Hernandez, Kelsie

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Hernandez, Kelsie
AEDP Level
Level II AEDP Training
46-209 Wicksteed Ave.
Zip/Postal Code
M4G 0B1

Kelsie Hernandez is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. Kelsie holds an MA from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology (2007), with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. Her subsequent training and the first 8 years of Kelsie’s clinical experience took place in the inner cities of Los Angeles, California, where she conducted specialized assessment and treatment of children suffering from severe emotional and behavioural challenges resulting from early trauma.

After moving to Toronto in 2014, Kelsie served for several years as the Family and Systems Specialist on an interdisciplinary assessment team, which provided comprehensive relationship-based family assessment to some of Ontario’s most vulnerable and troubled children and their families. Helping clients navigate the intergenerational impacts of trauma or other attachment disruptions forms the basis of Kelsie’s current private practice.

At the heart of her work as a family therapist is Kelsie’s belief that nurturing the
unique relationships between immediate family members, including children and adults of all ages, is fundamental to an individual’s capacity to move through and beyond the consequences of early trauma. The inextricable bond between a family member who feels unconditionally loved and deeply connected to a shared story may act as the basis of healing for the family as a whole.

Kelsie works with clients of all ages, conducting sessions with individuals and
groups, depending on the family’s specific needs. Her clinical approach is grounded in a relational framework and integrates different models of psychotherapy, including family systems, attachment, psychodynamic, narrative, cognitive and somatic orientations. Kelsie is currently embarking on intensive training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a modality that harnesses one’s innate healing capacities to experientially heal trauma and suffering. She is currently a Level II trained AEDP therapist and nearing completion of the Level III requirements. Her commitment to personal and professional development serves to broaden and enrich Kelsie’s capacity to assist her growing client base.