, meaning that we look at the external influences and the context you exist within. Breaking down the assumption that therapy is about "fixing" individual problems, and instead acknowledging the external factors while giving you tools and strategies to navigate the systems you are a part of.


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Keara Gillis 

#301 - 224 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta

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Any Questions?

Feel free to reach out, and we can book a free consultation call 

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