Meet Kate Rive, our Mental Health Clinician!

Kate Rive (she/her) is one of our Mental Health Clinicians. Her practice is trauma-informed and solution-focused, grounded in attachment, mindfulness, and systems theory.

What is one simple thing people can do to enhance their mood and mental wellness right now?
A simple thing people can do to enhance their mood and mental wellness is to reach out! Call a friend, connect with family, or reach out to a helping professional. I strongly believe that healing happens in relationship; we all experience ups and downs in our mental wellness and navigating these times is easier together. I would be honoured to support you on your journey toward greater health and well-being.

What topics are you most passionate about in your work?
I am passionate about helping people develop greater insight into their emotions, thoughts and relationship patterns using a mindfulness approach. I believe when we have greater awareness of what we are experiencing, we are empowered with more choices. I delight in helping people take better care of themselves and one another. In my work with clients, we identify strengths and recognize what is already working, and create goals and solutions that move toward positive change.

What is your background and relevant work history?
I have earned a Master of Counselling Psychology and am registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. In addition to my role with the PCN, I support clients in private practice with Canmore Counselling. For over a decade, I have served our community as a Success Coach with the Right from the Start Program helping children, families and teachers take steps toward greater mental heath. I also co-facilitate the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program generously supported by the Canmore and Area Healthcare Foundation.

What is your favourite thing to do in the Bow Valley?
I love getting outside with friends! I enjoy biking, paddle-boarding, skiing, and going for walks with my dog, while appreciating the beauty I am grateful to call home.

Kate is accepting appointments to meet with adults 18+ through the Bow Valley PCN to improve overall emotional and mental well-being; adjust to family or lifestyle changes and transitions; help you cope with stress, anxiety and depression; and to support healthy relationships and lifestyle habits. Watch the PCN events calendar for upcoming classes offered by Kate!

Please call 403-675-3000 to book an appointment with Kate.

Please note: for urgent, acute or severe mental health concerns or addictions, please consult your family doctor or visit for a directory of local resources. If you are at risk of harming yourself or others please go directly to the Emergency Department at Canmore General Hospital or Banff Mineral Springs Hospital.