Lauren (she/her) believes that therapy should be something that happens with you- not to you! With 20 years of experience working with adults, children, youth and families, Lauren has supported a variety of needs and challenges such as emotional regulation, anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Selective Mutism and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She specializes in working with children and families to regulate big emotions and build upon family cohesion with compassion and optimism.
Lauren is skilled in child-centred approaches including play-based therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment, family and humanistic therapies and have experience in reflective family play therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma informed practices. As a single mother to a 7 year old, Lauren has lived experience in the challenges and triumphs that parenting can bring. She has a special interest in supporting new moms and helping them navigate the beginning of their parenting journey.
As a former competitive figure skater, she has professional and personal experience with sports mindfulness. With this background, and a diploma in recreation and leisure, Lauren can incorporate this training into her work with competitive and elite athletes such as dancers, gymnasts and hockey players.
Lauren truly loves what she does and looks forward to supporting you and your child through a path of growth to improve mental wellness while building parent capacity and strengthening relationships along the way!
Lauren is known for her fun and playful personality and has an extensive background working with the 0-6 year old population, and with new mothers.