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 Programing), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples, energy psychology including EFT (Emotionally Freedom Technique) and Matrix Reimprinting. She has recently completed the School of Awakening program with Eckhart Tolle and is called to support clients to evolve consciously.
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 to 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 8 years’ 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.
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.
Shikara is a Child and Youth Worker graduate, as well as a Social Work student at the University of Windsor. Shikara has worked as an Educational Assistant and brings her experience working with children with complex needs and a speciality in working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Shikara is a certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner, and is currently working on receiving her certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is of interest to Shikara, as she is also currently working on 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 emphasize of creating a safe environment to be able to support the children and youth through their growth. Shikara has experience with working with children through the difficulty times in their lives through play therapy. Shikara brings various professional experiences to our office such as, 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 the youth reach their full potential.
Shikara is a member of the OACCP and is supervised by Laura Pageau, MA and Registered Psychotherapist.
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 Masters 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. Kellie works out of the Christina Street office and is supervised by Laura Pageau, a Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and Andrew Shaul, a Registered Member of the College of Psychologists.
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 own unique strengths as the key to building resiliency.
Kellie delivers a non-judgmental approach, bringing compassion, curiosity and openness into the counselling relationship. She places emphasis on holistic care and the client’s own internal capacities for growth and healing. Kellie’s main approaches involve of combination of person-centered, cognitive behavioural, Gestalt and solution focused therapies, grief theory, mindfulness, energy psychology and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).