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Lauren Smart
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC

Lauren Smart

Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
304 West Cordova Street, Suite 307, Vancouver, BC V6B
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (604) 774-4651
Lauren offers online/in person counselling in Gastown, Vancouver BC in a playful and creative space. If you're a youth, young adult or working professional who is struggling with big transitions and big feelings, you're in the right place. Lauren combines art therapy and counselling psychology to support those with struggling with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, trauma, cultural identity, and spiritual challenges. She also specializes in working with teens and adults diagnosed with ADHD. She strives to allow you to feel seen and heard while helping you process difficult emotions and overcome blocks one step at a time.
Lauren works with her clients relationally and collaboratively, drawing from her knowledge and clinical experience with a relaxed and trauma informed approach, but most importantly drawing out your strengths and expertise in your own life. She draws from several modalities and tailors treatment based on your needs, context, and your personal goals.
Lauren is compassionate, culturally-sensitive, and meets you where you're at. Her lived experiences of mental health challenges gives her a deep understanding of what it's like to struggle and experience the supportive aspects of community and self-compassion. She looks forward to walking with you and supporting your path to healing.
Call or Lauren Smart now for a free 15 minute consultation - (604) 774-4651

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

304 West Cordova Street

Suite 307

Vancouver, BC V6B

(604) 774-4651
I am accepting new clients for in-person or online on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Check my website to book a free consult!
I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD, Autism and Neurodiversity and Shame, Self-Blame, Inner Critic 
$155 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (604) 774-4651

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

304 West Cordova Street

Suite 307

Vancouver, BC V6B

(604) 774-4651
I am accepting new clients for in-person or online on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Check my website to book a free consult!
I specialize in Anxiety, ADHD, Autism and Neurodiversity and Shame, Self-Blame, Inner Critic 
$155 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $155
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
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I accept payment directly from clients. I provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance provider. You can submit this receipt along with my registration number in order to get reimbursed. Reduced pricing is offered to those who are underinsured or uninsured.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC
"
I accept payment directly from clients. I provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance provider. You can submit this receipt along with my registration number in order to get reimbursed. Reduced pricing is offered to those who are underinsured or uninsured.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of British Columbia / 20126 Lauren Smart
  • In Practice for 2 Years
  • Membership with Canadian Art Therapy Association 66599666 / 2024
  • Attended Adler University, Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy , Graduated 2022
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I have over 10 years supporting children and youth in various mentorship capacities. I'm trained in EFFT & SFBT to support youth and caregivers as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC and a Professional Art Therapist with CATA.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC
"
I have over 10 years supporting children and youth in various mentorship capacities. I'm trained in EFFT & SFBT to support youth and caregivers as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC and a Professional Art Therapist with CATA.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD, Autism and Neurodiversity
  • Shame, Self-Blame, Inner Critic

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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I specialize in ADHD, anxiety, depression, identity and trauma related issues. I help clients increase their awareness to their experience, reduce their isolation and collaborate to create a plan that helps people find themselves again. Clients report feeling listened to and uplifted at the end of session, and notice gradual reduction of symptoms and a better sense of self.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC
"
I specialize in ADHD, anxiety, depression, identity and trauma related issues. I help clients increase their awareness to their experience, reduce their isolation and collaborate to create a plan that helps people find themselves again. Clients report feeling listened to and uplifted at the end of session, and notice gradual reduction of symptoms and a better sense of self.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC

Endorsement

Stephanie Ng - Heartspace Counselling And Art Therapy
Stephanie Ng - Heartspace Counselling And Art Therapy
CounsellorMCP-ATRCCCCCPROF-AT
Lauren is a dedicated and knowledgeable counsellor! Her calm, grounding presence is a bonus in her support work with clients. Flexible in her approach, Lauren is very experienced working with youth and adults across a wide range of mental health issues.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Body Positivity
Immuno-disorders
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Christian

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Body Positivity
Immuno-disorders
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Religion

Christian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Christian Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy
  • Existential
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I often use an emotion focused approach to help your understand what you're feeling and thinking. I also examine what factors impact the way you think and feel.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC
"
I often use an emotion focused approach to help your understand what you're feeling and thinking. I also examine what factors impact the way you think and feel.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC

Location

Primary Location

304 West Cordova Street

Suite 307

Vancouver, BC V6B

(604) 774-4651

Nearby Areas

Towns/Cities

Postal Codes

Neighborhoods

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I am accepting new clients for in-person or online on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Check my website to book a free consult!
Call for a free consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC
"
I am accepting new clients for in-person or online on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Check my website to book a free consult!
Call for a free consultation now - (604) 774-4651
Lauren Smart
Counsellor, MCP:AT, RCC
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2024