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Kate Harper, PhD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist & NeuroPsychoanalyst
Founder & Clinical Lead, Insight-Online

I am a registered psychotherapist and specialize in contemporary relational psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and brain-based (neuropsychotherapy) holistic approaches to support your mind, body, and spirit as you journey through life/work transitions, grief, loss, anxiety, trauma (vicarious and moral injury), or depression. Introspection, self-reflection, and the exploration of difficult thoughts or feelings are not easy, but you don't have to do it alone.  In our work together we can explore the roots of your stress, burn-out, interpersonal struggles, anxiety, or feelings of inadequacy. From the comfort of your home, you can discuss your fears, stressors, and hopes as I holistically guide you toward more psychological balance and well-being. You can live a more authentic, meaningful, and peaceful inner life.


I work with professionals, therapists, executives, caregivers, front-line health care workers, and first responders who have successful careers on paper but still feel unfulfilled in their personal and professional lives and their relationships. You may feel stressed, exhausted, or like you are just going through the motions of your life. Moreover, the pandemic may have played a role in driving you to re-evaluate your priorities. Anxiety, depression, or feelings of overwhelm may be at play and you may feel like you want a safe space to assess how you got to where you are today.  I will work with you to explore your current relationships, family-of-origin issues, and support you in working through grief, loss, anxiety, trauma (including vicarious trauma and moral injury), and depression. I encourage introspection, self-reflection, and the exploration of life-long and new patterns with the hope of making the present and the future more healthy, meaningful, and positive.

Although my education and training are grounded in many schools of psychology, for example, cognitive/dialectical behavioural, mindfulness, trauma-informed, emotion-focused, and humanistic to name only a few, I specialize in Psychodynamic and Analytic Psychotherapy. This form of therapy explores the foundations of our emotional suffering. Self-reflection, self-exploration, and the relationship between therapist and client are pivotal in the process of change. The goal of this type of therapy is to decrease symptoms, but also allow you to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I also utilize Neuropsychotherapy and I am a clinical fellow in Neuropsychoanalysis. Neuropsychoanalysis and Neuropsychotherapy are specialized forms of talk therapy where clients' thoughts and emotions are explored holistically with the body. For example, grief, depression, and anxiety may alter our emotional states, but they also impact our physiological states.  Thus, I work with clients from a mind-body perspective so they can move toward more psychological balance and well-being, and bring long-term relief and meaning to their psychological suffering.

Clinical Supervision

My supervision framework is psychodynamic, but I also support your clinical work with other modalities. 

  • 20 years teaching psychology, neuropsychology, and psychotherapy
  • 18 years counselling and psychotherapy (psychodynamic, brain-based, CBT/DBT, humanistic, trauma, grief, loss, IFS, EFT, solution-focused)
  • 13 years Neuropsychotherapy, Neuropsychoanalysis, Brain-based approaches
  • 10 years working with and teaching police officer/paramedic candidates
  • 7 years Clinical Supervision
  • 5 years working with Victim Services
  • 2 years Research Co-ordinator/Therapist Post-Partum Depression Research Mount Sinai Hospital
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  • Clinical Supervisor (CRPO)
  • Clinical Fellow - International Society for Neuropsychoanalysis
  • Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator (Brené Brown)
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
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