About

Dr. Kim Sunseth, Ph.D., C.Psych. is a Registered Psychologist in general practice in the province of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association
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Dr. Kim Sunseth

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications and Education

  • Fully Registered with College of Psychologists in Ontario (2001)
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON (2000)
  • B.A. Honours, Clinical Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London ON (1992)

Research and Training

Dr. Sunseth’s research and training includes intensive study of clinical skills and psychological therapy with children, adolescents, adults and families, as well as research work in the area of reading disability under Dr. Patricia Bowers. She completed her previous work and internships at the Grand River Hospital (Child and Family Centre, Adolescent Team, Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit) in Kitchener, Ontario as well as internship training in acquired brain injury at both the Freeport and Kitchener-Waterloo sites.

Modes of Treatment

Dr. Sunseth’s approach and treatment are always developed in concert with each individual client and collaborative in nature.  Different modalities are used for different situations and tailored to each individual based on the presenting issues, and on the individual’s state of readiness at the time. More specifically, Dr. Sunseth uses a variety of approaches in assisting clients including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), insight-oriented, psychodynamic, and combinations of these approaches. In addition, the Parental Guidance and Family Therapy she provides often involves work on the development of communication strategies, as well as more educational approaches. Typically, individual child and family therapy, education and Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) strategies are provided to children in combination with Parental Guidance work with parents.

Office Hours

Dr. Sunseth is available by appointment only, Monday through Thursday. To book an appointment please contact our office.

In addition to working at the office in St. George Monday to Thursday, Dr. Sunseth works with Fitzpatrick & Associates in Cambridge. She has been working with this practice for more than 20 years, and continues to consult there one day each month.

COVID19 Policy

Dr. Sunseth and everyone in the office are required to follow all of the Ministry of Health / Public and
College of Psychologists of Ontario COVID-19 regulations and precautions.  Services can be provided
via Telehealth either by phone or via a secure and PHIPPA compliant web based platform (Adracare).
 Should you need to be seen in-person in the office, you will be required to complete a COVID-19 Self-
Assessment prior to each visit, to agree to the necessary protocols and contact tracing record keeping
and to review all of the risks and benefits of coming in to the office in person versus accessing
services via Telehealth. Please review our complete COVID19 Policy.

Additional Information

Outside of her work in private practice, much of her time has been taken up with raising two very active children, placing her in roles as hockey, ringette and baseball mom for many years. As they are growing up, finishing high school and pursuing University educations, there is less time spent as a sport chauffeur (thankfully!) and more time to make travel plans and follow her daughter in the National Ringette League.  Go Turbos!

Over the years Dr. Sunseth has been an active volunteer with a number of community organizations, including committees at a local church, at local schools – including the Strong Start program to assist young children learning to read – and with local community and sports association boards. 

Photography and Art

The landscape photographs that appear on this site that reflect various ‘moods’ were all taken from the same spot at Hope Bay, ON by Carol Poucher-Urbshott. The stained glass window below is the work of Marsha Dubois from Wiarton, ON.