Our Psychotherapists and Psychologists in Kingston, Ontario
Meet Our Dream Team!
Heya! At Limestone Clinic, our team works together to efficiently help our clients with the concerns that they want to get traction upon. We match you with one of the therapists on our team to join you on your journey to transforming your life.
Our administrative support team is the best in the world. They train with the intensity of university students cramming for exams, with the golden hearts of the most loyal puppies, and with the elasticity and flexibility of the world's most successful group of Secret Ninja Assassins! You can count on them to field your needs to the utmost of their ability, to the timeliness of their ability, whist caring about you and your experience. They are also the calendar masters of our clinic, and, (as trained assassins) they slay departures from the rules, policies, and order that keeps our clinic running like a well-oiled machine.
Our therapists are vetted for skill, approachability, and effectiveness. To be eligible to work with us, they all must have the fundamental skills needed to work with anxiety, depression, and trauma. But, they each have their unique skills and attributes that make them especially great in certain niches, too.
We've taken a few moments to provide you with brief descriptions of each staff member's Zones of Genius to help you get a better sense as to our team's diversity of skill and knowledge.
How would we describe our team? They're nice! And smart! And nice! After all, if we don't like having lunch with them, we're not recommending them to you for treatment services. Don't worry. None of us are perfect. And, we're probably just a smidgeon weird. We don't focus on fancy work clothing or perfect hairdos (but we do appreciate good hair days). We show up, as real people, ready to align with you, do the work that results in healing, and cheer you on.
We're the Limestone Clinic Team, but we're also Team Frank (if your name is Frank), or Team Gina, or Team Monty... you get the idea.We're on YOUR team. You're in good hands. Come meet us!
(In case this is also helpful so you don't have to tromp all over the friggin website to get the info you need - the cost for a standard 50-minute counselling session ranges from $99 +tax to $350, depending on the therapy provider.)
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Therapist Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), M.A. Candidate
Claudelle is one of our clinic's three interns this year, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her to the team. Working under the supervision of our Clinical Director, Jessica Lankmann, RP, Claudelle helps our community by offering a lower-fee psychotherapy service to those who are struggling with: overstress, burnout, adapting to unexpected or stressful life events, anxiety, depression, and oh, I don't know, how to be the most fantastic human you can as you are facing down the 7th wave of a friggin pandemic. Claudelle makes this sound easy, we know, but her debonair depression destruction is a force to be reckoned with ( - you'll see)!
Grief Guru & Sadness Samurai
Anxiety Arr-adicator (yes! She speaks Pirate)
Associate Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
We are super-duper happy to announce that we have ANOTHER full-time, whiz-bang, energetic, caring, friendly therapist on our team. May we plese introduce the ineffable Shelby Bamford! Working under the supervision of our Clinical Director, Jessica Lankmann, RP, Shelby is here to help our clients with the issues we help most often - you guessed it, depression and anxiety. Shelby also has a background in assisting people move more comfortably through grief and she is our resident Grief Guru. Shelby brings with her an openness and flexibility, fondness for jokes, and appreciation of the life-changing properties of chocolate.
Dr. Kris Boksman
Intensive Interventionist & Bad Mood Badass
Professional Mentor & Clinical Instructor
Grand Poobah, Clinical Psychologist & Owner, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Dr. Kris, our clinic's founder, is a mom of two very loud and lovable boys. She drinks too much coffee, thinks about the exercising she would like to do, and appreciates dynamism in hairstyles. Dr. Kris works in an intensive service model & does not offer weekly ongoing sessions. Her Jedi-power is quickly getting to the roots of emotional dysregulation by helping people process through formative interpersonal and event-based trauma with efficiency and precision. Dr. Kris's best work is with those with depression and high-achievers (such as CEOs, lawyers, therapists, doctors, & just-plain-awesome moms). She specializes in trauma recovery, doing-too-much-ness, burnout, relationship-based trauma recovery, and healing from narcissistic abuse.
We've scored a hat-trick by adding three incredible interns to our Clinic this year! Jamie is welcomed to the team with a round of cheers, as she helps our community by offering lower-fee psychotherapy services under the supervision of our Clinical Supervisor, Renee Jim, RP. Jamie steadily slays the troublesome trio of anxiety, trauma, and depression. It's no secret that she's also quite crafty in her action plans to help her clients reach their goals of getting back to feeling like they too can slay whatever comes their way.
Associate Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), B.B.P., M.A.
