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The Colborne House
Registered Social Worker
Get to Know Laura
I have been honoured to work with children, youth and families in various therapeutic roles since 2001. After a decade of supporting preschool and school age children with autism (ASD) and their families in the implementation of play-based, integrative, interventions toward positive social, emotional, and behavioural development, I obtained the Bachelor of Social Work Honors degree from Western University.
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy comes from a trauma-informed lens, combined with genuine curiosity to uncover the strengths of the child and their surrounding network (their village) in order to support healthy development, emotional awareness and growth. I value the goals and insights of the clients I support and have a wealth of experience advocating for children's rights from an anti-oppressive lens.
I believe children and youth are worth collaborating with, so I practice from a joining stance, coming alongside to develop the direction of the work as well as the content and activities of each session. Through therapeutic avenues such as play, art, and conversation, I incorporate CBT techniques to teach children, youth and their families how to be aware of their emotions, and thoughts, and how to take control of their inner dialogue and create one that serves them.
In my free time I enjoy gardening, singing and participating in local community theatre.
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)- Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Laurier University Continuing Studies- Trauma Certificate; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate (1 & 2)
Western University- Bachelor of Social Work Honours
Heritage College and Seminary - Bachelor of Religious Education, Lay Counselling Minor
Youth Mental Health
Child and Family Therapy
/ 50 minute session