counselling & psychotherapy
counselling and psychotherapy are currently offered virtually, with limited sessions available. contact us to book!
Dr. Karlee Fellner approaches psythotherapy through a holistic perspective that incorporates primarily somatic and land-based approaches. Dr. Fellner is trained in Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy (IFOT) in addition to her graduate degrees in counselling psychology. IFOT is the only fully articulated Indigenous approach to therapy. IFOT “broadens mainstream approaches to health and well-being, providing tools, practices, and approaches that are strength-based, culturally relevant, and historically sensitive” (Turcotte & Schiffer, 2014). IFOT applies Eugene Gendlin's body-centred focusing techniques using Indigenous perspectives that incorporate the whole person in-relation. for more information on IFOT, see Focusing Initiatives International.
Dr. Fellner draws on expertise in IFOT and other therapeutic and land-based modalities to tailor counselling to what works best for you, the manitow (spirit). our kihtehayah (Elder) Wiisug Richard Wright (Leech Lake Anishinaabe) taught us that those who come to us for services are manitowak (spirit beings), just as we are. at maskihkiy, we follow our kihtehayah's teachings and intentionally move way from conventional Eurocentric language of clients or patients, as we understand that we are all in this human experience together.
at maskihkiy, we believe each manitow has the medicine they need to live a good life. Dr. Fellner's role is to support your (re)connection with that medicine.
Dr. Fellner is able to offer individual, couples, and family counselling. Sessions are currently being offered virtually only, and on a limited schedule.
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for more information on Dr. Fellner, her education, and approaches, see her bio page here.