Laurie Kolesa

Registered Psychotherapist, BA

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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Laurie Kolesa

Registered Psychotherapist, BA

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Toronto, ON M4P
(647) 931-6806
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am currently only offering on-line sessions. New clients are welcome.

About

I work with clients of diverse backgrounds who lack control and empowerment over their lives. They may feel stuck in self-defeating patterns where they are patient and supportive of others, but are critical, dissatisfied and hold unrealistic expectations of themselves. The clients I work with tend to prioritize others, and fail to recognize or set healthy boundaries, either in their personal lives or in the workplace. They may find assertive communication difficult and feel guilty and dismissive of their own needs. Many of my clients have experienced significant loss or change, and struggle to cope, often neglecting themselves.
My approach is holistic and integrative, based on evidence-based theory and interventions to inspire self-awareness and transform unhealthy patterns and ways of being.
Reaching out for help takes tremendous courage. If you are curious or have questions, please contact me via email to schedule a free phone consultation so we can 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 only seeing clients virtually.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $180 per session
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Plans that cover psychotherapy
I offer receipts for insurance coverage. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Email me or call (647) 931-6806 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 10267
  • School: TLI Existential Integrative Psyc
  • Year Graduated: 2019
I am committed to professional learning and am currently a master's candidate in counselling psychology, to be completed August 2023.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Adler Graduate Professional School / CBT, CBT for Anxiety and Depression
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: Wilfred Laurier University / Trauma Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Endorsements

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, MSc, MACP
"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."

Registered Psychotherapist, BA, DIP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc, RP

Location

Toronto, ON M4P
(647) 931-6806
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Neighborhoods
Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Establishing boundaries
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss and significant change
  • Peer Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Bereavement focused
  • Calming, stabilization work
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Last Modified: 6 Feb 2023
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Laurie Kolesa

Registered Psychotherapist, BA