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Ottawa, ON, Canada


Kilrea, PhD

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Kelly Kilrea, Ph.D., consults with leaders, performing artists, and competitive athletes of all ages. She takes a holistic approach to mental performance consulting, honouring all aspects of being (mind, body, and spirit) in each person's pursuit of excellence. She is committed to supporting the personal growth, happiness, and well-being of each client, in addition to their performance goals.

Kelly is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, and served for nearly a decade in the Canadian Forces. Inspired by her interest in psychology and experience as a competitive figure skater, she completed a MA in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. In addition to her mental performance consultancy, Kelly is also a certified BodyTalk practitioner. This cutting-edge energy system supports clients with change and the achievement of performance goals. In her complementary work as a counsellor, Kelly provides a compassionate presence for individuals, couples and families who have concerns about work, school, family, relationships, performance, balance, identity, stress, and health. Kelly completed a PhD in Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. She currently works as an assistant professor at Saint Paul University, in Ottawa, Canada.

Professional Affiliations: Co-Owner, Genuine Thriving (Consulting & Private Practice); Assistant Professor, Saint Paul University, Ottawa


Additional Training:

Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP), International BodyTalk Association; Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association.* (*Kelly has elected not to renew this certification; instead, she is in the application process for registration as a psychotherapist in Ontario)



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