Well, we know a good thing when we work with one, and Jessica is our newest full-time therapist hire! Having first worked with us as a volunteer, and then as an Intern, we were not willing to let this one go. Working under the supervision of Dr. Harris, C.Psych., Jessica is a sharp cookie with joie-de-vivre, a matching sunny attitude and a winning smile (and proud dentist). She has trained hard and attained notable expertise using classical psychotherapy methods such as CBT to help those who have anxiety and/or depression. Jessica also does fab work with those with over-stress syndromes, pandemic burnout, and proactive management of emotional wellness.
Dr. Mitchell Harris
Supervisor of WSIB Services, Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D., C.Psych.
We are pleased as punchbuggy-no-punchbacks to welcome Dr. Harris to our team to help us with our WSIB community members. Dr. Harris has a long and distinguished career within a variety of settings including private practice, psychological service organizations, and forensic settings. Dr. Harris joins our office as the psychologist in charge of our WSIB service delivery, offering his insight and experience, cheering our clients on, and helping our team of service providers work with more injured workers than we could without his help.
Associate Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, B.A., M.A.
Taylor comes to us at Limestone Clinic after extensive in-depth study in the most effective classical approaches to treating trauma. A natural therapist, outdoors enthusiast, and problem-solver, Taylor's specialized psychotherapy training helps to give her a special insight into the treatment of depression and anxiety, injury adjustment and workplace injuries. She is exquisitely poised to help with the mental health needs of individuals who are coping with traumatic and chronic mental distress.
Anger Abolisher & Phobia Fixer
Associate Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, B.A., M.A.
Renee, a bubbly, friendly, and smart therapist, has been a psychotherapist for half a decade. With a perpetual love of learning and a firm dedication to providing bar-none services, her areas of specialty are just as robust as her badass brain cells! Renee possesses knowledge of & proven effectiveness using time-tested methods that work for helping resolve anger patterns, and calming anxiety and phobias. As are all of our clinic's therapists, Renee is no stranger to assisting those with stress and burnout, depression, and workplace distress.
Jessica Lankmann, Clinical Director
Anxiety Annihilator & Trauma Torpedo-er
Clinical Director, Associate Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, B.S.T., M.A.
Jessica is a sharp and enthusiastic therapist with a knack for rapidly minimizing anxiety who is also known for her behavioural change expertise. She is motivated to help her clients quickly and efficiently. As our Top-Dog (a.k.a., Clinical Director), Jessica leads our therapist team with know-how and proficiency. Jessica offers supportive cognitive and behaviour therapy to individuals experiencing anxiety, eating and other behaviour problems, burnout and stress, adjustment problems, psychological injuries, including PTSD, and those who wish to change health habits and lifestyle for the better.
Therapist Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), M.P.H., M.A. Candidate
Charmy is our clinic's other therapist intern! While she is second to Claudelle in alphabet, she is nothing but first-rate with natural brains, determination, friendliness, and get-the-job-done-ness. Working under the supervision of our Clinical Director, Jessica Lankmann, RP, Charmy also helps our community by offering a lower-fee psychotherapy service to those who are struggling with: overstress, burnout, adapting to unexpected or stressful life events, anxiety, depression, and all things pandemic-angst-related. She may not look so deadly, but with the monickers of "assassin" and "butcher," your bad moods won't see her coming!
Men's Issues Mentor
Dad Dexterity Developer
Associate Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist
Ryan is an unpretentious therapist who believes in the value and importance of the human connection in helping his clients feel better. With genuineness and approachability (oh ya, and his wicked skills, too), Ryan helps his clients figure out plans for the changes they want in their lives. Keenly sensitive to Men's Issues and the complexities of 21st-Century-Dad-Life, Ryan wants his clients to find ease and contentment in their important relationships without being saddled by shame or confusion in their emotional realities & experiences.
Professional Cuddler, G.E.D. (Treats), Obedience Dropout
Waylon accompanies Dr. Boksman in some of her appointments. He loves greeting clients and provides support with treat-fuelled cuddles, wags, and chin-scratches. He's had several painful surgeries and is a bit wobbly on his feet, but steadfast of heart. Coming to work at the office was his own therapy to become more confident after a serious spinal injury.
Obedient Therapy Companion, M.Sc. (Doggy Discipline)
Watson accompanies Jessica in some of her therapy sessions. He is a curious little muffin, a softy at heart, and he is always watching his mama. When not working as a therapy support personnel, Watson spends his time enjoying treats, pats, and cuddles, and basically all the attention he can get. Ask this 27 lb. load of cuteness for a hi-five if you are lucky enough to cross paths.