Laura is a Registered Psychotherapist and is passionate about working in the healing arts. Her mandate is to support clients in identifying and resolving the issues that stop them from experiencing their lives to the fullest.
She is experienced in a variety of counselling interventions, including short-term goal focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, motivational, and strength-based therapies; NLP (Neuro-Linguistics Programming), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples, energy psychology including EFT (Emotionally Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting. She is trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and has completed the School of Awakening program with Eckhart Tolle. Laura is called to support clients to recover their wholeness, evolve consciously, and live their most authentic lives.
She offers a blend of loving presence, genuine curiosity, and compassion in the counselling relationship. The twist in her approach comes from a focus on love and forgiveness. Stripping things down so that you may live in congruence with your values and honour your truth.
Laura also offers First Nations and Inuit mental health counselling.
Kristin is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Level 1 Certified Trauma Practitioner with Starr Commonwealth.
Kristin earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Child and Youth worker diploma from Lambton College.
Kristin has over 10 years of experience as a therapist. Her experience includes providing counseling to women and children caught in the cycle of domestic violence, children and families who have experienced trauma and/or suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and children and families who experienced separation and loss of a family member.
Kristin also offers faith-based counselling as well as First Nations and Inuit mental health counselling.
Kristin is passionate about helping clients strip away old belief systems that keep them stuck in their past and helping clients experience the freedom of having new, healthy belief systems that enable them to move forward in life.
Cara graduated with her BSW from the University of Windsor in 1999 and with her MSW, also from the University of Windsor, in 2018. In 2012 she completed the Play Therapy Certificate Program through the Canadian Association of Play Therapy and in 2018 she earned a certificate in Responding to Trauma Using Play Therapy. In 2019, she became an EMDR trained clinician and she continues to pursue and embrace ongoing professional development. Cara has also recently trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
She is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and she has extensive experience in the fields of child welfare, intimate partner violence, and trauma. Clinical areas of practice include trauma therapy, attachment, and emotion-focused work, grief/loss, separation/divorce, self-care, and enhancing positive coping. Complementary strategies used include therapeutic stories, art and play therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, use of music, positive affirmations, and guided meditations.
A warm, authentic and engaging approach as well as her passion and positive energy influence her daily practice. Cara regards it as a privilege to work with those who are facing traumatic or challenging life circumstances.
Cara also offers First Nations and Inuit mental health counselling.
Nichole is a social worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She has been working with individuals, families and children since graduating with her Bachelor of Social Work in 2010. She has completed the Master of Social Work program at the University of Waterloo, and has recently completed training in EMDR therapy.
Nichole is particularly interested in working with adults and caregivers who feel overwhelmed by emotion, are experiencing difficulties within interpersonal relationships, are struggling with self-care, or are experiencing self-esteem issues. Nichole works from a trauma-informed perspective incorporating evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioural techniques, mindfulness-based strategies, schema modalities and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Nichole takes a nonjudgmental, strength-based approach to client relationships. This builds a solid, trusting therapeutic alliance which creates an environment of safety that supports desired change. Nichole believes in everyone’s ability to heal, and believes it is an honour to be a helper on your journey.
Kellie is a Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCP). She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy and has expertise in the field of death, dying and bereavement, achieving the title of Certified Thanatologist through the Association of Death Educators and Counselors (ADEC) in 2017. Todd Caldwell, a Registered Member of the College of Psychologists, supervises Kellie.
Kellie has years of experience working with both death-related losses and losses across a lifespan. It is her passion to gently lead her clients to a space where they can cultivate self-awareness, self-compassion and recognize their internal capacity for healing and wholeness. Kellie recognizes the uniqueness in each client’s experience and anchors her sessions by integrating the mind-body-spirit connection into the present moment. She journeys with the client, focusing on his or her unique strengths as the key to building resiliency.
Kellie delivers a non-judgmental approach, bringing compassion, curiosity, and openness into the counselling relationship. Kellie’s main approaches involve a combination of person-centered, cognitive behavioural, solution-focused and mindfulness therapies, grief theory, energy psychology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Internal Family Systems.
Shikara is a Child and Youth Worker graduate, and recently completed her Masters of Social Work with the University of Windsor. Shikara has worked as an Educational Assistant and brings her experience working with children with complex needs and a specialty in working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Shikara is a certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner and certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Shikara participated in a research publication internship on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Online and In Office.
Shikara believes in the importance of building a safe, caring rapport with the children and youth she works with. There is an emphasis on creating a safe environment to be able to support the children and youth through their growth. Shikara has experience in working with children through difficult times in their lives with the use of play therapy. Shikara brings various professional experiences to her work, including trauma care, educational/academic, life skills, de-escalation strategies, working with challenging behaviour, and self-regulation. Shikara works with children and youth, as well as their parent(s)/guardian(s) to develop strategies and coping skills that will benefit the children in various environments. Shikara focuses on resilience and solution-based interventions to help youth reach their full potential.
Shikara is a member of the OACCP and is supervised by Laura Pageau, MA, a Registered Psychotherapist.
Rachel has recently completed her Master’s in Counselling Psychology. Her background includes mindfulness, yoga, and therapeutic movement interventions. She has and continues to lead mindfulness workshops in schools, long-term care facilities, and in private sessions. Rachel is thrilled to be a part of the Lambton Counselling Services team.
Rob belongs to the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario as a Registered Psychotherapist. He graduated from Kings university college with a degree in psychology with a focus on childhood development and neurodevelopment.
Rob has over 10 years of experience as a child and youth focused therapist. He has worked with parents, children and youth to help better understand and cope with the many difficulties life presents including anxiety, depression, motivation, adhd, anger management and more.
Rob prides himself in being a pop culture enthusiast, philosophy aficionado and neuroscience nerd of which allows him to have a unique perspective and skill to blend these worlds together to better explain high concepts in more practical ways.
Rob believes in empowering the individual through their own strengths while helping to develop new ways of looking at things. He brings understanding, patience and wisdom to help individuals achieve their goals. Rob has a variety of approaches he tries to cater to the client to optimize their potential and grow new skills.
Sara provides the office with the organizational skills, attention to detail, and competence necessary to keep the office running seamlessly. Sara’s customer service abilities are second to none. She is often the first point of contact for new and returning clients, and her humble and compassionate approach provides these clients with the comfort and safety they seek and are often needing. Sara delivers the structure that keeps us on track, and the flexibility to work to our strengths which allows the office to maintain an efficient and cohesive workflow.
Sara is also a certified yoga teacher and believes that everyone we encounter in our lives, is crossing our path for a reason. That we are all each other’s teachers and that everyone has value. She feels blessed with the opportunity to work alongside a like-minded group of people and to be a part of this wonderful healing space.