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About me


Hi! I'm Kelly Tennant. I'm a Rehabilitation Counsellor and owner of Synapse Counselling Services, located in Moose Jaw, SK. 

My training is in psychology, behavioural neuroscience, and rehabilitation. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a PhD in Neuroscience, and a Master's Certificate in Rehabilitation Counselling.

I hold multiple counselling designations, all of which require me to be constantly learning and growing as a therapist: 

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counsellor Certification (CRC #553957)

    • This one means that I have specialized training in treating the mental health concerns of disabled folks​!

  • Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with the Association of Cooperative Counsellors of Canada (RTC #3058)

    • This one allows me to see clients in most Canadian provinces and is recognized by many insurance providers for fee reimbursement!​

  • Registered Counselling Therapist with the Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta (CT #2494)

    • This one allows me to legally work with folks in Alberta, where counselling is about to become a regulated health profession!​

What is Rehabilitation Counselling?

Rehabilitation Counselling is the sub-division of the counselling field that helps people living with disability, neurodiversity, or all kinds of chronic health conditions learn to adapt and thrive, so that they are able to live more independently and function more easily in all aspects of life. 

Training and specialization:

I have almost two decades of experience working in the field of rehabilitation, including research, teaching, non-profit management, and now counselling for the past 6 years. I opened my private practice at the end of 2021. 

My specialization is in working with individuals with neurological or brain-based disabilities (stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, spinal cord injury, brain/spinal cancer, Parkinson's, MS, CP, ALS), neurodivergence (ADHD, autism, OCD, BPD), those living with chronic illness, and caregivers.

I have training and extensive experience in multicultural counselling and counselling LGBTQ2IA+ individuals and couples. I am proudly neurodiversity-affirming, disability justice minded, and aligned with the health at every size (HAES) and fat liberation movements. 

I believe in inclusive, affordable counselling and offer sliding scale fees to those who qualify. 

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