Originally from Sudbury Ontario, Laura visited Yellowknife for a weekend in 2009 and fell in love with the natural beauty of the land and the people of the Northwest Territories. In making Yellowknife her home, she decided to give back to her community by volunteering with the St. John’s Ambulance Dog Therapy program with her dog Nanuq. This experience changed the path of her life forever as she realized her life’s calling is to support others through times of change. She completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a registered professional counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. She has worked with numerous non-profit organizations to deliver quality counselling and mental health services.
With her eclectic, evidence-based approach to therapy, Laura provides a safe place for you to explore the changes you seek. She uses her training, life experiences and humour to collaboratively identify your strengths. Laura tailors her approach to your individual needs, and draws on the type of therapy that will connect with you. She uses tools from narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, bibliotherapy, mindfulness, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and with her dog she is also able to provide the option of animal-assisted therapy.
Laura specializes in serving clients who wish to move past trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, addictions, and shame, in order to reconnect with what is most important to them. When people are struggling with issues they often feel disconnected from themselves, their families, friends, and community. Speaking with a mental health counsellor can support you through times of change so you can become the kind of person you want to be.
If you would like to learn more about Laura and the services she provides to individuals, couples, and groups please check out her website www.connectionscounsellingservices.com