"Jonah Counselling is committed to providing inclusive, supportive, and culturally appropriate services to children, youth and families of all backgrounds. They've created a safe, respectful, and confidential space for everyone. As a front line worker, we rely on professional and reliable helpers to create a supportive environment for our children, youth and families. The staff at Jonah are amazing people who genuinely put clients first. "
Kelly Bernardin-Dvorak (She/Her)
MA, MFT, CCC
Individual, Couple, Family Therapy
Kelly Bernardin-Dvorak (she/elle) directs Jonah.
She is a Relationship & Family Therapist registered with CACFT, CCPA, and the MB College of Social Workers *.)
Kelly works with individuals, couples, families, & youth. She also offers professional consultation/supervision to other therapists, student-therapists, and community helpers.
Kelly's approach is rooted in systemic, narrative, and holistic practices. She hopes that therapy supports people to author life stories that are congruent with their values and hopes.
She sometimes brings movement, yoga, mindfulness, and breath work into the therapy space as a way of working holistically; engaging mind, body, & spirit.
She sometimes consults with community organizations about wellbeing initiatives and staff development.
Kelly holds a Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Briercrest Seminary. Prior to establishing Jonah, she worked at the Addictions Foundation of MB as well as several other community based social service organizations. She has worked in community development and helping work for over 20 years, including providing therapy services and supporting mental health/wellbeing promotion in Northern MB Cree communities.
Kelly also offers Reiki treatments and yoga classes for people or groups interested in those. She is also versed in Enneagram formation for folks interested in incorporating these ideas.
Kelly's roots are in her home community of St. Eustache, a French/Metis community near Winnipeg. Her early life experiences there, as well as 20+ years of living and working in North End Winnipeg, have shaped her identity and her professional pursuits, including the decolonizing approaches and reconciliation values that have shaped Jonah.
* While Kelly is registered with the MB College of Social Work due to current provincial regulatory requirements, she is not a social worker. Her registration with MCSW is limited to providing counselling.