Laura Pageau is a Registered Member of the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is a Certified Life Coach and has trained in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). She has been a member of the OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists) since 2011 and has a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Laura is a registered provider for the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program and the Indian Residential Schools Resolutions Health and Support Program (IRS RHSP) for Mental Health Services. She is supervised by Andrew Shaul, a Registered Member of the College of Psychologists and works out of our Christina Street office.
Passionate about working in the healing arts, Laura offers a blend of loving presence, genuine curiosity and compassion in the counselling relationship. She approaches this relationship without expectations of how things are to be. Rather, together with you - her client, she allows for the unfolding of this process to occur at your own pace and with your own personal agenda at the forefront. Leaving room for this agenda to change and evolve along the way. The twist in her approach comes from her training with a focus on love and forgiveness. Stripping things down so that you may live in congruence to your values and honour your truth.
Laura has experience working with a variety of counselling interventions including: short-term goal focused therapy; cognitive behavioural therapy; experiential and humanistic techniques, mindfulness, motivational and strength-based therapies; EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples, energy psychology including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting.
Dana Cole has extensive experience in the field working with children, youth, and families for the past 18 years. She specializes in working with children and youth who are exhibiting challenging behaviours, as well as working with individuals who need support in changing their pattern of negative thinking.
Dana completed her Child and Youth Diploma in 1999. She will complete her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree in March 2018. She also has a certificate in trauma informed care. She is a certified Life Coach and is a Certified Trainer in a workshop called ‘The Art of Changing your Life, a goal setting program to promote balance.
Dana has been working with children, youth and families since 1999. Some of her experience includes providing support to challenging children and youth in group home settings, child welfare experience, addiction support, family support programs, working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and running workshops on goal setting and confronting negative belief settings.
Dana has a unique way of engaging children and youth using her creativity, and humour to make counselling a safe and supportive environment for children and youth to learn and grow. She believes in working collaboratively within the family unit. Working from a model developed by Dr. Ross Greene, called Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, Dana works with children and parents to identify triggers for challenging behaviour, and develop strategies to help children cope.
Dana is a member of the OAACPP and works out of our London Line office. She is supervised by Laura Pageau, MA and Registered Psychotherapist.