Clinical Associate

Alley Dezenhouse Kelner

M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

All of Alley Dezenhouse Kelner’s clinical services are currently supervised by Cristina Magrina, M.A., C.Psych.Assoc.

Alley has a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, a certificate in Autism and Behaviour Science, and a diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She has a certificate in Therapeutic Yoga and Play Interventions and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education. Alley is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Providers, and a professional member of the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association. She has worked primarily with neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, ODD, LDs, etc.) children, youth and their caregivers to support mental health across the lifespan. She has worked in clinical and school-based environments and is the Clinical Director at Magnificent Minds Inc., a specialized private school in Toronto.

In her work with children/adolescents she works towards self-regulation, development of adaptive coping mechanisms, social-emotional learning and developmental goals through play. She incorporates yoga, movement, art, role-play, story-telling, and project-based learning and is passionate about exploring the brain-body connection as early as preschool age. In her work with adults she supports the development of self-awareness, and adaptive coping skills that lead to empowered parenting; she believes that taking the time to learn about self-regulation as an adult is vital because we cannot teach our kids what we were never taught ourselves.  Alley takes a trauma-informed approach, and believes that the therapeutic relationship is among the key determinants of therapeutic outcomes. Her approach is client-centered as she pulls from modalities including sensory-motor therapy, mindfulness, function-based Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, and behaviourism.