Counselling & Psychotherapy Durham Region

Counselling & Psychotherapy with Kane...

Kane has worked in private practice since 2011 and with various social service organizations for over 30 years.

He is Bear Clan of Algonquin/French descent from the Antoine First Nation, descendants of the historic Matawasi`bi ani`cena`bi (Mouth-of-the-River People). His Native name is Kiwedin-nimbi (Northern Thunder).

Kane has spent his life promoting mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.  He has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and is a certified mediator.  Kane is Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists and a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and Psychometrists (OACCPP).  

In 2017, Kane began the process of transitioning from female to male. He identifies as Two-Spirited, an Indigenous concept referring to a person who has both masculine and feminine spirit.  The term is a translation of the Ojibwe term niizh manidoowag, meaning two spirits.  Traditionally, Two-Spirited people were seen to have special gifts and thus were healers, counsellors, and leaders of ceremony.  Kane's Native Elders honored him with an Eagle Feather in 1998 for leadership and one in 1990 for promoting healing.

 "Everyday we have the opportunity to refashion ourselves into the person we aspire to become" Native Teaching.

Phone: 289-979-7911


Believing in how the cross-cultural experience enriches us all, Kane took time out to travel and live in Africa for eighteen months.  He gives credit to all walks of life for shaping his character, providing personal strength, motivation and responsibility.  Kane has come to realize that the needs of individuals are few, namely, to be seen, heard, believed, to know that they are trusted and held in good faith, to be allowed to take their place and to know that their existence is beneficial.  It is at the centre of these values that Kane engages his community.  He is known for his motivational style, compassionate spirit, and ability to unpack problems that seem overwhelming.

He is the proud parent of three kids - two boys and one trans-girl.  Two of his kids became part of his family through adoption.

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