Laurenne Samuel

MA, Registered Psychotherapist(Qualifying)

 

My name is Laurenne Samuel and I have developed a passion for supporting women who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse. 

Since I was a young girl I always knew that I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, I was surrounded by “helpers” in my family and this greatly impacted me. I have worked with youth and families for more general mental health concerns, but for me, there is nothing that compares to working with women in a way that allows me to be witness to them seeing themselves in a new perspective. I am constantly inspired by these women’s stories and the immense amount of courage they have. 

My goal as a therapist is to provide collaborative support to help you recognize your own resilience and strengths and develop new coping strategies. I hope to provide safe and non-judgmental support that promotes self-exploration and healing. I work from a feminist, trauma-informed framework, with the use of different modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

 
I have a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I have expereience in both individual and group counselling with women who have expereinced sexual abuse and also have experience working with children, youth and families for more general mental health issues.