Currently all associates are providing video and phone appointments. Some associates are providing in-office appointments when appropriate. Please inquire for more information.

Please check your junk mail and/or contact Adele @ 403-809-7809 if you do not receive a response to your inquiry within 48 business hours so we can ensure you are attended to promptly.

Lara

Registered Clinical/Certified Counsellor Candidate (Masters Level)

Focus Areas:

Trauma, Boundary setting issues, Managing expectations, Self-esteem/confidence, Stress/burnout, Spiritual issues/conflicts, Addictions, Pornography addictions in women,
Substance abuse, Dissociation, Anxiety, Depression, Expat experiences and adjustments, DBT therapy. Faith Based counselling upon request.

Client age range: 16+
Office hours: In Person Tuesdays, Online Monday-Thursdays
Fees:

$160.00 per hour for individuals
$180.00 per hour for families
Payment via credit card
*Ask me regarding my services being covered should you have a health insurance plan.*

Office location: Tuscany, Capitol Hill

I thrive off of the idea of helping individuals establish a strong foundation in one's self, in family, and in community, where peace, confidence, and joy can be found. I am passionate about your self-care - not just physically, but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well. I deeply enjoy “sitting in the moment” with you, the client, and working through your stories and it is my passion to help you bring change to debilitating deep rooted thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours. I work primarily from a holistic and strengths- based approach. Meaning, that we will use different therapeutic approaches so that we can set you up for success, and that looks different for each individual. Maya Angelou once stated that, "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." By empowering you, we can work together to further your goals and make choices that are of interest to you. 


During our sessions, we will work collaboratively, allowing you time and space to explore and gain insight towards your goals and expectations. With both individuals and families, this may involve using expressive art approaches, where creativity and “being in the zone” can be utilized to encourage healing and growth. Ultimately, my goal is to leave you with the tools and resources necessary, to empower you to reach your full potential through a deeper understanding of yourself and others.

I am deeply grateful to walk beside each and every one of my clients and learn from their experiences. I look forward to meeting you and walking beside you in this journey towards healing!

“The zone is a state of mind which is marked by a sense of calmness. In addition, there is a heightened sense of awareness and focus. Actions seem effortless and there is an increased belief that your dreams or goals can become achievable and real. In addition, there is also a sense of deep enjoyment when the person is in this unique, special and magical state of being.” 
– Dr. Jay Granat,
Sports Psychologist

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Education:

  • Master of Arts in Counselling – Providence University (2022)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Alberta University of the Arts (1999)

Additional training:

  • Adolescent Mental Health in the Time of Covid-19
  • Trauma Informed Training for Children and Families Experiencing Intimate Partner
  • Violence
  • Depression Training – Michael Yapko
  • Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm

Psychological First Aid

  • Non-suicidal Self-Injury: Assessment and Risk Management
  • Crisis De-Escalation Training
  • Crisis Intervention Training
  • Sexual Violence Training (CCASA)
  • ASIST 11 – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Affiliations:

  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
  • Psychologists Association of Albert