Katie Sharpe

Master of Counselling Student

Areas of Interest
Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Grief & Loss, Career & Business Development, Athletic/Business Performance, Interpersonal & Relationship Issues
Teens, Adults, Teams, and Executives
EMDR*, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Person-Centred Therapy, CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing
*In ongoing training for EMDR


Hi! I am a Master of Counselling graduate student, and am very excited to get to do my practicum at

Mindbuffs. Having a pretty unconventional path to get here – I majored in Biological Sciences for my

undergraduate degree, and then worked in business & corporate sales for 12+ years – I’m a big believer

that both the journey as well as the destination matter, and when we can be helped to discover our

values, develop our strengths, learn and accept what can’t be changed, and take action where it counts,

then our best is possible.

Whether for performance or everyday life, I believe that experiencing fulfillment is distinct from

achievement, and is just as important. I also believe that each person is capable of achieving things that

are important to them, and that the road to get there will be just as unique as are their individual skills,

strengths, and experiences. While big achievements often show up in our goals, how and why we

endeavour to achieve can be just as important for our sense of purpose and fulfillment – and so can the

hardships we encounter along the way. This is where our core values come in.

Whether in athletic or business performance arenas, my experiences have shown me that achieving our

greatest is possible when the process connects us with our values, strengths, autonomy, and identity –

and when our humanity is just as valued as our performance. For many reasons, this connection can be

difficult to make on our own all the time. What can result is burnout, lack of boundaries, avoidance,

work-life imbalance, and wellbeing and relationship issues – all experiences that are likely not congruent

with one’s core values.

My athletic & career experiences have also shown me that mental health concepts and practices aren’t

always accessible in professional or performance contexts, yet the costs of missing them are often felt

by the individual and the organization or team alike. I’d like to help normalize diverse mental health

matters at the individual, team, and community level, so that developing new skills and getting needed

support can be a more accessible lifestyle for everyone. I’m passionate about helping individuals explore

what’s most important for them in their experiences, relationships, and performances, so that they can

decide what motivation, success, and actualization look like for them.


Master of Counselling Students may be covered by a health spending account or by certain insurance companies. Please check with your insurance company before booking.


Direct billing for Master's in Counselling Students is unavailable at this time.

Individual sessions are 50 minutes in length and include the following:

  • In-person psychology session

  • Telehealth video session

  • Phone session

Individual session


Team/Corporate session


Team and Corporate sessions are 60 minutes in length and include a variety of introductory and in-depth sessions that can be customized for your team or group's individual needs. For more information, please contact us.

Our Master's in Counselling students are currently completing their graduate degrees. At Mindbuffs, our students offer affordable therapy to individuals, teams, and small groups. During their practicum, they are under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist at Mindbuffs so you get two brains working together instead of one!

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