Laura Turnbull MC, CPsych, Counselling in York, Ontario, M6C1L9

Laura Turnbull

MC, CPsych

Laura Turnbull

MC, CPsych

Professions: Counsellor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychologist
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Clinical Psychologist
Secondary Credential: Registered Psychologist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fees are in line with what is suggested by the Ontario Psychological Association.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

55 Eglington Avenue E
Unit 705
York, Ontario M6C1L9

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My Approach to Helping

It is important that therapy be a safe place for you, and that you feel respected, affirmed, and safe. The focus of therapy is a collaborative journey towards your self-awareness, self-growth, and empowerment of your change. I use a variety of counselling methods and approaches (i.e., eclectic) based on your specific needs, personality, and style. In particular, it is important to work with you to explore your identity and help you come to learn more about yourself and what you need. I have experience working with a wide range of people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, as well as diverse sexualities, genders, and abilities.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is change. Throughout your life you and your circumstances change and evolve. These changes are sometimes painful, often difficult, and open up doors to the possibility of greater self-awareness, strength, and happiness. Sometimes therapy can be painful, such as when you talk about feelings or experiences that you normally keep locked away. However, it is in this sharing and moving through what has happened that you will able to come out the other side, having learned something important, and having a better sense of yourself.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Therapy is a commitment - it takes time, money, and mental resources. Most importantly, it is an investment in yourself, your well-being, and your future. For this reason, I offer all of my clients a "risk-free" complimentary chat with me to talk more about what can be expected in therapy, how it all works, and figure out how I might be able to help you.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Therapy is not about "fixing" you. Every person suffers in their lives, has negative experiences, or makes choices that they later regret. Many of us are ill, physically or mentally, and struggle to manage symptoms and pain. Just as you can break your arm, your spirit can be broken as well. Therapy is about helping you, no matter what your story is or mistakes you might have made in your life, to find meaning and process what has happened so that you can move forward in your life with the skills to make choices that fulfill and empower you.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ* Clients, nonmonogamous/polyamorous clients, kink-friendly, sex-work positive, gender-diverse, culturally diverse, immigrants, refugees, people with developmental disabilities

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Intellectual Disability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
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