My name is Kevin Greene and I’m the Founder of Health & Happiness: Counselling and Wellness located in Vaughan Ontario. The focus of my practice is child and teen therapy, which is my passion. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and earned my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
After graduation I worked part time for Yorkville as the first graduate ever hired as a therapist, and helped to pilot the launch of their online counselling program in 2019. That experience proved to be invaluable when COVID emerged.
Being a child and teen therapist is extremely rewarding. After 16 successful years as an account executive in corporate technology sales, I wanted to focus my energy on helping people so I went back to school and changed careers.
Over the years when trying to get support for family members, too often I found that very well intentioned people were unable to help. Mainly this was due to the policies and procedures of their organization which did not fit the needs of the patient.
I like to think that I’m different in my approach. My focus is first and foremost on my patient and if my method isn’t a good fit for them, then I do one of two things. First, I try to change my approach to meet their needs. If that doesn’t work, then I will try to find them a better therapeutic fit. The last thing I want is to be wasting a family’s time and resources if I’m not the person to help them.
What I love about my job is seeing the improvement in my patients. My goal is for them not to need to see me, and while bittersweet, the last session that I have with somebody is also the best!
My hope for all of my patients is for them to see the maximum amount of improvement possible and to be happier. If I can discharge them and know that they have learned some skills and strategies that can help them going forward then I feel like I have done my job.