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Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E
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Laurie Kolesa

Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (647) 931-6806
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I support both individuals and couples with problematic relational patterns, causing disconnection and distress. If life experiences feel overwhelming, or your relationship is unhappy or in crisis, my role as a therapist is to help you make sense of the past and explore how these challenges contribute to current day emotional reactions and insecurities in personal or professional relationships. This awareness, along with our work together, will be a catalyst for change and motivate you to feel more alive and hopeful in the present and encourage you to experience less fear of the future.
I use evidence-based therapeutic modalities, tailored to meet your needs. With couples, I lean on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which draws on attachment theory to stabilize the self and your relationship. Our work will help illuminate the negative ‘dance’ couples may fall into and change negative relational patterns which cause distress.
I invite you to reach out and acknowledge it takes courage to do so. If you are curious or have questions, please contact me via email to schedule a free consultation to determine if we are the right fit for each other. The therapeutic connection has a vital role in the overall impact of healing and change. Right now, I am seeing clients virtually.
Call or Laurie Kolesa now for a free 15 minute consultation - (647) 931-6806

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

Toronto, ON M4P

(647) 931-6806
My priority is to create a safe and judgement free space where you feel heard and supported. Sessions are conveniently conducted on-line.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Infidelity, Anger, Grief and Bereavement and Workplace, Professional Stress, Dissatisfaction 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (647) 931-6806
Photo of Laurie Kolesa, MACP, RP, EFT-E, Registered Psychotherapist

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

Toronto, ON M4P

(647) 931-6806
My priority is to create a safe and judgement free space where you feel heard and supported. Sessions are conveniently conducted on-line.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Infidelity, Anger, Grief and Bereavement and Workplace, Professional Stress, Dissatisfaction 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Mastercard, Visa
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If relying on benefits, please ensure your insurance plan covers psychotherapy or work with a Registered Psychotherapist.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 931-6806
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Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E
"
If relying on benefits, please ensure your insurance plan covers psychotherapy or work with a Registered Psychotherapist.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 931-6806
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Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of Ontario / 10267 Laurie Kolesa
  • In Practice for 7 Years
  • Certificate from Adler Graduate Professional School, CBT for Anxiety and Depression, Emotionally Focused Therapy -E CBT, CBT for Anxiety and Depression
  • Certificate from Wilfred Laurier University, Trauma Certification 2019
  • Attended Yorkville University, University of Waterloo, BA English Literature, (graduated 2000), Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, with Distinction, Graduated 2023
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (647) 931-6806
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Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (647) 931-6806
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Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Infidelity, Anger, Grief and Bereavement
  • Workplace, Professional Stress, Dissatisfaction

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body Positivity
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
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Most clients I support struggle with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences including childhood trauma, workplace stress & dissatisfaction, grief, low self-esteem and relationship issues including conflict, strong emotional reactions, communication issues and/or infidelity.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 931-6806
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Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E
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Most clients I support struggle with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences including childhood trauma, workplace stress & dissatisfaction, grief, low self-esteem and relationship issues including conflict, strong emotional reactions, communication issues and/or infidelity.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 931-6806
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Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E

8 Endorsements

Paula Rossley
Paula Rossley
Registered PsychotherapistRP
Laurie is a skilled, compassionate couples therapist. Whatever the reason for attending, couples experience a space to unburden themselves and understand the cycle they are in. Through Laurie's guidance, clients feel hopeful they can overcome their issues.
Cierra Garrow
Cierra Garrow
Registered PsychotherapistBAMACPRPRMFTEFT-C
Laurie creates a supportive and empowering environment for her clients. Her commitment to ongoing professional development ensures that she remains at the forefront of therapeutic approaches, providing her clients with the highest standard of care.
Chantale Pamplin
Chantale Pamplin
CounsellorMARRTRCC
During our MA studies, I was impressed that Laurie was already a practicing Psychotherapist and she was simply in the program to continue her education. Laurie has supports a multitude of client problems, and is a wonderful role-model for her peers.
Ashley Foster
Ashley Foster
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)MACPEMDRCCTPBA
Working with Laurie means you will always be heard and seen, and met where you are at. Laurie exudes warmth in and out of the therapy room. She'll walk with you as you learn or re-learn to prioritize yourself while establishing healthy boundaries.
Darbey Carlson
Darbey Carlson
Registered PsychotherapistEMDRMScMACPCIT
Laurie is a warm, empathic clinician who cares deeply about the work she does with the individuals and couples she crosses paths with. Her priority of client care is obvious in her willingness to continuously learn, and in meeting people where they're at.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Bereavement Focused
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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Research in neurobiology validates the effectiveness and lasting benefits of talk therapy (psychodynamic therapy) linked to increased self-knowledge and improvements in anxiety, depression, stress and trauma, strong emotional reactions and unhealthy relational patterns.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 931-6806
Photo of Laurie Kolesa, MACP, RP, EFT-E, Registered Psychotherapist
Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E
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Research in neurobiology validates the effectiveness and lasting benefits of talk therapy (psychodynamic therapy) linked to increased self-knowledge and improvements in anxiety, depression, stress and trauma, strong emotional reactions and unhealthy relational patterns.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (647) 931-6806
Photo of Laurie Kolesa, MACP, RP, EFT-E, Registered Psychotherapist
Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E

Location

Primary Location

Toronto, ON M4P

(647) 931-6806

Nearby Areas

Towns/Cities

Postal Codes

Neighborhoods

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My priority is to create a safe and judgement free space where you feel heard and supported. Sessions are conveniently conducted on-line.
Call for a free consultation now - (647) 931-6806
Photo of Laurie Kolesa, MACP, RP, EFT-E, Registered Psychotherapist
Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E
"
My priority is to create a safe and judgement free space where you feel heard and supported. Sessions are conveniently conducted on-line.
Call for a free consultation now - (647) 931-6806
Photo of Laurie Kolesa, MACP, RP, EFT-E, Registered Psychotherapist
Laurie Kolesa
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, EFT-E