Laura is the Clinical Therapist for the Faculty of Nursing & the Schulich School of Medicine (Windsor Campus). She is a Registered Social Worker, with 17 years of clinical experience focusing on adult mental health.
Laura has extensive experience providing therapy to individuals, groups, and communities including working for 4 years with a psychiatric hospital medical team in London UK; providing therapy to individuals and groups with Family Service Ontario; and extensive work with survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Her approach to therapy is collaborative and strengths based. She supports students to identify and utilize their resources and encourages deeper self-compassion, self-awareness, and understanding of personal values to move toward their goals. Laura uses a person-in-environment perspective, taking full consideration of individuals’ unique identities and experiences. She works intentionally toward creating a safe space for all students; she is 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming, trauma-informed and works to practice cultural safety and humility. Laura draws from an eclectic base of therapy modalities, including Person-Centred Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) as well as mindfulness-based interventions.