Meet Karen (Kaia) Day

As the Clinical Director for Daybreak Therapy and Training, It is my joy to offer clinical hypnosis, coaching and integrative psychotherapy services.  I believe that the role of any therapy professional is to honour the unique psycho-spiritual journey of each client.  I have spent decades studying and practicing mind-body-spirit approaches to mental health treatment and services.  My mission is to help you free yourself from the ways and beliefs that hold you back, so that you can truly liberate your full potential.

Karen Day Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy Training 2

Clinical Services Offered


I provide holistic and integrative coaching, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy services to adults, with a specialization in the following areas:

  • Anxiety, Panic and/or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Anxiety related issues including chronic stress management, self-esteem concerns, and/or ongoing difficulties with the management of impulses and habits
  • Chronic pain and chronic health issues including: chronic back pain, IBS, and gastrointestinal problems
  • Dark Nights of the Soul
  • Fears and phobias
  • Focused life decision making /life transitions
  • Mindset and motivational work
  • Trauma resolution

About Me

Background and Experience

I am a Master’s trained Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist. As a Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist (C.Hyp™) Practitioner and Meditation Teacher, I have guided thousands of individuals in mindfulness, meditation, trance-work, self-hypnosis, and integrative healing experiences.

As for credentials and qualifications, I have over twenty-five years of professional experience in the mental health and psychotherapy field, and my current professional memberships include the following:

  • Registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • President, Daybreak Therapy and Training
  • Past-President, Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Ontario Division
  • CE Adjunct faculty, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
  • Founder, International Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy (C.Hyp™) Program
  • Founder, Break The Worry Trance™ Coaching Program
  • Professional Member, International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
  • Author, Breaking The Worry Trance

In addition, I regularly upgrade my skills through ongoing study and professional development. I have received extensive training in mindfulness based psychotherapy, Ericksonian-informed coaching and clinical hypnotherapy, Depth Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other forms of counselling and holistic interventions.

You can read about my more personal background here.

Location & Service Approach


My office is located in Thornhill, Ontario.  I can meet with you in-office or online.

My approach to therapy or coaching is an integrative one, blending evidence-based counselling approaches (primarily CBT, mindfulness-based and/or solution-focused brief counselling) with holistic interventions.  Depending on client needs, sessions may incorporate clinical hypnosis, meditative explorations of core beliefs, and may also involve client-centred energy medicine techniques.

Hypnosis is a highly effective complementary therapy in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma and chronic pain.  For this reason, hypnotherapy and trance-work are often employed with leading edge psychotherapy approaches to healing, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (E/RP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  Clinical hypnotherapy appointments can also be used for highly motivational sessions regarding mind-set, pattern reversal and goal-achievement work.

Structure of Session and Fees

Sessions are 60-90 minutes long, and include a recording of your individualized hypnosis or meditation for continued practice of transformational mind-set work.  Please allow up to 2 hours for your first session which will include an assessment.

Fee:  $200 per session.  Special programming/Coaching packages are also available, and can be booked following your first session.  Information on special programs will be provided at your initial appointment.  There is no tax added since Social Work services are HST exempt.

Payment is required at time of booking.  A minimum cancellation notice of 48 hours is required for refund.

Book Your Session

To Book An Appointment

Step 1: Scroll down to the bottom of this page

Step 2: Click "Book Your Session " button

Step 3: You will be directed to an online scheduling calendar

If you have any questions about making an appointment, or if you'd like to book a 15-minute free phone consultation, please contact:

If you are a returning client wanting to book a program package, please contact Anna (above) or Kaia at:

May Love Light Your Path,

Kaia xoxo