Welcome to A Wise Mind

Comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

in Kitchener Waterloo

“In the midst of difficulty, lies opportunity”
– Albert Einstein
“The first step toward change is awareness.
The second step is acceptance”
– Nathaniel Branden
“ In the stormy ocean of life, take refuge in your wise self”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
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Welcome to getting to know your Wise Mind…
Yes, we all have one!

A Wise Mind is defined as the balanced state of thoughts and feelings, resulting in a sense of calm and the ability to make effective decisions. We are dedicated to helping you acknowledge and utilize this balanced way of living. 

What Is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) focuses on teaching people skills which will allow them to respond more effectively to life’s difficulties. It achieves these results by helping individuals realize a balanced perspective of acceptance and of change and, therefore provides an opportunity to become “unstuck” and open a pathway for the individual to move forward.

DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) helps to treat people experiencing depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and substance abuse. In addition, DBT skills are thought to have the capability of helping those who wish to improve their ability to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and negative emotion, be mindful and present in the given moment, and communicate and interact effectively with others.

Is DBT right for me?

Read more about DBT therapy


Kristan Graham-Seymour

Hello.  My name is Kristan Graham-Seymour.

I am a Clinical Social Worker in Waterloo, Ontario with over 20 years of experience in social work and have been in private practice for over 5 years.

As a fully trained Dialectical Behaviour Therapist, I specialize in providing private skills training and therapy for individuals with emotion dysregulation issues and for their families.

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For the Family

The families of those participating in DBT play an important role in the overall success of this therapy

In The Community

We are dedicated to bringing DBT skills training to the schools, hospitals and other areas of the community

Getting Back to Work

Time off the job is difficult for everyone – both financially and for our sense of well-being. DBT can help you get back to work faster