Individual Counselling

Individual Counselling


Dr. Lauren's professional training has provided her the chance to work with hundreds of clients - each one with unique concerns, mental health conditions, identities, and cultural backgrounds. Dr. Lauren's current practice focuses on four common concerns: Mood & Anxiety Concerns, Interpersonal Concerns, Transition & Adjustment Concerns, and Trauma/PTSD. Due to Dr. Lauren's special interest in these areas, she has sought out specialized training, supervision, and consultation in these areas to ensure her clients have access to evidence based treatments and the best possible counselling experience.


Mood & Anxiety Concerns

Difficulties with low mood and experiences of persistent or intrusive anxiety can be very disruptive to our day to day life. Often times, depressive and anxious thoughts and feelings can stop us from engaging in activities we need to be doing or activities that we used to enjoy. Most often, Dr. Lauren helps individuals work through concerns about mood and anxiety using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Lauren also uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) when indicated.

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Sadness & Low Mood
  • Feelings Of Emptiness Or Hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Concerns Around Self-identity
  • Negative Thinking
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder & Panic Attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Frequent Worry And Rumination
  • Avoidance
  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Feeling Out Of Control
  • Concerns Around Self-confidence

Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Experiencing trauma or witnessing trauma can change our outlook on life, our feelings about ourselves, our view of the world, and prevent us from engaging in the things we need to do or enjoy doing. Most often, Dr. Lauren helps individuals work through trauma and process previous traumas using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy procedures.

  • Unwanted Memories of Stressful Experience
  • Disturbing Dreams of the Stressful Experience
  • Strong Physical Reactions to Difficult Memories
  • Avoiding Situations Related to the Stressful Experience
  • Blaming Yourself or Someone Else 
  • Strong Feelings of Anger, Fear, Horror, Guilt, Shame
  • Irritable, Angry Outbursts
  • Feeling Jumpy, Superalert, On Guard
  • Sleep Disturbances Since the Stressful Experience

Interpersonal Concerns

When our relationships with those around us are strained, our thoughts, emotions, and self-esteem can be negatively impacted. Most often, Dr. Lauren helps individuals work through concerns about interpersonal concerns using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Lauren helps clients to develop skills in the area of self-validation, mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance so that they can interact with others more adaptively.

  • Frequent Conflict With Others
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Setting & Enforcing Boundaries
  • Building Confidence In Dating Relationships
  • Changes In Relationships
  • Breakups, Divorce
  • Irritability & Anger
  • Feelings Of Rejection
  • Jealousy In Relationships
  • Difficulties Tolerating Intimacy
    and Feeling Close To Others
  • Learning Assertiveness & Saying No
  • Learning To Adaptively Express Emotions

Transition & Adjustment Concerns

Sometimes when we actively make a change or life throws us an unexpected curveball, we need support to begin to accept, survive, and thrive in our new situation. Most often, Dr. Lauren helps individuals work through transition and adjustment concerns using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

  • Changes In Relationships
  • Career Transitions
  • Adjusting To New Career Or New Role
  • Self-identity, Self-confidence Concerns
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Letting Go Of The Past
  • Adjusting To New Stages Of Life
  • Making Meaning & Creating Purpose From Recent Life Changes
  • Exploration Of Meaning & Purpose

We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed.

Carl Rogers