Street Therapy

177 Victoria St. N. is located in the heart of Kitchener’s revitalized downtown core. The neighbourhood boasts a rich history while being close to nearby businesses, restaurants, and entertainment. We are conveniently located only steps from the famous Metro Restaurant, the Via Rail station and the upcoming transit hub and just a few kilometres from the expressway. We’re also walking distance to The Tannery, The Kaufman Lofts, Breightup Block, and everything  King St. have to offer. 


Our comfortable psychotherapy and consultation office is on the second floor (Unit 204) of a historic century building. We have a parking lot available for our clients at the rear side of the building. Our clients can enter the front door. Although we do not have a designated waiting room, you can sit in the meeting room/ boardroom while you wait as long as it is available and not in use. The building is not wheelchair accessible, however, Street Therapy can provide remote/ online video sessions to clients who may need this service.   


Kitchener, Canada's old "German capital" has undergone many changes through the years. Just about 10 years ago, the city of Kitchener established a heritage preservation in the area which initiated a redevelopment of old buildings into commercial and loft living spaces. Google's decision to move in the old Tannery district in 2011, now known as the Innovation District, helped give new life and attracted more people to work and live in the growing city. 

 

In 2015, Bernadette started providing psychotherapy and consulting services in Kitchener-Waterloo. She decided to share an office space with wonderful and collaborative healthcare practitioners in Waterloo. In 2017, Bernadette's training and on-going registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario have changed her work concentration and availability. 


Bernadette joined CityZen Studios at One Victoria between February to July of 2018 so she can continue to see clients on a part-time basis. However, indeed, life can throw many changes at once which prompted Street Therapy to move into a cozy historical century building.

As of July 29th, 2018, Street Therapy operates at 177 Victoria location. Bernadette will be conducting psychotherapy and consultations at this location. As well, Carolyn Shilton will continue to provide psycho-educational assessments with Street Therapy. 


177 Victoria is comprised of other professional services/ businesses that operate independently. Bernadette assumes that her decision to share an office with various professionals is not a typical choice for many mental health professionals. She primarily decided to do this to decrease the stigma of coming into therapy as well as to integrate mental health services with various disciplines and businesses. 


When it comes to understanding and taking care of our health, we need to know that mental health is as important as physical health. When one of us grows and shines, the community develops as well. We are all in this together.

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Territorial Acknowledgement​


A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.


Recognizing the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory we reside on. 

It is a way of honouring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial. 


Street therapy believes that it is important to understand the long-standing history that has brought us to reside on the land and to seek an understanding of our place within that history.

It is important for us to have an awareness and learn how we can build present participation.