Counsellor in Ontario

Hello, I founded Smart Sense Counselling in 2019 to provide psychotherapy for individuals and couples online throughout Ontario.

With over 21 years of experience in healthcare, my practice focuses on anxiety and grief in two areas:


~Supporting teens and adults with anxiety and grief from life stressors with a sub-specialty in helping people manage chronic or life threatening illness~


~Helping people with fertility issues, fertility treatment decisions, and moving from fertility to alternative parenting options, which often involves management of anxiety and grief responses.~


 Culturally sensitive, I am honoured to learn from clients on how to better understand their beliefs and cultural views and how it impacts their struggles.

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Hello, I’m Deanna

Thank you for taking the first important steps to feeling better and living well.  I am offering psychotherapy across Ontario.

You’re beginning a new journey.

Whatever you’re experiencing, reaching out for help is not easy. We’re living in a very busy and uncertain world, and you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a safe space to step away.

Every person’s reality is equally important. Something that’s bothering you may not bother someone else in the same way. Similarly, you or a loved one may be experiencing significant health worries. You're finding yourself needing to talk, yet you want your supports to believe you are strong. Having mood concerns or worries can make you feel quite helpless and alone.

At Smart Sense Counselling, I'm focused on you and no problem is too big or too small. You are unique and we will work on whatever thoughts, feelings or moods you need support with.

Does counselling really work? Yes it can. I’ll help you look at worrisome, negative or lingering beliefs and thoughts, to simply live better, even in crisis. 

You can do this.

Deanna Kiley, MSW, RSW, MHS

Founder, Counsellor

Therapy in Ontario

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Pandemic. What does this mean? It can mean fear of the unknown, isolation, apprehension, and a feeling of helplessness. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’ll help you manage your stress and find hope for the future.

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Depression is an illness or mood disorder that causes a persistent

feeling of sadness, hopelessness,

and loss of interest in life.

Depression affects how you feel

and think, and may lead you to

have feelings of worthlessness.

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Anxiety is an emotion experienced by feelings of worry, tension, and uneasiness. Anxiety can be treated, and with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), you can learn to identify triggers or challenging thought patterns and change how you respond to them.

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Grief is an experience of mixed feelings, including sadness, when a person experiences significant loss. The loss can be a person or special companion, but can also be a job, a pregnancy, a lifestyle, a promotion, or the loss of a friendship.  

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Fertility is a journey of hope, little surprises, big disappointments, discovery, big losses, little wins, determination, and small miracles. If you need to talk or you need someone to offer ideas on managing your roller coaster journey through fertility, you’ve found the right space.

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Our counselling or psychotherapy sessions are offered online through, a Canadian healthcare telemedicine provider. They comply with HIPAA, GDPR, PHIPA/PIPEDA, & HITECH requirements.

Counsellor in Ontario

Welcome to Smart Sense Counselling

Smart Sense Counselling provides psychotherapy for individuals and couples in Ontario. Founded by Deanna Kiley, with over 21 years of experience in healthcare, I help people with anxiety, grief, and fertility issues. My practice is culturally sensitive, as I am honoured to learn from our clients on how to better understand their beliefs and cultural views.

Psychotherapy in Ontario

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