Ask Dr. Kelly

Dr. Paul Kelly is the founder of The Mindfulness Clinic. He is a Registered Psychologist in Ontario and has been meditating for more than 40 years. Dr. Kelly will answer your questions about how meditation, mindfulness and yoga can help you. Send Dr. Kelly your question with our online form.

How can I find a therapist who’s right for me?

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I am thinking about starting psychotherapy. How can I tell if the therapist I start with will be right for me?


Can Meditation Therapy Help My Tinnitus?

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Hello Dr. Kelly, I am having problems with stress, anxiety, and tinnitus. My doctor recommended that I find a place to learn about and practice mindfulness meditation. Is my combination of problems something one of your therapists can help me with? I am a bit too sensitive to take SSRI medication to help with anxiety… Read more


I am a Christian–is mindfulness right for me?

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I am a Christian. My faith is very important to me and I am not interested in doing rituals or ceremonies from Buddhism or other religions. Would someone like me be comfortable in one of your MBCT groups?


Can Mindfulness help with OCD?

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I have OCD. Sometimes I am late for work because I have to keep rechecking my front door to make sure it is locked. Once I was halfway to work and I had to go back to check the door. Can mindfulness help for my problem?


Can Mindfulness Help My ADD?

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I want to cope better with my ADD symptoms and I do not want to take medication.  Would mindfulness meditation training be helpful for me?


How can Mindfulness Help Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia?

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I’ve been living with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia for a number of years. Recently my doctor suggested that I should start meditating. How can meditation help me? Do you have any advice on how I should get started?


A Question About Anxiety

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These days I am worrying about a lot of things and my friends tell me that I am tense and nervous. I find myself worrying about things all the time—even little things. I want to get over this problem without relying on pills. Could your clinic help me?


A Question About Online Therapy

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Online Mindfulness groups sound convenient but I’m skeptical about learning meditation online. How does it work? Do people get the same results as the groups in person? What if I’m not very good with computers?


Question from an un-trained meditator

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I’ve done some meditating mainly through theatre coursework and a bit on my own time, but I’ve never had any meditation-specific training, and I have a few questions.


Question from a discouraged meditator

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My doctor recommended Mindfulness meditation to me for stress management. I took a brief introductory class and have been trying to practice on my own for the past few weeks.



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