Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anger Management Issues
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Critical Incidents and Acute Stress
- Grief and Loss - General
- Parenting Issues
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Sex Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.skylarkclinic.ca
Hi I’m Laurie, and I understand how lonely it can be to feel that there are things you can’t talk about with anyone in your life. I have experience working with folks who have dual diagnoses of mental health and substance use, folks questioning sexuality and gender identity, divorce, fertility issues, people working in the sex economy, stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and more. I hold a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, a diploma in Addictions Medicine, am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC, and am a Certified Yoga Instructor. I also provide clinical supervision to other mental health professionals. I've worked for a local health authority, as well as a lab at UBC studying intimate relationship violence, paraphilia and terror management.
Counselling is the perfect opportunity and relationship to air things out. Past clients have said that I am warm, put them at ease quickly, non-judgemental, unflappable, and a “champion of destigmatization.” Shame is crippling and destructive, and I am an expert in transforming shame into growth, resilience, and change.
A bit more about me: I love making skin care and aromatherapeutic essential oil blends. I also love to do yoga, and meditation, and am currently learning Reiki. I love hanging with my kids and just getting on their level to connect with them.
Whether you are coping with issues around sex, relationships, mental health, parenting, work, or behaviours that are outside your comfort zone, I look forward to sitting with you and listening to whatever it is you need to shed some light on. You are welcome to a free phone consultation to see if I might be a good fit for you or to learn more about our team.
- I have specialized training in trauma and addictions.
- I have specialized training in doing therapy for first responders.
Client fee individuals:150
Client fee couples/families:210